Tony Pond IOM TT Challenge Rover Vitesse 100mph lap record
In 1990 Tony Pond one of the greatest British drivers laps the Isle of Man TT course in a Rover 827 Vitesse averaging 102 mph.
For me this is an incredible lap in a car that is far better than it was given credit for.
Can you imagine someone trying that in a Ford Granada or BMW 520 or Citroen, Renault, Vauxhall or any other similar priced cars in the Rover price range.
As said below by liverush24 this was to show how good the Rover is and at the same time Tony Pond showed how brilliant a driver he is.
He did that lap with an average of over 100mph through those narrow lanes and country roads, find other 100mph average laps and get a true perspective of the achievement.
Higgins lap to is impressive and a great achievement but done in a modern lightweight state of the art, turbo charged rally car with computer controlled 4 wheel drive to save you in big moments, ABS etc etc, Ponds lap is in an 80's front wheel drive production car with a about 180hp, that is truly brilliant.
BBC Rally Sprint 1983 part 1
Credit for the original cap. goes to angmo. This is BBC's "Rally Sprint"
from year 1983. It features a production (Group N I assume) Rover SD1 with
a few rally modifications including a 300 HP V8 and an MG METRO 1300 (not
the turbo version). I have extracted the
best I could out of the original video file. I am a BIG rally fan so
thought everyone should share in the goodness LOL. The F1 drivers are ;-
Danny Sullivan, Derek Warwick, John Watson, Nigel Mansell, the Rally
Drivers are ;- Jimmy McRae, Pentti Arikkala, Stig Blomqvist, and Tony Pond.
I mostly uploaded this as I am a big fan of the looks of the original
mini-METRO. However when I sat in a Metro turbo recently I was shocked to find that the
inside and controls and door slamming sound and smell are amost exactly the
same as a Morris Minor LOL.
Sorry about it being 720p even though it's originally only SD, but
Youtube removes far too much picture detail on 480p so I am finding that I
need 720p just to get SD levels of picture detail...
world rally 1982 manx isle of man
world rally /1984 /opel manta/porsche 911/audi quattro /russel
brookes/henri toivonen/berty fisher/nissan240rs mechelle mounton,mike
biason/peugeot 205t16/stig blomquist
MG Montego 2.0 Litre Turbo, A demonstration by Steve Soper
This along with it's brother's the, Maestro and Metro turbo's became very much the leaders in the hot
hatch scene back in the 80's. Here Steve Soper takes the Montego through
it's paces at Thruxton. This is a dealership Video, which was given to
dealers at the time. Want to know more? Give us a shout via our website
Manx Rally 1985
Part 1 of BHP/World of Sport broadcast of the 1985 Manx Rally, including in
car footage from Tony Pond's Rover Vitesse, and many group B cars
Isle of Man TT Speed Run: Mark Higgins vs Ryan Douthit
Ryan Douthit challenges Isle of Man TT record holder Mark Higgins to a run
on the infamous TT course. Douthit, in a 2013 Subaru WRX STI Type UK
leftover from the Fast and the Furious 6 film, Higgins driving a Subaru
BRZ. Filmed in 2013 for Season 2 of Driving Sports.
Mark Higgins holds the world record from 2011 in a Subaru WRX STI where he
averaged a speed of 115.36 across the entire 37.75-mile course. In 2014 he
is attempting to improve on his 2011 record by racing a 2015 WRX STI around
It may not have been a fair fight, but it was a lot of fun. You can watch
the full 22-minute episode here: http://dspor.tv/1iCWHoy
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Police Camera Action - The Liver Run *complete episode*
Complete Liver Run episode. Police deliver a donor liver to a patient
driving from Stansted Airport, Essex to Cromwell Hospital, Kensington,
London on 8th May 1987. Check out the landmarks, the Routemasters and the
construction of the A406 North Circular.
1988 ETCC Silverstone - RAC TT.
Possibly the fastest pure Group A race of all time, at the old super quick
Silverstone, featuring the best RS500's in the World of that period. Note
that this is not the same footage to be seen in the compilation DVD of the
'88 ETCC season.