therallyblog:

Sad to hear that first ever World Rally Champion Björn Waldegård has passed away today at the age of 71. Rest in peace Björn.

therallyblog:

Sad to hear that first ever World Rally Champion Björn Waldegård has passed away today at the age of 71. Rest in peace Björn.

amjayes:

"Over 600 horsepower in a car weighing hardly 900 kilos. 4WD and four-wheel-steering, with aerodynamics you can feel.. Amongst the jewelry of competition cars, this one was a diamond." - Ari Vatanen

(via fuckyeahrallycars)

amjayes:

"For me as a young man, before I even began rallying, I was inspired by the top three ‘Flying Finns’ Hannu Mikkola, Timo Mäkinen and Pauli Toivonen.

I remember as a 16-year-old going to spectate at the 1000 Lakes in 1967, and then again over the next two years. Going out at night to watch them is what made me want to become a rally driver. They got their cars completely sideways, and it was like a totally new driving style - very exciting. As soon as I got my driving licence I wanted to be like them, and when I was 18 I won the 1969 Finnish junior title. A year later I was in the same events as they were, and was pretty awestruck by the whole thing!” - Markku Alén

(via fuckyeahrallycars)

how to enjoy cars

hakosukajapan:

do: look at a car you don’t like and try to understand what you don’t like, maybe it has a cool origin, figure it out, understand and enjoy if possible.

don’t: fly off the handle with insulting comments and say that the owner/builder should kill themselves for ‘destroying’ their own car. you…