"Jean Todt, Peugeot's team principle, stood in front of the press at the start of the 1981 Rally season and announced that they were developing a new four wheel drive rally car.
He promised a prototype by 1983 and that the new "
There are a number of racing machines that will forever be associated with Finland.
The best of them are – like the nation that loves them – unruly, unpredictable and quick.
For some the definitive Finnish machine might be Jarno Saarinen’s Yamaha GP machine that he rode for the tragically truncated 1973 racing season. For others it is Mika Håkkinen’s McLaren MP4/13 from his victorious year of 1998. For some it will be Hannu Mikkola’s Ford Escort Mexico, or his Audi S1 Quattro.
But by far the most resonant, evocative back of nuts-and-bolts associated with Finland is the Peugeot 205 T16 Group B.
"It’s exactly 30 years since Ari Vatanen won the UK stage of the World Rally Championship in the crazy days of Group B racing.
This November Ari will be back in the UK for the Wales Rally GB (13th-16th "
"The 2017 edition of Race Retro roared into Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, helping British motorsport fans banish their winter blues.
As a pre-season opener the event allows motorsport competitors and preparers to seek new suppliers and in turn offers a fantastic opportunity "
"The cliché about Finnish people being good drivers seems to be true.
Look at the statistics. As a country of a mere 5.5 million people, we have produced many drivers who have won world class races and several world championship titles.
"Look at these shots of the new Peugeot DKR.
Takes me back to being a kid in the park hankering in vain after those big wheeled, petrol driven radio controlled cars that the older boys were having so much fun "
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The Canadian-American challenge was a spectacular formula. Running from 1966 until the oil crisis of '74 scuppered the fun, there were no limits on engine size, aerodynamics or aspiration.
Along with Group B rally, which came "
"If someone hadn't invented Group B rally at the start of the eighties, the times would have defined the form and it would have happened anyway. All of a sudden, what had been a relatively worthy, moustached and tweeded form "
"Before the 1960s, though, US drivers enjoyed a staple diet of sedans and station wagons, with little temptation. Then, fifty-five years ago, Jeep launched the tasty Wagoneer, which not only appealed to the more sophisticated and modern palate: it was "
"When I was asked to look into the ever-growing range of electric bikes, I didn't want to make my piece just a list of what is available. So I didn't.
I started riding motorbikes aged eight, fascinated by seeing my "
"Technical drawings have always allowed those unlikely to get their hands into the oily innards of a race car to get a look at what goes where, and does what.
We had a quick chat with technical illustrator Roy Scorer "
" The ‘umbrella on wheels’ or the ‘tin snail’, the unmistakable Citroën 2CV has also been a 24-hour endurance racer, a James Bond film star, a delivery van, a beach buggy-type fun machine, and, in twin-engined four-wheel drive ‘Sahara’ versions, "