Subaru WRX Rally Car specs

Background Subaru’s Impreza actually started production late in 1992 with the first models of the WRX landing on Australian shores in 1994. With 4 wheel drive and turbo charging a necessity to be competitive in the World Rally Championship (WRC), Subaru designed the small four door sedan to accept the 2 litre turbo flat four…

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Get more out of your Rally Driving Experience

You’re excited to be getting behind the wheel and driving sideways. You’re so looking forward to the day, you’re out the door and in the car reversing out of the driveway. Where are the directions? Oops, left them on the kitchen table. Back in the house quickly to grab them and then you remember your…

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Rally Action at the 2015 Darling 200

The last rally of the season, the Darling 200 broke a few records. First there was a field of 38 entries, a big number for the 2WD only rally based around Jarrahdale, southwest of Perth. Second the weather hit a scorching 39◦ and third we had seven cars in the rally, with two of those…

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Nissan Silvia rally car build part 2

The next step was to tackle the wiring loom. As the car originally had a CA18 engine, the loom was different. Adding to that, the wiring had been chopped and reduced to only the functions required for circuit work so many parts required for rally were missing. The easiest solution was to use the loom…

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Nissan Silvia rally car build part 1

During our busy rally season we started the build of a new gravel rally car for a customer. The brief was short and clear. Build a rear wheel drive rally car that could be used for gravel and tarmac. With a relatively short list of cost effective rear wheel drive cars available the decision to…

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10 Tips to make it easier for you to rally

Here’s ten tips that can make it much easier for you or your crew when competing in a rally. 1. Make a check list and tick off items as they are completed or packed. On any rally there is a lot to think about before you get to the start line. Having a list and…

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Twilight Khanacross 12th September

The last Rally Action/Light Car Club motorsport event of the year took the form of a Twilight Khanacross. Like every event we’d run this year, rain had made the choice of tracks we could use for tests interesting for our September event. The clouds had looked ominous as the 29 drivers arrived and we crossed our…

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The road to restoration part 4

The final part in our series of our restoration of a 1971 Mitsubishi Galant rally car. Before prepping the car for painting, we took the car to our venue for some shake down and testing. It was a chance to make sure everything was performing as it should and bed in the new rings and bearings…

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Rally Action at the 2015 Carrington’s Traffic Services Safari Rally

The 2015 Carrington’s Safari Rally should have been a ripper for the Rally Action team. Five of our cars, 130km of competition and eight special stages. The roads had all been graded and a new format promised plenty for all who entered. Another bonus was a spectator stage that ran literally behind the service park…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 4 – Rallies & Co-drivers

In this part of the series, we get down to some of the nuts and bolts. How a rally works and the role of the all important co-driver. Missed part 3? Click Here The two actually go hand in race glove. It’s one of the reasons why rally is a team effort compared to almost…

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