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Dakar Rally 2022: veterans, debuts and biofuels – a photo essay

This year’s rally once again returned to Saudi Arabia where 750 competitors in 430 vehicles traversed more than 8,000km over 12 stages. The rally started and ended in Jeddah, going through canyons and cliffs in the Neom region, passing by the Red Sea coastline, into stretches of dunes surrounding the capital Riyadh.Click here to check out images of the rally from yesteryearFrom Jeddah to Riyadh and everywhere in between, this has been a visually spectacular year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabi...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Bahrain, Rallying, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dakar, Red Sea, Dakar Rally, Nani Roma, Riyadh Click, Alex Haro Bravo, Al Dawadimi

For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines

The FIA wants to safeguard the future of rallying by imposing new standards that target mischievous fans. While it hardly seems fair to burden fans with safety, certain rally stages in the WRC have a habit of attracting risk-taking behavior, where fans intentionally get as close to the course as possible as vehicles fly by. […] The post For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Motorsport, Rallying, FIA, WRC, World Rally Championship, News Blog, Safety Guidelines, Motorsport Safety, Race Fans

Pegasus review – comeback-kid racetrack comedy

The latest film by China’s onetime voice of a generation is an entertaining romp about a disgraced racing champ trying to get back in gearThis likable, unchallenging Chinese sports movie, about a has-been rally driver out to prove he’s still got what it takes after a lengthy ban, is the third film directed by Han Han, the superstar blogger/novelist/rally driver/film-maker once hailed as the voice of a generation of Chinese millennials. In real life, Han Han famously flipped his middle finger at ...
Tags: Comedy, Film, China, Sport, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Motor sport, Pegasus, Rallying, Han Han, Zhang Chi, Comedy films, Shen Teng

Porsche Exec: 911-based Crossover ‘Could Be a Good Idea’

Porsche is in an interesting position. While it remains an enthusiast brand par excellence, adding SUVs and sedans has left the automaker with one foot in the upper-crust portion of a more mainstream market. Fortunately, this has worked out incredibly well for the company. Porsche has broken its own sales record every year since 2012. This […] The post Porsche Exec: 911-based Crossover ‘Could Be a Good Idea’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Rumors, Crossovers, Special Editions, Rallying, News Blog, Porsche 911

Four-Links – Margaret Dunning’s Packard restored, Henry J prototype, Bugatti Type 68 one-of-none, W24 1957 Chevrolet

The Classic Car Club of America Museum reported earlier this month that the restoration of Margaret Dunning‘s 1930 Packard 740 Custom roadster is now complete. * Kaiser’s Henry J, as Mac’s Motor City Garage pointed out this week, originated not with Kaiser-Frazer but with an even smaller company, American Metal Products, which commissioned the compact to test the waters for an entry into the postwar auto market. The prototype still exists in the NATMUS Museum. * Speaking of postwar compacts, ...
Tags: Kaiser, Autos, Chevrolet, Motorsports, Bugatti, Rallying, Seventies, Kaiser Frazer, Packard, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car, Dream Cars, Show Cars And Prototypes, Museums And Collections, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Hot Rods And Customs

London to Brighton veteran car rally – in pictures

Over 400 vehicles made before 1905 take part in the annual run from London to Brighton to commemorate the Emancipation Run of November 1896, which celebrated the raising of the speed limit from 4mph to 14 mph Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, World news, Motor sport, Brighton, Rallying

Rally driver tells how car somersaulted in fatal crash at Inverness race

Joint inquiry into death of four spectators at two separate rallies in Scotland hears car spun out of control before hitting Joy RobsonA rally driver has told an inquiry how his car crashed into spectators during a race in Inverness, killing a 51-year-old woman.Graeme Schoneville, 31, was speaking during an inquiry into the deaths of four motor sport fans at two separate rallies in Scotland. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, UK News, Motor sport, Rallying, Inverness, Graeme Schoneville

Off-road Motorsport Legend Drew Bowler Dies

Drew Bowler, the founding father of monstrous rally-ready Land Rovers, passed away unexpectedly on November 14th. For over 30 years, Bowler Motorsports has produced a succession of iconic vehicles for winning trials, hill rallies, comp safaris, and raids. Drew’s history in off-road rallying began in the early 1980s during some personal successes with his home-brewed Series I Defender. By the […] The post Off-road Motorsport Legend Drew Bowler Dies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Racing, Autos, Motorsports, Rallying, Land Rovers, News Blog, Off-roading

Toyota Engineers are Rallying a Corolla iM in the Backwoods

A group of Toyota engineers clearly had time to kill this summer, but at least they spent it with one of their products. For whatever reason, members of the automaker’s Michigan research and design team took a stock Corolla iM (formerly the Scion iM) and entered it into a rally, possibly just to see what […] The post Toyota Engineers are Rallying a Corolla iM in the Backwoods appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Quality, Racing, Suspension, Autos, Michigan, Toyota, Rallying, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Corolla iM

Sport picture of the day: navigating a horseshoe at Rally Argentina

These fans have a close up view of the cars as they slide round a horseshoe bend just a few feet in front of them on the second day of action at Rally Argentina 2016. Jari-Matti Latvala, seen here in action in his Volkswagen Polo R, finished second in Special Stage 11 – a 38.68km jaunt between Los Gigantes and Condor Cantera Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Motor sport, Rallying, Jari Matti Latvala, Rally Argentina, Los Gigantes, Volkswagen Polo R, Condor Cantera Continue

