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Ken Block’s Beautiful 1991 Ford Escort RS Burns to a Crisp in the New England Forest Rally

If you’ve ever gone to a rally event, you know things can get real sketchy real quick. It’s part of the beauty of the sport—spectators help shove cars back on track that go careening into the forest, cars fly by with huge chunks of the bodywork missing and everything else held together with duct tape. […]

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Americas Rallycross Cooked In The Texas Heat During Their First Race In Austin

Since Red Bull’s Global Rallycross went down in a smoldering heap, Americans have been deprived from experiencing top class racing on a mixture of dirt and tarmac. Fortunately with the announcement of America’s Rallycross and the FIA’s World Rallycross making their way to Circuit of The Americas in Austin this year,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How To Transform A Ran-When-Parked Porsche 912 Into A Long-Distance Rally Car

Safari-style Porsches are the it-car of the moment, embraced by rally hooligans and show bros alike. Now Nico Samaras and Mark Gudaitis plan to take this 1968 Porsche 912 on the 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge to prove it’s not just another pretty Instagram car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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If You Don’t Buy Me This Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 Rally Car, You’re Dead To Me

I like dirt. I like Porsches. I really like Porsches that hoon in the dirt. Did you know Porsche built a 959 for Group B? Group B, as in the most insane era of rally? For the first time ever, a Group B Porsche 959 rally car is going to a public auction. You should […]

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I Certainly Didn’t Expect This Vintage Work Truck To Fly This Well

The video was just titled “Rally Truck Jump.” All of those things are relevant to my interests. I’ll click. I’ll watch. Even if it’s a garbage vertical video, I’m there, dude. I’ll watch all the sweet jumps. But I certainly didn’t expect to see a vintage work truck pretending to be Colin McRae’s Subaru here. […]

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Of Course Australians Are Crazy Enough To Rally A Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is one of the last truly intimidating cars, with a ludicrously powerful V10 up front and no mercy given to the nut behind the wheel. Running it on a nice, safe track with ample runoff is crazy enough, but the Aussies at Whitehot Motorsport made their Viper into a rally car and […]

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Absurdly Close Call Sends Rally Car Flying Over A Spectator’s Tent

It’s never a good sign when the World Rally Championship feed cuts abruptly to the map after an off, but that’s what happened when then-WRC2 leader Kalle Rovanpera went off on Stage 17 of Rally Argentina today. Fortunately, no one was hurt despite the fact that Rovanpera’s Skoda flipped right over a fan’s tent. Read […]

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I Want To Sell My BMW And Replace It With A Rally Car! What Car Should I Buy?

Austin, who is surprisingly from Texas, has a BMW that he wants to sell and use the proceeds for something that he can transform into a machine that’s part daily driver and part rally-racer. This is a goal we can all support, so what car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch Ken Block’s Test Run Of His Excellent Ford Escort Cosworth And Know True Peace

What is the key to happiness? I don’t know, but my best guess is that it would involve vintage rally cars, like the Group A Ford Escort Cosworth Ken Block plans to rally this season. I can’t get enough of this car, and now there’s footage of it blasting down stage roads. Really good footage. […]

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