The Truth About Cars » Rally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Rally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Sunday Cinema: Snow Dancing in a Porsche 911 SC RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:45:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276985 The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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Andrew Comrie-Picard Q&A: ‘If It’s Good for the Road, It’s Probably Good for Rally’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/andrew-comrie-picard-qa-good-road-probably-good-rally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/andrew-comrie-picard-qa-good-road-probably-good-rally/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175602 Andrew Comrie-Picard, also known simply as ACP, is a rally champion and team owner, stunt driver, TV host, former Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record holder and BFGoodrich tire spokesman. We asked him about his experience in rally, how he sets up cars and how it pertains to road cars. Question: You learned how to drive […]

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Andrew Comrie-Picard, also known simply as ACP, is a rally champion and team owner, stunt driver, TV host, former Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record holder and BFGoodrich tire spokesman. We asked him about his experience in rally, how he sets up cars and how it pertains to road cars. Question: You learned how to drive […]

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Seven Killed After Deadly Rally Crash in Spain (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/seven-killed-after-deadly-rally-crash-in-spain-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/seven-killed-after-deadly-rally-crash-in-spain-video/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:19:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162778 Seven spectators are dead after a rally car plunged Saturday into a crowd of 20 people, killing at least seven and injuring at least 12 more, media outlets are reporting. The BBC reported that six people were initially dead after the crash in the province of Galicia, which is in northwest Spain. The Daily Mail reported that a young […]

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Seven spectators are dead after a rally car plunged Saturday into a crowd of 20 people, killing at least seven and injuring at least 12 more, media outlets are reporting. The BBC reported that six people were initially dead after the crash in the province of Galicia, which is in northwest Spain. The Daily Mail reported that a young […]

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Tommi Mäkinen Leading Toyota’s 2017 WRC Team http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tommi-makinen-leading-toyotas-2017-wrc-team/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tommi-makinen-leading-toyotas-2017-wrc-team/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1109433 Rally legend Tommi Mäkinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s World Rally Championship team when it begins competition in 2017, the automaker announced today. Mäkinen was announced as team principal, which will race a Yaris-based car, for the WRC team. Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, who will be the team’s chairman, said the 51-year-old Mäkinen was an ideal fit for […]

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Rally legend Tommi Mäkinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s World Rally Championship team when it begins competition in 2017, the automaker announced today. Mäkinen was announced as team principal, which will race a Yaris-based car, for the WRC team. Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, who will be the team’s chairman, said the 51-year-old Mäkinen was an ideal fit for […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1990 Toyota Celica All-Trac http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/crapwagon-outtake-1990-toyota-celica-trac/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/crapwagon-outtake-1990-toyota-celica-trac/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1084881 In the pre-Playstation days of the early ’90s, most Yanks knew nothing of the glory of an AWD turbocharged powerslide on gravel. I was lucky, as my dad installed a C-band satellite and we watched all kinds of oddball motorsport from around the globe. I especially loved watching Carlos Sainz and his Castrol-liveried Celica ripping […]

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In the pre-Playstation days of the early ’90s, most Yanks knew nothing of the glory of an AWD turbocharged powerslide on gravel. I was lucky, as my dad installed a C-band satellite and we watched all kinds of oddball motorsport from around the globe. I especially loved watching Carlos Sainz and his Castrol-liveried Celica ripping […]

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You Don’t Need a Mill’ to Run a Mille: The Joy of Budget Classic Car Rallying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/dont-need-mill-run-mille-joy-budget-classic-car-rallying/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/dont-need-mill-run-mille-joy-budget-classic-car-rallying/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 14:13:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1068202 Today, the Mille Miglia begins – indeed, as you read this, it’s probably already done so. The entry list is available online, a roll-call of million-dollar coach-built rolling-artwork. And also stuff like a Borgward Isabella, which should make Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky giddy, as he’s covering the event thanks to Jaguar. Bucket list stuff, surely, but […]

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Today, the Mille Miglia begins – indeed, as you read this, it’s probably already done so. The entry list is available online, a roll-call of million-dollar coach-built rolling-artwork. And also stuff like a Borgward Isabella, which should make Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky giddy, as he’s covering the event thanks to Jaguar. Bucket list stuff, surely, but […]

