You’ve never seen a classic car wash like this one! I ask my Thai girlfriend to give my 1972 Mk1 Ford Escort a soapy car wash outside my house in Thailand.
This is the grand reveal for my Ford Escort Mk1 restoration project which has taken over 2 years to get to this stage. We hit a few problems along the way but i’m really happy with it now!


My name is Jonny, I am 40 years old living Hua Hin, Thailand. I have been living in Thailand past 7 years.

๐Ÿ”ตSome FAQs

Q. How do you make a living?
A. I have investments in housing & properties in Australia

Q. Are you single?
A. Currently I am in a relationship with my Thai girlfriend

Q. How long have you lived in Thailand?
A. I have been living in Thailand for 7 years, I spent 2 years in Phuket, about 2 years living in Bangkok. Now I am in Hua Hin Thailand.

Q. Why did you start YouTube vlogging?
A. I think I will be able to show the best and worst of Thailand though my eyes. A new perspective on Living In Thailand.

Q. Do you speak Thai?
A. No, but I am currently studying it at school.



  1. Hi Jonny the Escort looks great love the colour,I had a mark I some years ago 71 model 1600cctwin cam two 40 Webberโ€™s I think about 110 bhp red with a black stripe. Great ride. Another nice Vlog . …Aus Kevin .. old man lol

    1. Douglas Smith thanks Doug yes they were a good car, I also bought a brand new cooper s I think I paid $3,000 in those days. Wish I would have kept it, bored to 1310, bigger cam Webber went real well

    2. Same same with the Twin Cam. I also owned another Mark 1 which I drove as my car while my kids were growing up. Sold it for 200 AUD eventually. Loved the Escorts. The Twin Cam I launched over a gutter taking out a 4 by 4 sign post along the way. Swapped the wreck for a Cooper S. Loved the Cooper S as well.

  2. Wow. I’m waiting for the follow up. How about doing a full history on the car??
    My 1976 Lancer African Safari Rally Replica is waiting for some paper work. I want to take out the back seat for cargo space. Can’t wait to take it on some trips and get to doing a much hotter motor. Congrats!! Thailand Paul

  3. She beautiful, also the car bloody fantastic Jonny well done in paying to have it done up . A fantastic editing job by Jay stunning one of the best videos I’ve seen . Also well done Som for adding the beauty and the class .A great job done by everyone also not forgetting the craftsman who did all the work to make the car beautiful again . Nice vlog as always

  4. Yes really great job editing. Now I have to say that a definition of middle age expat/Thailand will have to be when a fellow is more excited to see his gf giving his car a hot soapy, than he is to be giving his gf a hot soapy! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. DUDE!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That is *E*P*I*C* !!!!!! What a kickin’ vid!!!!! Oh have been following this beast in the original days over on Jay’s channel, then you got it – and wow!!! Love it! Keep up the great work that you do! And here’s to Jay and family!! Can’t wait to get back to Thailand later this year as well…!

  6. if you import a classic car into thailand do you still have to pay the crazy 300% import duty and who decides how much it is worth ,can you import a pile of rust for a cheap price and then do it up in thailand i have an old 1974 triumph stag that i would like to take to thailand when i retire ,but dont know if i can afford to do

  7. Excellent video. More cars , more bikinis!!! Ballpark what do you have in the FORD post restoration? Beautiful vision and how it turned out. The flared fenders really give it attitude and nice color choice.

  8. Seen the car a few times latest couple of weeks. Looks better live than on video! Just got to love this classic look on the Escort. Might chat you up Jonny if I see you too.

  9. Did they make them with a one peace door window, I like that. In the UK they all have a little quarter window. Anyone know about this. and were i can get one. Nice video buy the way.

  10. Damn! Freaking awesome car! Love the engine choice. How much did you spend to do up to this condition? Escort MK1 lovers in da house! As mentioned in one of your recent videos, I had one too and missed it so much. Iโ€™m the one that dropped in a 4AGE black top with ITBs. Cheers mate. ๐Ÿ˜‰ and great editing too! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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