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Jumping Colin’s Crest at Rally Sweden 2014

Jumping Colin’s Crest at Rally Sweden 2014
Colin’s Crest is a famous rally jump along the snowy course of Rally Sweden that was named to honor the great rally driver, Colin McRae. Each year, a prize is awarded for the longest jump over the crest during the first run of the course.
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Drive Rally Sweden with Pontus Tidemand

Drive Rally Sweden with Pontus Tidemand
The 2014 Rally Sweden is well underway and you can ride along with driver Pontus Tidemand in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, along with co-driver Ola Fløene. This was only Tidemand’s second event in a WRC car and he ended up finishing Rally Sweden with an overall 8th place finish.
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Snow Drifting in Norway

Snow Drifting in Norway
Rally racing and drifting are clearly horses of a different color, but the two combine brilliantly when there’s enough snow on the ground – along with the right car and driver. Let’s go for a ride with Formula Drift driver Kenneth Moen as he tears up the snow and ice-packed countryside in Norway in his rear wheel-drive 840hp Toyota Supra drift car to show us how it’s done.
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WRC Previews the Rally Sweden 2014

WRC Previews the Rally Sweden 2014
Rally Sweden is the only pro rally event held in the full winter and the WRC doesn’t hold back, holding the race on the icy, snowy roads of the Värmland province near the Sweden/Norway border. Rally Sweden also contains Colin’s Crest, one of the most famous jumps in the entire rally circuit, with thousands of fans looking on as the cars compete for a special trophy for the longest jump.
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Rallycross VW Beetle Gets 600+ Horsepower

Rallycross VW Beetle Gets 600+ Horsepower
The very first Volkswagen Beetle had only 25 horsepower, so it’s pretty incredible to think that there’s now a bug that has 30 times that much power raging behind its driver. This very special Global Rallycross (GRC) Beetle only has a 2.0-liter direct-injected TSI engine, but through the miracles of turbocharging, it will output “more than 600 horsepower.”
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The History of the Audi Quattro

The History of the Audi Quattro
Chris Harris of /DRIVE looks into the history of Audi and the Quattro GmbH motorworks that developed it. When it made its debut back in 1980, the quattro had a 200 horsepower, 5-cylinder engine and impressive all-weather performance. 
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MINI Wins Top Three Spots at 2014 Dakar Rally

MINI Wins Top Three Spots at 2014 Dakar Rally
When MINI announced they were entering the grueling Dakar rally, we were skeptical about the little car’s ability to keep up over sand, dirt and mountaintops. But color us impressed: MINI has not only won the cars category, but has taken the top three spots.
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Rally Driver “Drops Outside,” Takes it in Stride

Rally Driver “Drops Outside,” Takes it in Stride
(NSFW: Language) The Brakim Racing Rally Team goes off the road on a “right 5 into right 4, drops outside” corner during the Rally West Virginia. The car goes end-over-end a few times, then finally stops.
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Fox Body Mustang Rally Car? Shakycam Says “Kinda”

Fox Body Mustang Rally Car? Shakycam Says “Kinda”
One of the great things about local rally races is that pretty much anyone can enter any car in the race, as long as it meets all the safety requirements. The guy in this video decides to enter his “Fox Body” Mustang in the race and see what he can do.
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Snowkhana Two: The Ultimate Festive Course

Snowkhana Two: The Ultimate Festive Course
Ken Block famously tears up the track with his 650hp Ford Fiesta ST RX43; drifting and squealing around, over, into and through a variety of obstacles in his amazing Gymkhana video series. Ford shares holiday cheer with this tribute to Ken Block, imagining what happens under his Christmas tree on Christmas morn.
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McRae Family Ford Escort up for Auction

McRae Family Ford Escort up for Auction
The late, great rally car driver Colin McRae was responsible for testing this classic MkII Ford Escort, that was later raced by his father and brother in a number of rally wins. It was raced to victory by Colin’s father, Jimmy McRae in the 2006 Roger Albert Clark Rally, and the 2007 British Historic Championship; then, in 2008, Colin’s brother Alistair raced it in the memorial Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, took home the prize there as well.
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2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Rally Car

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Rally Car
Hyundai recently announced the development of a new “N” series performance line. Coinciding with that announcement, Hyundai unveiled its newly designed World Rally Car, the 2014 Hyundai i20 WRC. The car will make its racing debut at Rallye Monte Carlo in January, the first race of the 2014 WRC season.
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Toyota All Speed Dakar HiLux

Toyota All Speed Dakar HiLux
Championship driver Giniel De Villiers shows off his freshly-prepped Toyota HiLux truck his team will be racing at the 2014 Dakar Rally. This very special truck not only has what it takes to take on the punishing South American course, it finally has a very important upgrade for its driver and co-driver – air conditioning.
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MINI Countryman Prepares for 2014 Dakar Rally

MINI Countryman Prepares for 2014 Dakar Rally
When you’re choosing a car to compete in an off-road race spanning thousands of miles from Argentina, through Bolivia, and ending in Chile, your first choice may not be to turn to the MINI Countryman. But Stéphane Peterhansel and the Monster Energy X-raid team are doing just that as they prepare for the 2014 Dakar Rally with a massively souped-up Countryman.
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XCAR Recreates Famed 1964 Monte Carlo Rally

XCAR Recreates Famed 1964 Monte Carlo Rally
In 1964, famed rally driver Paddy Hopkirk won the Monte Carlo Rally with his car number 37, a Mini Cooper S, which won the race despite being pitted against far more powerful vehicles. XCAR paid homage to Hopkirk’s historic race by reenacting a portion of the race in a new MINI Convertible.
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