Ari Vatanen's Climb Dance

Published: 26 December 2007

In the February 2008 issue of CAR Magazine we interview the great Ari Vatanen. And 20 years ago, before the MEP was interested in transport policy, the EU's only ex-world rally champion set a Pikes Peak record in a Peugeot 405 T16.

Vatanen's record - which stood for six years - was celebrated in the film Climb Dance, directed by Jean Louis Mourey. The film is stunning, featuring the infamous moment when Vatanen drives one-handed, using his other hand to shield his eyes from the sun. 

Click here to watch Ari Vatanen controlling 800bhp-plus on the Pikes Peak hillclimb.