Matt LeBlanc and rally driver Ken Block tour streets of London

Top Gear host interrupts wedding at St Pauls Cathedral as the pair drove around London in a Ford Mustang Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc was joined by professional rally driver Ken Block for a trip around the streets of London in a Ford Mustang. The duo surprised a bride and groom and their wedding guests at St Paul’s Cathedral as they motored past, with LeBlanc sticking his arm out of the car window to wave. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Television, Sport, UK News, Television & radio, Motor sport, Ford, Top Gear, Rallying, Matt Leblanc, Ken Block, LeBlanc, St Paul 's Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral, Ford Mustang Top Gear

SuperQ Challenge: world’s best slalom skiers race on a rally track – video

To mark the the annual World Cup ski race in Kitzbühel in Austria on Wednesday at Hahnenkamm weekend, skiing stars join other sporting big names to race in the snow in high-powered FIA World Rallycross Championship cars. Two-times DTM champion Mattias Ekstroem drove an Audi S1 EKS RX while slalom maestro Henrik Kristoffersen and MotoGP’s Andrea Dovizioso won the final Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Motor sport, MotoGP, Rallying, Kitzbuhel, DTM, Mattias Ekstroem, Henrik Kristoffersen, Andrea Dovizioso

Australian Toby Price goes from a broken neck to Dakar Rally champion

Three years on from breaking his neck, Australian takes out motorcycle racePrice became the first Australian to win the Dakar Rally in any categoryAs Toby Price lay in hospital with a broken neck, he never imagined that less than three years later he would be the first Australian to win the Dakar Rally in any category. The 28-year-old from the NSW Hunter Valley finished almost 40 minutes in front of his nearest rival in the motorcycle division to make history in the gruelling race in Argentina o...
Tags: Sport, Motor sport, Australia sport, Argentina, Rallying, Dakar, Toby Price, Dakar Rally, NSW Hunter Valley

Dakar Rally 2016: Rest day to Stage 13 – in pictures

All the best images from the second week’s action of this year’s Dakar Rally as it winds its way over 5,700 miles through Argentina and Bolivia. The event is one of the most spectacular in world sport, with drivers and a variety of vehicles tackling an incredible array of terrains. Click here to check out the best images from the first week of the 2016 Rally Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Motor sport, Argentina, Bolivia, Rallying, Dakar, Dakar Rally

Sport picture of the day: Dakar Rally mud bath

Yzeed Alrahji and and Timo Gottschalk zoom through the mud in their Toyota Hilux during the second stage of the Dakar Rally, between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Motor sport, Rallying, Dakar, Toyota Hilux, Villa Carlos Paz, Yzeed Alrahji, Timo Gottschalk

FIA World Rally Championship final round in Wales – in pictures

From slipping in the mud to crashing through the water to getting big air, we select the best photos from the Wales Rally GB Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, Sport, Motor sport, Rallying, FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB Continue

Sport picture of the day: dusk hits Mads Ostberg at Wales Rally GB

Using the late autumn light to capture a scenic view of Mads Ostberg driving his Citroën DS3 during the shakedown of the WRC Wales Rally GB in Deeside, Wales
Tags: Wales, Sport, Motor sport, Rallying, WRC Wales Rally GB, Mads Ostberg

Wales Rally GB – in pictures

With the 2015 Wales Rally GB starting, photographically this means two things; dramatic scenery and dramatic photos of cars speeding through that scenery. We’ve had a look back through the archives to bring you a selection of the best photos taken over the years Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Wales, Sport, Motor sport, Rallying

Six killed after rally car spins out of control in north-western Spain

Driver took track at A Coruña rally ‘at much higher speed than he should have’, according to a civil guard spokesman Six people were killed and several others injured when a rally car spun out of control at the A Coruña rally in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia, Spanish police have said.The driver lost control and skidded off the track killing four women, one of whom was pregnant, and two men. About a dozen people were hurt. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Sport, World news, Motor sport, Rallying

Rally driver fells tree in car crash – video

Belgian rally driver Thierry Neuville survives a high-impact collision with a tree during a rally in Finland. But, after the car comes to a standstill the tree it collided with then comes crashing down after it. Neuville was travelling at 100mph when his car came off the track on a fast left bend near the end of his first pass of the 4.62km stage. This is the second incident for Neuville in 12 months since he came off the road in Germany last year Continue reading...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Motor sport, Finland, Rallying, Thierry Neuville, Neuville

Nothin' to see here; move along please!

It's difficult to get photos of oneself in motion on a motorcycle.  Below are some from the last few years, mostly shot by event or roadside photogs. You don't really need to see them; I just... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!) [Author: [email protected] (Doug Just Doug)]
Tags: Events, Commuting, Vendors, Rallying, Touring, Ephrata, ADVtouring, Ride Reports, Sport-Touring, Ride-Ins, Americade, Doug Just Doug

2015 AMCA Meet, Oley, PA

This past Saturday I rode up to the Antique Motorcycle Club of America's annual meet in Oley, Pennsylvania.  Two days later, my legs are still sore from repeated crouching down to shoot photos... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!) [Author: [email protected] (Doug Just Doug)]
Tags: History, Vintage, Rallying, Ride Reports, Orgs, Ride-Ins, Doug Just Doug, Oley Pennsylvania, Antique Motorcycle Club of America