Visit the Balls-Out Golden Era of British Rallycross

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Visit the Balls-Out Golden Era of British Rallycross

This week on Rally Go-Go!, we turn the time machine to December 4, 1988, when England’s historic Brands Hatch Circuit hosted the British Rallycross season finale.

Hark! It’s Rally Go-Go!, a hit of vintage rally footage designed to send you sideways into the weekend.

The finale’s format saw 60 drivers compete across three classes for a race win and the season’s crown. Tiff Needell, former racing driver and co-host of Top Gear, picked up pole position for the first heat’s second race and gave a live dispatch from his Metro 6R4’s cockpit. The ensuing race footage, shot from the cockpit of Tiff’s metro, is some of the most scintillating rallycross film you’ll ever see.

The live in-car reports paid off later when a suspension component snapped and sent Needell careening off course. He lamented after the action, “Now I’m bloody out.”

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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