RallyCast Episode 80 – Steve and Katie Gingras

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we chatted with Steve Gingras who won the SCCA Production GT class championships in 1997 and 1998. That may have been 20 years ago, but a recent return to the stages showed that he’s still quick behind the wheel as the next generation, Katie Gingras, can attest. We talked about rallying then, rallying now, and got a ton of stories in between. So kick back, grab a glass of your favorite local brew and enjoy another round at the virtual rally…

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RallyCast Episode 79 – Subaru Motorsport USA Co-Driver Robbie Durant

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost of us know Robbie as co-driver to one of the best known talents in American rallying, but he’s had another life across the pond as well. Growing up in one of the world’s motorsports hubs made racing seem like a normal path to take in life. He’s worked with F1 teams, helped restore historics, and even gets behind the wheel himself from time to time. Motorsports has always been simply second nature. So kick back and grab a pint (or a coffee), as…

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RallyCast Episode 78 – Stories and Spirits with AJ Hakala and Dmitri Alpinsky

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode recorded Tuesday April 21st 2020 we invited two guests to the show by request. Dmitri “Name Dropper” Alpinsky has been rallying in the US and Canada since the late 1990s and AJ Hakala has been co-driving mostly in the western US since 2004. It’s 2 hours of reflections and stories with two competitors from opposite ends of the continent that became close friends through motorsport.  

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RallyCast Episode 77 – Home School with Oz Rally Pro

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode we talked with Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino about how they’ve been coping during the Coronavirus lock-down, training in the middle of a recent earthquake, and the creation of new online courses that have been a lot more successful than even they initially estimated. They also give our listeners some training tips that could be hugely valuable at sharpening your skills while you’re cooped up at home.   As is typical with our Rally Pub style chats, we delve into many…

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RallyCast Episode 76 – What Have Some of Our Rally Contributors Been Up To?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMike and Ian invited a whole cadre of Open Paddock’s friends back on April 1st to a Skype call to see how they are coping with the current Coronavirus lock down. You’ll hear Ian mention Goodwood yet again, and the rally truck is apparently available for Birthday parties. Kelsey and Calvin of Cooper Autoworks have serious issues with procrastination, yet still find a way to add more to their to do list. Adam Bachi of Limitless Studios has seemingly limitless file storage for his…

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RallyCast Episode 75 – New Events with Dave Matheson of Bristol Forests Rally and Denise McMahon of Rally Nevada

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we talk about new rallies! Yes, the growth of rallying in North America has brought about new events, so we chatted with organizers Dave Matheson of the new Bristol Forests Rally in Tennessee and Denise McMahon of the new Rally Nevada based out of Tonopah.  New events in new places and they tell us why you should come check them out!     Follow the Bristol Forests Rally at these links: Rally Website: https://www.bristolforestsrally.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/bristolforestsrally/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bristolforestsrally/ Volunteer Info: https://www.bristolforestsrally.com/volunteers  …

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RallyCast Episode 74 – Dan Downey of Downey Dirty Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode Mike and Ian had Dan Downey of Downey Dirty Racing join them at the#RallyCast virtual rally pub. Many of you may remember Dan from the pictures of his BMW e30 that flew through the New England Forest Rally’s Concord Pond stage with a Domino’s Pizza delivery sign strapped to the top. We chat about that, why he chose to go “rad wheel drive”, how his first stage rally event  got a little hot, and what it’s like being an instructor at…

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RallyCast Episode 73 – Rally 2020 with Mike and Ian Followed by an Interview with ARA’s Jeremy Meyer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we discuss several topics, including expanding Open Paddock’s media presence, our thoughts on Colin Clark and Dirtfish joining forces, and other bits of rally news. Then at about the 1hr mark we have an interview we did a couple weeks ago with American Rally Associations head of marketing Jeremy Meyer about the 2020 season. So grab a cold one from the fridge and join us at the virtual rally pub we call the RallyCast podcast. As always, thanks for the downloads!…

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RallyCast Episode 72 – Sam Albert on VR Gaming and Scott Alderson Art’s Rally Coloring Book

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a double episode where we start off talking with Sam Albert about VR gaming and how it relates to the real world as well as connecting to a new audience of rallyists via Twitch. Then we talk to Scott Alderson about how he’s combined his rally passion and art skills to make some amazing rally coloring books for kids (and lets face it, we adults are all just big kids)! We finish with a short discussion of Dakar and make horrible Monte…

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RallyCast Episode 71 – Mitch Meadows of Mele Design Firm

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this first episode of the new decade we chat with a newcomer to the rally scene, Mitch Meadows. He and his company Mele Design Firm have suddenly popped up everywhere with connections to DirtFish Rally School, O.D.D. Racing, and many other rally teams big and small. We talk with Mitch about taking a childhood fantasy to reality, as he now co-drives for Karen Jankowski, as well as using his company and brand to help promote rallying across the continent.      You can…

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