MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// WRC WEDNESDAY /// THE FROSTY FACEPLANT THAT SHOOK THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP: WHEN HIRVONEN & LEHTINEN WENT TO MEXICO, 2012 /// 5.3.2014…

A frosty faceplant with a Finnish curse, a very long walk, a roadside strip show (of sorts), a couple sombreros, a large Finnish man in a poncho and goggles, and one very well loved (and decorated) Dodge pickup.  And, the World Rally Championship never looked back.  Always eager to prove that blondes (truly) do have more fun, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN) had made videos before, and they have made many videos since.  But, this full-on event promo (made in 2012, while the duo was driving for Citroën Total World Rally Team) was the one that (really) started it all.  So, chain up and crank it to 11, as we speed back to Rally Guanajuato México 2012…

Now, because (sometimes) more is more, and more is good, go forth and indulge yourself in some excess with Mike and Jim’s behind-the-scenes travelogue.  Go ahead, tally how many cameos by WRC personalities you can catch.  Tip: though a few may be quite obvious and/or get a bit of screen time, blink and you may (or may not, we could be bluffing – or,  just vision-impaired, hallucinating, and so on) miss someone highly recognizable, despite being a voice of rally.

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