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 […]

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 Monte Carlo Rally Final Day.

Was there any doubt?  Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though.  Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out.  You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage.  Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala  DNF from a good positions.  Latvala’s quickly […]

New Era of WRC

For the first time in 9 years someone not named Loeb will win the WRC championship (limited schedule).  It may not seem that way with Loeb leading again this weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally.  Taking Loeb away, this is the first time in years where I’m actually anxious to look at the results.  I’m […]