My dad was a rally fan, regularly attending Welsh and RAC rallies throughout the 70s and 80s, usually taking his 8mm film camera with him. I’ve recently started going through the old film with a projector, hoping to preserve and share this historical footage with my digital camera.
Here is the first video I’ve uploaded to YouTube which is from the 1974 RAC Rally stages at Cirencester and Sutton Park. There’s brief shots of many of the competitors including Stig Blomqvist in a Saab 96 V4, Ove Andersson in a Toyota Corolla, Sandro Munari in a Lancia Stratos and overall winner of that year’s event Timo Makinen in a Ford Escort RS1600 (check the video description for a full list of drivers, co-drivers and cars).
I’m aiming to work my way through some more videos over the coming days and weeks and hope you will enjoy watching them as much as I do.