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Highlights of the UK's WRC round from 1979 to the present day

Britain's round of the World Rally Championship is underway in Cardiff, with Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen going head to head for the championship title.

In celebration of the event, has looked back through its photographic archives, pulling out the best photos from every year of the event from when the World Rally Championship for drivers formally began in 1979 onwards.

See the hi-res pictures of Britain's World Rally Championship round

We haven't always picked a shot of the rally winner, offering a a variety of photos to prompt happy (and, perhaps, sad) memories of standing in the forests.

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Uncle Mellow 24 October 2009

Re: Rally GB history in pictures

Really love those old-shape ( 90's) Imprezzas that Colin used to drive. They were the best.