The decade of WA Rally 2010 – 2019

Cars lined up for the start of the 2019 WA Rally season

At the end of every year we do look back at the season however this time I’m going to look back on the whole decade. The last time I did one of these I typed it all out which just goes to show how much has changed in 10 years. So let’s have a look…

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2020 Rally WA Calendar

Before reflecting on the season that was let’s have a look forward to the 2020 Rally WA calendar. Next year we’ll be running five rounds of both our popular Khanacross and Rally Sprint Series. In the full WA Rally Championship, there will be seven gravel rounds. 2020 Rally WA calendar opener We’ll be kicking off…

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2019 Experts Cup Rally – Loose and Dusty

Mark Keltie & Graham Mogg on the 2019 Experts Cup Rally

The 2019 Experts Cup Rally. Where there was as much fun in the service park as there was out on the stages! Big Field of Experts A bumper field of 38 cars entered the 2019 Experts Cup this year. Running in the coal mining town of Collie it was the last round of the Better…

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2019 Darling 200 Rally – Just Perfect!

Ben Searcy/Jimmy Marquet spectacular scenery on the 2019 Darling 200 rally

The 2019 Darling 200 rally was the first time in over ten years that we weren’t servicing, competing or organising an event. Instead we helped out as a road closure officials, maintaining the safety of the rally. Rally at a glance Normally running in November when it’s very hot, the 2019 Darling 200 was in…

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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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