Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Inaugural WINTR Series Crowns the Champions

The WINTR Series just concluded last weekend with the running of the Winter Challenge Rally in Barre, Vermont.  This WINTR series was a Winter INTernational Rally series made up of six rallies with the best three results counting toward the … Continue reading

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Bahrain Unrest Affects the Formula One World

The recent and continuing unrest in the Middle East will have still unknown effects on the political world, but it will also impact the Formula One world as well.  The opening event of the 2011 Formula One season, the Bahrain … Continue reading

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2011 Classic Car Auction Schedule

The year is filled with classic car auctions where you can buy all sorts of great classic cars.  There always seems to be some very interesting classic cars on the auction market.  I have prepared a list of some of … Continue reading

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Rallying With A Curta Calculator – Part 1

Several weeks ago I wrote a brief report about a rally in which I had recently competed using a Curta calculator with some success.  I got a couple of emails about how to use the Curta calculator in a rally.  … Continue reading

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Speed Costs Us at the Maple Leaf Winter Rally

This past weekend Frank Beyer and I traveled up to Bancroft, Ontario to take part in the Maple Leaf Winter Rally.  This rally, hosted by the Toronto area Maple Leaf Rally Club, is one of the WINTR Series rallies.  My … Continue reading

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Hirvonen Wins Rally Sweden

Mikko Hirvonen and codriver Jarmo Lehtinen won last weekend’s Rally Sweden, the opening round of the 2011 World Rally Championship series.  Ford had a great rally with Ford Fiesta RS cars filling the podium.  Norwegian private team driver Mads Ostberg … Continue reading

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My General BS Recognized in SportsCar Magazine

Today I got delivery of the March issue of “SportsCar” magazine, the official publication of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).  In it, Rick Beattie, who writes the “On Rallying” column, was very complimentary about the General BS that I … Continue reading

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Formula One Teams Test at Jerez

 The Formula One teams were testing at Jerez for four days late last week.  They were trying out new designs, new drivers, modifications to the new designs, and the new Pirelli tires.  I have summarized the individual best lap times … Continue reading

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Porsche Rally Cars on the Stages This Year

One of the first things that I added to this website was some information on past Porsche rally cars.  In North America, Porsches are rarely seen in gravel stage rallies, but are not uncommon in tarmac events like Targa Newfoundland.  … Continue reading

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Robert Kubica Severely Hurt in Rally Accident

 Many have heard that 26-year old Lotus-Renault Formula One driver Robert Kubica was involved in a very scary accident at the Ronde di Andora rally last weekend. I am not sure how it happened, but when you look at the … Continue reading

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