While rally racing has yet to catch on here in America, the rest of the world seems enthralled by the sport of racing the piss out of cars along narrow roads and through wooded dirt trails. And what’s not to love? From speed to mechanics to driving skill, rally racing takes an incredible combination of all three to just finish a race, nevermind finish in first place.
Unfortunately for a father-and-son team competing in Australia’s Tasmanian Targa 2012s, their drive was cut short when a mis-shift sent their 1973 Mustang Mach 1 rally racer into a hill, and onto its roof.
The important part of course is that both the son (who was driving) and father (navigator) were alright, thanks to stringent safety equipment requirements. For the first four minutes or so of the video, the two rally racers seemed to be doing just fine in their vintage Mustang, despite the wet conditions of the roadway.
Alas, a poor downshift into third gear on the part of the driver kicked the rear end of the Mustang out at just the wrong moment. The car skids to the right, hitting a little hill before flipping over more than a few times. Thanks to the on-board camera equipment we can see just how violent this accident was…and how good the safety equipment worked. This Mustang rally racer will be back, as the damage was mostly cosmetic, so we look forward to seeing more videos from our Aussie rally racers in the future.