What is Rally Racing?

What is rally racing?

What is rally racing? Rally racing or just Rally is a type of Motorsport run on closed road sections. All the racing is against the clock. There is a driver and co-driver in each vehicle and the cars have to be road legal. Rally is also conducted on different surfaces from snow to gravel to…

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What is Anti Lag? Why so important in rally?

Anti lag firing on our WRX STi rally car

What is Anti Lag? Anti Lag is a system used to eliminate turbo lag. It was originally devised for rally cars to keep a turbo spinning at full boost even at low engine RPM. It means the driver has instant power out of corners and between gear changes. The history of turbos in rally Let’s…

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Rally Driving Lotto commercial Perth

Getting sideways on a Lotto commercial shoot

You may have recently seen the new rally driving Lotto commercial in Perth. The plot involves a young girl who starts out building a billy cart with her dad. In their garage are pictures showing they are fans of rallying. The girl, all grown up wins Lotto and is able to fulfill her dream of…

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2019 Kirup Stages Rally – Getting Down and Dirty

Glenn Alcorn/Lee Tierney on the 2019 Kirup Stages Rally

The Wheels on Yirrigan 2019 Kirup Stages Rally, round four for the WA State Rally Championship. At the first three rallies this year there was dust, dust and more dust. At the end of the last state championship event (2019 Safari Rally), I said hopefully we’ll get some rain. Well yeah we got some and…

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LED light bar mounts for Rally Cars

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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