Following on from our introduction to 1980s Week here on Speedhunters, this montage shows off some perfect slo-mo examples of the cars in question on the edge and over the edge. Dust, fire, snow, smoke, cheering. Wings and bodywork barely held on. Battling oversteer, barriers, the elements, the crowd. A sensory overload of everything that was great on the tracks and stages of the 1980s.
If you want to see just how dangerous Group B was, go to 1m20 in and the Lancia 037 jumping over a crest and into a sea of people, who organically open up as the car lands before closing in behind. Or at 2m36s when the T16′s tail drift causes fans to nonchalantly jump out of the way. It was expected! You’re up front for the best view, you take your chances.
Simply incredible stuff. More on the way!
Racing in it's rawest and purest form... This video both made me shed a tear while grinning at the same time... Such an adreline rush! I wish I was born in those times, oh just what times!...
Wow, it's 1984 and I am sixteen again watching "Wide World of Sports" on a Saturday.
(Amazing, like the the first time I saw Senna drive).
Make sure you mention this awesome motorsport piece was brought to us once again by Antti.
Every time I watch these I'm amazed at how close the people would stand. Don't know if I'd have the cojones... But that sound!