Ari Vatanen — Manx Rally 1983

This awesome onboard footage was suggested to me by petrolhead and it’s definitely worth taking a close look. Ari Vatanen drives the Opel Manta 400 like a missile, on roads which are just barely wider than the car itself.

He nearly lost it at 1m38s in a very bumpy corner, which made his co-pilot forget about the notes he had to give and express a “Dear God…" instead.

Also notice the amount of steering inputs necessary to keep the car straight in every step of the way. Vatanen was one of the Men.