2016 Carringtons Safari Rally deciding the state championship

Weather and format In stark contrast to 2015 when the weather was hot and dry, this year’s Carrington’s Safari Rally started out with rain and strong winds. Using similar roads to last year, the event comprised of three forest stages and a short spectator stage totalling 59km. The service park and HQ were based in…

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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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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 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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My introduction to rally

My first rally I remember my first rally like it was yesterday. It was the mid to late 90’s. After many years of club motorsport I’d made the decision to finally go rallying. The thing I remember most about that first event was how underprepared we were. Not so much in terms of the car…

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2015 Rally Awards Night

The 2015 RallyWA presentation night was held in late January on what would normally have been a warm evening. Due to some unusually wet weather, the open air function was moved inside at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. 140+ WA rally people got together to celebrate what proved to be a roller coaster of a…

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The Rally Action 2015 Season

It wasn’t until I sat down a few days ago to put together a highlights reel that I realised what we’d achieved during 2015. We had a phenomenal season that spanned ten months. Starting in February with a very dusty Motorkhana we got through this program: Competed in all six of the State Championship rallies…

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