Rally

November 28, 2017
Alpine Rally-World’s 2nd Oldest!

Julian Wright’s ’71 Datsun 1200. Image: CMR Photographics. Eight West Australians are contesting the iconic Alpine Rally which gets underway Friday in Lakes Entrance, in north east Victoria. The historic three-day gravel rally – Australia’s oldest and largest – is also the world’s second oldest after Monte Carlo.     It covers 725 kilometres, of which 375 kms…

November 14, 2017
Razlan Vlad and Darling a match!

IN 37C AND DUSTY CONDITIONS around Jarrahdale Saturday RAZLAN VLAD and fellow competitors raced 82 kilometres on two stages – run three times – during the fiercely contested Darling 200.      The final round of the CAMS Onslow Contracting Western Australian 2WD Rally Championship saw all categories compete the same distance. Darling 200 victors RAZLAN VLAD …

October 31, 2017
Sebi wins Fifth WRC title

French ace Sébastien Ogier is World Rally champion for the fifth time.    Images: M-Sport.   He and longtime co-pilot Julien Ingrassia are pretty much as good as it gets.     The fact they are seriously nice guys is simply one of life’s bonuses. M-Sport still in the Frame? After four championship with Volkswagen Motorsport,…

October 16, 2017
Wilde Rally Finale

WARC 2017 Outright Winners, Wilde/Kirkhouse. Images: CMR Photographic.    Tom Wilde and co-driver Madelin Kirkhouse are the CAMS Onslow Contracting Western Australian Rally outright champions for 2017. It’s the first time since ’87 – the year the Nannup cheesemaker was born – a 2WD has won the WA title.    He and Maddie finished third in…

October 11, 2017
Cliffhanger for Carrington’s Rally

Image: CMR Photographic.  Australia’s oldest rally will be hotly contested on Saturday with just 35 points separating the top three vying for title honours.  The 53rd Carrington’s Traffic Services Safari Rally is the final round of the CAMS Onslow Contracting Western Australian Rally Championship. Tom Wilde is the first 2WD competitor to lead the WARC…

September 7, 2017
Tough Tussle at Kirup

State 2WD champ RAZLAN VLAD. Image: RALLYWA Battle Lines Drawn WARC outright leaders Tom Wilde and  Madelin Kirkhouse. Image: CMR Photographic.   WITH JUST TWO ROUNDS  to go in the 2017 CAMS Onslow Contracting Western Australian Rally Championship the battle lines are drawn. This weekend’s Wheels on Yirrigan Kumho Tyre Kirup Stages rally will be hotly contested…

August 14, 2017
Peter Major wins QTW ’17

Co-driver Ben Searcy. Image: BARNSIES PHOTOS.   Thumbs up from Gentleman Jim “TARGA WEST is a well organised event, the locals are friendly and BARRY and I always have a good time here.”    The words of motorsport legend JIM RICHARDS,  seven-time Bathurst winner and four-time Australian Touring Car Champion.     He and long…

July 4, 2017
Chilly Collie Welcomes Experts Cup

WARC leaders Tom Wilde and Madelin Kirkwood. Image: Rally WA/CMR Photographic Cold but dry conditions expected DIANNE BORTOLETTO reports COLLIE IS THE STAGE on Saturday for round four of the CAMS Onslow Constructing Western Australian Rally Championship – the Make Smoking History Experts Cup Rally.     WARC competitors compete over 125kms of stages, over a total…

June 27, 2017
GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint

Images: RallyWA Events/TIM ALLOTT   Close competition to the finish LAUREN CORNES reports:   LOCAL MOTORSPORT FANS, young and old, turned out en masse at Bunbury’s Halifax light industrial area to cheer on the 90 tarmac rally vehicles competing in the weekend’s GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint. In the first half of the event, former West…

June 15, 2017
GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint June 25

Image: DEAN KNOWLES. Shannon’s Show ‘n’ Shine Saturday THE BUNBURY CITY CENTRE will come alive with the colour and noise of tarmac rallying as 100 competitors in classic and modern machines take to the streets on Sunday June 25. “The street circuit is exciting for competitors, spectators and local businesses as Mustangs, Chevrolets and Porches…