Originally on Build. Race. Party.
Swedish Championship, so look out for lots of Volvos and sideways action, as well as commentators that sounds funny.
So Ive been watching a ton of older WRC videos on youtube and came across this gem: The Safari Rally. For those of you who are not familiar with this event, it is without a doubt one of the most punishing World Rally events ever.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at old highlight videos of previous editions of the upcoming WRC rally. As in most years of the World Rally Championship, the calendar starts with the legendary Monte Carlo. This time we look back to 2004, a season with several interesting aspects.
Participating in a event similar to a Gumball rally? It’s called PureRally and they are doing an East Coast event July 22-25. Not sure if spaces are filled up for this year or not but it is $450 a person.
A discussion of rally racing and Brt’s throwback post reminded me of one of the posts from my earlier days on Jalopnik which I though was a cool crossover topic: old rally gear. So, with apologies to the inimitable Murilee Martin for the repost, a (re)introduction to and the origins of the wondrous Curta Calculator.…
Inspired my RacinBob’s Unexpected Rally Cars post (and all the rally posts of late) I’ve been thinking....... Is there any car that has never been rallied?
I’m pretty late to the party on this one, I only started following this epic race a few years ago. But I watch it on Eurosport and it’s amazing. Sebastien Loeb won the first stage in the cars, which is where my interest is focused. But the bikes, quads, and trucks are pretty amazing to watch. Massive credit to the…
We went out to TRF (Thompson Racing Fabrication - the guys behind the caging of the Brakimghini) to do some tall driver/co-driver modeling for seat placement and head clearance for their real wheel drive- rally rental BRZ.
Good read. This is right near me in New Hampshire. I guess I didn’t realize the scale of the road course being developed, you can’t see much from the road. Great photography, looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
Towards the end of the 1980’s, there was a classic car bubble wherein various cars suddenly rocketed in value. It’s easy to say that we’re in a similar situation now, but nobody can say whether it will end as suddenly as it did last time, or if values will just level off and remain at just a ludicrously elevated level…
Few events in American car culture are as famous, or infamous, as the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The name itself is historically significant, yet resolutely tongue-in-cheek. For short, it’s known simply as the Cannonball. It is the epitome of the great American road trip. It has spawned…
It’s cheap, it’s not terribly rusty, it’s unique, and it’s already stripped and caged. I think you can get the price down a bit more, but who doesbn’t want an I6 AMC rally car? Right. No one.
I’ve heard from several competitors these are some of the best stages around.(not just from the video)