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

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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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Rally Australia – 30 years from 1988 – 2018

30 Years of Rally Australia 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of Rally Australia being formed. Starting three decades ago in Perth it would become one of the best in the world. History of Rally Australia In the mid 80’s Australia was not part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) like our eastern neighbour New Zealand.…

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What happened to the 2018 Darling 200 Rally?

2018 Darling 200 Rally Believe it or not, the 2018 Darling 200 rally was affected by fire. How can that be? The rally was due to run in November and we’re in September. In fact fire was identified as a problem in August by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). Formerly known as…

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