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  • Jase
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    I remember watching this on C4 (I think) a few years back and was highly entertaining.

    Is it still shown anywhere?

    Premier Icon flange
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    ITV4 normally covers it. Its not what it was though (IMO)

    Jase
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    Thanks both.

    Will have a look on ITV4 in a few weeks for the Welsh round.

    loddrik
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    Still shocking how little coverage WRC gets when the appalling snoozefest that is F1 is on prime time.

    iolo
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    I remember freezing my bits off with my father in dyfi and penmachno forest watching the rac (or whatever it was called then).
    Good times.

    legend
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    flange – Member
    ITV4 normally covers it. Its not what it was though (IMO)

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    Agreed. Last round I saw I thought the sound recording was rubbish, then I realised that’s just how they are now

    jools182
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    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 Rider

    The coverage is fine if you only want to know what the top 3 are doing, over a 1k ‘section’ of a single stage 😐

    Frikkin ^*%&^$^$

    Oh, and a dozen super slow-mo shots of Seb Loeb’s anus.

    wrightyson
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    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!!!

    Premier Icon thetallpaul
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    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.

    yetidave
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    Ingleby stage, N Yorks, listening to the Quatros/Cosworths from about 4 miles away tearing around the valley. Picking up the dead phesants after the stage..

    Legoman
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    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!

    fasthaggis
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    Wrightyson

    Night stages at Kielder listening to a 6R4 coming through the trees ,spine tingling stuff 😀

    Tracks so iced up ,we could hardly walk between the stages ,then some old school rear wheal drive flies past ,making it look ,oh so easy 😆

    RooleyMoor
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    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 D5
    Historic Motorsport Ltd
    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 C5

    This is the sound of rallying to me. Always will be.

    The current coverage is dreadful. Makes f1 look super exciting.

    tumnurkoz
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    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…

    Rockplough
    Member

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

    beiciwr64
    Member

    S4C have highlights on there weekly motorsport program called Rali.
    You can catch up on clic as well.

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    Lancia Stratos in Dalby on a cold frosty morning 😆 😆 😆

    Premier Icon woody21
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    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 OTL

    I think once McRae died and Loeb started dominating the appeal for TV diminished. There’s no realc characters in the WRC any more. Unless Petter Solberg is still going, he wasn’t afraid to say it how it was. Haven’t watched any for a few years now.

    Premier Icon johnhe
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    Just discovered ITV player thanks to this thread and watched the WRC Spain rally. Fantastic.

    wrightyson
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    Some great stuff up ^^ there.
    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 😆

    If you want to relive those days, the Roger Albert Clark rally (RAC, geddit?) specifically aims to recreate that atmosphere. 3 day event, proper milage, proper machinery.

    http://www.rogeralbertclarkrally.org/

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Still shocking how little coverage WRC gets when the appalling snoozefest that is F1 is on prime time.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    I can remember going to watch it in Clumber Park when I was younger – I think they had to stop using it in the end as they couldn’t afford the insurance to go over Clumber Bridge cos it cost a fortune to repair it every time a car knocked a chunk out of it.

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    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.

    wrightyson
    Member

    Sorry nzcol its the Manx rally, not in Wales. Terry harryman the co driver in the monster that was the Opel manta. No wonder he had it drifting, looked as long as a bloody transit van! 😯

    beiciwr64
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    The master at work!
    [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgeCQGu_ug&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTKgeCQGu_ug[/video]

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