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Ford Escort Mk II - Ari Vatanen - Manx International Rally 1982

For many, this is The  Mk II Escort. (Or the Rothmans ones, gotta make those soon too) Definitely one of the most beautiful Mk2 Escorts in the existence of Mk2 Escorts. The real life counterpart with the undeniably beautiful wide arches being swung around UK's tarmac roads in true Vatanen fashion is some of the best things to witness in rallying and that's why I wanted to make this skin for RBR, despite our Escort's 3d model not being 1:1 match to the 1982 one that Vatanen drove. In the 1982 Manx International Rally Ari begun strong. Stage win on the rally opener and a tight battle with another fine fast Finn Henri Toivonen for the lead of the rally. Toivonen then started to disappear into the distance a bit leaving Ari battling with Terry Kaby first and then Jimmy McRae for the second place in the rally. Then on SS11 Glascoe 2 Ari started driving again on the level he's most famous for and did four fastest stage times in a row, leaving McRae into his dust and Ari inche
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Skoda Fabia R5 (b) - Ville Pynnönen - SM Pohjanmaa Ralli 2021

Good to see you driving again Ville! Those of you who are not familiar with Ville's story, I'll make a short recap. He crashed out in ERC Rally Liepaja in 2020. It didn't look too  bad . But he was heavily recommended by doctors not to drive again for a while for medical reasons. And then in SM Pohjanmaa Ralli 2021 Ville made his competitive return to the Finnish Championship after a half a year hiatus from driving. He didn't test too much before the event (less than 100km) so in my opinion his result of being 8th in his comeback isn't too shabby.  Pohjanmaa Ralli was mentally quite a tough one for Ville who I've learned to know to be quite critical of himself when it comes to driving. He didn't have the routine down yet, and there was no confidence of the normal kind in his driving. But Ville's driving did improve indeed when he got back to the rhythm, with the statistical highlight of his rally coming in SS5, where Ville was 7th fastest. And personally

Ford Escort Mk II - Ari Vatanen - Rally Finland 1982

Time for another Mk2 Escort!  This skin was chosen to be made by Onza. We had a "bet" that for every rallying reference he could sneak in to his entrance exams essays, he would get to choose a livery that I would make for RBR. He managed "only" one and this is the prize for it.  Ari's rally in 1982 Rally Finland was an uphill battle from the start. Audi had brought in the four wheel drive Quattro and it was superb on loose surfaces compared to the outdated rear wheel drive cars, such as Ari's Escort. Ari tried his best but the car couldn't take his intense pushing. The engine kept losing power throughout Saturday's loop in the rally and eventually on special stage 18, Kalliokoski, Ari retired from the rally from 4th position at the time. Hope you guys fare off better with this skin. Oh and congrats Onza on getting in to the school! DOWNLOAD Here's some more pictures of the skin in action. Pictures by me.

Opel Ascona 400 - Henri Toivonen - Mintex Rally 1982

First skin for the Ascona 400 by me! This one was supposed to be done way later, but aesthetic_sofa (Lorenzo) updated the Ascona 400 template to be quite sweet, so I got hyped and made this skin as a result. The UV mapping in this car is quite a nightmare so probably will not make too many Ascona 400 skins. Also big thanks to Voittanen for finding me the font for the name sticker, and to Owen Morgan for helping find accurate text for the small number stickers! The livery is from 1982 Mintex Rally and the car was driven by Henri Toivonen, one of my favorite drivers. It was a long and a hard rally. Mintex Rally was driven late February and it was wet and muddy. Hannu Mikkola left everyone in his dust thanks to the mighty Audi Quattro, but behind him there was a proper battle between Ari Vatanen and Henri Toivonen for the 2nd place of the rally. The battle was decided on the last few tarmac stages, when Ari did not have tarmac tires there and Henri was able to overtake him there. I hope y

Lancia Delta HF 4WD - Markku Alen - Rally Finland 1987

 Final release of those "advent calendar skins" that I've had laying around. This would have been day 1 release if the advent calendar thing would have come to life. Definitely one of my favorite drivers, one of my favorite cars, one of my favorite rallies and one of my favorite colour schemes. What more could you ask for? The rally itself was victorious for Markku. He took the fifth of his six Rally Finland victories here. Piloting the Delta HF 4WD to a dominant victory. Markku started the rally with his usual style. Maximum attack from the start. He won first five stages and by the time of leg 1 ended, Markku was leading already by 1 minute and 16 seconds ahead of teammate Juha Kankkunen.  On leg 2 Markku continued from where he left off, opening the leg with three back to back fastest times. By the end of leg 2 Markku's lead had increased to an over four minute gap ahead of Ari Vatanen who was driving a Sierra Cosworth. Legs three and four Alen could already take i

Porsche 911 SC RS - Henri Toivonen - Ypres 24 Hours Rally 1984

35 years ago, the rallying world got one of it's most tragic news. Henri Toivonen and Sergio Cresto had passed away in a horrible accident during Tour de Corse.  It was the end of a very promising career in rallying and I'm quite certain that it was a future world champion taken from us too soon. To remember this grim day I've chosen to release a livery from one of Henri's finest performances. You know, to enjoy and cherish the nice things. Henri won the rally with over a 5 minute gap to the second placed Belgian Patrick Snijers. Snijers did end up winning the 1984 Belgian Rally Championship so it's not like he's one slow chap either. Henri did drive amazingly throughout the rally to take the win. He didn't set the world on fire with outright pace over the full length of the rally, but Henri did take the lead of the rally on SS37 out of 51 and kept his lead until the end.  Sadly though I can't write too much about the rally as there are no stage results

Citroen C2 R2 Max - Jari Huttunen - SM Vaakuna Ralli 2015

 This time it's another skin with another of my current favorite drivers, Jari Huttunen. This livery was used by Huttunen with slight changes throughout his campaign in the 2015 Finnish Rally Championship. And what a campaign that was. Huttunen ended up winning the title in the SM 3 class, which was contested in R2 machinery. In this very rally, that was driven in Mikkeli, Huttunen was somewhat dominant. Huttunen grabbed the lead of the rally on the very first stage and didn't give it up since. Finishing first 37 seconds ahead of second placed driver Joonas Tokee. This was Huttunen's first win in the season. Hope you guys manage to be equally dominant with this livery, enjoy! DOWNLOAD Here's some more pictures of the skin in action. Pictures by me.