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Fulvia.

it’s been a long time since i posted a photo of a Fulvia.  oh…..and being driven like a man!

lancia-fulvia-snow

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Bentley Continental GT……rallying!?

Well here’s something i’ve never seen! A luxurious, heavy, Hermes shopping bag-filled, leather wrapped interior Bentley Continental GT being given a rally stage work out by ex-Mini driver Kris Meeke!  Fantastic!

Apparently this is being filmed for a future episode of Top Gear featuring James May.  Why does this not surprise me?

 

src: WRC

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art of the day. “The Game”

These 2 bits of digitally (and tastefully) altered artwork are promotional material for The Game; a “lifestyle” rallye being held in Morocco this June.  1507km worth.

More info at The Game

via Intersection Magazine Maroc

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foto of the day. S1 and RS3 and a tunnel.

I can only imagine the glorious 5 cylinder sounds coming into that tunnel as the Audi S1 quattro and an MTM-tuned RS3 pounded their way through the enclosed roadway.   Beautiful photo.

src:  Bennorz (via AudiSportFB)

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the first quattro rally car.

Octane has taken some cool photos of the first rally spec 1980 Ur quattro prototype rally car….although the car needs more dirt on it!

src: more pics and read the great write-up about the car at Octane

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Lotus return to rally with the Lotus Exige R-GT

I cannot wait to see Lotus entering this into the 2012 FIA WRC GT class, and although Lotus still hasn’t officially begun its season with this rally version of the Exige, they claim it will enter in competition for this 2012 season at some point.

Claudio Berro, Group Lotus’ Director of Motorsport, said: “When you consider that we’ve only began working on this car in July, I think what we’ve achieved in that time has been incredible. For me the Exige S makes the perfect GT rally car, it has an awesome 3.5-litre, supercharged engine, and we’ve managed to balance the weight perfectly to meet the minimum weight regulations.

365hp, to be exact!  Wicked.

Video:

src: Lotus

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video of the day: Legends are Forever.

I know I post a lot of Group B stuff…..but honestly it NEVER gets old…..i think as time goes by, that era of Group B rally will be looked back upon even more fondly than it already is—–as an era of classic rally cars which were overpowered and supercool.  This video, in addition to Group B cars, also shows other rally cars which post-dated Group B rally.

This video by Tadej P  is filmed beautifully in San Marino.   Yes there is some music in there, however it isn’t too intrusive and serves more as background.  It’s nice to see some Group B cars in action—-in a video which doesn’t look like it was ripped using a 25 year-old VHS cassette!

also check out Tadej’s super photography on Racemedia

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Lancia Beta S2.

Lately i’ve become an admirer of a cheap, available in the US classic; the Lancia Beta.  Here’s a variant which ran in Group 4 rally, the Lancia Beta S2!  Hot stuff.

src: coches

 

 

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art of the day. Racing Car News covers.

Illustrated by Colin Anderson

why can’t modern car magazines be this creative with their covers?  Instead they just put synthetic, advertising-like covers up.  Blah.

 

src:  motorsportretro

to buy old copies: motor book world

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foto of the day. S4.

Lancia Delta S4.

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1970 BMW “3002” prototype

Here’s something I didn’t know about—-in 1970, the BMW Werks team developed a weird concoction of part BMW 2002 and part E9 coupe and came up with the 3002. The car raced in one race, the 1970 Tour De Corse—-and the car still exists, although it’s in pretty ratty shape somewhere in California, according to someone who has seen it there.

Around 270hp with a 6 cylinder and weighing around 950 kg—–the car was surely a bit of an animal for the time.

ORIGINAL PICS from 1970:

In it’s most RECENT condition…but still alive!

source: AlpinaBMW2002

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video of the day. GT3 Cup.

Yes it’s an advertisement, but it doesn’t make it any less cool.

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foto of the day. Fulvia Zagato.

photo from Rally Pix

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foto of the day. 504.

the Peugeot 504  in action!

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foto of the day. Bellett.

One of my favourite vintage japanese cars from one of my favourite vintage japanese brands, the Isuzu Bellett:

photo taken by: Bruce Upton

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video of the day. A310.

an Alpine Renault A310 1800, to be specific, soldiering through the twisties! lovely!

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foto of the day. A110.

*sigh*

from TuningFever (with some modification)

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jumpers.

great photos by Derek Crunkhorn

Ford Escort RS (MK2), Audi quattro, Ford Escort RS (MK2, 1975)

 

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foto of the day (2): 131A

Fiat 131 Abarth


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video of the day. 5 Cylinder hell.

What an amazing sound…..i’ve still heard nothing that compares.  That popping is just pure EVIL.

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5-Cylinder Fury: Audi TT-RS & Audi Sport quattro

Fourtitude has posted some absolutely STELLAR photos of the absolutely legendary Audi Sport quattro and the new heir to the throne and future classic Audi TT-RS.  Obviously, being the Audiphile that I am—i was overcome with excitement frantically downloading every glorious photo I could. Here are some of my favourites.  Follow the link here to see the whole huge gallery of Audi porn.

It is a great article as well, with a link to the gallery of 100+ photos at the bottom right hand side of the page:

http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Features/article_6779.shtml

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A110 of the day.

From the special IEDEI Alpine A110 foto archives.

Henry Giraglia & his Alpine A110 in 1975




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