Indiana Rallycross - 1st Event of 2015!

Indiana Rallycross(IRC) kicked off their 2015 season last Saturday with a great event. The weather was a perfect 60 degrees and sunny, the course was fast and flowing 1.3 miles of soft dirt, and 27 competitors showed up in all sorts of cars from Open Light class stage rally cars to daily drivers. » 4/15/15 4:50pm 4/15/15 4:50pm

My First a Volunteer - Idaho 2010

I have wanted to rally for a very long time. When I was younger, I used to watch the WRC coverage on TV every chance I could. I even went so far as considering building a car in 2004 When I knew crap about cars. Instead I slowly rose to the occasion. It took a friend, Pete, to catalyze my rally life by bringing me… » 4/07/15 2:17pm 4/07/15 2:17pm

Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier

Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier The Volkswagen Eos is the best, four-seater cabriolet for people who want a convertible but not a sports car, and it is being discontinued with no replacement. This statement requires some explaining for several reasons, the first being, that if you read this site,… » 4/06/15 7:27pm 4/06/15 7:27pm

Its far more likely that the holes aren't going all the way thru but rather are there to relieve heat, like the holes you see in big square blocks of race rubber, to prevent blisters...Just smaller so you dont get caught. » 3/28/15 6:38pm 3/28/15 6:38pm

DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

My name is Dan. I race a 1987 BMW 325is in rallyx, hillclimbs, and other random events. But hopefully stage rally in the near future. The past few events I had some people telling me that one of my drive wheels was doing nothing while I was trying to keep moving in serious mud and ice surfaces at the rallyx'es. So now… » 3/26/15 12:15am 3/26/15 12:15am

This is why we have racetracks, autocrosses, and other legal competitive events. But then again the Atom isn't allowed to race anywhere other than a parking lot competitions with cones forcing it into the hands of wanna be racers using it on public streets.

And yes there is spec atom series but your road going chassis… » 3/11/15 5:04pm 3/11/15 5:04pm

How Many Cars Is Too Many?

We love cars. It's why we read Jalopnik. We are car people. But how many cars is too many? Most of us have owned less than 10 cars in our life. Others seem to swap thru cars like random movies on Netflix - Doug DeMuro, we are looking at you man! Generally speaking, the more cars you have owned, the more you learn… » 3/10/15 8:31pm 3/10/15 8:31pm

Frozen Rush Moves Mountains To Race

Red Bull Frozen Rush is an event unlike any other. 900 horsepower Pro 4 trucks are no stranger to short-course racing throughout the Midwest and southwestern regions of America, but they're not especially prominent in places like New England—nor had they ever run on snow until two years ago, when Red Bull's Pete… » 3/05/15 4:17pm 3/05/15 4:17pm

We told Wyatt Knox that he would never clear the landing but he almost made it! Just landed a few feet short and got caught in the snow bank. Team Oneil Rally School is amazing in the winter! Because as you pointed out. "But it was fine. The car was fine. I was fine. We were fine. The day was fine." » 3/04/15 2:30pm 3/04/15 2:30pm

100 Acre Woods Rally

60 rally teams showed up to contest the National and Regional classes at the 100 Acre Woods Rally in central Missouri last weekend. Because it's late February, the weather was mess. Six inches of snow showed up out of nowhere and it got so ridiculous that some of the final stages were canceled.

Obviously David Higgins
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Rally Competitors… Where did they all go?

With less than one week until Round 2 of the 2015 Rally America National Championship, Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, we look at the entry list and notice quite a few well known names in the sport are missing. Names such as Chris Duplessis, William Bacon, Travis Hansen, Evan Cline, Dillon VanWay, Matthew Johnson and… » 2/25/15 1:07pm 2/25/15 1:07pm

Rally Interview: Matthew Conte before 100 Acre Woods 2015

The 100 Acre Woods Rally takes place next weekend(Feb 27-28) in Salem, Missouri and 64 teams have signed up for the race. David Higgins and the Subaru team will likely win – now that Ken Block can no longer make the event. But there will be some amazing battles throughout the rest of the field and rally becomes so… » 2/24/15 5:32pm 2/24/15 5:32pm

North American Rally Raid - The Cortez Challenge

North America is finally going to have a international-style rally raid! It's called the Cortez Challenge and will run for 7 days from April 22-29 in the Baja Peninsula. The rally raid is a combination of two races: the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 and a newly announced three day "Cortez… » 2/10/15 6:45pm 2/10/15 6:45pm