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Rallying’s Most Tenacious Driver Was A Woman

Photo: Getty Images Michèle Mouton could have been anything. From a young age, her athletic ability was unrestricted: she was a dancer, a gymnast, a skier. She began attending law school with her eyes on a prestigious law degree. The world was hers for the choosing, and Mouton decided that her fate laid with rallying. …

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This Ugly Hatchback Is One Of The Best-Sounding Cars Ever

I’ve been hearing a lot of griping about how the new Ford GT doesn’t have a V8, and that V6s are never cool, can never be cool, have never been cool. Well, listen to the unholy roar of this ugly little British hatchback and think again. Welcome to Group B-smas “What if we just threw …

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When Even the Soviet Union Got Into Group B

Group B’s popularity wasn’t just apparent from the huge crowds filling every stage. It was apparent from who was getting involved. Sure, there were some oddballs like Ferrari and a Citroen BX, but there was one that should’ve been ideologically opposed to the whole idea as an example of decadent bourgeois capitalism. This is the …

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For One Driver, Group B Wasn’t Tough Enough

Russell Brookes pulls into the pits in the 1986 RACScreenshot: 6R4.net We think of Group B today as being a high point for not only rallying’s popularity, but also its difficulty. But for one driver, it wasn’t enough. Welcome to Group B-smas “What if we just threw out all the rules?” is the familiar refrain …

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Let The Grand Tour Explain Why The Lancia 037 Was So Great

Everyone that’s heard of Group B rally before knows about the Audi Quattro. It came storming in, flying through stages with its trick all-wheel-drive system, and totally revolutionized the sport. Everyone remembers its dominance. There’s only one problem with that little story – the rear-wheel-drive, Italian, Lancia 037. The Audi Quattro did win the World …

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If You Don’t Love Group B At The End Of This Video Then You Have No Soul

Super high speeds. The most advanced technology humanity could devise. And crowds literally reaching out to touch the cars. This is what Group B rallying is about, and if you don’t love it after watching this, then you only have yourself to blame. Group B racing of the 1980s was probably the most popular that …

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Just For Fun: These Eight Would Make The Most Absurd Rally Cars

As cool as the top forms of rallying are, the fact that teams exclusively use souped-up hatchbacks somewhat distracts from the overall appeal of the sport. At least for some. Now imagine a rally championship that ditched these hatchbacks for supercar-derived racing machines. Would that get you interested in the sport? To create an idea …