2022 Forest Rally – 3 days of rallying!

Finally after weeks of hard work and preparation the 2022 Forest Rally arrived! This year the event was a round of the Australian Rally Championship, something we haven’t had for the last couple of years because of covid. There was a big field of 67 entries with a whole swag of R5 and AP4 cars…

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2021 Safari Rally – Muddy Mundaring

2021 Safari Rally Hi and welcome back to our website. This time we’re off to the 2021 Safari Rally. So I’ve said several times this year that we’ve had a hell of a lot of rain. It has been unusual, well at least in the last 20 years. We are no strangers to the Safari.…

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2021 Grimwade Stages Rally

In late July we turned south for round 3 of the 2021 RallyWA championship, the Grimwade stages rally. The event had changed name, HQ location and hosting car club this year. We took a road trip and took ourselves to Donnybrook and some sunshine. For a change the weather was quite good considering it had…

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2020 Safari Darling rally

Let’s get rocking and rolling with the 2020 Safari Darling Rally. The last round of the 2020 WA state rally championship took us to Jarrahdale just south of Perth. This event was really a really a rebadged Darling 200 rally that has run in the same location for many years. Last year the event ran…

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Subaru WRX Rally Car build – Part 2

The completion of the Subaru WRX rally car build

Blog lagging build It’s been a long while since we updated the blog on the build of this Subaru WRX rally car. It was actually completed in mid 2019 so we’re a bit behind! Righto, let’s continue from where we left off from WRX rally car build part 1. Fuelling the Subaru WRX rally car…

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Club Rally Car – The resurgence of rear wheel drive

What is a club rally car? A club rally car is really the answer for those who want to rally a classic two wheel drive car with modern engineering. Freedoms in choice of engine, transmission and suspension make it easier and cheaper to build a competitive rally car. Where club rally cars came from Background…

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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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Nissan Silvia rally car build part 4

We were down to the last few weeks before the debut rally and some long hours were being spent on the Silvia. With the major mechanicals and the exterior sorted it was onto the list of smaller items to get the car ready for competition. The owner had found a set of used Velo race…

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Nissan Silvia rally car build part 3

As we started to put the car together we tackled a few tasks simultaneously. A new fuel tank, Warlbro fuel pump and filter were fitted and plumbed in. We received the car with the original tank removed and inspection inside revealed plenty of rust from exposure to the elements. A HDPE fuel tank guard was…

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Nissan Silvia Rally Car Specs

Background By the time the Silvia/180SX S13 began production, four wheel drive was needed to win in the World Rally Championship (WRC) and so Nissan never intended to run it at WRC level. The earlier S12 model (which we knew as the Gazelle) did win the East African Safari Rally in 1987 where more ruggedly built,…

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