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29 Jun 2013 17:58 #25512 by landmark
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Hello,

I know it is a bit off-(ACD) topic, but I guess some ACD-cars had been raced up that "Hill" <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> in the past.

In a german newsmagazine was an article about todays Pike Peak race and there was a link to a video of a record-time climb with a Peugeot (gravel) rallye prototype (driven by Rallye World-Champion and Dakar Rallye Winner Ari Vatanen) in 1988.

That video is awesome and breathtaking so I have to post a link to it <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->

Enjoy it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PZ5J3GLSYI


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30 Jun 2013 02:52 #25515 by mikespeed35
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I don't know how the driver could take his hands off the wheel to shift! That was a little different than Indy or NASCAR.
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30 Jun 2013 15:06 #25518 by Justin Kerns
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The race is still run every year although now the road is paved all the way to the top. That along with the advent of all wheel drive have taken some of the thrill out of it - and also lowered the death toll!

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01 Jul 2013 01:47 #25520 by mikespeed35
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The Peugot looked to be four wheel drive.
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01 Jul 2013 06:08 #25522 by landmark
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mikespeed35 wrote: The Peugot looked to be four wheel drive.
CORDially Mike


Hello Mike,

you are right, it is a four-wheel-drive car, the Pikes Peak Peugeot 405 was, aswell as the Audi Quadro S 1 (Pikes Peak) the late top end derivative (with roundabout 600 hp and an acceleration of 0-60 mls in less than 2.5 seconds) of the, in Europe very popular (road) rallye cross "Gruppe (Group) B" class.

The "Gruppe B" class regulations developed in its high time (mid 1980ies) four wheel driven cars with a weight less than a ton and turbo-engines with roundabout 125 cui and 400-450 hp.

With these cars it was (single) raced against the clock through small (public) byways, gravel farm and forrest roads, with (crasy) spectators just inches beside the cars (see second video below @ 0.55 min.)...

These Gruppe B monster became more and more "undriveable" on that terrain. After some fatal accidents the rallye cross regulations had been changed to less powerful car specifications in 1986/87.

Here are two videos of that time Gruppe B rallye race madness <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDRkHXMHqFo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbrRLi8P7Ns


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01 Jul 2013 12:52 #25524 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

Well, now I have a new definition of insanity: "Stand on the outside arc of any turn of an open-road race."

Here in the States, this scenerio is a Lawyer's Paradise!

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