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This car I have been following for several years, I think this is a car that is as close to the original as it is possible to come.
The car is built with lots of original parts and I don’t think anything has been saved to get this result.
Just…wow. I agree with this gentleman. Group B will forever be the one of the greatest thing motorsports has ever seen, imho. This is just amazing.
I remember seeing the original ones racing on Wide World of Sports when I was a kid. The forests were like something out of King Arthur. Then, as now when I watch these beautiful films, I am reminded of a quote from one of my favorite movies where Butch says to Sundance:
Who ARE those guys?
This is an almost incredible story! The project participants seem to have immediately recognized Volker’s passion and supported this ambitious project. This car is German rally history and if the original is lost, then you have to reconstruct it. Congratulations and greetings from Hesse.
Wow! Thank you for these awesome videos. This brings me so much joy and motivation towards my projects! What an incredible story! Beautiful Car.
Wicked video yet again…. i was waiting to see and hear Walter Rohrl talk about it. I guess getting his signature on the car is already very special. Which raises the next question, what about a car linked to Bjorn Waldegard… a porsche perhaps?
I come from Thuringia myself and I couldn’t believe hearing my local dialect in this video. If I would only have known earlier. I would love to meet Volker Gehrt and see his passionate creation!
I suggest you find him on-line, and ask for the possibility of seeing his car, some time when it is convenient for him, at a show or a rally. He probably shows the car from time to time, and enthusiasts love to talk about their projects. My experience is that when you are patient and polite the opportunity to visit is almost always extended.
Thanks Robert! Thats a great suggestion.
Awesome that replicas are getting some recognition. Most are built with an appreciation and hat tip to the mostly unaffordable real cars. They have their purpose of allowing the motorsports public to view and hear them being driven when sometimes the ex works cars are just too valuable to drive. We are not fortunate here in North America to have an abundance of real cars, so these can help fill a void. With that said there is a contingent of scammers overseas that try and pawn off replicas as real and give honest replica builders a bad name.
I’m just blown away by all the enthusiasm that surrounds this car!
Nice going Petrolicious!
Full discloser . Normally I’m no fan of ‘ race ‘ replicas and especially race replicas replicating a specific driver’s race/rally car . But in this case … seeing as how its a Rohrl [ my favorite driver of all time and one hell of a mensch ] replica .. and the fact that Herr Walter obviously approves … I’ll put aside my prejudice and say … two thumbs up .. to the owner … the car … as well as the team involved in the video shoot and production,. …… in fact … two thumbs up may be an… Read more »
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