Make Ford
Model Ford Mondeo
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No ARE-96-001
Built By Andy Rouse Engineering
Date Built 1996
Current Status RACING

History

The last of the Andy Rouse Engineering-built Mondeos. Originally built to use a 4-cylinder engine; Rouse had long believed that the lighter and physically smaller engine offered packaging and handling advantages over the usual V6. However when Ford decided to switch the works contract to West Surrey Racing, the idea was abandoned.

The car was converted back to 1995-spec, complete with V6 engine, and used by Josef Kopecký in the Czech Republic and FIA Central European Championships between 1996-1998.

The car was sold to a French buyer and used in European hillclimb events.

In July 2013 the car was offered for sale at auction at the Silverstone Classic, but failed to meet the reserve. The car was again put up for auction at the Autosport International Show in Jan 2014 but again failed to sell.

Eventually sold in late 2014 to Alan Strachan, who had worked for Rouse in period and was one of the original team who built the car. Over the winter 2014/15 Strachan's company AWS Engineering gave car a bare-shell rebuild, and in the process re-painted in 1995 BTCC 'Valvoline' colours.

Pictures

Josef Kopecký Chassis plate Stuart Hall, Silverstone 2016 Alan Strachan, Donington Park 2016

External Links

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
18 May 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 7
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
18 May 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 5
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
19 May 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
19 May 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
15 Jun 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
15 Jun 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
16 Jun 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
16 Jun 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
24 Aug 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 3
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
24 Aug 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 3
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
25 Aug 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
25 Aug 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
07 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
07 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
08 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
08 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
21 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
21 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
1996 Czech Republic Touring Car Championship
22 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
1996 FIA Central European Super Touring Trophy
22 Sep 1996 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
06 Oct 1996 AustriaÖsterreichring Josef Kopecký #1 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1997 FIA Central European Supertouring Championship
19 Apr 1997 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
20 Apr 1997 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
03 May 1997 HungaryHungaroring (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
04 May 1997 HungaryHungaroring (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNS
10 May 1997 AustriaZeltweg (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
11 May 1997 AustriaZeltweg (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
14 Jun 1997 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
15 Jun 1997 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
02 Aug 1997 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
03 Aug 1997 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
30 Aug 1997 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
31 Aug 1997 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
13 Sep 1997 AustriaSalzburgring (1) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
14 Sep 1997 AustriaSalzburgring (2) Josef Kopecký #4 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
1998 FIA Central European Zone Supertouring Championship
03 May 1998 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
03 May 1998 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
17 May 1998 AustriaZeltweg (1) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2
17 May 1998 AustriaZeltweg (2) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 1
31 May 1998 Czech RepublicMost (1) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 3
31 May 1998 Czech RepublicMost (2) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
28 Jun 1998 Czech RepublicBrno (1) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
28 Jun 1998 Czech RepublicBrno (2) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNS
30 Aug 1998 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (1) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia DNF
30 Aug 1998 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (2) Josef Kopecký #3 Ford Mondeo Ghia 4
2005 Championnat de France de la Montagne (ST9)
12 Jun 2005 FranceMont Ventoux Abel Sahoui #133 Ford Mondeo 3
2015 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
24 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo -
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
25 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo 28
26 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo 11
05 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (1) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
06 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (2) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
2016 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
01 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
02 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
30 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Stuart Hall #33 Ford Mondeo DNF
31 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Stuart Hall #33 Ford Mondeo 14
2017 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
27 Aug 2017 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo 12
28 Aug 2017 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Alan Strachan #33 Ford Mondeo DNF