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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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video of the day. 1973 Rallye Monte Carlo.

This has to be one of THE best openings to any video i’ve seen in a long time….cryptic night time scenes with slowly evolving funkified 1970s psychedelic music makes for video perfection!  What a year for great cars in rallying as well!  That Fulvia is off-the-hook cool.

What an amazing 25 minute documentary this is! Enjoy

Thanks to Simon C for sharing this!

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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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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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video of the day. Senna and rally cars.

This is some amazing home video footage of Ayrton Senna testing rally cars.  Thanks to Chris Harris for sharing this.

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foto of the day. women of the A110.

i love this photo! so lovely.  Francois Conconi looks so cool.  The other woman, is of course, Michele Mouton.  Dunno who the bearded bloke is…ha

 

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foto of the day. people & quattro.

what an amazing photo, documenting the insanity of those 80s WRC Group B events; where people were literally inches and feet away from the most amazing rally cars driving full-on through the crowds.  Everyone was brave; the drivers and the fans.   This is from the 1984 Portugal Rally.

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Ford GT70; Ford’s ‘lost’ A110 fighter…

Apparently, Ford had decided to fight back against the successes of rally cars in the late 60s and early 70s like the Porsche 911s and the Alpine A110 with their own small purpose-built rally car named the Ford GT70.

From OCTANE MAGAZINE:

‘The GT70’s creation had been triggered by our poor performance on the 1970 Monte Carlo Rally,’ Ford Competitions manager Stuart Turner says. ‘The Escort Twin-Cams, driven by Clark, Timo Makinen and Hannu Mikkola, at best finished fifth and seventh, and had been left behind by the winning Porsche 911S and Alpine-Renault A110.’”

Thanks to Jalopnik for turning attention this burning issue!

I believe the ‘yellow’ livery is in its current state; previously, the lone prototype was in silver finish:

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cutout: 131 Abarth.

Fiat 131 Abarth cutout.

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foto of the day. 037.

photographer: Antonio Rodrigues

from the 1985 Portugal Rally.  Lancia 037.


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Group B Sounds.

This video, for me, is essentially an audio battle of the Lancia 037 and the Audi quattro.   The 5 cylinder glory of the Audi and the screaming italian Lancia………the popping of the 5 cylinder clinches it for me.

Volume up, people!

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foto of the day. fulvia.

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF. driven by Harry Kallstrom during the 1972 rally season.

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RS5 & urquattro.

1981 Audi urquattro and 2010 Audi RS5

What a fantastic set of pictures….here are just 4 of them.  Click on the link to read the full article, and to see the full set of 40+ photos!  beautiful photos of 2 stunning cars separated by a good 30 years.

LINK TO MORE PICS AND ARTICLE:

http://www.insideline.com/audi/rs5/2011/2011-audi-rs5-vs-1981-audi-coupe-quattro.html

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S1 quattro.

not much compares to this…….what a beast.

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Lancia Delta S4 Hill climb.

Gotta love the Delta S4! check out that dashboard….and that technological sound!

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9 minutes of Alpine A110

I understand about 7.3% of the french vocabulary….not that it really matters when the video shows so much great footage of the greatest car ever! The Alpine A110!

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Alpine A110 + Michele Mouton = the coolness.

The super successful quattro pilot Michele Mouton posing supercool with her co-pilot Francoise Conconi and an Alpine A110.  What a photo!

thanks to Motoring Con Brio for the pic!

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ur quattro.

amazing car and great photos.  the photos were taken by Joachim Naess



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foto of the day. 504.

Peugeot 504 Rally Version. fantastic.


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Onboard: Alpine A110.

One of my top 3 ultimate dream cars, the ultra-fantastic ALPINE A110. All i can do is keep imagining myself behind the wheel……errr…..rolling through Brooklyn? Yeah that’s right.


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foto of the day. 01302010.

Lancia Delta S4.

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