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The "Unofficial" Rally Thread.

WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Thanks...... and that being said, here is one for the "I Like Big Air" crowd.


Hey, it's 8pm! Monte Carlo on Speedvision time!


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gary

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

well, you have just posted my new wallpaper....thank you!!
 

WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Gary, if you wan't that pic as wallpaper use this attached version, it's 1024x768 (aprox) and will work much better.


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Steve_HKmtrsprts

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My friends and I have started getting together to watch the WRC on Speedvision soon to be Speed Channel the last 2 nights. I am hooked!!!! Even the commercials with the Mini are great, especially with the Scooby Doo sound effects around turns.
 

gary

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

well, lemme just switch that right over.....oh yeah, that's better......thanks again....
 

toyoter91

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hey about how much travel is that wrx getting? looks like it has some droop lol. laters

"Its still good!!! Its still good!!!"
 

Jerry Zaiden

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Rally is getting way popular these days. I must say I to love the sport. I have been around it since the late 80's. When I worked at Rod Millen Motorsport in the early 90's i would always drowl at the Mazda 323 gtx and the old RX-7 they had. I can see this sport growing big time.

We can all get into this sport on a shoe string buget. Stock class rules for the California Rally series states the car or truck you start with can't blue book for over $4000.

I can't wait for rally to explode!
 

WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Hey Jerry, whats up..... been a while.

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Well here's today's Monte Carlo update:
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Saturday, 19 January 2002

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb and Finn Tommi Mäkinen are locked in battle at the front of the opening round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship, the Rallye Monte Carlo, which continued today. Reigning World Junior Champ Loeb, who hit the top of the leaderboard yesterday, extended his advantage this morning with a fastest time on the day's second stage. But as the event moved to more traditional stages, such as the famous run over the Col de Turini, Mäkinen (Rallye Monte Carlo winner for the past three years) began to close the gap between the pair once more. They entered this evening's final two stages separated by less than half a minute.
There have been clear blue skies over the French mountains again today, but conditions on the roads themselves have ranged from dry asphalt to sheet ice and greasy frost. The tricky Alpine passes caught out a number of crews, including Skoda's Roman Kresta and Peugeot driver Harri Rovanpera. They both retired with suspension and steering damage, but Subaru's Petter Solberg and Carlos Sainz were both able to continue after slight 'offs' this morning.
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LEADERS AFTER SS11
1 Loeb (F) Citroen 2h 49m 19.5
2 Mäkinen (FIN) Subaru 28.2
3 Sainz (E) Ford 2m 16.9
4 Gronholm (FIN) Peugeot 2m 21.4
5 C.McRae (GB) Ford 2m 52.4
6 Solberg (N) Subaru 3m 37.1
7 Burns (GB) Peugeot 3m 59.0
8 Panizzi (F) Peugeot 4m 26.5
9 Delecour (F) Mitsubishi 4m 50.0
10 Gardemeister (FIN) Skoda 5m 49.9
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<font color=red>Here is some video from today</font color=red>

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_GB/VideoASX/2002MCLoebLeg2_wmv.asx>Loab is FAST!</A>
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worldrally-online.com/asx/en_gb/videoasx/2002MCSolbergCrashLeg2_wmv.asx>Watch the correction at the end.</A>

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<font color=red>Pic of the day.</font color=red>




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TimHayosh

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I am surprised at the overwhelming positive reaction to Shawns poll! I voted no, and I own a rally car! The reason I voted no was that are entire websites dedicated to this (just as RDC is dedicated to desert racing).

I didn't see any mention of these other sites in this thread, so here's a couple:
www.bensrallypage.com

SpecialStage.com is similar to RDC. They have even put up the cash for their own Cup. 2002 will be the second year for the "Special Stage Independent's Rally Championship". This is closed to factory teams, and only independents can compete. Pretty cool.

In light of the positive nature of the poll here, I would suggest that someone contact Herr Klaus, and see if a Rally Forum could be added to RDC. It would be much easier to have a variety of threads than what were are doing in this one thread. (Might even drive some of the CRS competitors to RDC! .) Further, how many realized that CRS, SCCA, and WRC events were covered in the Dusty Times??!

For those interested in being a part of it, here are a few upcoming events to the California area:
Feb 23: Rally School at Ridgecrest (Shawn and I will be there)
Feb 24: RallySprint at Ridgecrest
May 3-5: Rim of the World Rally. Palmdale, CA (My Rally debut)
Aug 23-25: Gorman Ridge Rally. Frazier Park, CA
Sep 20-22: Treeline Rally. Monrovia, CA
Nov 1-3: Prescott Forrest Rally. Prescott, AZ
Dec 13-15: Ramada Express Rally. Laughlin, NV (Did someone say Choo-Choo bar??!!)

Anyone reading this is welcome to be a part of my team! We can use all the help we can get. The above events are all <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.californiarallyseries.com>California Rally Series</A> events that I am doing. Click on the CRS link to see a complete schedule.

There are more than this though! Here is <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.scca.org/amateur/performance_rally/index.html>a link</A> to the SCCA Performance Rally home page. You can find schedules, rules, etc there.

Rally is very close to off-road in many ways. One such similarity is the fight against the green weenies. They face the same issues we do believe it or not. Checkout these links to discussions:
http://www.specialstage.com/forum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=1501&forum=DCForumID19

I guess that's my $0.50 worth. Tim
 

WRC

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

Great post Tim!


So I guess that an UN-official rally thread is no longer needed huh?
We are official now!


If anyone has any questions about rally racing, please just ask! There are no stupid questions and everyone knows that this is a new sport to many of you, ask away. I don't claim to have all the answer’s, I'm learning too, but I have some good resources to get just about any question answered for you.


<font color=red>And thanks to everyone who took the POLL!</font color=red>

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scott

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Re: The \"Unofficial\" Rally Thread.

I have a question??? When are they stepping up to 37" projects w/ beadlocks ;) hehehehe
Let me guess after they put on the 10" Aluminum block body lifts right. Remember Parker in 97. Don't knock it until you try it !!!!!! Its possible !!!! hehehehe 3 words right ???? HUGE Sway Bar for a set up like that.....
 
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