In my younger days, back in South Africa, I used to follow rallies with interest. There were (and, I assume, still are) some pretty tough events there, such as the Roof Of Africa Rally for motorcycles through the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and Lesotho, or the Kalahari 1000 Desert Race. Many drivers and riders came to grief, no matter how experienced they were or how up-to-date their vehicles.
I was therefore pleased to receive an e-mail from reader Henk W., providing a link to this video clip of some very spectacular rally crashes. It brought back many memories. According to Henk, no-one was seriously injured (except, perhaps, in their pride) in any of these incidents.
Wild rides, indeed!