Ari Vatanen's huge Manx moment! In-Car Manx Rally 1983 - Isle of Man

  • Published: 21 September 2012
  • If you've ever wondered what its like to drive a rally car at speed, this is your chance! Race the first days stages of the 1983 Rothmans Manx International with renowned rally expert Ari Vatanen and co-driver Terry Harryman reading the pace notes.

    Revealing in-car camera footage provides gripping viewing as they negotiate the twists and turns in foggy and wet conditions, capturing some dramatic moments in their Opel Manta 400 rally car.

    During one section Vatanen clips the wall at speed, spectacularly puncturing a tyre but they continue to drive on as rubber shreds from the wheel rims! A review of this documentary in Autosport sums it up nicely...

    "Despite the speeds, the specially designed camera holds a perfect picture throughout ...make sure you get a copy of In-Car Manx. It's terrific."

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Comments • 1 739

  • Grant Watt
    Grant Watt  4 hours back

    DEAR GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Furness Prime
      Furness Prime  8 hours back

      Those high speed right turns on a tire that is going flat, you can just see him struggle and pull the wheel to make it do what he wants.

      • msa 1961
        msa 1961  23 hours back

        Hooliganism on 4 it.

        • Beard Wierd
          Beard Wierd  1 days back

          God I remember these old vids on vhs when I was a kid.

          • SuperPUZZLEmania K
            SuperPUZZLEmania K  1 days back

            4:03 from 3 straight to 5

            • whiterottenrabbit
              whiterottenrabbit  1 days back

              Nobody cares about the picture being reversed, e.g. left and right swapped? Instead, the "Duke" tag is added more than necessary... Truly a shitty half-assed video, you uploader fuck, congratulations! *slow clap**

              • Neil Barnwell
                Neil Barnwell  1 days back

                Can I unclench yet?

                • drunkensessions
                  drunkensessions  2 days back

                  Maybe? What the fuck?

                  • Фёдор Сумкин

                    475 дизлайкеров проехали бы быстрее! ))

                    • kimi
                      kimi  2 days back

                      I'm starting to think there's some genetic deficiency that makes Finns complete nutcases.

                      • DjChris
                        DjChris  2 days back

                        Call me maybe!?

                        • lookapi
                          lookapi  2 days back


                          • MuFⅎ
                            MuFⅎ  3 days back

                            1:31 like a glove, followed be 2:10 lol

                            • Marcin P.
                              Marcin P.  4 days back

                              Loeb would drive faster

                              • Teemu V
                                Teemu V  4 days back


                                • High Overlord Snarffie Beagle

                                  got to love it when the codriver says "oh God" during a race, a thing of beauty

                                  • Dennis Pookie
                                    Dennis Pookie  1 weeks back

                                    Getting an anxiety attack.

                                    • Ralf
                                      Ralf  1 weeks back

                                      F1 is for pussys, this is realy HARDCORE!For men with big balls..

                                      • John K
                                        John K  1 weeks back

                                        2:10 😬

                                        • GateCrasher
                                          GateCrasher  1 weeks back

                                          This dude would win any police chase. Ever

                                          • Stuart Russell
                                            Stuart Russell  1 weeks back

                                            dear god! flat out!!!!

                                            • Jerome Jelios Hobbies
                                              Jerome Jelios Hobbies  2 weeks back

                                              Dear God! 2'12!!

                                              • T.D. McCarty
                                                T.D. McCarty  2 weeks back

                                                2:00 there passes a yellow death

                                                • Ford Driver
                                                  Ford Driver  2 weeks back

                                                  Ari's hand's @2:10 No need to say anything else.

                                                  • asdfgh7023
                                                    asdfgh7023  2 weeks back

                                                    Classic pilot!Classic LEGEND!Classic rally history!

                                                    • sennalotus12
                                                      sennalotus12  2 weeks back


                                                      • YavsakSavar
                                                        YavsakSavar  2 weeks back

                                                        2:11 🤢🤢🤢🤢

                                                        • TigTk421
                                                          TigTk421  3 weeks back

                                                          Is Jimmy the local sheep?

                                                          • adis adis
                                                            adis adis  3 weeks back

                                                            1:27 is exatetrestrial

                                                            • Nicholas Spinicelli
                                                              Nicholas Spinicelli  3 weeks back

                                                              Driving like that with a puncture, unreal!

                                                              • José da Cunha Filho
                                                                José da Cunha Filho  3 weeks back

                                                                I always remember a story about Vatanen in Africa with a Lancia that he went sideways so radically that both side windows got completely spattered with bugs to the point he couldn't see clearly through them towards the end of the stage.

                                                                • Wiesda Naweer
                                                                  Wiesda Naweer  3 weeks back

                                                                  Group B cars. So powerful they get you to the finish line on wet tarmac with a flat front left. Group B. B stood for Balls.

                                                                  • Bluehopi Waltz
                                                                    Bluehopi Waltz  3 weeks back

                                                                    Absolutely as insane as the motorbyke race

                                                                    • Erikas Savickas
                                                                      Erikas Savickas  3 weeks back

                                                                      How did he made through those gates...

                                                                      • Damon
                                                                        Damon  3 weeks back

                                                                        I love it when the CO driver says maybe😂😂😂🍻 or it sounds like it...

                                                                        • Damon
                                                                          Damon  3 weeks back

                                                                          2:08 wow. This whole thing has me worried. I’m an aggressive racer and go off the track a lot and am pretty fast but this is a suicide mission. Unreal skills too. The correction was insanity

                                                                          • James Brown
                                                                            James Brown  3 weeks back

                                                                            How do they fit in that small car with them balls

                                                                            • Brent Taylor Art
                                                                              Brent Taylor Art  4 weeks back

                                                                              My favorite part was at 2:10 when he used the momentum of his enormous balls to slingshot the car through that opening.

                                                                              • James Matthews
                                                                                James Matthews  4 weeks back

                                                                                I was playing Dirt Rally and they were giving these insane directions. I had no idea what the fuck the announcer was talking about

                                                                                • Ivan Rudenok
                                                                                  Ivan Rudenok  4 weeks back

                                                                                  У меня от просмотра всё сжалось, а у навигатора вообще стальные яйца по ходу. Водила, конечно, тоже ничего так. Таксистом Газелистом может устроиться. :-)
                                                                                  А если серьезно, то мне очень жаль, что я так никогда не смогу машину чувствовать.

                                                                                  • Lucky Goose
                                                                                    Lucky Goose  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Everything is relative to the co driver. Maybe there is a left turn, but may be there isn’t. It’s all relative. And not once did he mention the 1000 foot death cliff 2 feet from the car.

                                                                                    • RedLP5000S
                                                                                      RedLP5000S  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Excellent job, both of you.

                                                                                      • WelshWoody82
                                                                                        WelshWoody82  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Huge moment? I just click baited badly...

                                                                                        • black dog
                                                                                          black dog  4 weeks back

                                                                                          The more  you watch this, the more I have a deep respect for Ari Vatanen's driving. He could have lost it any time after the puncture but is doing 150 kph on wet roads.

                                                                                          • UH
                                                                                            UH  4 weeks back

                                                                                            that's really unsure co-driver 😂😂😂

                                                                                            • SHIFTY
                                                                                              SHIFTY  4 weeks back

                                                                                              The cars occupants have balls like watermelons

                                                                                              • SHIFTY
                                                                                                SHIFTY  4 weeks back

                                                                                                If only they had this sport in america. Instead of driving around an oval track. I think it would be too hard.

                                                                                                • Chocolate Balls
                                                                                                  Chocolate Balls  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  2:08 ultimate asshole clench