LED light bar mounts

LED light bar mounts fitted to rally car

This is a review of new LED light bar mounts. We’ve been searching for a solution to conventional rally car lighting for some time. Almost as long as the sport of rally has existed there’s been night stages which means racing in the dark. That presents its own unique challenges and one of those is…

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2019 Safari Rally – Tough & Dusty

2019 Safari Rally Celica GT4 sideways

In early June we competed in the longest-running rally in Australia and indeed the southern hemisphere. The 2019 Safari Rally is a piece of Australian rally history. 54 years of Safari in WA The Light car club of WA started running the Safari Rally in 1966. Alongside the sport the event has evolved. Over the…

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Forest Rally 2019 – Done and Dusted

The Forest Rally 2019 was a dry and dusty affair. With a lack of rain in the area the normally compact roads were very loose. It would set the stage for an interesting weekend of action and drama. Round 1 of Everything This year round one of all the rally championships was the Make Smoking…

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WRX rally car build – Part 1

It’s actually been quite a while since we’ve done a WRX rally car build from scratch. The last few Imprezas that we’ve had in the workshop have been second hand rally cars. We’ve only had to modify and re-prepare them before taking them onto the stages. That all changed late last year when a customer…

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Club Rally Car – The resurgence of rear wheel drive

What is a club rally car? A club rally car is really the answer for those who want to rally a classic two wheel drive car with modern engineering. Freedoms in choice of engine, transmission and suspension make it easier and cheaper to build a competitive rally car. Where club rally cars came from Background…

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AP4 rally cars, what are they? – The new generation

What is an AP4 rally car

An AP4 rally car is the Australia Pacific region’s answer to the R5 rally car. The rules and basic technical specifications are similar. AP4 rally cars are not FIA homologated and don’t have to be produced by a vehicle manufacturer. Currently AP4 rally cars are approved for national and Asia-Pacific championships only in Australia. There…

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2019 Fire Extinguisher Rules

Many seem to trip up on the requirements for this simple yet mandatory safety equipment. Let’s take a look at the 2019 fire extinguisher rules for motorsport. Hand Held Fire Extinguishers Testing How often does a fire extinguisher need testing? The straight answer is every three years. This is determined by the date stamped into…

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Perth Rally – What’s changed in the 2019 Championship

Perth rally car Silvia sideways

The Western Australian rally calendar for 2019 was announced toward the end of last year and cited some alterations to events and dates. What some Perth rally people may not know about are the other changes taking place in the WA championship.   The Clubman Cup For 2019 CAMS have made changes to the standards…

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Subaru versus Toyota 2018

It’s been a long time since there was a Subaru versus Toyota battle in any rally championship. Back in the 90’s the two manufacturers fought it out fiercely in the WRC. At the time Prodrive WRX versus TTE Celica was a big budget, high stakes game. 21 years on Over 20 years since those cars…

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Rally WA 2019 Calendar – Gravel events

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year on the Rally WA Calendar. There is a five round entry level gravel rally sprint series as well as the full WA state rally championship (WARC). Rally WA 2019 Calendar 17th March  – Zestino Rally Sprint Series Rnd 1 5-7th April – Forest Rally (WARC round…

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