Despite being in the thick of the ‘normal’ motorsport season (I’m sure I wasn’t the only one hosting a Le Mans party last weekend, I have the race on in the background as I write this. Go Toyota! *Update. Motorsport is a cruel mistress...) you would have thought that a Rally Raid that happens once a year, would be far…
Ike chats with Collete Davis, driver in the Global Rallycross Lites Championship, on this episode of The Untitled Car Show. They discuss the differences between the GRC Lites and Supercars, and why, despite the cool hydraulic handbrake, a GRC car would make a terrible daily driver. They talk about how Collete got into…
Like many of us, my interest in rally was established by the flamboyant “when in doubt, flat out” driving style of Colin McRae. I’ll never get to meet him, but I got as close to that as I could this past weekend at the Wicked Big Meet by meeting his 1998 WRC car.
Did anyone else find this a bit depressing?
Hyundai Motorsport was fined €50,000 (approximately $56,540) from the World Rally Championship for accidentally using the wrong rear side windows on their car. They didn’t just grab the wrong ones for one event, either. The wrong windows have been in use for all of 2016.
Few things are more dangerous in racing than your car dying on track in the middle of a turn. You’re probably going to get hit unless the car starts right back up. It’s just a matter of when and how hard. I took a hard hit in February and then spent three hellish months recovering from a concussion.
And you wonder why the Subaru WRX has a reputation for rowdiness.
I don’t think I had an appreciation for how much work goes into building a rallycross car from the ground-up until I saw this clip on Ken Block’s new Ford Focus RS RX. Every little individual component has to be assembled, and it’s fascinating to watch it all come together.
I’ve got some really sweet jump shots from STPR this year, but this shot of Higgins/Drew from the start of SS8 is one of my favorites from the weekend. I like the light to dark progression of the foliage and the “S” shape dividing the image. With my rally photography lately, I’ve been trying to strike a balance…
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look back to a previous edition of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. Today we go back to the WRC’s first running of the Italian round on the island of Sardinia, after 30 years as a famed tarmac event in San Remo. Fortunately, the San Remo rally lives on as both a…
FIA World Rallycross goes to Hell for the fifth round of 2016, but don’t worry. It doesn’t get much better than this.
This is going to be another rush job, but I have (half) an excuse this time. As those of you following me on Twitter know, I was competing in a rally myself this past weekend. Usually I hand the preview off to Hoccy or Hermann when this is the case, but in the madness of preparing for the event I forgot to make the…
Drones will revolutionize everything, we’ve been told. But one of the best things that’s undergoing that revolution right now is the world of racing – and there’s no better place to see it that change coming than in the World Rally Championship. Because it looks drop-dead gorgeous.
The Waste Management Stage of Rally America’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally has a sweet jump. Here’s a stream broadcasting live from said sweet jump. Is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than by watching rally cars make sweet jumps? No. No there isn’t.
All-wheel drive is an increasingly common feature on cars today, from grocery-fetching Subaru wagons to small crossovers. But it was rally racing that really convinced automakers that sending power to all four wheels gives cars a massive edge on ice, snow, dirt and more.
If you know anything about the Olympus Rally, you might know that it was a round of the first ever US rally championship, a former WRC event, and was the last rally for Group B cars. Tough. Technical. Legendary.
One of the best things about rallying is that it takes place in some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world. One of the worst things is that rally people, be they competitor, crew, or fan, often pass by these interesting landmarks either without the time or without the knowledge to explore them.…
Who flies better, the helicopter or the Citroën of World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke and codriver Paul Nagle? Meeke flew to his second ever WRC win and Citroën’s 95th WRC win at Rally Portugal, so I’m inclined to pick the car here.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship rolls on with the fourth round this weekend, as we run to the hills of Lydden and the birthplace of rallycross.