It used to be on the BBC every Saturday afternoon.
The idea was to reproduce the conditions from Rally Special Stages on a circuit - hence the mix of loose surface and tarmac. The format used to be four cars at a time - setting off in a line.
I seem to remember a Lotus Europa competing with the the bodywork completely flocked (no - I'm not talking about the condition - it was covered in a "velvet" finish - the process was known as "flocking").
Every race was like the one in this thread - close racing and lots of contact.
A local company used to prepare some fearsome beasts - Minis originally but they came up with some four wheel drive Capris (a bit like a Mustang). They were incredibly fast but were handicapped and had to start ten seconds after everyone else....
Wonderful racing! And true sportsmen, to boot. A very nice congratulations from the Volvo driver. Clean, tight and exciting. I'm guessing Dave the Exige driver and his crew have some mad fiberglass skills. :bow: