Remembering the Group B era of rallying

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Group B rallying might have only lasted for four years in the 1980s and banned thereafter, but it was an unforgettable era and still continues to amaze and scare in equal measure.

From 1982 to 1986 manufacturers such as Audi, Ford, Lancia and Peugeot battled each other on the world's stages with now-legendary drivers including Walter Röhrl, Hannu Mikkola and Ari Vatanen.

Sadly, the accidents were almost as memorable as the speed and fans drawn to the sights and sounds of these amazing cars dancing on twisty tarmac and gravel were faced with a number of fatal incidents for both drivers and spectators alike. The FIA was forced to act and Group B was outlawed.

Want to get a feel for what it was like for drivers and supporters in the 80s? Well check out our video of the Motorsport News display at the Autosport Show recently. Long live the monsters of rallying.