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RARE LANCIA QUARTET ANCHORS WORLD RALLY CLASS

RARE LANCIA QUARTET ANCHORS WORLD RALLY CLASS

A class of exotic rally cars will defy convention, common wisdom and concours orthodoxy at the 20th anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 15, 2015. “Rallying is extraordinarily popular across Europe,” said Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “Today American motorsport fans are seeing…
DRAMATIC FINALE AT WRC SWEDEN

DRAMATIC FINALE AT WRC SWEDEN

Breath-taking action right down to the final few meters: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the Rally Sweden. The French Volkswagen duo came through to defeat Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (F/F, Hyundai) and their Volkswagen team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) in the closest three-way battle in the history of the World…
A Yaris to run in World Rally Championship?

A Yaris to run in World Rally Championship?

Yep, that’s what Toyota Motorsport has planned for 2017 as the company makes its return to the FIA World Rally Championship with a car developed and built entirely at its technical centre in Cologne. Over the next two years Toyota will continue its test programme with the Yaris WRC in preparation for…
PRESENTING THE SECOND GENERATION POLO R WRC

PRESENTING THE SECOND GENERATION POLO R WRC

In top form, both technically and visually: Volkswagen presented the second generation of the Polo R WRC in Autostadt, Wolfsburg. The works team from Wolfsburg has its sights set firmly on another successful defence of its titles in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a new car and a…
RALLY LEGEND MARCUS GRÖNHOLM TESTS THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO R WRC

RALLY LEGEND MARCUS GRÖNHOLM TESTS THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO R WRC

Volkswagen Motorsport has secured the services of former World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm: the 46-year-old Finn, winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2000 and 2002, will support the works team at test sessions with the Polo R WRC. Grönholm boasts a vast wealth of experience acquired from…
1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

The Turbo 16 appeared at first glance as merely a hopped-up version of Peugeot’s then-ubiquitous 205 small car, but it was actually one of the most technologically advanced performance cars available at the time of its introduction in late 1983. Although it did share some of its body panels with…
HOMEWARD BOUND AS KUBICA PREPARES FOR POLAND

HOMEWARD BOUND AS KUBICA PREPARES FOR POLAND

RK M-Sport World Rally Team’s Robert Kubica will be the star of the show as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to his native Poland next week. As one of the country’s most respected and admired sportsmen, the Formula One race winner will be in high demand as he…
SEBASTIEN OGIER RETURNS TO THE PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP

SEBASTIEN OGIER RETURNS TO THE PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP

Sébastien Ogier (F) returns to the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup for a brief cameo. The defending champion and current leader in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will contest the third race of the season this coming weekend, as the series forms part of the Formula One weekend in Spielberg. This…
Is It This Generation? Or This Generation Of Cars?

Is It This Generation? Or This Generation Of Cars?

There are people that claim my generation has lost its love for the automobile. They are totally wrong. My generation loves cars. But we love doing things ourselves, and are very informed. We are the first generation that truly grew up with the internet. We look up everything. We already know the million…
SIMPSON RETURNS TO JIM CLARK RALLY IN A ŠKODA FABIA S2000

SIMPSON RETURNS TO JIM CLARK RALLY IN A ŠKODA FABIA S2000

Neil Simpson will contest the Jim Clark Rally, 14 years after his last appearance on the event, in his ex-factory Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia S2000. The 41-year-old dealer principal from Clitheroe in Lancashire will contest the two-day Jim Clark National Rally (30-31 May), as practice for the Ypres Rally (19-21 June) in…
NEW CO-DRIVER FOR VOLKSWAGEN DRIVER ANDREAS MIKKELSEN

NEW CO-DRIVER FOR VOLKSWAGEN DRIVER ANDREAS MIKKELSEN

Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen (N) has a new co-driver: as of the Rally Italy on Sardinia (05–08 June), Mikkelsen will line up alongside Ola Fløene (N) in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In Fløene, Mikkelsen welcomes back the first co-driver of his rallying career: the pair started together between…
1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO

1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO

Automobile racing, like all other endeavors in the pursuit of speed, is a display of tension between the immovable forces of nature, human determination, and the framework by which opponents compete. It is the ever-changing tensions between those forces that produce in many the insatiable desire to race. Two men…
ONE-TWO VICTORY FOR VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

ONE-TWO VICTORY FOR VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

It was nothing less than Volkswagen’s greatest single victory in the history of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In extremely difficult external conditions, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) celebrated a hard-fought one-two victory in the Polo R WRC at the Rally Argentina. Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula…
VOLKSWAGEN TRAVELS TO ARGENTINA WITH AN UNQUENCHABLE WILL TO WIN

VOLKSWAGEN TRAVELS TO ARGENTINA WITH AN UNQUENCHABLE WILL TO WIN

A classic rally, putting both man and machine to the test: Volkswagen lines up at the Rally Argentina with its sights set firmly on victory. Defending champions and World Championship leaders Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), their Volkswagen team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) – currently second in the overall standings –…
EKS to join FIA World Rallycross Championship

EKS to join FIA World Rallycross Championship

EKS is the latest team to pledge support to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after the Swedish squad confirmed it will compete in 2014 with the brand-new Audi S1.   The team – which will be made up of two-time DTM driver Mattias Ekstrom and…
1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Rallye ‘Jolly Club’

1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Rallye ‘Jolly Club’

The Fulvia Coupé represented Lancia’s initial push into the rally world that it would soon dominate. Owing to its 65 percent front-biased weight distribution, the Fulvia benefitted from Lancia’s trademark compact V-4 engine. The engine was modified for 1968, growing to 1.6 litres and gaining a ZF five-speed manual gearbox…
ATKO Returns to the WRC!

ATKO Returns to the WRC!

If you’re a rally fan, this is HUGE news! Chris ‘Atkinson has been handed an early Christmas present with the announcement he will be part of Hyundai Motorsport in next year’s World Rally Championship. The Gold Coaster has been out of a full time drive since the end of 2008 and…