Alan Mann Racing were one of the great motorsport teams of the 1960s, winning multiple championships including the British Saloon Car Championship, the European Touring Car Challenge and the FIA World GT Championship. Working directly with Ford Motor Company, Alan Mann Racing’s specially prepared Fords were piloted by famed drivers including Sir John Whitmore, Jacky Ickx, Bosse Ljungfeldt, Graham Hill, Frank Gardner , Sir Jackie Stewart and Bruce McLaren.

Despite their storied success across multiple Ford platforms, it is the achievements with the Escort Mk1 platform the AMR are best known for. Alan Mann Racing was commissioned in 1968 to take the newly homologated Escort Mk1 racing in the British Saloon Car Championship. To adapt the vehicle for championship success, a Formula 2 FVA engine was utilised and bubble wheel arches were fabricated to allow for larger wheels.

AMR designer Len Bailey created a new, nearly packaged multilink rear suspension and housed the steering rack in the engine crossmember in order to improve vehicle dynamics. Driven by Frank Gardner, the AMR Escort dominated the 1968 British Saloon Car Championship, bringing victory to Ford Motor Company.

The winning streak continued across the globe, with wins at the Belgian, German and South African Saloon Car Championships, and taking home the European Rally Manufacturers Championship two years in a row.