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Autolex
Autolex HalfDork
12/6/09 5:59 p.m.

Here!

saw this over on autoblog and I figured the fellow Group-B nuts over here might enjoy it...

Holy crap! that scene around 2 minutes in when the people part like an ocean!

The sounds are amazing!

Schmidlap
Schmidlap Reader
12/6/09 6:17 p.m.

Thank You! Finally, a Group B rally compilation that is not spoiled by ridiculous Eurotrash techno - it's just the cars and the crowds.

And I agree about that scene at 2 minutes. I always thought sliding through a forest sideways at 90 mph took a lot of guts, but keeping your foot to the floor hoping that those people get out of your way has to take a lot more courage than that.

Bob

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
12/6/09 6:19 p.m.

I was just reading Autoweek's special issue dealing with Audi's 100th anniversary. The thorough owning Audi gave Pike's Peak in the 80s was epic. Often at the hands of a woman!

924guy
924guy Dork
12/6/09 6:23 p.m.

awesome! the dude jumping off the road was amusing, you know that ur-q driver was aiming for him!(03:23:00) I wonder how many points he was worth ?

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
12/6/09 6:34 p.m.

Did you see the Ferrari 308 at 2:42?!?

f86sabjf
f86sabjf New Reader
12/6/09 6:48 p.m.

thanks for sharing that was great

dyintorace
dyintorace Dork
12/6/09 6:56 p.m.

Wow...those Audis were awesome.

oldsaw
oldsaw HalfDork
12/6/09 7:09 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: The thorough owning Audi gave Pike's Peak in the 80s was epic. Often at the hands of a woman!

Rally gods kneel and pray at the altar of Michelle Mouton, for they are humbled in her presence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHkRUXKsj4Q

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
12/6/09 7:18 p.m.

A really wild sounding 1st gen RX7 at around 2:10... 959's... RS2000's... a BMW M1 at around 9:10... numerous Lancias. What's not to like?

Same guy, more Group B, some near crashes with some really scary 'crowd control' scenes near the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu8uBgEgjEc&NR=1

oldsaw
oldsaw HalfDork
12/6/09 7:30 p.m.
Jensenman wrote: A really wild sounding 1st gen RX7 at around 2:10... 959's... RS2000's... a BMW M1 at around 9:10... numerous Lancias. What's not to like?

Well, the driving/navigation of the M1 was a bit underwhelming.

wbjones
wbjones Reader
12/6/09 8:32 p.m.

loved the little kid with the stuffed animal "watching" the event.... ~1:53

pigeon
pigeon HalfDork
12/6/09 9:12 p.m.
oldsaw wrote:
Jensenman wrote: A really wild sounding 1st gen RX7 at around 2:10... 959's... RS2000's... a BMW M1 at around 9:10... numerous Lancias. What's not to like?

Well, the driving/navigation of the M1 was a bit underwhelming.

Take it from the guy who autocrosses a 750Li, sometimes the turn's just too tight for the big cars, and the M1 was a lot bigger than those other cars. The M1 did catch my eye though, as the did RX7. The skill of many of those pilots to just manage to keep those crazy machines going in a straight line let alone the insane rally roads leaves me awe struck.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
12/6/09 11:14 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Did you see the Ferrari 308 at 2:42?!?

That's what I was just going to post about!!! I hope that car still exists in that form SOMEWHERE out there. That is wild.

Killer clip. I loves me some balls-out tarmac rally. All that sputtering and spitting is fantastic. That is proper motorsport, people. None of this over-regulated, spec-racer crap.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo SuperDork
12/6/09 11:23 p.m.

Ah, the sounds. The visual is just bonus.

TJ
TJ Dork
12/7/09 7:50 a.m.

What is the car at 4:29

I like the dude that almost gets ran over at 10:24.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson Reader
12/7/09 9:30 a.m.
TJ wrote: What is the car at 4:29 I like the dude that almost gets ran over at 10:24.

At 4:26 it was showing a LAncia Delta S4, just after that it switched to an Opel Manta 400.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
12/7/09 12:12 p.m.

Glad to see it was not just an Audi love fest... great video, I could watch that all day.

TJ
TJ Dork
12/7/09 12:34 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: < At 4:26 it was showing a LAncia Delta S4, just after that it switched to an Opel Manta 400.

It was the Manta I was asking about. Thanks.

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
12/7/09 3:40 p.m.

Check out the rest of that guy's YouTube page. Wow!

smog7
smog7 Dork
1/19/10 9:53 p.m.

another good group b video/documentary

"Too Fast to Race" part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv5Jto1Zdd4&feature=PlayList&p=99F7DB6EEDAC8AA9&index=0&playnext=1

cwh
cwh SuperDork
1/19/10 10:58 p.m.

Ya know, I'll bet that the original NASCAR boys, the real whiskey runners, would have done right well at this. After all, that's really what they did every night. Wonder what Junior Johnson thinks of it. Can you imagine a '40 ford, with a Caddy ambulance engine, running those courses? I think he still has one.

Drewsifer
Drewsifer Reader
1/19/10 11:03 p.m.

I remember reading once a rally driver was asked what he thought when he would come around a turn and see all those fans in the road. Apparently he answered something like 'I pretend they aren't there, other wise I would slow down'. Just awesome.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/19/10 11:13 p.m.

The Audis just sound.... scary. The Audi 5 cylinder turbo motors are the only motors on the face of the planet that make my knees shake.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado Dork
1/19/10 11:18 p.m.
gamby wrote:
Appleseed wrote: Did you see the Ferrari 308 at 2:42?!?

That's what I was just going to post about!!! I hope that car still exists in that form SOMEWHERE out there. That is wild.

Killer clip. I loves me some balls-out tarmac rally. All that sputtering and spitting is fantastic. That is proper motorsport, people. None of this over-regulated, spec-racer crap.

Found part of a French documentary on a team running 308s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InKWSP8n7vE

cwh
cwh SuperDork
1/19/10 11:31 p.m.

I am a died in the wool fan of high revving V-8s, but those sounds are incredible.

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