Everyone knows that RWD rally cars are straight up awesome. I came across this series a while ago, and though it appears to have ended last year I can't help but smile whenever I see one of these videos.

It got me thinking though, about how more rally organizers should emulate this series. Cheap rear wheel drive and relatively modern is a good formula for a spec series. It obviously keeps costs down, while ensuring that the cars are competitive with each other with plenty of parts availability.

The cheaper rally series' almost all utilize FWD designs, which is fine, but considerably cuts down on time spent sideways and lets face it, that's a big part of the appeal of rally racing.

I'd love to see Subaru get back into rallying on a more grassroots level. Think about how great a spec BRZ class could be. It would be great for spectators and drivers alike, while hyping their new car. It would also get Subaru back in the rally game without having to commit tons of money to beating VW, Citroen and Hyundai in the WRC scene.

Alternatively an MX-5 series could be good as well, Mazda already heavily supports grassroots racing and i'd love to see them branch into rallying as well.

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Thoughts anyone?