Ari Vatanen

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Ari Vatanen Manx Rally 1982 Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800
Ari Vatanen Manx Rally 1982 Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800; Ari at his best!

"Oh Dear God" Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman, Manx Rally SS4
Ari Vatanen shows tremendous skill in keeping his works Manta between the hedges after getting out of shape on a cattle grid on Stage 4 of the 1983 Manx Rally. Co-driver, Terry Harryman takes a short break in the notes to utter the, now legendary "Oh, dear God". The crew finish the stage with a puncture (not that you'd know).

Ari Vatanen - In Car Manx 1983 - SS4
Available on DVD - Or included in our 'In Car Manx /RAC Rally Download' just £4.99 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- "Despite the speeds, the specially designed camera holds a perfect picture throughout ...make sure you get a copy of In-Car Manx. It's terrific." If you've ever wondered what its like to drive a rally car at speed, this is your chance! Race the first days stages of the 1983 Rothmans Manx International with renowned rally expert Ari Vatanen and co-driver Terry Harryman reading the pace notes. Revealing in-car camera footage provides gripping viewing as they negotiate the twists and turns in foggy and wet conditions, capturing some dramatic moments in their Opel Manta 400 rally car. During one section Vatanen clips the wall at speed, spectacularly puncturing a tyre but they continue to drive on as rubber shreds from the wheel rims! A review of this documentary in Autosport sums it up nicely...

Max Vatanen scares his Dad
Max Vatanen gave a ride to his dad with his Ford Fiesta R2...