A few weeks ago, my kid and I headed west of Toronto to the Rockton Fair Grounds, where Leo Urlichich, aka Crazy Leo, teaches drivers how to control a car on mixed surfaces. We rode along with Leo, who explained that this program isn’t about rallying, it is about building safer drivers. Of course if […]
Last month I wrote about my day playing in the snow at Canadian rally star “Crazy Leo” Urlichich’s Race Lab advanced driving school. Last weekend I headed back to the Rockton Fair grounds an hour West of Toronto so that my kid could get his first taste of driving in the dirt. While we were […]
A number of readers have asked what the driving surface is like at Race Lab, the mixed surface advanced driver training program that we visited last month is like. We shot a full load of video on the weekend, but we thought you might enjoy a quick and dirty raw clip from the rear view […]
Lucky drivers seems to be a theme today, as the motorsport world saw some crazy crashes, with no or minor injuries. The Grand Prix car crash at Goodwood was certainly violent, but it pales in comparison to the ride taken by Piotr Fetela and Dominik Jóźwiak at the 100 Acre Wood Rally yesterday. The duo […]
From the YouTube archives comes a promo clip for a television series called GT RACER. The show followed gentlemen racers who traveled the globe racing at historic locations like Silverstone, Le Mans and the Nurburgring. On tap for season two was a stop at the famous La Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. Originally launched in 1950 […]
Considered by many to be the most famous section of the annual Targa Newfoundland rally, the Brigus Stage takes competitors through small towns with tight and twisty roads, at speeds much higher than one might think possible. This video, shot on boar with Jean-Luc Bergeron in the Too Cool Racing Subaru, shows the entire short […]
Our small rally community has been struck with tragedy, as extreme sports superstar Dave Mirra was found dead in his truck yesterday afternoon as the result of an apparent suicide. I only had the opportunity to meet Mirra once, when he competed alongside Ken Block at the Rally of the Tall Pines. I found the […]
Simply put, performance rally is the most pure form of all motorsport. Real cars one real roads, being driven as fast as humanly possible. Created by our friends at Formula Photographic, That’s Why We Rally.
Here in Canada, we don’t very often get to see a Ford Escort MkII in action, which is a shame, because these things are just pure rally magic. Watch David Bogie practicing for the Donegal Rally in Ireland in his MkII, which is powered by a 2.5L Millington racing engine. This is one sweet beast!
When Canadian rally driver Leo Urlichich, better known to his fans as Crazy Leo, first conceived of Race Lab, the idea was to introduce car fans to the sport of rallying in an effort to revitalize the sport. As the idea grew in popularity and gained support within the rally community, it became apparent that […]