Getting chased by a helicopter on a rally stage is as awesome as you…

Despite the hype - Rally in the USA is a grassroots regional affair, which occasionally sees some TV time, sometimes gets local press, and when conditions line up just perfectly - gets heli footage! Guidance Aviation happens to train helicopter pilots on future gigs for news, film, and TV. They also happen to have a… » 11/24/14 5:10pm Monday 5:10pm

Rim Of The World Rally, 2001: Picture Dump

Way back in 2001 I attended my first rally race. The Rim Of The World Rally was run by the SCCA and is part of the ProRally championship, which was discontinued in 2005. I went to Palmdale on the first day and saw the Special Stage, on a parking lot and adjoining dirt lot in front of the the Holiday Inn, and then the… » 11/24/14 9:19am Monday 9:19am

Fantasy WRC: Year-End Review / 2015 Preview

After eleven months and thirteen rallies we have at last, sadly, reached the end of the season. While the battle in the WRC may have been fairly one-sided, the battle in the Fantasy WRC was a close fight from start to end, with numerous lead changes and, thanks to the drop format, a surprise winner who took the win… » 11/19/14 1:45pm 11/19/14 1:45pm

Some rally fans just take it too far

We all know why Group B was cancelled. The mixture of fast vehicles, offroad stages and cars dividing the masses like Moses allegedly did some sea was deadly and left the drivers and the FIA with no other choice. And yes, while we all wish to have Group B back on some level, nobody wants to see manslaughter in racing… » 11/14/14 9:51am 11/14/14 9:51am