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I grew up in the vicinity of one of the longest-running rallies in the US, the P.O.R. (later the Lake Superior Rally). As such, I've always had a soft spot for this brand of motorsport. The WRC level is interesting, but not nearly as compelling as some of the lower-level championships like the Finnish F-cup or some of the more grassroots level American stuff. There is still the romanticized ideal of some guy in a knocked-together car going out and competing and having fun, but it looks like insurance and associated costs are going to eventually drive out the little guy here in the US. Still, It's a dream to give it a shot sometime, maybe if I find a sack of money in the street...

So, what says you, I Love Cars, with regard to rallying?

dan m, Monday, 30 April 2007 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, probably the top site for North American Rallying is http://www.specialstage.com if anytone's interested.

dan m, Monday, 30 April 2007 17:45 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't know much about it to be honest. Love pics of old Audi's and Lancia's and newer pics of the Japanese cars. Off to wikipedia...

Spencer Chow, Monday, 30 April 2007 18:33 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
I used to love the WRC.

search: 'climb dance' of course, the mentalism of group B, that story about timo salonen smoking fags during long special stages in corsica and finland during his world championship year, any car with a martini paint job.

destroy: homogenisation of events to fit TV schedules.

haitch, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:50 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

This Car Climbed Mt. Washington


(watch it in HD. it's great!)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 13 August 2011 06:31 (twelve years ago) link

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