Scottish-born Taylor's iconic 'HAYNES of MAIDSTONE' Escorts were made
famous by his success on TV in rallycross and he won the inaugural 1973
European Rallycross Championship driving an Escort RS 1600. However, he
was also a regular in top-flight rallying using Haynes-built Escorts
which, because of his and the team's close relationship with Ford, were
built to the latest specification and treated as works cars by Ford's
service crews. Taylor continued working for Ford in the 1980s developing
rally cars but retired from competition after this event which saw him
put in a remarkable drive to 6th whilst battling chronic back pain, the
legacy of an accident from his earlier career as a jockey.
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