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Rally Australia lives.. and plays nice with Rally NZ too 
08:21pm 10/09/2008

Wow, been a while since any posts in here.

Anyhow, Brisbane does not host Rally Australia, Northern NSW does - every second year.

More here and here

No Action 
08:56pm 22/01/2007
mood: amused
There hasn't been a lot of activity around here lately... perhaps we're due for some motivation?

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Rally Australia lives! 
09:21pm 23/08/2006
  Subject to FIA approval, Rally Australia 2007 will be in Queensland, apparently within 50kms of Brisbane. More here  
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08:53pm 10/04/2006
mood: amused
hey peeps.

look, i'm not pimping or anything, jsut want to continue spreading the rally love, and not sure if i am allowed to pimp my community out!!!

just posting to say i've put together a community for rally spectators to come together and send on little tidbits, advice, information to each other. you know helping each other out when going to see rallies, or meeting up as well.

rallyspectators is the place, so yeah.

Thanks, and please don't hate me if i've done something wrong. *puppydog eyes*
01:47pm 17/03/2006
  So I've got a question for the maintainers here... Any chance that one can post about the WCRC/CRC events? I ask because I'll be marshalling four finishes and two starts (at two timing controls) at the Cochrane Rally of the Ranchlands, event #1 of the WCRC/CRC...

More than likely I'm not going to be able to get any spectacular shots because of the location of the control points as well as not owning a decent camera (yet, I'll have an SLR by the Rocky Mountain Rally in May to replace my "old" Panasonic LC33 that's full auto only with a 35-105 lens. >.<), but if I'm a blocker and not at the control point being evil (I mean working timing. ;) ) I should be able to get some decnet shots...

Just thought I'd ask. ^_^

EDIT: My bad, Cochrane is Event #1 for the WCRC (Western Canada Rally Championship), event #1 of the CRC was in Quebec. ;)
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Sign this fucking petition to get WRC back on Speed 
11:42pm 22/02/2006
mood: pissed off
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11:10am 18/02/2006
  Damn, been awhile. If you haven't heard the news yet, Suzuki is moving up from the JWRC to the big show, with the Suzuki SX4 WRC, google it. It looks alot like the Fabia and the old focus WRC, but very aggressive, I like it.  
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10:34am 12/02/2006
mood: shocked
With rumors floating around regarding David Lapworth's resignation from his current role within SWRT do you think this will have a positive or negative effect on this years championship campaign.

I've always liked Lapworth, and found him very approachable and generous in his attitude towards the fans, but with the current mess that they're in I'm hoping this will be the kick up the pants that they need to get Petter back on track.

Also, is it a sign that Prodrive are concentrating too much on their F1 dreams and have taken their eye off the ball?

08:17am 26/11/2005
  <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/world_rally/4473498.stm">Rest in peace, Richard Burns</a>.  
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05:51pm 06/10/2005

Team mates?

Why yes!


BEST NEWS ALL YEAR. And probably next year as well.
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10:06pm 19/09/2005
mood: sad
Michael Park photo, Wales Rally GB 17/09/05

Martin Park Wales 05
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04:51pm 19/09/2005
mood: sad, shocked
Icon says it all.

X-posted in wrcnews, onthedirt, urabus
Michael Park: 1966-2005 RIP 
10:04pm 18/09/2005
mood: shocked
Michael Park, one of the top co-drivers of his generation, has died as a result of injuries sustained on an accident on the final leg of Wales Rally GB. As co-driver to Estonian Markko Martin, 'Beef', as Park was affectionately known, enjoyed considerable success with the Estonian during three seasons at Ford before joining Peugeot for 2005.

Park - a rally enthusiast since the age of 10 - gained experience with some of Britain's top talents. He worked with former world champions Richard Burns and Colin McRae as a gravel note expert while co-driving for both David Higgins and Mark Higgins in the British national series. His big break, however, came when he teamed up with emerging Estonian Markko Martin as a privateer pairing in a Toyota Corolla for the 2000 World Rally Championship season.

After a string of impressive performances the pair were signed up by Subaru for 2001, before moving to Ford, where they evolved into one of the leading driver/co-driver combinations in the WRC. In 2003 they took two rally victories, in Greece and Finland, and improved on that figure with three wins in 2004.

The pair were lying fourth in this season's title race after securing four podiums in a season dominated by Citroen's Sebastien Loeb. Their performances had been instrumental in Peugeot's challenge for the manufacturer's championship, with the team lying six points behind French rivals Citroen.

Michael is survived by wife Marie and children William and Victoria. wrc.com sends its condolences to Michael's friends and family.

From http://www.wrc.com/page/BreakingNewsDetail/0,,10111~714968,00.html
More also at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/world_rally/4257438.stm
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a dark day 
01:01pm 18/09/2005
mood: devastated
RIP Michael "Beef" Park

Condolences to his family and friends and also thoughts with Markko.
WRX needing a home 
02:58pm 15/09/2005
  I'm sure Chris has a rule against this (let me know), but I have a WRX that needs a good home. It is very much looking like the 2001 WRC that Solberg drove, excepting the front strakes you see were taken off for fear of rubbing them. Look at my icon, that's the car. No photo hosting yet, but email if you are interested for pictures.  
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09:04am 14/05/2005
  Are we soon going to have the case when a driver retires on the first stage of leg 1, retires again on the first stage of leg 2, yet because of because of Super Rally rules, still wins the event?

Hamed Al Wahaibi sets a time on stage 4 that is three minutes slower than the guys who are sitting in the service area.
How on earth is it fair that someone who finishes a stage is penalised more than someone who doesn't even attempt it?

By my calculation, PG Andersson is only one point off the championship lead, and yet hasn't finished an actual event, relying on SuperRally to get him through.
Now, PG is just playing the rules, so don't have a problem with him, but shouldn't the best be able to finish an event?
08:52am 14/05/2005
mood: frustrated
2005 Cyprus Rally Leg One. A couple of questions reguarding the rules of the WRC. CONTAINS SPOILERS Collapse )

Addy from URABUS
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oregon trail rally 
10:53pm 24/04/2005
mood: drying off

drive it like it's stolenCollapse )
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Rally of NZ SS11 Bull 1. 5 L just before the finish 
09:58pm 10/04/2005
  How not to take the cornerCollapse )

How to take the cornerCollapse )

Cross posted in urabus and onthedirt
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05:04pm 29/01/2005
  I love this tattoo! What do you think?

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