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  • Premier Icon santacruzsi
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    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=24815

    Spotted this on Pistonheads, and thought i’d share it! Made me smile anyway…better than those modern day rally cars…i’d like one of them Audi’s!

    fandango
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    Stratos HF please!

    Oxboy
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    Watched Wheeler Dealers earlier and they bought and did up an Audi Quattro, awesome car. 0-60 in just over 6 seconds, not too shabby for a 1980’s car!

    coffeeking
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7ws741KpE[/video]

    Audi for me, but I spotted a Marlboro painted 6r4 for sale in a garage on my drive out of town earlier…

    STATO
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    spotted a Marlboro painted 6r4 for sale in a garage on my drive out of town earlier

    i DEMAND pics!!!!

    6r4, my most favourite car ever.

    wingnuts
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    Great stuff. But why do the co drivers always say “left 100” etc then followed by “maybe!!!” can’t they read their own writing?

    Premier Icon althepal
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    God I lusted after a 6r4 when I was a teen. Bonkers car. Wrote of my MG metro then had to make do with a 72 plate mini with a 1293 GT boxed mini with centre clocks, buckets and harnesses… Sniff.

    Premier Icon santacruzsi
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    6R4’s sound amazing….got to be the best Metro ever… πŸ™‚

    flow
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    Oh yeah!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Mag3kA2J8[/video]

    This is well worth a watch too

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4QXRJu6No4&feature=related[/video]

    stucol
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    It’s the Finnish co-drivers uttering a phrase that sounds like a term for “oral sex” that amuses me.

    I service for a mate with a tarmac spec MKII. Though power steering and a 6 speed sequential box has moved things on a bit from the 80’s.

    Knew a chap with a supercharged 6R4. Difficult to improve on the original noise though.

    STATO
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    CFH, awesome, cheers!

    don simon
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw2nkjUy8xQ&feature=related[/video]
    GAME OVER:

    Premier Icon althepal
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    What stato said..!!

    Premier Icon santacruzsi
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    I’ll second the thanks for CFH…! Amazing car the 6R4, but then again, most of the Group B’s were…Proper rally cars….fire breathing, spitting, noisy monsters…love it.

    Hijacking my own thread but how do you ’embed’ the YouTube vid in the post here?!

    Sorry if this kills the thread with the awesomeness of the killer Bs…

    don simon
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    Hijacking my own thread but how do you ’embed’ the YouTube vid in the post here?!

    Copy and paste the url from the Youtube page where the vid you want is and paste then click on the video box you can see above the reply box. Paste into the appropriate space provided in the new little window and accept. Ta daaaaa! Hopefully.

    Sorry if this kills the thread with the awesomeness of the killer Bs…

    Will never beat the rear end squatting down of a Mk1 or 2 Escort.

    Pigface
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    πŸ™‚ sweet the 6R4 ad mentions Cliff Humphries I knew his daughter and amazingly Cliff would sometimes drive a 6R4 home of a weekend. They could of easily get 450+ brake plus out of one but it just used to destroy the gearbox and drive shafts. Out at Cowley the Motorsports division of Leyland had all sorts of weird and wacky stuff going on, twin engined Maxi anyone πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon santacruzsi
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    don simon; thanks…!

    pistonbroke
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    That Tony Pond film brought back memories of the RAC Rally stage in the mid 80’s around the Great Orme in Llandudno, run again this year for the first time in 20+ years. The Rover rally car was developing so much horsepower that they rigged up a Squeezy bottle full of soapy water that the co-driver squeezed depositing the water just in front of the rear wheels just as Pond dropped the clutch. The wheelspin prevented the drive shafts being snapped by the torque and grip of the slick tyres. Launch control is nothing new πŸ˜€

    STATO
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    There was a 6r4 i used to watch as a kid at rallycross meets (my dad used to race an Astra GTE, also awesome). The 6r4 was Will Gollop’s, black, mean as hell looking, i used to wander the paddock just staring at it, good times. Anyway, that thing had over 800hp and did 60 in under 2seconds! with a clutch and dog box!!!! Mental


    Will Gollop – MG Metro 6R4 Bi-Turbo by ComfortablyNumb…, on Flickr

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLp8TZ5Isec&feature=related[/video]

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Winding the clock back a bit, I give you the Austin Healey 3000.

    As driven by Pat Moss, who “was one of the most successful female auto rally drivers of all time, scoring 3 outright wins and 7 Podium Finishes in international rallies. She was crowned European Ladies’ Rally Champion five times (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964-65). “
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Moss


    With her brother Stirling.

    And my dad’s:

    LoCo
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    I WILL have a Healey, one day πŸ˜€

    I_Ache
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    We took the Metro 6R4 out of our heritage centre and let her stretch her legs today – still goes and sounds great after…

    Posted by Prodrive on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

    Zedsdead
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    My neighbour has a 6R4 – amd it genuine.

    Fast as hell!

    clwydrider
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    Saab 96 was my favourite, had a v4 for years, but really fancy a 2 stroke. The freewheel was a little unnerving until you got used to it!

    samuri
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    6R4

    We got passed by one in Buxton when they were driving between stages when I was a nipper. I nearly crapped myself.

    Saab 96 was my favourite, had a v4 for years, but really fancy a 2 stroke. The freewheel was a little unnerving until you got used to it!

    Was my first car, but in 1993, so was a pretty classic already. So the freewheel was second nature, but non-freewheel 😯

    With Don Simon – always loved the Escorts and would consider selling a vital organ for a mint Mexico.

    That 6R4 of Will Gollops was amazing. I used to love going up to Croft watching him and Schanke battle it out. I remember John Welsh’s STP Astra too, and a yellow Renault 5 with a Cosworth engine in it. You used to be able to stroll round the pits chatting to the drivers and scrounging free tickets and stickers.

    The owner of the company I work for has a fully prepped MK1 Escort, and Eg-Roger Clark MK2 RS1800 and he’s just come back from the East African Safari Classic in Kenya with his “new” Datsun 260Z.



    Kato
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    Walter Rohrl rocks πŸ™‚

    bigsi
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    I was lucky enough to drive a 6r4 when i was younger as part of a rally course i was doing.

    Its a mental car. πŸ‘Ώ

    Only draw back was he had it deck out in Durex livery 😯

    Gary_C
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    Used to spectate on most of the British Championship rallies back in the mid to late 80’s, so i’m more than pleased that I saw the group B cars first hand.

    The Lombard RAC Rally was always a highlight. Leave home early doors Sunday morning, spectate all over the uk, arrive back home Thursday night. πŸ™‚

    Zedsdead
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    I love all those old cars for sure and I’d drive everyone of them tomorrow but the best one I ever saw was a Ferrari!

    I kid you not The chap was running a 308 (I think?) and ran the bollocks off it! Massive jumps, huge speed and awesome drifts!

    I never thought anything of Ferrari until then (was always a Poesche man) but that car flew like there was no tomorrow and I was in a trance watching it. It truly was a spetacular machine – better than the Audi Quattro’s (and I own one!) and brilliant to watch!

    One day I will buy one… one day…

    Zedsdead
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    See that RS200 up there – I drove one of them. It was better than my Quattro!

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