It seems like a lot of race fans these days have nearly forgotten the days of the Group B racing. Though it was only a short 4 years of racing history, it seems that once someone has discovered the magic, they're addicted. Group B racing is truly captivating to all ages.
It was a period when giants roamed the earth. From 1982 to 1986, people cheered on the likes of Lancia, Audi, Renault, and Peugeot pound the roads at triple digit speeds. Even the greats like Ferrari and Porsche, companies comfortable sticking to the asphalt, put their names on the line with legends such as the 288 GTO and 959. These cars were monsters, lightweight, fire-breathing (farting) monsters that sounded as though the devil himself had put his soul into these cars.
Accidents were far too common with these behemoths; consequently, the FIA banned Group B cars in 1986. Still, forever in our hearts will these have a spot.