2018 Forest Rally – What a drama!

The tough event! By far, this would have to be the toughest rally we’ve ever done! The 2018 Make Smoking History Forest Rally was a tragedy for us. We started with five cars and by the end not one had got through unscathed. Round 2 of the WA Rally Championship, the Forest is the longest…

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Rally Action Driver Training – Look Back at 2017

As spring gave way to summer nature turned up the thermostat in a hurry. What were lush green crops during winter quickly turned a golden brown. It wasn’t long before large machines appeared in paddocks and quiet roads became busy with trucks scuttling to grain terminals. Harvest had begun. The farmers would soon know if…

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2017 MRF Tyres Boddington Rally

Round 3 WA Rally Championship On the June long weekend we headed to the mining town of Boddington for the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally. For round 3 of the championship, we took a five car team. There had been no rain on the lead up and even with the cool winter temps there was plenty…

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2017 Forest Rally – Thrills and Spills

In late April we took a team of six cars to seaside town of Busselton for round two of the WA Rally Championship. The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is the biggest event on the calendar, spanning nearly three days. It is a round of Australian Rally Championship which attracts some interstate teams as well.…

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2016 Carringtons Safari Rally deciding the state championship

Weather and format In stark contrast to 2015 when the weather was hot and dry, this year’s Carrington’s Safari Rally started out with rain and strong winds. Using similar roads to last year, the event comprised of three forest stages and a short spectator stage totalling 59km. The service park and HQ were based in…

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The brand new MRF Tyres Boddington Rally 2016

On the June long weekend we tackled our third state championship rally in 45 days. Round three of the Onslow Contracting WA State Rally championship, the MRF Tyres Boddington Rally was a brand new event. Whilst the town was no stranger to rallying, previous events had always been run in the Bunnings tree plantation 25km…

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Action & Drama at the 2016 Karri Rally

The second rally in this year’s 2016 Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship again took us south just three weeks after the Quit Forest Rally. A direct replacement for the Donnelly Rally, the Trade Hire Karri Rally was run out of Manjimup and to say the least, we had to work very hard to get all…

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2016 Quit Forest Rally Heat 1

Over the last few weeks we have been extremely busy preparing for the start of the 2016 rally season. The first rally of the year, the Quit Forest Rally is the biggest event on the WA calendar, comprising of three days of competition over 220km of special stages on both gravel and tarmac. The cars…

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Win a 1/2 Day Rally Driving Experience!

To celebrate the start of the 2016 rally season and our six car entry into the Quit Forest Rally, we’re giving away a Half Day Rally Driving Experience valued at $499.* This year we have entered a six car team with three cars running the state championship and three cars tackling the Clubman Cup section of the…

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Daihatsu Applause rally car build part 2

Saved from the crusher post 2. Our attention then turned to the interior of the car. We set about completing some minor seam welding around the rear towers, tidying a few areas and removing the factory seat mount brackets. The owner wanted different race seats from those already in the car so we also added some…

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