- World Rally Championship on TV anymore?
I accidentally caught the spanish stages last weekend
Underwhelmed by the coverage, they seem to show slow mo corners and explain in lamens terms what rallying involves
Didn’t seem to be much footage of cars actually in the stages at all
Bring back the RAC and Steve RiderPosted 4 years ago
I was also a Lombard Rac child! Followed it everywhere, kielder to clocaenog and even the special stages at trentham/chatsworth used to be ace, all with the tension of my old man trying to get in without paying. I witnessed the birth and death of group b. Never forget even as a kid cheering on tony pond in a metro ffs!!!Posted 4 years agothetallpaulSubscriber
Used to watch the RAC in the forests around Scarborough. Traffic Officer dad was very useful for getting access to all sorts of stages.
Also staying with friends in Hackness to get access to Langdale End stages.
Amazing drivers, with wonderful cars.
^^ Tony Pond, now that is a driver I remember watching.
Much rather watch WRC or BTCC than F1.Posted 4 years agoLegomanMember
Happy memories of the Chatsworth stage.
Spectators could actually walk down the stage in between cars, you just moved to the side of the road when you heard the marshall’s whistles.
Also remember lots of sideways action in the car park when leaving the event one year in my Opel Manta full of mates, thinking I was Jimmy McRae. Predictably it did end in tears!Posted 4 years agoRooleyMoorMember
Sod the WRC, you need to see the RAC!!
this was the entry list top 5 in 2005. Colin Mcrae flew in to Bramham Park to watch his dad..
1 Stig Blomqvist Ana Goni Ford Escort Mk II RS White/Blue D5Posted 4 years ago
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2 Mark Higgins Peter Martin Ford Escort RS 1600 Blue D5
Historic Rallysport Ltd
3 Steve Perez Steve Harris Lancia Stratos Blue D4
VK Vodka Kick
4 Jeremy Easson Alun Cook Ford Escort RS2000 16V White C5
5 Jimmy McRae Campbell Roy Porsche 911 RS Red C5toppers3933Member
The current coverage is dreadful. Makes f1 look super exciting.Posted 4 years agotumnurkozMember
Same here wrightyson, RAC Chatsworth etc. I recorded them on VHS and watched it over and over again. Lancia Delta S4 breaking the speed traps at 100+ mph. Wonderful stuff. I know the WRC are actually faster etc.etc, better handling blah blah. But nothing captures the raw thrill of Group B.
Quattro waste gates chirrupping through the Welsh stages-amazing sound. Delta S4 Super/Turbocharger hissing-ah, lost in time now.
Thank YouTube for good videos!
Some chap is still hill climbing his Delta S4, worth watching on YouTube.
Sorry for going on…Posted 4 years agowoody21Subscriber
Trekster – you’ll need to watch Steve Perez in his Stratos on the RAC . I was lucky enough to reccy for the 1993 Network Q Rally – the Kershope stage was nearly 25 miles and took an eternity to drive through twice, I went one better in 1994 and was co-driving, unfortunately we were excluded after day 1 as we went OTLPosted 4 years ago
Some great stuff up ^^ there.Posted 4 years ago
We even did the Manx rally back when it was big. Met vatanen in Douglas as a wee kid. Dad nearly losing his tache to the arse end of a 911 whilst photographing too close and on one knee, the speed on those narrow high hedged roads was just ridiculous. Another highlight was one of the last chatsworths I went to must have been 18/20 years ago and seeing a lass in high heels. Clearly dearest boyfriend hadn’t advised her on appropriate footwear 😆NZColSubscriber
I watched a docco about Group B when i was on an Emirates flight a couple of months back, had that epic vaatanen section in wales when he only just made it through the gate gap and his co-driver almost wets himself.
Agree though, while group b was mental and dangerous they were the cars i grew up lusting after. I still want a Delta integrale.Posted 4 years ago
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