The Rally Action team at the 2015 Experts Cup

Last weekend we trekked south to the coal mining town of Collie for round 3 of the State Rally Championship, the Experts Cup Rally. On paper, the event was similar to 2013, with a format of three stages run three times for State and twice for Clubman. The normally hard packed roads around Wellington Dam hold…

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The road to restoration part 1

Quietly over the last 18 months we’ve had a project we’ve been chipping away at. We’ve been rebuilding a little 1971 Chrysler/Mitsubishi Galant rally car so named for this series as the road to restoration. The car was originally built to contest the Clubman Cup in the late 90’s. By the time we got the…

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Khanacross 14th June

A cold and clear June Sunday morning dawned for the second LCC Khanacross for the year. Whilst it may have been winter, no rain had fallen for a month or so and the ground conditions resembled the dusty height of summer. 27 drivers brought out their weapons for a chance to get sideways and race…

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Why are rally cars so fast?

If you’re thinking Turbos and all wheel drive, you’d be partially correct. For more than 30 years, 4 wheel drive and turbo charging have been standard equipment in rally cars. It was way back in 1981 that Audi brought the concept to the WRC and the game changed completely. Having said that, modern rally cars…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 3 – Club Motorsport

Part three of our series is where the fun starts! We’re introducing you to club level Motorsport called Khanacross. These “grass roots” events provide a strong foundation to start rally driving. They are cheap and easy to enter and you don’t need full rally cars to compete. Check out part 2 of the series if you’ve missed it.…

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2015 Ventkhana

With the forecast of heavy rains in Perth on the weekend, we wondered how much weather we’d actually get at our venue. We’d certainly find out by mid way through the weekend! 23 Venturers and seven leaders put their hats in the ring for the much anticipated Ventkhana 2015. Whilst camp was being set up…

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2015 Donnelly Rally

To say that the 2015 Donnelly Rally didn’t go to plan would be the most massive understatement of the year. What is normally a popular rally through the picturesque tall timber forests nearby to Bridgetown ended in the most tragic circumstances. During the fifth stage of the rally an incident with a competing car resulted in…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 2 – Governing bodies & licenses

Time to look at the governing bodies of Motorsport in Australia and license types. To compete you need a competition license. There’s a few different types and with a rally license, you need to have held a lower level first. Don’t worry, it’s pretty straight forward to get the basic license and in future episodes,…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 1 – Where to start

If we had a dollar for every time we’re asked how to become a rally driver! As it’s the number one question, we created this series to help you go rally racing. In each part, we cover small steps on how to become a rally car driver or co-driver and explain in plain English. The…

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Khanacross 12th of April

Originally scheduled as a Twilight Khanacross in mid march, heavy rains in the 24 hours leading up to the event forced us to postpone until April. Finding a new date was tricky with everything else on our calendar, however we changed the date to the 12th of April and ran a daylight event instead. Ten…

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