2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Car.

The new Korean outfit unveiled their 2014 and full driver lineup.  Hellix (Shell performance oil) will ablaze on the size.  With “N”, Hyundai’s new performance division.  They boasted a healthy lineup of up and coming, Thierry Nueville  and established talents of Dani Sordo, Chris Atkinson and Juha Hanninen.  I’d love to see them challenge VW […]

Return of The Rising Sun?

Toyota’s TMG (Their German based racing division, also building the LMP1 car) has confirmed to be constructing a Yaris based WRC spec car for the 2014 season.  It will be used as an evaluating platform for a full factory effort in the short future.  They seem relatively certain of future rallying programs.  VW and Hyundai […]

Crowned #2

Vettel wasn’t the only recent champion.   Sebastien Ogier picked up his first WRC title.  Everyone knew he had the talent.  The surprise came in the form of the winning manufacturer.  Not often does any team in any series win outright in their first full season.  Volkswagen did just that.  The field is thinned out, […]

Subaru Hypermeet 2013: Subarus

After a quick pitstop at Cars and Coffee I made my way over to the 2013 Subaru Hypermeet.  I felt like there was a tad more variety this year compared to previous years.  HREs would not have been seen before.  Neither would that Forester trailer combo. This.  Pretty much the car I lusted after in […]

Black Pug.

Life after the WRC seems pretty good for Sebastien Loeb.  A rumoured WTCC program with Citroen, select rounds of the Porsche Super Cup now this.  A Pikes Peak attack.  Peageot, looking back to its Climb Dance days, will compete at Pikes Peak with their 208 T16.  Its more or less a rehashed 908.  The running […]

2013 Rally Mexico

So are we handing the title to Ogier already?  Jebus.  From one dominating Frenchman to another.    He leads heading into Day 2.  Fun Fact:  This is Ken Block’s only rally of the year.  He’s doing quite well.  For a guy that picked up rallying as a hobby late in his 30’s, to be even […]

One Legend To Another.

The man with legs the size of my torso talks about the man with the balls the size of watermelons.  Velodrome star Chris Hoy narrates the story of WRC legend Colin McRae.  “When in doubt, flatout”.

Ice Driving in 911 Rally Cars

Ice racing is now on my bucket list.   I’ll substitute the Porsche and Sweden my my Subie and Northern Ontario.  It will have to do.  The bit about studs is fascinating   I would watch he shit out of a show that just talks about different tires from different disciplines.

Sweden Rally 2013 Day 1.

Change of the guards.  I think this is the rally the torch is passed from Sebastien to Sebastien.  You shouldn’t be able to lead the Swedish rally without 1.  A proven rally car 2. Scandinavian heritage.  Ogier is doing without either.  It’s rather impressive.

2013 VW Polo R WRC

The 2013 car and livery were unveiled yesterday in Monaco.  The car itself looks like its gone through a lot of changes since the protoype was scene last year.  The front and rear fenders are much wider and aerodynamic than before.  Loving the minumalis livery too.  Think I might actaully pay attention to the WRC […]

Decade of Decadence or Decay?

It has now been 10 years since a driver not name Sebastien Loeb has won the WRC drivers crown.  Petter Solberg took that honour in the 2003, with the Prodrive Subaru team.  Which I remember watching sector times online in lieu of proper tv coverage.  It was a different game back then.  Colin McRae, Carlos […]