The tantalising clip of the forthcoming Ron Howard movie Rush has been doing the rounds on all kinds of motoring blogs lately. It looks like a massive CGI-a-thon but we’re still excited, especially as the clip shows the true star of the film: Niki Lauda’s road car of choice. Did you spot it? To be honest if the rest of Rush is lousy it’ll be a hit with us because of this truly inspired piece of car casting.
So all you have to do is send us a comment with the make and model of Niki’s car and we will pick one lucky winner who’ll receive a copy of a rare, out of print book: La Collection – Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
Back in 1963 Ford US decided it wanted to get involved in international rallying. I guess the reason for this was the old “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” theory that claims motorsport victories translate into sales. But it’s odd that Ford didn’t leave European rallies up to the Europeans, I mean a Cortina is surely more of a potential rally weapon than Detroit iron, albeit a compact like the Falcon.
1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
1963 was the test run and Ford were sufficiently encouraged to up the ante in 1964, sending a bunch of Falcon Sprint V8s across the pond. By all accounts the Falcons proved very capable on the tight stages of the Monte, and it was only sneaky rules changes that favoured the tiddlers that kept them off the podium.
Check out these great photos taken from the same spot on the final stage.