Weren’t you just saying you wish you knew where to find hours and hours of sweet old video clips featuring really rad cars from the 1980s and ’90s? Well... you’re welcome. The YouTube channel “VHS Rallies” has you covered.
If you want to just sit and relax and be amazed, you can just Play All through a collection that stands at 101 clips as of this writing. Here, go nuts:
For those of you looking for something more specific, all the channel’s videos are conscientiously labeled. As in: “Year, Car, Descriptor,” as opposed to the way most YouTube clips are presented: “My What Did WHAT?!?, person-making-emoji-face-thumbnail, content starts five minutes in.”
As for specific recommendations... I thought you’d never ask!
This Mitsubishi “Rough Guide To Rallying” production is pretty great, and not just because it has Montero cameo:
There’s some wicked good Castrol Celica footage in this nice long 1000 Lakes rally clip:
But I think the coolest clip in all of VHS Rallies glorious collection would have to be this half-hour presentation of the 2001 BP Visco 5000 Nairobi Rally:
The Land Cruiser in the thumbnail is a freaking beast to watch, but the cars in there are just as beastly. Subarus, Mitsubishis, and other sedans are straight safaried out and it’s wonderful. Keep your eyes peeled for a righteous two-door Range Rover in the mix there, too.
The VHS Rallies channel is a delightfully deep rabbit hole I sincerely hope you enjoy, and I can’t promise I won’t blog about it again if and when I find another amazing clip that specifically requires your attention. Something tells me plenty of you are still actively looking for ways to kill time these days anyway, right?
Hat tip to Kevin!