January 31, 2008


am·a·teur [am-uh-choor, -cher, -ter, am-uh-tur] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun
1.a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons.

We are so used to seeing those perfect handbrake turns from the Rally gods, your Loebs, your Solbergs and Hirvonens, let us pause for a moment and celebrate the enthusiastic and the over enthusiastic, the slightly capable and those who are just trying hard...to stay on the road. Let us celebrate what is in the end the heart and soul of motorsport, the amateur!

Here's how it's not really supposed to be done in this lovely video from France's 1Max2Rallye.com.
This video is also remarkable as it contains the only footage I know of a rally BMW M Coupe! Check it out about 3min in.

Reader Oily added in Comments:
A couple of my favourites when I was rallying at the lower levels:

Yes, the bumper's off

No, I'm not waving to the camera

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