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Now That’s Better

Two weeks ago I wrote a short piece about how utterly underwhelming the 2016 edition of the Tour de Corse turned out to be. Let’s just be frank… as far as articles go, it was a bit crap… no, it was really crap. It wasn’t very hard to read between the lines and see that the...

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Looking Forward

It’s been awhile… over a month since we last enjoyed World Championship rallying. No, it’s not the longest break that we have had to endure this season, but with Rally China’s demise, we’ve have plenty of time to build up our anticipation for Rally Corsica. Despite this, however, after watching the power stage from Corsica,...

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What A Difference One Year Makes

Over the past few months, I’ve been quietly keeping my eye on WRC6. For awhile, there wasn’t much in the way of preview material that came out, and to be honest, this had me concerned. You might remember that last year I wrote some rather critical comments about Kylotonn Games’ first attempt at a rally...

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A Missed Opportunity

OK, if you read my piece from yesterday, I gave the WRC Promoter some flack for choosing to focus on a manufactured controversy rather than the real and organic drama of ADAC Rally Deutschland. It may sound a bit harsh, but I’m going to call them out again today for missing a fantastic opportunity to...

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Do We Really Need More Whinging?

5.9 seconds. 5.9 seconds are covering the top three after a fantastic day of rallying in the Mosel vineyards and yet, the WRC Promoter still felt the need to goad it’s drivers into whinging about road order to create a sense of buzz and drama. Here’s how it played out. After the first loop of stages, during...

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What the Doctor Ordered

Last week, news broke of the creation of a new sanctioning body for rallying in the USA. Named the “American Rally Association”, this new organization announced its intentions to serve as the custodian of American stage rallying moving into the future. At first, this seemed like an amicable transition of leadership from the current organizer/promoter: Rally...

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The Future is Bright Indeed

It’s no secret that Ireland and Irish rallying holds a special place in my heart. It was in Ireland where I caught my very first glimpse of a WRC car flying between stone walls and hedges on a narrow ribbon of tarmac, and from that moment on, I was hooked. Since that fateful day when...

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Is It Time To Break Out the “C” Word?

The word “classic” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to rallying. At times, it is used appropriately when we reminisce fondly about classic cars, classic stages, and classic rallies of days gone by. Other times, the word falls a bit flat when over-used by media and event promoters to conjure up an artificial...

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