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 […]

CAR LEGENDS #31 – THE BATHURST 1000

THE BATHURST 1000 (1963-present) Australia isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to motor racing, but when it comes to touring-cars, it has brought us some of the most legendary machines, drivers, and indeed races, ever. One of them is the Bathurst 1000 race at Mount Panorama. This 1000km (620-mile) event has […]

CAR LEGENDS #30 – JEAN RAGNOTTI

JEAN RAGNOTTI (1945-present) Jean Ragnotti, the man who makes front-wheel drive hot hatches dance… Should anyone ever tell you that front-wheel- drive hot hatches are all well and good starting out, but that big-power rear-wheel drive is what you should really be aiming for, sit them down in front of a computer and type ‘rally […]