Monday, September 27, 2010 02:25
Okay, we’re so hooked on the Awesome Sauce that we feel the urge to give y’all another week of motorists at their best, rather than the usual pile of shredded metal. This one’s a doozy.
Killer Exotic Euro-Spec & Road-Race Hot Rods
If I could (and I surely would), I’d take everyone deep into Europe, to the charming nooks and crannies where history comes from (and where not a few American GIs put the smack down on the worst kind of folk) and show you some historic auto racing. Weird things, supremely wild, exotic things from European race shops, and some Euro factory efforts too, still compete in vintage hill-climbs and other localized racing and—if you want to be any student of why things are—learn where it came from. “Lancia Delta S4 Bergrennen Hillclimb Subida Oberhallau 2005—DTM BMW M3 Porsche 935—Gruppe B” is a good place to start.
How exotic does the metal in these hill-climb vids get? Wide-body Porsches, factory track-spec’d BMWs, strange little European rally-boxes, and other homologated oddities hidden in garages for most of the year that only come out for action like this. Better yet, the 2010 edition of this event just went down last month. The crown jewel of this video is a real twice-blown (turbo-supercharged) Gruppe B Lancia Delta S4, an honest-to-God excellrific freak that makes so many gearhead-perfect sounds at once you don’t know whether to fall to your knees or faint in ecstasy.