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.

posted on October 14, 2010 with 19 notes

BMW M3 E30 at Manx Rally.

How often do you see M3 E30 at rally stages? Not as often as we should.