1978 and 1775 pounds of Ford Fiesta were two good things for Jerry Kuszak to find in the used car market. Jerry’s been the third proud owner of this daily driven and occasionally autocrossed MK1 Fiesta for over 20 years. Fiesta, the elder was sold here in America for three short years from 1978-80. Under the hood is 1.6L of Kent engine fury, with the Ghia package representing the highest level of Fiesta luxury one could get in ’78. This particluar signal yellow hatch was shod with a set of correct offset wheels of mystery manufacture and Toyo R888 shoes for maximum driving amusement. The flexible front air dam and rear hatch spoiler are genuine factory bits that Jerry has collected and added over time. While finding ducktail spoliers is fun, driving the Fiesta for two decades is better. “It’s been a great car. It’s a solid running car. It gets great gas mileage. It’s fun to drive.”, said Jerry.
Jerry and his Fiesta were part of a 150 or so automobiles at the Mid-Week Get Together, which convenes every Wednesday from March to November from 4-8PM at El Camino Real and Scott in Santa Clara, California.