The Rally Action team at the 2015 Lewana Stages Rally

How did our trek to the Lewana stages rally go in late July? 20% is the answer. What do we mean by 20%? Well, of the 5 cars in our team, only 1 finished. This may seem like disappointing news, however it’s not! We took the trek from Perth to Kirup near the end of…

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Khanacross 2nd August

The Big Wet The last day of July was the wettest that anyone could remember. In the 48 hours prior to the 2nd of August, 113mm of rain had fallen, turning roads into rivers and puddles into lakes. There was so much water, this was the scene at one of our culverts on the Friday…

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The road to restoration part 3

It’s the one area where most people go wrong. Electrics. Considering how critical electrics are, it’s amazing how much poor wiring we see in rally cars. Everything from putting someone out of an event to an electrical fire waiting to happen! The Galant had just about the whole spectrum. [As a side note, we’ve seen…

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The road to restoration part 2

We began our suspension works by tackling the front first. The major issue was the front sway bar. Inspection revealed that the front mount bolt holes were completely stripped in the chassis and the sway bar was freely flapping about. There were no bushes left either which possibly caused vibration, leading to thread wear and…

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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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