Group B Rally Was The Flame That Burned Twice As Bright
A no holds barred set of regulations meant a lot of mad engineers could produce some crazy cars but it came with a heavy cost
The best of what the human race has created was born out of competition. When that competition has very little restrictions the human mind becomes very creative and inventive. Sometimes to the point where risk taking and recklessness become the status quo. This is what Group B World Rally racing series was in the motorsport world: A period of time of unchecked competition guided by the sole motivation to create the fastest rally cars the world has ever seen, no matter the cost.
Donut Media has done a fantastic job of compressing the fast, furious, and ephemeral life of the Group B series in this eleven minute documentary. As Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, once said: "The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long." This was the very essence of Group B racing, and it lives on in our memories forever.