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MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/2/20 8:00 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ9qNqOFJI8

2019 RWD Rally highlights

no music just rally car noises

I believe that is a Ferrari at 30 seconds, lots of Porsche rally cars, a brz, a rwd mk2 golf, lots of e30s/e36s, even a big e24, some w124 benz's, 350z's, a fiata, 

MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/3/20 5:05 a.m.

sad

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 7:10 p.m.

cracks fingers, pops neck

 

I got this.

 

BTW, for some reason yout linked video isn't coming up, it just hangs while trying to load.  I got no clue.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 7:12 p.m.

Because of course I am going to link this first.

 

 

 

Incar video.  Funny because they stuff it at around the 3 minute mark, stall it, and it won't turn over, so they get a push out and a push start... and the the incar switches to out of car video of the incident

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
1/3/20 7:16 p.m.

28 minutes!?!?  Who has time for that?

But you did send me down a rabbit hole looking at BRZs rallying and that is not helping me not buy a BRZ.

 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 7:31 p.m.
Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 7:37 p.m.
ProDarwin said:

28 minutes!?!?  Who has time for that?

 

Hah.

 

Here's Petter Solberg setting a stage record that made the stage no longer FIA-compliant because the average speed was over 135km/h.

The stage time was 15:18.  This is the full enchilada. 

 

6:20: "it gets faster now"

 

Yes, Phil Mills lent his voice to some video games.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 7:59 p.m.

Yes, if you know what it is, this is THAT stage.  If you don't know what it is, then you're in for a treat.

 

Also, this is why my driving gloves are always red.

 

Ari Vatanen, Opel Manta, 1983 Manx Rally, SS4.

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/3/20 8:11 p.m.

Speaking of driving broken Group 4 cars.

 

Let's say you are a WRC-level driver, and you are entered in a rally with your Gp4 Escort, and your ZF transmission broke on the previous stage and you are left with only 1st, 4th, and 5th.  Do you curl up into a ball and fail, or do you kick ass anyway?

 

The correct answer is Sisu

 

MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/3/20 8:39 p.m.

is there a series for the newer porshes? cause there seems to be alot of vids with them in it. I know there is a dutch series for 350z's

MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/3/20 8:47 p.m.

also rally co drivers are the crazy ones.

AAZCD
AAZCD HalfDork
1/3/20 9:45 p.m.

Ruben Zeltner Porsche 996 GT3.

This one has one of the best soundtracks ever.

His on-board cam videos made me realize that I have a lot to learn about driving:

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/4/20 6:53 a.m.
MrChaos said:

is there a series for the newer porshes? cause there seems to be alot of vids with them in it. I know there is a dutch series for 350z's

There's a GT class, that I can't think of the exact name, for cars like 911s, and I think Aston Martins and Fiatas run in it too.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/4/20 7:55 a.m.

The OP video got recommended to me, so I was able to watch it.

I'm curious what you thought was a rear drive Golf, the only things I saw that might have been mistaken for that were a red Toyota Starlet (dead ringer for the old Mikakiracing car) and a black Talbot Horizon.

 

 

There's also a Holden Torana in it, too!

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/4/20 7:58 a.m.

On the other hand, if you want to see people driving their asses off in RWD trying to win in close competiton, instead of rich elites in historical cars just doing drift and show screwing-around  rallies...

 

1:40:  Takumi used the guardrail!

MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/4/20 8:25 a.m.

it was the talbot 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/4/20 8:32 a.m.

 

Yes, the Talbot Horizon was used as the basis for the Dodge/Plymouth Horizon.  Talbot was Chrysler of Europe.

 

Jimmy McRae is driving a Vauxhall Chevette.  It had, IIRC, a 2.4l Lotus-designed engine. 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
1/4/20 9:17 a.m.

My favourite style of rallying to watch is still loose surfaces, especially snow, and two wheel drive.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/4/20 10:40 a.m.
MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/4/20 7:23 p.m.
Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/5/20 9:00 a.m.
Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/5/20 9:08 a.m.

Apology video.  Compilation of testing and testing and more testing before the 1985 Rally San Remo, where the utter technician of a driver Walter Rohrl was able to wrangle a win out of the increasingly outclassed Audi S1 E2.

 

 

The S1 E2 looked awesome and made incredible noises but it handled like a pig, but Audi Sport kept focusing on aerodynamics and peak horsepower instead of actual handling and drivability.  Their solutions in 1986 involved the invention of an extremely harsh form of antilag (a second wastegate blew the turbo's output directly to the exhaust manifold while the engine was made to idle at 4000 or die trying) and they tested the adoption of the infant PDK (dual clutch) transmission being tested in the Porsche 962.  But for 1985, they just had to rely on incredible drivers who could wrestle a pig and win.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
1/5/20 9:43 a.m.
Knurled. said:

I'm sorry (not sorry)

[Initial D drift mashup]

lol.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/5/20 6:46 p.m.

I like this one because it puts things into perspective.

 

At :30 there is a spectator video of what appears to be a very flashy turn, we can see the corner entry and exit before he goes through it.

 

That corner happens in the oncar (B-pillar exterior mount) camera at about 4:40.  It isn't noteworthily spectacular in the scope of things, it was just one corner in a long procession of corners, and it's over and done quickly.  And you can't see the corner exit until well after it's been committed to, but that's just how it is.

 

"For you, it was the most important day of your life.  For me, it was Tuesday"

 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
1/19/20 8:32 a.m.

This is one of my favorites, and I'm happy to see that it has been reuploaded.

 

 

Manx rallies are always fun, especially in the era where the Manta was king, because the suspensions moved around so much.  Apparently they used gravel settings with ultra grippy tires (or possibly even tyres) to handle the narrow, relentlessly undulating roads.  This video has an extra kick because we see not only driver interviews but also service park scenes, incluing not just one but two cylinder head swaps.

 

When's the last time YOU swapped a 5MGE head in under a half hour?

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