CAR LEGENDS #34 – BMW E30 3-SERIES

Although BMW have a history of motorsport success going back the best part of a century, it was the release of the E30 3-Series in the early 1980s that put BMW firmly on the map of the UK tuning scene. Light, good looking, tunable, rear-wheel drive, reliable and fun, the E30 ticked all the boxes, …

CAR LEGENDS #33 – MERKUR XR4TI

What was initially a stop-gap car for Ford Motorsport while the RS500 was developed actually became a surprise success. We take a look at the Merkur XR4Ti… In many ways, you could call the Merkur XR4Ti of the ’80s the ‘Sierra-that-wasn’t’. Although it used the same body style as the XR4i, it had a turbocharged …

CAR LEGENDS #32 – GROUP B RALLYING

GROUP B RALLYING (1982-1986) Rallying has always taken road cars to the extremes of tuning. Today’s WRC machines cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and share few components with the road cars they’re based on. But in the 1980s, Group B rallying made today’s WRC look tame. The cars were so wild they were deemed …