1979 Castrol International Rally

1979 Castrol Rally

It’s likely that you’ve never heard of The Castrol International Rally, it was a local Australian rally held in the wilderness around Australia’s capital city of Canberra between ’74 and ’81. This film covers the 1979 event and it offers a fantastic look back at rally racing in the simpler, less technical era of the…

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1000 Lakes Rally

1000 lakes rally

The 1000 Lakes Rally was an event held in Finland that was so difficult it became known at the “Grand Prix” of the world rally circuit – It was so difficult that it was only ever won by non-Scandinavians on 5 occasions, the course was hilly, wide and usually dirt or gravel. Spectators would turn…

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Rally Navigator

Rally Navigator 1_Fotor

Rally Navigator is a new and very clever way of creating roadbooks, an essential method of touring cross country used by Paris-Dakar competitors and other cross country endurance racers the world over. Up until now, the only way to create a roadbook was to hire a professional or shell out a small fortune to buy…

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Climb Dance

Climb Dance short film

The film “Climb Dance” is an iconic piece of motorsport cinéma vérité filmmaking from 1988 by director Jean Louis Mourey. Using multiple cameras mounted to a four-wheel drive Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 GR, Mourey spliced together a stunning series of brutal sequences that capture the raw, golden era of rally far better than still images…

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Audi Quattro – The Official Story

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“Audi Quattro – The Official Story” is a look back at the history of Audi’s vitally important all-wheel drive system as documented by Audi themselves. As such it offers previously unseen footage from the very earliest days of Audi’s involvement in motorsports through to their dominant years in international rally competition. If you have even…

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The 1959 Alpine Rally

Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally was run between 1932 and 1971 and occupied a hallowed place on the international motorsport calendar alongside races like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, the 1959 rally was close to the golden age for the race that dashed through treacherous mountain passes between Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The danger of racing…

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Alpine A110 Cutaway

Alpine A110

Personally, I think the Alpine A110 is one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. It’s not a particularly famous car and it doesn’t garner the same praise as the E-Type Jaguar or Porsche 911 models that were released in the same era, but those who are familiar with the quirky rear-engined French…

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Porsche 911 L Rally

Porsche 911 Rally

  In 1968 Porsche relented to customer demand and produced a limited run of the 911 L with the full 9552 Rally Kit fitted, factory records indicate that 28 were made in total however less than 9 of these original cars are thought to remain. These factory prepared cars saw significant successes in rally competitions…

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Camel Trophy 1987 – Madagascar

Camel Trophy 1987 Madagascar

This hour long documentary covers the 1987 Camel Trophy held on the island of Madagascar, most of the competitors were driving Range Rover Classics as it was before the 1989 release of the Land Rover Discovery, the model that would go onto be used exclusively until the competition closed down in 1998 (click here to…

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