DirtFish Bringing Rally Racing Experiences to Sonoma Raceway

DirtFish rally experiences will run from Saturday to Sunday, offering multiple opportunities for attendees to get in on the action.

By Justin Cornelison | October 13, 2023
Ten of the Most Grueling Rally Events Ever Held

For well over a century, car racing has been a way to push both men and machines to their absolute limits. In the early days of motorsports merely finishing an event was considered an astonishing feat, but competitors began to look for new ways to challenge themselves as cars got faster and more reliable.

By Ronan Glon | September 12, 2014
Classic: Group B Rally

Racing changed forever in 1979 when the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) allowed four-wheel drive cars to compete in the events it sanctioned. Previously, the setup was banned so the majority of teams went rallying with rear-wheel drive racers.

By Ronan Glon | August 15, 2014
Video: Subaru’s “Launch Control” Chronicles Rally And Rallycross Teams

Subaru has created a web series called “Launch Control” that follows their Rally USA and Puma Rallycross teams around the world throughout the 2013 race season.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 24, 2013
Video: Caterham Superlight R600 Tackles Tarmac Rally Stage

Some of you may have already seen this one posted on our Winding Road Racing Facebook page. If you’re a fan of the Caterham cars, rally racing, or just darn cool on-board video, you’ll probably want to have a look below.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 11, 2013
Video: WRC Rally Mexico Preview

Running through the historic city of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the drivers need to navigate along tight, bumpy cobblestone streets. As if that’s not harrowing enough, part of the stage takes place in the silver mines found under the city. Oh, and this stage is run at night. Yeah, it’s intense.

By Brandon Turkus | March 07, 2013
Blog: Targa Newfoundland – The Inspiration

We are not rallyists. In fact, we don’t know much about rally, other than the accumulation of names and facts that car people pick up over the years; stuff like 33 EJB, Eric Carlsson, Mille Miglia, Audi Quattro, Lancia Delta S4, Colin McRae and Sebastian Loeb. That and the scores of YouTube videos we’ve watched of rally cars jumping and crashing spectacularly. We were, therefore, somewhat surprised to find ourselves packing for a trip to Newfoundland to spend a week running the 40 or so stages of the Targa.

By Tom Martin | September 07, 2012
Comfort/Involvement Index: 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR

Hardcore all-wheel-drive capability makes it a monster on the track. It operates very well when pushed closer and closer to its limits. There’s just so much grip on offer that you are generally at your limits before the car is.

By Winding Road Staff | May 31, 2012
Flip This Car: 1994 Buick Roadmaster—Part Four

Entering the small dirt oval at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds, I was the subject of some attention. Situated among a host of Japanese runabouts and numerous other cars that could fit in the trunk of the Beast, I had no hope of being inconspicuous. In retrospect, signing this car up for a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Rallycross event likely wasn’t the best use of the Buick’s ability, but from the moment I spied this car sitting on gigantic truck tires, I knew it was destined for an off-road adventure. That adventure materialized on Saturday December 4, as the Beast and I made a 200 mile round trip to compete in Round 10 of the Detroit Region SCCA Rallycross—the season ender—in Marshall, Michigan. If you’ve already spied the destroyed orange cone in the photo gallery, you’ve likely deduced that things didn’t go so well. In that assessment, you would be correct.

By Christopher Smith | December 14, 2010
First Look: Audi Quattro Concept

Audi has just unveiled the Quattro Concept. With a turbocharged inline-five producing 408 horsepower and Quattro all-wheel drive, the new Concept carries on the proud name of this rally legend. With a six-speed manual transmission, Audi expects the Quattro to hit 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds.

By Brandon Turkus | September 30, 2010
I Want To Go Racing: Getting Started

Racing is something that people tend to think is expensive or only for professionals. Well, truth be told, it’s not. For interested beginners, all that’s really needed is the entrance fee to your local motorsports venue in your pocket and your daily driver. You don’t need any kind of racing experience for many events and you don’t need a sports car (although having one can make events so much more fun).

By Natasha Colah | July 28, 2010
Raced: Subaru AWD Put To The Test, Rally-Style

Subaru invited us out to Utah for an in-depth, hands-on session with two of the company’s all-wheel-drive systems. Not being the kind to turn down the chance to drive the Impreza WRX and Impreza WRX STi on a de facto rally stage, we politely accepted.

By Rex Roy | March 16, 2010
Video: Why We Dream Of The Porsche GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 makes a beautiful rally car. This video shows the GT3 jumping, sliding, carving, climbing, squealing, spinning, and flying in various races in Germany, Spain, and Belgium.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to breathe.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 18, 2009


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