Launched in 1974, the Ford Escort MK 2 was one of the most influential cars of the 70's and 80's. Over the years my eyes are still drawn to the rectangular square grill that even the latest Ford Ranger has re-invented in 2023.
Today I wanted to go through some of the best Ford Escort (MK2) t-shirts I've found, what I like about them and why they would make the best gift for this nostalgic car petrolhead.
I absolutely love this design, it really captures the Rally version of the Ford Escort (MKII). The print is clear and not too "in your face".
Available in all the sizes you're ever going to need (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) making it the perfect gift for any shape or size.
As with most full-colour print t-shirts, you need to take care when ironing and washing with a maximum wash temperature of 30 degrees.
Available in sizes (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) the silhouette side view of the Mark 2 Escort looks absolutely amazing and reminds us of the t-shirts we once made.
The print is white and looks to be made from premium HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl). HTV is such a fantastic material that it can only only be washed at higher temperatures when compared to print, but will stretch without cracking or peeling.
This particular Mark 2 Escort T-Shirt is available in 8 different colours, all with the same white print.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of this style of T-Shirt - however, my friends are and wanted to feature it (personal tastes). For them, it reminds them of the front cover of a Haynes Car Manual showing different angled photos of the Mk 2's beauty.
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large I would be lying if I didn't appreciate the retro feel and style of this black t-shirt.
The printed shirt is a "loose" fit shirt so stopping off for a McDonalds on the way home will certainly not mis-shape the t-shirt.
Similar to the Silhouette design featured above, this MKII Escort T-Shirt goes one step further with much greater detail in comparison.
Machine washable and printed onto a 100% cotton t-shirt, the soft feel tee will feel great whilst taking a long walk down the driveway to admire the freshly waxed Mark 2 Escort parked on your block paving.
Available in Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL.
Like a retro TV Advert, this T-shirt shows a single colour (White) Mark 2 Ford Escort with alternating stripes in the background.
The design is slightly distressed and printed onto a 100% ring-spun cotton t-shirt.
Available in all the usual sizes (Small, Medium, Large, XL), the Grey MK II Ford Escort T-Shirt really does look "retro".
I think it's quite obvious how much of an Escort fan I am, and it goes without saying I'd be proud to own most of the above t-shirts. The winner for me though is:
Have I missed a design you would like featured on this page? Make sure to drop me an email!