I haven’t watched a rally in years, so I enjoyed watching this documentary about rallying in the ’80s.
The Group B rally division was apparently held from 1983 to 1986 and pretty much let the car manufacturers make the fastest cars they possibly could. No surprise, then, that discontinued because the cars were simply too fast, and thus too dangerous.
Start at at the 5 minutes 20 second mark to see the driving and the crazies on the sides of the race course. How could anyone possibly think that was a good idea?