Very happy to find a few photo’s from Sunday’s rally-x in my inbox. Ian did a great job of making it look like the car is really moving. In actuality, this is probably only 30km/h. The course was that slick and tight. Sorry to spoil the magic of rally-x for you… but I certainly can’t hold a camera that steady […]

Fast Motion

After the car posted fast times at winter auto-x yesterday I got constant inquiries about what tires are on the car. I’ve run a number of winter tires in the past, with my favourite being the Kumho KW19 (now discontinued), I am now using Sailun WST1. Sai-what? That’s what I said, but my tire guy convinced me to give them […]

Soft Rubber


I came in with caution. Lots of guys talk about bringing there daily drivers out to rally-x. Lots of guys drive 100hp 2WD cars. Lots of people drive brand new Subaru’s. My experience is that stuff breaks. Prior to this event I had attended three rally-x events in two different cars… and replaced on those two cars, one clutch, two […]

Celica In Dirt


Andrew’s a professional writer, so I hate to scribble on his paper. He’s busy though and I’m on a break. This will be brief.  I’ve wondered sometime now, about building a truck or SUV for going fast off road.  The parts off-roaders need to creep through washouts and bog through mud holes are pretty similar to the parts a good […]

Rally Raid

This is a tease.  I finally made it to RallyX.  Event #1 was cancelled due to 140km/h winds.  Event #2 came and went while I was at home loading up tools and doing a mechanical once over… but I wasn’t going to let anything keep me from #3.  Andrew came out as well, and his story is probably infinitely more […]

I Got Your Camera

Eric took FTD at the auto-x on Sunday that neither Andrew or I made it to… with the broken car. This is significant, not because Andrew or I could have taken it from him, but because he did it in an A3 Golf and not a WRX, or Sti, or 2.5RS or Legacy, or Talon, or Audi or any other […]

Rally-x In Our Absence – FF Win