Author: Dennis Foy, Hardbound, 160 Pages, ISBN: 9780947981822 - This 2nd Edition Published 1994
Writing this book would have been an appreciably more difficult task without the assistance of a number of people and companies. As well as the many who helped with the initial version of Escort Performance from a decade ago, there have been many more who have helped me produce this updated edition. These are the without whoms:
Lionel and Ed Abbott of Abbott Racing, Mick Cross of Autocross, David Brodie and Ken Brittain of BBR, Dave Brooks of Dave Brooks Engines, Steve Burton of Burton Engineering, Sue Collins, Chris, Des and Dave at Collins Performance Engineering, Denis Gregory and Mike Bartrum of DGE, Alan Minshaw of Demon Tweeks, Mike Paterson of Escort & Rally Spares, Simon Goodliff, Don Hume, Rod Mansfield, Malcolm McGregor, Barry Reynolds, John Wheeler and Paul Wilson of Ford Motor Company, Alastair Mayne and Graham Goode at Graham Goode Racing, Jan and Kicth Odor of Janspeed, John Chappell at K&N Europe, Mike Hodder of Motech, Paul Davies of PDPR, David Power, Dick Prior and the team at Power Engineering, John Simpson of Proven Products, everyone at Superchips, Mark Catchpole of Torque Developments, and Geoff Kershaw at Turbo Technics.
Then there are those individuals who made cars available to me for photography and general poring-over. These include Matthew Billings, Jon and Paul Bragoli, Brian Burt, Dave Henshaw, Ann and Paul Lightfoot, Gareth Lloyd, Paul Newton, Peter Nixon, Mark Slater, Dave Stewart, and anybody else whose specific details I have overlooked, and for the absence of a specific 'thank you' I apologize herewith.
Then there are my colleagues on Performance Ford, who regularly tolerate my Greta Garbo impression ("I want to be alone...") whilst writing this book — thanks, all of you. Most of all, though, I would like to thank my wife Pat and son Ben, who put up with what Pat refers to as my 'pregnancies'; this is the gestation period of a new book, when I show all of the bizarre behavioural tendencies more normally associated with expectant mothers such as strange eating habits, moodiness, sullen and bloody-minded bursts, and a thousand other emotions. Without the love and support of my family this book would have never got past the idea stage.
From Author's Acknowledgements