2019 Kirup Stages Rally – Getting Down and Dirty

Glenn Alcorn/Lee Tierney on the 2019 Kirup Stages Rally

The Wheels on Yirrigan 2019 Kirup Stages Rally, round four for the WA State Rally Championship. At the first three rallies this year there was dust, dust and more dust. At the end of the last state championship event (2019 Safari Rally), I said hopefully we’ll get some rain. Well yeah we got some and…

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2019 Safari Rally – Tough & Dusty

2019 Safari Rally Celica GT4 sideways

In early June we competed in the longest-running rally in Australia and indeed the southern hemisphere. The 2019 Safari Rally is a piece of Australian rally history. 54 years of Safari in WA The Light car club of WA started running the Safari Rally in 1966. Alongside the sport the event has evolved. Over the…

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Forest Rally 2019 – Done and Dusted

The Forest Rally 2019 was a dry and dusty affair. With a lack of rain in the area the normally compact roads were very loose. It would set the stage for an interesting weekend of action and drama. Round 1 of Everything This year round one of all the rally championships was the Make Smoking…

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AP4 rally cars, what are they? – The new generation

What is an AP4 rally car

An AP4 rally car is the Australia Pacific region’s answer to the R5 rally car. The rules and basic technical specifications are similar. AP4 rally cars are not FIA homologated and don’t have to be produced by a vehicle manufacturer. Currently AP4 rally cars are approved for national and Asia-Pacific championships only in Australia. There…

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Perth Rally – What’s changed in the 2019 Championship

Perth rally car Silvia sideways

The Western Australian rally calendar for 2019 was announced toward the end of last year and cited some alterations to events and dates. What some Perth rally people may not know about are the other changes taking place in the WA championship.   The Clubman Cup For 2019 CAMS have made changes to the standards…

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Subaru versus Toyota 2018

It’s been a long time since there was a Subaru versus Toyota battle in any rally championship. Back in the 90’s the two manufacturers fought it out fiercely in the WRC. At the time Prodrive WRX versus TTE Celica was a big budget, high stakes game. 21 years on Over 20 years since those cars…

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Rally WA 2019 Calendar – Gravel events

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year on the Rally WA Calendar. There is a five round entry level gravel rally sprint series as well as the full WA state rally championship (WARC). Rally WA 2019 Calendar 17th March  – Zestino Rally Sprint Series Rnd 1 5-7th April – Forest Rally (WARC round…

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What happened to the 2018 Darling 200 Rally?

2018 Darling 200 Rally Believe it or not, the 2018 Darling 200 rally was affected by fire. How can that be? The rally was due to run in November and we’re in September. In fact fire was identified as a problem in August by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). Formerly known as…

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Experts Cup Rally – the rough and tumble. And we came away with a win!

2018 Experts Cup Rally This year’s Experts Cup rally was a break from tradition. Normally a winter event, warm and dry weather greeted us for the new spring date in September. Round five of the Rally WA state rally championship took us to Collie. The roads Rain in the days leading up to the event…

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Kirup Stages Rally – Zero out of four

2018 Kirup Stages Rally Rain = Mud, or does it? In the lead up to the 2018 Kirup Stages Rally everyone was a little nervous. A great deal of rain had fallen. In the past the wet roads around the forests had made the rally very tricky. Would the roads hold up or would it…

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