One of the most exciting motorsports out there is rally racing. These types of races take place on a point-to-point course instead of a circuit course. Basically, you see who can drive the fastest from one spot to the other. The thing is that these courses often wind through some seriously rough terrain and the drivers and passenger (there's often a passenger giving important directions) have to navigate the entire course at high speeds this often means kicking up lots of dirt, powering through mud or snow, and catching all kinds of air. To demonstrate just how amazing and beautiful the sport is, we thought it best to round up a bunch of photos and videos for your enjoyment.
The Ford Fiesta in rally trim making a splash. Source: Red Bull Content Pool, Jannus Ree
A more intimidating Ford Fiesta you will not find. Source: wtf1.
An Audi Quattro A2 Group B Rally Car getting some air. Source: Gentlemanmonkey Tumblr
The Ford RS slinging snow like nobody's business. Source: Oppositelock
Talk about threading the needle. Source: Red Bull Content Pool, Jannus Ree
Another big splash with a Ford. Source: Gentlemanmonkey Tumblr
There is nothing that looks like or performs like the Lancia Stratos. Source: Classic Rally Cars Tumblr
The Peugeot 205 T16 putting some space between it and the ground. Source: Oppositelock
A BMW E30 coupe rally car in a tight spot. Source: Rad Racer Tumblr
Few rear ends look as nice as the Stratos'. Source: Chromjuwelen Tumblr
The VW Polo R WRC flying with a cloud of dust trailing is beautiful. Source: wft1.
Nothing like an all-wheel drive beast of an Audi Quattro getting some air. Source: Bikes and Cars Tumblr
Getting air is great unless you do it like this VW. Source: Rally Cars Tumblr
A little oversteer in the Fiat 131 Abarth is a very good thing. Source: Classic Rally Cars Tumblr
A dirty little Mini makes for an excellent rally car. Source: Gentlemanmonkey Tumblr
Underneath all that dust is a Toyota Celica. Source: Bikes and Cars Tumblr
The Subaru WRX STI flies through the forest at the New England Forest Rally. Source: Subaru
Toyota's rally-equipped RAV4 can sling mud with the best of them. Source: Toyota
The Citroën C3 WRC getting sideways at Rally Finland. Source: Citroen
A Volvo PV544 won the Safari Rally in 1965. Source: Volvo Cars