Winter rallies pose another challenge that you may not think of: everything is white. Driving into the sun is bad enough. Driving into the sun surrounded by blindingly white snow is a whole 'nother problem. Watch World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen do it right.
Kris Meeke doesn't care that it's dark or icy during this test for Rally Sweden. Not one bit. He still goes ridiculously quick anyway. Oh, and ridiculously sideways.
Whatever you do, don't hit the piles of white fluffy stuff by the side of the road. Here are the highlights from this weekend's Rally Sweden, in all their snowbank-plowing glory.
This is Kris Meeke testing for the upcoming 2015 Rally Sweden. What he does with his Citroën WRC car defies belief.
Well, technically it's 24 and a half minutes. But if you're one of those strange people who pines for the beach in the middle of a blizzard, let last year's Rally Sweden convince you that humanity is always destined to triumph over snow. By driving very, very fast through it.
I've seen all kinds of jumps from drunk, wannabe Duke Boys morons, but I've got to show respect for Sebastien Ogier jumping over 134 feet in competition during this year's Rally Sweden.
This is Czech WRC privateer Martin Prokop thanking his fans for pulling him out of a ditch at Rally Sweden over the weekend. Look at how he gives them a delightful tug, throwing them to the ground in appreciation.
Rally Sweden is in full swing at the moment, so here's a look back at the 1986 running of the event. It was in the midst of the Group B era, and also the first event for the legendary Ford RS200.
Citroën's Peter Solberg got popped doing 70 mph in a 50 mph in between Rally Sweden stages, forcing him to surrender his license. His co-driver had to drive the car in between stages. They still placed fifth.
It was a 1-2-3 finish for the WRC Ford Fiestas at Rally Sweden, asserting their dominance with the new 1600 cc turbocharged four-wheel drive cars. First and second place were separated by just 6.5 seconds. (Photo: Getty Images)