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Thanks for finding that.

I can't help feeling a little down whenever I see a picture of Henri Toivonen.RIP.

Me and my mates used to follow rallying closely in those group B days,those cars were absolute demons.

To give some comparison:-

The 'rumour' was that the Lancia S4 driven by Toivonen around the Estoril circuit put in such a respectable time that he would have qualified on the grid (sorry I don't know how high)for that years F1 Grand Prix!

When we looked at photos of Toivonen (whether he was in the forground or background) he was either smiling or laughing,in complete contrast to the other drivers.

Then you compare those images to the way he must have met his end (poor sod,burned to death in his car)and..I'm getting way too sentimental here.

I think Toivonens crash signalled the end of Group B?

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Yes the death of Henri Toivonen and co Sergio Cresto meant the end of Group B they allready were warned by the FIA because of the Portugal accident in the first race where 3 people died. Sad but true :iamwithstupid:

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Those have got to be THE STUPIDEST spectators in the world...........................Hey let's get a group of about 40 of us and stand on the track at the bottom of this hill, and when the race car comes we will all try to get out of the way!!!!

:rolleyes:

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I recall being in a massive crowd near the roadside ,then when a group b car neared, the crowd would surge forward to catch a glimpse,that made that narrow country lane half as narrow again :rolleyes:

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i was lucky to have some involvelment in international rallying in the 80's in what i believe were the golden years. henri, ari, hannu and michelle were old school but for me the guy with the complete package drove the sexiest cars and imfamously when asked on tv if it would take a superman to win the rally said '' maybe i super driver'' Marku Alen a true superstar

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I have some Marku Alen videos will upload them to my streetfire account ! care to share some history Totalshell ?? love those cars and the history of them !

Cheers,

Ed

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I still use his motto today in certain circumstances.....''Max-eeemum ah-ttahk !'' :rolleyes:

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Group B Lancia Stratos on full chat ....... was there ever a better noise????

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heres one with sound of them fire breathing monsters i just love the sound of the Audi Quattros

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heres one with sound of them fire breathing monsters i just love the sound of the Audi Quattros

That video really captured the ferocity of those monsters, I remember those t16 peugeots were very throttle sensitive when they hit a yump (they would pitch down and dig in :rolleyes: ).

I thought the metro 6r4 had the best soundtrack but it was always disappointing to see where the noise was coming from !!

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I thought the metro 6r4 had the best soundtrack but it was always disappointing to see where the noise was coming from !!

what you found a car that weighed about 1 ton and had the backseats replaced with a 3ltr V6 disappointing??????

lunacy meets genius :rolleyes:

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