Rallying in the 1980s DVD

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Rallying in the 1980s DVDRallying in the 1980s is a feast of fast and furious rally action from the archives for you to enjoy, featuring star drivers, star cars and legendary events. Selected from the BP Video Library, a treasure trove of motorsport film, the four films featured on the DVD are rare gems which show rallying in this decade was about more than just the Group B monsters. There's Chariots in the Sun, reviewing the 1981 Acropolis Rally, the 1981 Castrol Radio 5 International Rally in South Africa and African Roulette, charting the 1987 East African Safari Rally. You’ll see Ari Vatanen, Markku Alen, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Rohrl, Per Eklund, Tony Pond, Jimmy McRae, Malcolm Wilson, Bjorn Waldegard, Kenneth Ericsson, Michelle Mouton and more in an array of classic rally cars, including the Ford Escort RS1800, Fiat 131 Abarth, Audi 200 Quattro, Subaru RX, Toyota Supra 3.0i and Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V. Plus, the DVD includes Rallymaster, a rally film classic in which Rauno Aaltonen delivers a master class in competing in a world-spec rally car, revealing the secrets of techniques including handbrake turns and safe jumping. There’s also a chance to watch fellow flying Finns Pentti Arrikkala and Timo Salonen in car-sliding action. 97 minutes running time. Rallying in the 1980s is out now on DVD, priced just £16.99. The action starts in Greece with the 1981 Acropolis Rally. Interviews and behind-the-scenes access to create a truly evocative look back at this car-breaking event. Among the driving greats featured are Ari Vatanen, Markku alen, Hannu Mikkola, Malcolm Wilson and Michelle Mouton, while the four-wheel stars include the Ford Escort RS1800, Fiat 131 Abarth and all-new Audi Quattro, which leads the way until controversy intervenes. Next we head to South Africa for the 1981 Castrol Radio 5 International Rally, which sees World Rally stars including Tony Pond Jimmy McRae and Per Eklund take on heroes of the local scene, like Jochi Kleint and Sarel van der Merwe, in the demanding, hot and dusty conditions. Rallymaster is a rally film classic, as Rauno Aaltonen delivers a master class in competing in a world-spec rally car. Based around Aaltonen’s battle with John Buffum in Canada’s International Lobster Rally 1983, action footage and narration from the 'Flying Finn' reveals the secrets of techniques including handbrake turns and safe jumping. There’s also a chance to watch fellow flying Finns Pentti Arrikkala and Timo Salonen in car-sliding action. Finally, African Roulette takes us to the 1987 East African Safari Rally, with broadcasting legend Dickie Davies. As well as recording the first Safari win for a four-wheel-drive car, this film lets us enjoy some of the greatest names of rallying in the 1980s in action, including Vatanen, Mikkola, Walter Rohrl, Bjorn Waldegard and Kenneth Ericsson. There are plenty of interviews and shots of crews at work, as well as mouthwatering special stage sequences featuring the Audi 200 Quattro, Subaru RX, Toyota Supra 3.0i and Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V. Fantastic and thilling vintage rallying footage from arguably the best decade of rallying. Highly recommended for all petrolheads!Tags: