Big field for our June Khanacross!

A week after our trip south to the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally, we were back at our venue running a Khanacross. With the winter rain arriving, puddles lay here and there around our venue.  We tried to set tests using tracks that at least avoided some of the water. The forecast showed rain on the horizon,…

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The brand new MRF Tyres Boddington Rally 2016

On the June long weekend we tackled our third state championship rally in 45 days. Round three of the Onslow Contracting WA State Rally championship, the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally was a brand new event. Whilst the town was no stranger to rallying, previous events had always been run in the Bunnings tree plantation 25km…

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Action & Drama at the 2016 Karri Rally

The second rally in this year’s 2016 Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship again took us south just three weeks after the Quit Forest Rally. A direct replacement for the Donnelly Rally, the Trade Hire Karri Rally was run out of Manjimup and to say the least, we had to work very hard to get all…

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Ventkhana 2016 – Epic Scout Motorsport!

The first two months of the WA State Rally championship are a little crazy for us. With three rallies to contest in 45 days, time is tight to turn everything around and there is little time to wind down from one event to the next. At the end of April, only four days after our…

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2016 Quit Forest Rally Heat 1

Over the last few weeks we have been extremely busy preparing for the start of the 2016 rally season. The first rally of the year, the Quit Forest Rally is the biggest event on the WA calendar, comprising of three days of competition over 220km of special stages on both gravel and tarmac. The cars…

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Win a 1/2 Day Rally Driving Experience!

To celebrate the start of the 2016 rally season and our six car entry into the Quit Forest Rally, we’re giving away a Half Day Rally Driving Experience valued at $499.* This year we have entered a six car team with three cars running the state championship and three cars tackling the Clubman Cup section of the…

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Daihatsu Applause rally car build part 3

Snatched from the jaws of the crusher post 3. Rear Brakes Now the suspension was sorted, the rear brake fittings could be completed. First task was to remove the obsolete factory cable handbrake and blank off the cable openings in the tunnel. A new hydraulic handbrake meant making up and welding in a mounting bracket as…

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Plenty of sideways action and drama at the first Khanacross for 2016

Even before entries closed we had numbers in the high 20’s and when we completed the final tally, 31 drivers were confirmed to contest last weekend’s  Light Car Club/Rally Action Twilight Khanacross. It was a great field with a good mix of new and experienced competitors on the entry list. We woke on Friday morning…

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Daihatsu Applause rally car build part 2

Saved from the crusher post 2. Our attention then turned to the interior of the car. We set about completing some minor seam welding around the rear towers, tidying a few areas and removing the factory seat mount brackets. The owner wanted different race seats from those already in the car so we also added some…

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Daihatsu Applause rally car build part 1

Rescued from the jaws of the crusher post 1. This story started with a casual chat at our end of year car club presentation in November 2015. As with any motorsport function, the conversation got around to cars and particularly what may be available to use for the Clubman Cup. At that time there weren’t…

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