Tag: Budget Rallying

Third Time Lucky

The first two outings in the Polo rally car proved to be a tremendous failure. Despite the car performing perfectly on the road, the minute it got near a rally stage it seemed to get nervous and fall apart. Nicky Grist Stages in 2016 saw us drop out on special

The E30 Years

Rally entrant lists are full of Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts but unless you’re very friendly with your bank manager a fast escort isn’t affordable. Is there another option? A few years ago I tried to find out, when I bought my second rally car, a 1987 BMW 325i coupe. This

Rally: Stage One

In a sleepy village somewhere in the West Country a pair of idiots are causing curtains to twitch, creating mayhem and blocking the road by loading a loud, race ready Polo onto a trailer. Our pulling power? An old, tired, modified Freelander, every budget rally team’s favourite… Our destination, The Royal Welsh

Girl shaped rally suit

Ant’s claim to fame is that he won the 1400 205 Cup in 2010 in a Peugeot 205 rally car which he built himself at the age of 21. Reigning champion, he makes sure I add. Then, after reaching the peak of his rallying career he took retirement to finished

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