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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Boddington Safari Rally – Tough & Technical

MRF Tyres Boddington Safari Rally This year the Light Car Club brought the Safari Rally back to its spiritual home in Boddington. Set on the June long weekend the event was round 3 of the Rally WA championship. 140km of plantation roads defined the technical event. The Rally Action Team We fielded a five car…

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2018 Forest Rally – What a drama!

The tough event! By far, this would have to be the toughest rally we’ve ever done! The 2018 Make Smoking History Forest Rally was a tragedy for us. We started with five cars and by the end not one had got through unscathed. Round 2 of the WA Rally Championship, the Forest is the longest…

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2018 Karri Rally – The long trek for round 1

Brand new event The Karri Rally, the 2018 season opener was a far trek to begin the year. Based around the old mill town of Nyamup the event was a good 320km south of Perth. Again this year the rally and stages were brand new. Since 2015 the event has been in a state of…

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Why rally driving in Perth is so special

Rally Driving in Perth Perth is one of the most unique places in the world for Rally Driving. Most people probably imagine white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Indian Ocean when they think about this side of the country. It is not how rally drivers think about Western Australia though. We think of…

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