BX 4tc being used in anger, Group B rallying from 1984-1986

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BX 4tc being used in anger, Group B rallying from 1984-1986

Post by DavidRutherford » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:51 pm

Something I recently got hold of: Group B Rallying highlights from 1984-1986. There's all the usual suspects in there; Audi Quattro, Lancia, Pug 206 T16, Early Subarus, Opel Manta, Renault 5, Metro 6R4....... and the BX 4tc!

Not much mind.. about 4 appearances, but they seemed to be fairly competitive.

Anyway... I have this as an Mpeg, it just fits nicely onto a CD-R, and there's 90 mins of Group B highlights on it. Oh, plus the Top gear report about the 2cv 4x4.

If anyone would like a copy, either to see the BX 4tc, or just to be aghast at the insanity that was Group B, then paypal me a quid for a CD and postage, and you can have a copy.

For those here too young to remember group B, (says he... I was only 12 when it was banned!) it was essentially 350hp of car heading straight towards people stood in the middle of the road, who jumped out of the way at the last second. BLOODY scary stuff to watch. There's little wonder it was banned.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:52 pm

I spectate at the bigger rallies sometimes when they get up to North Wales, some of the spectators seem to have a death wish, it must be a right pain for the drivers.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:19 pm

I remember watching the old Lombard RAC rally in a small Villiage near Machylleth about 15 years ago.

WOW that was good. Watching Gwyn Daf Evans in a Sierra RS500 and a very young Colin Macrae in a Sierra XR4x4.

I remember Penti Arrikola in a Mitsubishi Galant which i was amazed by as it had 4 wheel steering! He crashed it badly not long after i saw him but still finished the stage.

Carlos Sainz in was in the Toyota Celica Turbo 4x4.

Tommy Makinnen had a cute little Mazda 323 Turbo.
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Post by Kitch » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:33 pm

I'm in! Where do I send my pound?

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Post by DavidRutherford » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:46 pm

please send to: david@fastandfurryous1.demon.co.uk

whilst that *should* give me your address too, if you can send me an email with your address too that would be useful.

Ta.

Ooh.. while I remember, it is actually a french video, but there is almost no narrative on it at all, which is nice as you can actually hear the cars giving it "hell-for-leather"! The only bit of french language is a 30-second interview at the beginning.

I'm out all day tomorrow, so will burn as many copies as needed over the weekend, and send them all on monday.
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Post by Kitch » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:09 pm

Done! Thanks very much matey!

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Post by Toddman » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:58 pm

I will take you up on the offer David.
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Post by cavmad » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:10 pm

Ian_Fearn wrote:I remember watching the old Lombard RAC rally in a small Villiage near Machylleth about 15 years ago.
Machynlleth used to be the capital of Wales, just thought I`d impart that worldly piece of knowledge on you. I also bought my Cavalier Calibre from there and used to call to Gwyndaf Evans` garage in Dolgellau once every four weeks to service some garage equipment. I bet you really wanted to know that didn`t you? :lol:



I`m up for a copy of the DVD BX thingy too, I`ll sort something out later David.
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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:11 pm

I have just posted the first "batch" of copies off this morning, so hopefully people should have them tomorrow or wednesday at the latest.
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:28 pm

Thank you many thanks, jolly good have you anything else?
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Post by Toddman » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:39 pm

Mine has arrived :D
Many thanks David.
I have transferred mine to DVD with a neat glossy lable 8)
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:29 pm

Can't wait to get my grubby mitts on mine :roll: .

Interested to know how much interest there has been :wink:
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Post by ed4ferrets » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:31 pm

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Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:52 am

I finally got round to having a look (been busy) and it flatly refuses to play, either on my machine or my girlfriend's. Both running XP. Bloody media player :(

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:59 am

It's the same on the Mac, :cry: I tried Quicktime, Windows Media Player... It worked OK on my dad's PC though (but I didn't have time too watch it)...
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