Why This Brit is Jealous of Rallying in North America

Why This Brit is Jealous of Rallying in North America by Jon Scoltock Yes, that’s right, a guy from one of the biggest rallying countries in the world is jealous of the rally scene in the USA. I know exactly what some of you are going to be thinking as you read that statement, but I would ask you to hear me out before you assume that I’ve gone mad from being in lock-down.   I consider myself very lucky to live in the UK. It’s obviously a pretty nice,…

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Made Mike’s Musings – Thirty-Three Co-Drivers!

After a few years spent drag racing and bombing around Ohio Buckeye backroads in the late 1960s it took a benefit gimmick rally in San Angelo, Texas to launch my life-long rallysport affliction. After tiring of quarter-mile long straight runs on tarmac and dodging harmless rubber cones in a parking lot, the prospect of doing a speed competition on an open unpaved road with a teammate to help you go fast was impossible to pass up! Your cockpit compatriot in performance rally wasn’t a simple navigator, oh no! He/she was…

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Mad Mike’s Musings – Speed Meets the Snowbank

Welcome to our new series “Mad Mike’s Musings” by Mike Halley.  For those of you that have been involved in North American rallying for a long while, you’ll recognize the name. Mike has been involved in rallying in one form or another since 1972 and can still be found at events today.  With all those years of experience, Mike has many stories to tell and opinions to share.   This Installment:  Speed Meets the Snowbank   With Sno*Drift soon to launch the 2020 season of the ARA National Championship it seems…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 25 with Jason Anthony

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter a bit of time off for the holidays, we’re back! In this show Mike has a special guest for the RallyCast, Jason Anthony who is a contributing writer to World Rally Blog.  Jason gives some great insight from a fan’s perspective of rallying in the US and abroad. We discuss how the 2017 seasons in the WRC and the USA will be remembered, and what we would like to see in 2018. Apologies for the background noise as we did our first “on…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 23

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWelcome to another edition of the Open Paddock RallyCast!  This week we draw all our attention to our co-presenter Ian Holmes and his trip to Wales Rally GB.  Ian goes in depth on what it’s like spectating a WRC event and the advantages and disadvantages of using a travel service like RallyTravel.com.  We also have a few quotes from friends of our show that co-drive in Wales and other bits of rally news.    Please let us know what you think of the show…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 22

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe RallyCast is back! We couldn’t let co-presenter Ian Holmes leave without a preview of what he’ll be doing at one of the world’s premier rally events, so we sneaked in an extra show.  In this episode we catch up on the WRC, make likely horribly wrong finishing predictions, find out where Ian will be at Wales Rally GB, and discuss other bits of rally news since our last RallyCast.   Please let us know what you think of the show in the comments…

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OpenPaddock RallyCast Episode 20

Podcast: Play in new window | Download3 shows in 3 weeks! We’re on a roll!  This time Ian and Mike discuss WRC Finland and other news from the WRC.  Silly season appears to be starting already and as usual too few seats for the drivers capable of filling them.  We give our opinions and change our minds frequently as to who is going where.   Watch the Day 3 WRC Finland recap on RedBull.TV

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