• Oct 28, 2009

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Football fans know that offense sells tickets, but defense wins games. Rallying is not so different. Drivers get all the glory, but they'd all be stranded upside-down in a tree somewhere without their co-pilots. The navigators ride shotgun and give the driver a turn-by-turn play-by-play of what's coming up around the next bend.

We've seen all kinds of pairings of driver and co-driver, but this one has to take the cake. Behind the wheel of a vintage Ford Escort MkII (pictured above), Irish rally driver Jimmy Deane gets the lay of the land from Barry Meade, whose comically enthusiastic directions make us wish our sat-nav had his voice as an option. If you don't mind a bit of swearing, follow the jump and clip the apex to watch the video to see what we mean.

[*WARNING: Explicit language – NSFW]

[Source: TotallySideways.com via ColdTrackDays.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That was interesting, but that's a lot of excessive chatter that would probably drive me insane. But I agree, would make a hilarious nav voice.

      I wonder if he was a personal trainer before? Floor it! Floor it! And that was funny that he says "guano" in place of another word.

      Also, I was thinking of "Thinking with your dispstick Jimmy".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Someone just pointed out to me that it sounded as if he was coaching a man on intercourse. lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It does sound like an intercourse coach. It'd be funny to take a p0rn flick and add the soundtrack of this clip to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Haha that was great. Would have been better if this was posted on Monday!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was four kinds of awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Imagine that voice on your GPS in stop and go traffic. It would be a complete remix to Peter Gibbons commute to work. Had he possessed this technology, he might not have hated life so much. I think the funniest thought though, has to be what this man sounds like at a drive-thru.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As the people of Cork would say: "He's some langer, boy". I think the co-driver would rather be behind the wheel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Both drivers are Irish. The co driver has a strong Cork accent, Mallow is the main country town in North Cork about 45 miles due north of Cork City. I used to work for the Environmental Protection agency in that area.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Crazy fun
      • 5 Years Ago
      "They're not English, they're not Irish. They're just...pikey."
        • 5 Years Ago
        I nominate you for post of the day for your awesome quote from snatch!
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a rower/coxswain in college..that sounds very familiar. He's good!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gotta love the Irish. So animated.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And this is why Rallying is without a doubt, my favorite motorsport.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can someone please tell me what they’re saying to the driver when using the verbiage:
      2 Left +5 and so on.

      I know there letting the driver know there is a left turn ahead, but past that I’m lost.
        • 5 Years Ago
        2 left is the tightness of the left turn
        1 for very tight 5-6 for very open

        i believe the +number is the distance? I could be wrong
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Fuk it" - I am still laughing at that guy, he is awesome
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