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Lifted Rally Miata Proves It’s Still The Answer To Everything http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/lifted-rally-miata-proves-still-answer-everything/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/lifted-rally-miata-proves-still-answer-everything/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 13:59:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1059482 The ongoing automotive journalist meme that Mazda’s nearly perfect Miata is the answer to everything may not technically be true. But, this “Lifted Rally” Miata sure makes a good case in its favor. This example is an original NA Miata featuring none other than British Racing Green paint. It’s been lifted with longer springs and FM upper […]

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The ongoing automotive journalist meme that Mazda’s nearly perfect Miata is the answer to everything may not technically be true. But, this “Lifted Rally” Miata sure makes a good case in its favor. This example is an original NA Miata featuring none other than British Racing Green paint. It’s been lifted with longer springs and FM upper […]

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While You Were Sleeping: No Holden Volt, Super Troopers 2, and Meeke Gets a Win http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-no-holden-volt-super-troopers-2-meeke-gets-win/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-no-holden-volt-super-troopers-2-meeke-gets-win/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:03:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054985 The second-generation Chevrolet Volt won’t go on sale in Australia as GM will not convert it to right-hand drive. The Holden Volt is dead (CarAdvice) It appears a Holden version of the second-generation Volt will not come to fruition as General Motors has decided not to build the car in right-hand drive. Bolt still on the table. […]

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt won’t go on sale in Australia as GM will not convert it to right-hand drive. The Holden Volt is dead (CarAdvice) It appears a Holden version of the second-generation Volt will not come to fruition as General Motors has decided not to build the car in right-hand drive. Bolt still on the table. […]

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Return Of The Rear-Drive Rally Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/return-rear-drive-rally-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/return-rear-drive-rally-car/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:21:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=877289 Motorsports fans, I have a question for you: when was the last competitive rear-drive rally car? Having grown up in an era of WRC homogeneity (the biggest departure from the pack was the front-drive Citroens of the Sebastian Loeb era), it’s always a bit of a surprise to see any rally car that isn’t all-wheel drive and […]

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Motorsports fans, I have a question for you: when was the last competitive rear-drive rally car? Having grown up in an era of WRC homogeneity (the biggest departure from the pack was the front-drive Citroens of the Sebastian Loeb era), it’s always a bit of a surprise to see any rally car that isn’t all-wheel drive and […]

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Explore the Jersey Shore in Your Hoopty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/explore-the-jersey-shore-in-your-hoopty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/explore-the-jersey-shore-in-your-hoopty/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=506201   Remember that guy who built a Subaru powered race car from a VW floor plan and a Wartburg? Sure you do. He won the car with an essay, beating a future TTAC contributor in the process. Still no? Well too bad, his name is Jim Thwaite and you should get to know him. He […]

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  Remember that guy who built a Subaru powered race car from a VW floor plan and a Wartburg? Sure you do. He won the car with an essay, beating a future TTAC contributor in the process. Still no? Well too bad, his name is Jim Thwaite and you should get to know him. He […]

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Capsule Review: Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 WRC Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-toyota-celica-gt-four-st205-wrc-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/capsule-review-toyota-celica-gt-four-st205-wrc-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498945 As America’s favorite pastime grapples with a cheating scandal involving its biggest stars, I can’t help but imagine motorsports devotees are looking on with jaded amusement. Cheating, along with exorbitant costs and tobacco sponsorships, is part and parcel of the fabric of motorsports, no matter the geographic location or formula. But few have cheated like […]

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As America’s favorite pastime grapples with a cheating scandal involving its biggest stars, I can’t help but imagine motorsports devotees are looking on with jaded amusement. Cheating, along with exorbitant costs and tobacco sponsorships, is part and parcel of the fabric of motorsports, no matter the geographic location or formula. But few have cheated like […]

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QOTD: Help Pick TTAC’s Rallycross Project http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/qotd-help-pick-ttacs-rallycross-project/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/qotd-help-pick-ttacs-rallycross-project/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 13:46:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443762 I wasn’t five minutes before my friend and I had gone to inspect TTAC’s Project G-Body Grand National that we began discussing the next foray into fiduciary stupidity. My friend Joey, not content with his cream puff 1986 Grand National (with a verified 38,750 miles on the odometer) wanted to know how we could “get […]

