My rally has come along
My lonely days are over
And exhaust is like a song, oh yeah
Dammit Mitsubishi, where did we go wrong?
525,600 minutes: according to RENT, that’s one way to measure a year. On the surface, that’s not actually that much. I mean, $525.6k couldn’t even buy you a Veyron. But 525000+ moments so dear, each one more fleeting than the last? It can change a life. As can drinking that many cups of coffee.
We like to associate rally with the phrase “flat out,” because rally legend Colin McRae wouldn’t have it any other way. What you may not know is that rally has a long history of imposing speed limits for stages—and it’s a rarely-imposed recommendation that canceled one stage of last weekend’s Rally Sweden.
I was poking around in my photos and realized that I never posted a few gems from a trip to Italy last spring. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of cars—mostly lots of food and old buildings—but we did randomly encounter a vintage rally parked for a photo op at the San Biagio church outside Montepulciano, and I couldn’t…
“Is that a stock car?” the Tim Hortons server asked, which seemed a perfectly reasonable thing to say when a race car comes to a drive-thru in Kentucky. The little rally 944 wasn’t, but it was thoroughly awesome to make his day, regardless.
Sharing my current plans for my Miata. The original goal was to make a faster, more luxurious Miata that would excel as a daily driver. Now I’m leaning away from the luxury, and trying to turn it into an absolute rocket, both on-road and off. This is my overlanding vehicle as well, so anything that can get me through…
Some say that the WRC is boring, without any profiles, that the drivers aren’t as good as in the old days and so on. That might to some extent be true, but there are some proof that we are entering another golden age. Let’s look at the age of the current WRC-drivers compared with the age of WRC-Champions when they won…
I’m starting to think about what calendar to get for my desk next year. Does anyone know of rally-themed print calendars? US and/or vintage rally would be awesome but current WRC would also be cool. Just feeling out the options. Whatcha got?
Alright, going to get some wheels for the Rally Capri project tomorrow night.
Right now, we’re in a golden age of accessible high performance motoring. Hot hatches are everywhere, regular sedans from compact to full-size are available in hot versions, and there’s several affordable performance coupes of very different flavors.
A 323 GTX said goodbye to it’s internals today so that another could go on. Because the rallycar must go on.
Do your dirty duty, for Fisher and Price.
No, not the 911.
Just wanted to talk about something other than politics.