This Group B Audi swings so close to the crowd that the driver actually takes out a video camera, valued at £30,000.

This was, of course, Rally Portugal in the mid '80s (it looks like 1985 to me). Crowd control was always tough in the Group B era. Organizers at Rally Finland, for instance, brought out dogs on crowds to keep them from standing on the course.


It doesn't seem like Rally Portugal had that kind of crowd control. Everyone stood right on the edge of the road, if they weren't standing in the middle of it.

So if you're wondering how close people stood to Group B cars, now you know: close enough to get their cameras knocked from their hands.

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