Documentary: The Story Of The Escort Cosworth

Ford Escort Cosworth Wing

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is one of the most beloved British-Fords of its era, it was developed for rally, with the homologation requirements meaning that a road-going version was also offered to the general public. Despite the relatively high cost, the exorbitant insurance premiums, and the famously aggressive turbo lag the Escort RS Cosworth…

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Documentary: Rallying In The 1980s

Group B Rally Audi

Many consider the 1980s to be the golden age of rally, it’s a tough call however as the 1960s and 1970s offered a slew of extraordinary rally cars and drivers, and the 1990s didn’t exactly disappoint in these departments either. Perhaps the key reason the 1980s are viewed with such rose tinted glasses is that…

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Documentary: Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers

Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers 1

Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers is a short film by the team at Patina that covers the Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT), a racing outfit made up of serving British military personnel competing in lightly modified examples of the UK MOD-specification Land Rover Wolf. The Land Rover Wolf is essentially a Land Rover Defender…

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The Lancia Stratos HF – The King of ’70s Rally

Lancia Stratos Open

The Lancia Stratos was the first car designed specifically for top flight rally competition – developed by the all-Italian dream team of Lancia, Nuccio Bertone, and Marcello Gandini, with engines supplied by Ferrari. We remember the Stratos today as one of the most successful rally cars of its era, but its conception and development were…

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