For the World Rally Championship, the 1980s was a decade of drama, controversy, triumph, tragedy and, most importantly, Champions. In this action-packed DVD we meet every World Rally Champion from a turbulent time, as well as the cars they drove.
Explosive archive footage from famous events like the RAC, Monte-Carlo and 1000 Lakes rallies charts the road to victory of the seven men who would reign supreme in the 1980s, and recalls the awesome skills, bitter rivalries and fierce competition which made this such an unforgettable era.
Rally Champions of the 1980s recalls the story of each title battle, with edge-of-the-seat footage from the special stages of the world showing these greats at their best. We discover how the stars overcame the odds – and each other – to claim championship glory, and what else the decade held in store for these legends.
For many fans, the cars were as much the stars as the drivers, and Rally Champions of the 1980s shows exactly why. This is a chance to revel in full-blooded action featuring the icons of the decade, including the Audi Quattro, Sierra Cosworth, Toyota Celica and Lancia Delta, plus Group B rockets like the Peugeot 205 T16, Metro 6R4, Lancia S4 and Ford RS200.
This DVD also pays tribute to two other great names of the 1980s, title contender Michelle Mouton, the first woman to win a World Rally Championship event, and the incredible Markku Alen, who held the title for just a handful of days in 1986.
This was a decade of massive change, monster machines, spectator madness, terrible tragedy and some of the closest World Rally Championship battles ever seen – prepare to meet the Rally Champions of the 1980s!
- Walter Rohrl
- Ari Vatanen
- Hannu Mikkola
- Stig Blomqvist
- Timo Salonen
- Juha Kankkunen
- Miki Biasion
"There's explosive drama in every sense in this fitting tribute to what was arguably rallying's last golden age. The narrative takes in the closing fight for each championship of the 1980s, with fabulous footage of Quattros and Group B fare flying the friendly skies - between trees. First-hand comments from star drivers adds another dimension" Octane
"Worth buying if only for the audio porn of Group B rally cars popping and banging out of your tellybox, Duke's latest DVD tells the story of the WRC back in the hairy days of the '80s. All the iconic cars are there, including the Audi Quattro, Sierra Cossie and Lancia Delta, with the drivers giving their inside line on the laggy turbo and chest wig decade. Gotta love it" Max Power
The greatest decade of the WRC - no arguing! - and the heroes who tamed it make this captivating viewing for fans of the era. Footage and interviews with all the '80s champs add to the fever" Autosport
"The 80s saw the pinnacle of speed and power in rallying - Group B, the RS200s, need we say more? New to DVD, Duke's Rally Champions of the 80s uses archive footage to recall the story of each title battle and the skills, bitter rivalries, fierce competition and, of course, the cars - including the Sierra Cosworth and RS200 - that made this an unforgettable decade" Classic Ford