Past Gas #222: Cosworth Pt 2: WRC Rally & the Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Past Gas by Donut Media

29-01-2024 • 52 mins

Just one decade into their journey, Cosworth had dominated IndyCar racing and changed the face of Formula 1. But while any other company would be satisfied with that kind of record, Mike and Keith were far from done. Even though Cosworth already had a stack of incredible achievements under its belt, what the company has been able to achieve post-1970 is just as, if not more, revolutionary. But how would the lessons Cosworth learned in their early years affect their philosophy moving forward? How would their incredible accomplishments on the asphalt translate to the dirt? And how could a company use principles from the 50s to revolutionize the industry well into the 21st Century?  Thanks to our sponsors: Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit to learn more. And be sure to mention thatPast Gas by Donut Media sent you in the post-checkout survey! Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at Purchase onX Offroad today and use the code Donut20 to get 20% off. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit