We decided to feature this 1972 Lancia Stratos Stradale today despite the fact that we just featured a Stratos last week. I sincerely doubt that any of you will complain about being inundated with a car that re-wrote the rule book for international rally competition and looked utterly spellbinding whilst doing it.
The Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, commonly referred to as the “Stratos”, is quite easily one of the most iconic motor cars of the 1970s – This is no mean feat when you consider she sheer number of incredible cars that rolled out of automobile factories around the world during the decade of disco.
The Ford RS200 is one of the most famous of the non-USA developed Fords ever made. In fact I can’t think of another that even comes close, with the possible exception of the Ford GT40 – but my American friends get angry with me when I remind them that the GT40 was designed and built in England.
This film, Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000, is a fantastic look at the world famous Baja 1000 desert race. It’s an event that officially start in 1967 and was originally called the “NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally”, the first event was held on the 31st of October and the start line was set up in Tijuana, Baja California. The winning team were driving a Meyers Manx VW Beetle based buggy and they completed the course in 27 hours 38 minutes.
The life and times of Colin McRae is a tale that could fill multiple full length feature films, this documentary is presented by Sir Chris Hoy, a man with multiple cycling world championships under his belt and a long held love of motor racing.
This is one of the most captivating aerial rally photographs we’ve ever seen, the visible dust clouds over each of the corners give a fantastic sense of speed.
When it comes to rallying there are any number of distractions to the right and left of the driver’s line of sight, though usually not an naked lady.
This is the last official MGB Works rally car, though I have to admit that I never knew the MGB factory went rallying.
The Rallye Monte-Carlo and the Mini Cooper have been almost inseparable since the little car vanquished all comers in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.
The background of this photograph has been the source of much debate between us here at Silodrome, I think it’s Pikes Peak but I’m being told there’s no way that’s the case.
The Hell On Wheels Moto Rally is exactly the sort of thing that I (and you too if you’re a regular Silodrome reader) would absolutely love to take part in. It’s essentially a “run what ya brung” motocross event with BBQ, country music, beer and bikes.
This brilliant 25 minute film covers the classic 1987 WRC Rally Portugal including interviews with the drivers and some fantastic racing footage.