Category: Random Thoughts


Hyundai in Sweden: positives outweigh negatives

Rally Sweden was tough for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, as they like to call themselves, or Hyundai, for friends. Tough but in a good way and it’s not a surprise to hear them talking about the positive aspects instead of weeping over the lack of points or stage wins or other palpable achievements. If...


Sebastien Ogier vs. Scandinavians, can he make it two in a row in Sweden?

Okay, let’s pretend we can erase the borders for a moment and bring some big ass countries closer together. You know, join forces, forget the differences, unite against the common enemy. For decades Scandinavian drivers were the only ones capable of winning in Sweden. Unique mix of snow, ice and often breakneck speed required equally...


Is Volkswagen going to put more WRC-worthy Polo R in our garages?

Every now and then, or rather, every single time there is a discussion going on about rally and rally cars in particular, one topic comes up almost regularly. The comparisons between -what was then- and -what is now- are inevitable, both in terms of events, stages, drivers and, of course, cars. Group B is worshiped...


Photo Rally: One pick from Rallye Monte Carlo

One photo instead of three or four, one photo will and should do. This year, Monte was about many things; debuts, comebacks, surprises and disappointments and all that wrapped up in this beautiful, shiny, icy, slippery, rainy, snowy, slushy package. Decades upon decades (upon decades) of tradition surround this event and without drama and suspense...