Rally racing is very popular in Central Europe. There are WRC championship races, but there are also a lot of regional races. These regional races are what I find fascinating. The top cars are R5 from Škoda or VW, but most of the drivers are steering older cars. These cars are Lada or Škoda, maybe some Audi or BMW's with an occasional Moszkvics or Trabi. The fans are numerous and usually there to cheer on some local driver. There are always people cooking along the side of the race course, and there is more than enough alcohol to go around.