Group B Rally Legends To Hit Top Gear Live Track
Rally legends from the iconic Group B era will be part of the attraction – live and sideways on track – at the forthcoming, all-new Top Gear Live event (www.topgearlive.co.uk) on 11–13 November at NEC Birmingham and 24–27 November at ExCeL London. Top Gear Live’s new indoor track will play host to a fascinating array of Group B Rally cars – including the awesome Peugeot 205 T16, legendary Audi Quattro, gorgeous Lancia 037 and beastly MG Metro 6R4 – in a series of ear-busting head to heads. A Top Gear Live spokesman said: "In 2011 a ‘Jurassic Park’ of these extinct monsters is being brought back to snarling life at the all-new Top During the 1980s the maddest, baddest and most dangerous cars of all time tore into the World Rally Championship like a pack of maternally-enraged velociraptors: the monsters of Group B. These were cars so wild that they had to be killed off after only four years – yet remain the most revered machines ever to have strutted their stuff from the glamour of Monte Carlo to mud of the RAC Rally. Top Gear Live will see these incredible cars take centre stage at the NEC Birmingham and ExCel London as part of the planned 80 minute track display alongside their illustrious forebears such as the 1964 Mini-Cooper S, 1970s icons the Renault Alpine A110, Fiat 131 Abarth and Ford Escort RS1800 – plus the incredible Ferrari 308 GTB rally special. Also joining them will be some of the descendants of the Group B era – the Ford Escort Cosworth, Peugeot 405 Paris-Dakar winner and the late Colin McRae’s amazing Ford Focus WRC." Now if you still need a reason to book... you must be mental.