Originally Posted by maurerl
My rally experience is mostly as a navigator in TSD events around BC & Alberta, in the late sixties. Boy are we ever off-topic now! Remember Halda Twinmasters & Curta calculators?
In 1986, at the time of the transportation-themed Expo86, one of my co-workers in Vancouver, who had been a Ford works rally driver in UK, didn't want to let the chance for a world-class rally in his backyard go unchallenged, talked Toyota into giving him a rally-prepped Corolla, and he went on to win the CanAMex rally, 25 days from Vancouver to Acapulco to Prudhoe Bay & back to Vancouver, over 90% on closed dirt roads. First stop after leaving the Vancouver start was Santa Fe, and getting there involved less than a hundred miles of pavement.
Nowadays Bobbito's video, and the occasional YouTube rally video, have to satisfy my Walter Mitty impulses -- I'll never ever drive like that again, though I'd sure love to be able to.
Hi: maurerl... Love a good rally road!!!
Used to drive a Renault rear engine'd rear wh. dr. R5 Gordini and R10 Sedan. We used Tag Heuier crank calculators and watches. South western Ontario Sports Car Club events. Boy... those were the days. Drove hard and fast all night, blinding snow, and rain... Breakfast at the finish line...Then drove to work Mon. am...
Then I got married
All that's left of my rally days are the Tankards, Placques, and the memories!!! Now a days I'm content to attend Fiberglass trailer rallys and sit around the campfire and spin tales and compare yarns. Thanks for the memories... Now back to your previously scheduled trip thread. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie