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    https://youtu.be/5Yn5tHHL268

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    how the times change.
    he bought a ascona 400,move it with his trailer,and won a wrc round.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    how the times change.
    he bought a ascona 400,move it with his trailer,and won a wrc round.
    the times when you could just buy those cars and drive them with a small mechanics team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    the times when you could just buy those cars and drive them with a small mechanics team.
    Really the end of those times. I think Hannu Mikkola said that Audi was the first real factory team on the level of professionalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Really the end of those times. I think Hannu Mikkola said that Audi was the first real factory team on the level of professionalism.
    I should say a "new level of professionalism" maybe, because there were as we all know, professional factoryteams before the Audi-era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyper View Post
    I should say a "new level of professionalism" maybe, because there were as we all know, professional factoryteams before the Audi-era.
    Yep, Audi was probably the first WRC manu employing wider resources but they surely weren’t more professional than Lancia/Fiat, Ford, Opel, Peugeot and even the European teams representing Japanese brands (btw, Audi only beat those on the Safari in 1987, Audi’s WRC final year).
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    Yes, that's what I (or actually Mikkola) meant with the quote. The level of effort and budget was so enormous to anything before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Yes, that's what I (or actually Mikkola) meant with the quote. The level of effort and budget was so enormous to anything before that.
    Yes, it wasn’t only 4wd that they changed the sport with....

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    Talking of levels of professionalism, remember when the Teams each had spotter helicopters in the Group B days. The costs were crazy and the modern teams do it on the cheap in comparison.
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