Ford Capri v Toyota Celica Bathurst 1980
http://www.australianautosportcommunity.com/index.php Peter Williamson
(Celica), Lauri Nelson (Capri) and Peter Hopwood (Capri), go at it in a
classic dice from Bathurst 1980 in the small car class.
Gerry Marshall 1979
Gerry Marshall and the Triumph Dolomite Sprint, 1979. With Tony Lanfranchi,
Barrie Williams, Andy Rouse, Barry Sheene, Roger Clark, Mark Thatcher, Rex
Greenslade etc. Action from Silverstone and Thruxton.
Ford Capri Documentary - The Car is the Star Part 1
The Car's the Star presented by Quentin Wilson. This documentary is in two
parts and is all about the Ford Capri. I've had eight Capris, so this is
just up my street, I hope it is yours - enjoy!
This is part 1
RAC RALLY 1980
RAC RALLY 1980
This amateur 8mm Cine film shows my memories of this iconic rally which
started form Bath in 1980
Henri Toivonen became, at 24, the youngest winner of a world rally
championship event (that is if we regard 1973 as being year zero, otherwise
Simo Lampinen would still hold the record even today by winning the 1963
1000 Lakes aged just 20) on the 1980 Lombard RAC Rally driving the Talbot
Some say he was fortunate, being gifted the rally after the punctures that
befell Anders Kullang's Ascona 400 in Grizedale, and the retirement of
Waldegard's Toyota Celica GT. Also, Hannu Mikkola being unable to catch him
in the Eaton Yale Escort due to having a lesser tyre (Dunlop) for that
event compared to Toivonen's Michelins. But despite these claims the event
still marked out Toivonen as a future great and potential world champion,
which surely he would have been in 1986 but for tragic circumstances.
The 1980 RAC also hit the headlines with Tony Pond's visit to the lion
enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. The TR7 slid through a fence and hit the
lions feeding trough, smashing the car's windscreen and losing Pond over
three minutes. Rally Buzz