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    Takes me back to watching rallying as a youngster

    Before I was old enough to drive used to get to Hamsterly and Kielder to watch the rally .......... some assorted footage that takes me back...

    https://youtu.be/lT1BZVfEMmc
    https://youtu.be/9nIOUZP_yoI
    https://youtu.be/awTjEja1_f0
    https://youtu.be/o8Dr7rXkSbo
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    Happy days! Great footage ,thanks for posting!

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    Nice vids Steve, takes me back to being a kid watching the RAC start/finish in Chester in late 70's early 80's, night stages in the welsh forests! Passed my driving test in 1979 and remember sneaking into the forest in my dad's RS2000 to handbrake turn round the logging tracks and emulate my heroes, the flying finns - Vatenen, Mikkola .....as nick says, happy days.....

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    Cheers nick

    ...so Mr D, you had a Ford that didn't break ?

    Went to 1980 start in Bath saw the stars but the special stages of my childhood were better as more action

    A previous owner of my 911 was driver in the 73 RAC Rally in an RS 1600 Escort. Got the programme somewhere
    Got various things this is just a few to hand:
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    Got 73 participant's badge somewhere. He completed the arduous event and was second in his class I've heard

    In touch with him/family; still prepares Escorts for historic rallying Sent me old photos of the 911 whilst in his ownership. Road car not rallying.
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    Make do and mend approach...

    Not just rallying in England but more footage from 70s rallying in various locations. However, British made film and commentary so probably fits in this thread as the footage / images resonate with me as an English kid growing up watching rallies locally and following 70s rallying as a youngster / into teens.

    https://youtu.be/Mk-7iFsbElI

    The "make do and mend" approach is particularly evident at the 34 minute marker.

    A future President of the FIA and Scuderia Ferrari principal/ CEO, Peugeot rally team boss mud plugging aound 39 mins marker

    Steve
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    At Autosport International -- the racing car show-- coincidentally it's as ifName:  IMG_20200110_161647.jpg
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    Ireland not England but having Irish ancestors hopefully I'll be forgiven for including this 71 footage under this heading

    https://youtu.be/0xmOj2EZiVc

    Paddy follows Cecil Vard in a 911S around 21 min marker-- car that is discussed elsewhere on forum. Interesting comments from him on the cars progress down that lane
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