I've always wanted to do Rally racing and I'm seriously thinking about building a rally car and I just want to talk to someone whos already into rallying.
08-09-2009 12:44 PM
I"m getting into it hardcore this year, and i'm from detroit, but i'm at school right now, don't know if that counts!! What class are you thinking of doing and are you thinking rally cross or a circuit?
08-09-2009 02:41 PM
I'm thinking Rally Cross and I'm not sure what class yet.... but it more than likely wont be stock.
08-10-2009 10:29 AM
I was a member of the SCCA committee that developed the Rallycross program in 2000. The very first SCCA sanctioned rallycrosses were held in the Denver area (SCCA National Headquarters were located here at the time and they wanted to keep a close eye on this new program). It went national in 2003 or so.
Rallycross was based on the solo (autocross) program but with the difference being it would be in the dirt. Our hope was that drivers would get hooked and move on to full performance rally. There are no special build standards for rally cross just some minimal safety standards like those found in autocross (sound car, stock seatbelt, Dot or Snell helmet, decent tires, etc.). The full goal was to allow normal street driven cars to participate. Naturally, car preparation is allowed, but not required, and may put you in another competition class just like in autocross. So, based on that, find out where you closest events are, show up and participate. Its really (pretty much) that simple.
08-10-2009 07:29 PM
I'm going to start the car build later this year so I can be ready for the SCCA events next year.
I plan on building an air cooled VW Baja bug (I've built several over the years) and put a rather "healthy" motor in it... along with a roll cage a nd a few other odds and ends.
08-12-2009 06:52 PM
Have you checked for a used one? Safety gear is expensive.
08-12-2009 06:58 PM
I've been looking, there just arent alot of them around in my current price range.
Right now the plan is get one by fall and take all winter to build it for next year.