Monthly Archives: December 2012

Volvo PV444: The Post-War Volvo

The Volvo PV444 was the first significant post-war Volvo car and helped to establish Volvo as a major automotive manufacturer.  The first version of the PV444 was rather plain with a four-horizontal bar grille, no parking lights on the front fenders, … Continue reading

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A Very Useful Book About Marathon Rallies

Early in December I purchased a very good rally book entitled “How To Win A Marathon Road Rally”.  This useful book was written by Alan Smith and published by the Endurance Rally Association in 2012. This Book Is Chock Full of … Continue reading

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I Acquired Vintage Canadian Winter Rally License Plates

I recently acquired three license plates from the Canadian Winter Rally.  The plates are from the years 1959, 1960, and 1962.  I bought these license plates from a fellow in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Winter Rally plate below from … Continue reading

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2013 Dakar Rally USA TV Schedule

In the USA the 2013 Dakar Rally will, in fact, be shown on the NBCSports Network.  In my area of the northeast USA, my cable TV provider is Comcast.  The Comcast TV schedule shows that a daily summary of the … Continue reading

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DAF’s Variomatic Drive Transmission

In the recent photographs from Carl Verboom of car rallying in Holland which I have posted on this website, he noted that in a rally he was driving a DAF car with a variomatic transmission.  I did not pay particular attention to that … Continue reading

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2012 Yucatan Safari Rally Results

The 2012 Yucatan Safari rally was held on December 8 by the Land O’ Lakes Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).  Rallymaster Clarence Westberg put together a rally that extended a little over 200 miles and had 20 scored … Continue reading

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2013 Winter Challenge Rally Has New Hours This Year

I got a message from American rally legend, John Buffum, announcing that the 2013 Winter Challenge Rally will be held on February 16, 2013.  As in the past, the rally will begin and end in Barre, Vermont.  This time-speed-distance rally … Continue reading

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