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Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby dnorth » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:51 pm

For those that don't frequent the MCO forums, this was posted:

http://jalopnik.com/5497042/how-to-win- ... -a-500-car

It's an AMAZING read. Greg, you and Eric should take heed :) :)
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Christoph » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:12 pm

http://www.specialstage.com/forums/show ... post345911

Co-drivers account of the event. Also quite entertaining
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Greg Jewell » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:49 am

I read this article yesterday and was absolutely amazed. What a fantastic story. To bad they didn't mention what "loophole" was used to get into the WRC or what class he actually ran in.

Eric and I have already talked about taking the "Metroneige" and doing something similar. Unfortunately one of the rules for the Canadian Rally circuit is that your car has to be street legal. This is not a requirement of the 24 Hours of LeMons so that basically counts us out. Might be worth building another junker just for this purpose though ;)
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Eric Giberson » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:54 am

Mark II Suzuki Swift GTI for the WIN :P.
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Greg Jewell » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:55 am

Mark II Suzuki Swift GTI for the WIN


So long as it has a turbo...and I'm the one driving, I'm in.
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Eric Giberson » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:59 am

Greg Jewell wrote:
Mark II Suzuki Swift GTI for the WIN


So long as it has a turbo...and I'm the one driving, I'm in.


Turbo yes, you driving no. I think this issue needs to be further discussion over a few beers.
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby Greg Jewell » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Yeah yeah. Either I drive, or I puke all over the race notes. Your choice.

Back to the original story, the co-driver has posted his own version of the tale. Not quite as thrilling as the driver's, but still a good read: http://jalopnik.com/5500013/i-co+drove-the-500-craigslist-rally-car
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby FRFM » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Good post awesome read.

Good to see an old tired saloon, a bmw compete in those events. He deserves it. He really knew his car.

I like how he talked about the tool kit that came with the car. BMWs have all sorts of little helpful things on them like the tow clips in front.
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Re: Guy whoops WRC cars with $500 junker!

Postby dnorth » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:17 pm

Greg Jewell wrote:I read this article yesterday and was absolutely amazed. What a fantastic story. To bad they didn't mention what "loophole" was used to get into the WRC or what class he actually ran in.

the co-drivers story covered it. Basically, it was because WRC Mexico was also a Rally America event and hence they offered the same classes as Rally America.
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