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I wasn’t five minutes before my friend and I had gone to inspect TTAC’s Project G-Body Grand National that we began discussing the next foray into fiduciary stupidity. My friend Joey, not content with his cream puff 1986 Grand National (with a verified 38,750 miles on the odometer) wanted to know how we could “get […]

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Group B Rallying Is Back! Sort Of. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/group-b-rallying-is-back-sort-of/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/group-b-rallying-is-back-sort-of/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439228 It may not be sanctioned by the FIA, but Group B Rallying is back in the UK, as more than 60 entrants have signed up for a competitive rally event taking place this August. Evo magazine reports that an organization called “Rallying with Group B” is organizing a road rally in the UK that aims […]

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It may not be sanctioned by the FIA, but Group B Rallying is back in the UK, as more than 60 entrants have signed up for a competitive rally event taking place this August. Evo magazine reports that an organization called “Rallying with Group B” is organizing a road rally in the UK that aims […]

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A Second Look At Bill Caswell http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/a-second-look-at-bill-caswell/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/a-second-look-at-bill-caswell/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438677 Bill Caswell, of the $500 Rally E30 fame, may not have “beat $400k rally racers” as Jalopnik’s headline, but the original feature by Sam Smith is definitely one of the “classics” of automotive journalism. Sam’s look at Mr. Caswell and his efforts at rallying now have an equally important corollary – an interview with the […]

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Bill Caswell, of the $500 Rally E30 fame, may not have “beat $400k rally racers” as Jalopnik’s headline, but the original feature by Sam Smith is definitely one of the “classics” of automotive journalism. Sam’s look at Mr. Caswell and his efforts at rallying now have an equally important corollary – an interview with the […]

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Review: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/review-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-gsr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/review-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-gsr/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:54:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411803 Let me be frank: I’m not a very good driver. Now, I don’t mean that I careen from lamppost to lamppost like a drunken pinball, nor that I have to spend my afternoons picking teeth out of the bumper and pressure-washing old-ladies and kittens out of the undercarriage; no, I’m merely pointing out that I’m […]

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Let me be frank: I’m not a very good driver. Now, I don’t mean that I careen from lamppost to lamppost like a drunken pinball, nor that I have to spend my afternoons picking teeth out of the bumper and pressure-washing old-ladies and kittens out of the undercarriage; no, I’m merely pointing out that I’m […]

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Down From The Mountain: Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb Photo Gallery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-from-the-mountain-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-photo-gallery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-from-the-mountain-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-photo-gallery/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400548 Yesterday was a long, long day on Pike’s Peak. Above 10,000 feet, the Colorado sun bakes the will to live right out of you, while the lack of oxygen starves lungs and engines alike. Constant wrecks and breakdowns shut down the course for long periods, but all these things were just minor irritants, forgotten as […]

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Yesterday was a long, long day on Pike’s Peak. Above 10,000 feet, the Colorado sun bakes the will to live right out of you, while the lack of oxygen starves lungs and engines alike. Constant wrecks and breakdowns shut down the course for long periods, but all these things were just minor irritants, forgotten as […]

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Pike’s Peak: 10-Minute Barrier Broken— Monster Tajima Runs 9:51 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pikes-peak-10-minute-barrier-broken-monster-tajima-runs-951/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pikes-peak-10-minute-barrier-broken-monster-tajima-runs-951/#comments Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:32:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400422 History made on the mountain just a few minutes ago: Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima just ran 9:51 and change in his run to the Pike’s Peak summit. Sayonara, 10-minute barrier! I’m not sure of the exact time, but the crowds on the mountain have been shouting “9:51! WHOOOO!” for a while now. Congratulations, Monster!

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History made on the mountain just a few minutes ago: Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima just ran 9:51 and change in his run to the Pike’s Peak summit. Sayonara, 10-minute barrier! I’m not sure of the exact time, but the crowds on the mountain have been shouting “9:51! WHOOOO!” for a while now. Congratulations, Monster!

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Could This Be The Ideal Colorado Winter Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381392 I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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