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Peugeot 404: Legend of the East African Safari

Peugeot 404: Legend of the East African Safari

Image www.maskinisten.net, via the Shannons Club
At a time when the mythical motorsport machines which tackled epic world-class races like the East African Safari weren’t too far removed from the cars which you could walk into a showroom …

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution

For Sale: 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B

Images: Artcurial
We’ve been enjoying Turbo Week here at Motorsport Retro, so we had to stop in and enjoy the home of the most exciting machines that turbos have blown along – Group B rally cars.
This …

1989 Le Mans Porsche Racing Fire

Video: The Ultimate Tribute to Group C

Perhaps even more thrilling than the years of turbocharged Formula 1 were the Group C racers of the same era. Manufacturers were given a huge amount of autonomy following a brief which resulted in a …

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F1 racer Adrian Sutil powers up Goodwood hill in 1200HP Porsche 917/30

F1 ace Adrian Sutil takes on the beastly Porsche 917/30 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Memories of riding shot gun with Ari Vatanen up Pikes Peak

8m13.876s: That’s the length of time it took Sebastien Loeb to cover 12.42 miles (and 156 corners) of smooth Colorado asphalt to shatter the Pikes Peak hillclimb record last Sunday. He took just over a …

Pike Peak

Photo Gallery: Pikes Peak 2013

It’s America’s own Nurburgring Nordschleiffe. Awesome views, run off areas made of fresh air, huge elevation, thinning air at the top, 156 turns and about twelve and a half miles against the clock. It’s one …

BENZ Retromobile

Video: Salon Retromobile 2013

Held in Paris in early February each year, Salon Retromobile is one of the world’s great classic car shows.

Rally Heaven

Video: Rally Heaven – Shotgun in a Lancia Stratos and Delta S4

“But then when the turbo comes together.. pshwt!”
When it came time for Pirelli to launch their new tyre for historic racing and rally cars, the P7 Corsa Classic, they did it in phenomenal classic motorsport …


Video: A Close Call for Timo Rautiainen

I have great respect for rally navigators. It is the very definition of huge cojones (or possibly madness) to sit next to a mad rally driver while shouting instructions that he can barely hear as you …

Kankkunen collection

Photos: WRC World Champion Juha Kankkunen’s Car Collection

This is the stunning car collection of Juha Kankkunen, winner of  23 world rallies and four drivers’ world championships and the only man to become world champion with three different manufacturers.

Peugeot 205 T16

Classic Rallying Video: The 60s, 70s and 80s

Rally fans will really love this tribute to the kings of sideways action.
The video takes us from the production based late 1950s cars thought to the epic flame spitting Group B monsters of the 1980s.
Just …