Noise and thunder – 1986 1000 Lakes

We love a bit of Jean Michel Jarre here at World Rally Fever. He is our number one composer of electric anthems and purveyor of city-sized concerts, which means his work is the perfect accompaniment to the might and majesty of Group B rally cars in their prime.

So enjoy these highlights from the 1986 1000 Lakes, with lots of Lancias and Peugeots, 6R4s but no Fords or Audis.

Quelle dommage, as Jean Michel would say.

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Easy-peasy poll #1: your champion of champions

OK, so we’re taking a liberty here because any poll about the greatest WRC champion of all wouldn’t be worth its salt without Markku Alén or Sandro Munari, so we’re including 1977 and 1978. With that in mind, cast your eyes down these fine specimens of the genus Accelleratii Incredibus and cast your vote for your Champion among Champions.

Sandro Munari, 1977

Markku Alén, 1978

Bjorn Waldegård, 1979

Walter Röhrl, 1980, 1982

Ari Vatanen, 1981

Hannu Mikkola, 1983

Stig Blomqvist, 1984

Timo Salonen, 1985

Juha Kankkunen, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993

Miki Biasion, 1988-89

Carlos Sainz, 1990, 1992

Didier Auriol, 1994

Colin McRae, 1995

Tommi Mäkinen, 1996-99

Marcus Grönholm, 2000, 2002

Richard Burns, 2001

Petter Solberg, 2003

Sebastien Loeb, 2004-12

WRC 1997 – 2012: a celebration

It’s always worth looking back before moving on…