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>Pat is mentioned in an article on the Corona Rally:
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>http://www.wrc.com/en_GB/News/2003/003/2003_RallyMexicoPreview.htm

Yes, but look at all of the errors in the article:

"The Corona Rally Mexico is about to face its three most crucial days in the event's 17-year history because if the gravel rally proves to be a success, it could pave the way for it to be become the first ever WRC event in North America."

Comment - looks like the Rideau Lakes, POR, Criterium du Quebec and Olympus Rallies never took place.

"With the competition including Sola, Ferreyros, Janosz Kulig and David Higgins, this might be the best field ever assembled in North America."

Comment - incredible lack of knowledge.

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>Yes, but look at all of the errors in the article:
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>"The Corona Rally Mexico is about to face its three most
>crucial days in the event's 17-year history because if the
>gravel rally proves to be a success, it could pave the way
>for it to be become the first ever WRC event in North
>America."
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>Comment - looks like the Rideau Lakes, POR, Criterium du
>Quebec and Olympus Rallies never took place.

Now, now Doug, you know that the WRC didn't exist until Sony created it for the Playstation... ;-)

>"With the competition including Sola, Ferreyros, Janosz
>Kulig and David Higgins, this might be the best field ever
>assembled in North America."
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>Comment - incredible lack of knowledge.

Much more likely taken out of context... This is an article on WRC.com, after all. ;-). They may have done something like left out the (implied) words 'Group N'.

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Yes Doug, Adrian is right about "WRC".

I'm sure it was called something more formal and elegant (like Federation International Automobile Rally Champ...--you get the idea)back in the old days without the internet or Speedtv.
 

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>Yes Doug, Adrian is right about "WRC".
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>I'm sure it was called something more formal and elegant
>(like Federation International Automobile Rally
>Champ...--you get the idea)back in the old days without the
>internet or Speedtv.

Joe;

I was just having fun with Doug (and I'm sure he knows it). He was the organizer of the '74 Rideau Lakes WRC (for Makes) round, and winning codriver in the '73 POR WRC round.

Sometimes the official media outlet of the WRC seems to think the series started a) when the World Rally Car rules came into effect or b) (more likely) when their website started... ;-)

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>I was just having fun with Doug (and I'm sure he knows it).
>He was the organizer of the '74 Rideau Lakes WRC (for Makes)
>round, and winning codriver in the '73 POR WRC round.
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>Sometimes the official media outlet of the WRC seems to
>think the series started a) when the World Rally Car rules
>came into effect or b) (more likely) when their website
>started... ;-)

Adrian:

Yes, I know it.

That will probably be my last post on the fact that there actually have been 4 different WRC events held in North America. Not worth the effort correcting people. Sort of like banging your head against the wall. Eventually, it hurts too much, so you stop.

What bothered me more, was the comment on the quality of the field being the best ever in North America. 1977 Criterium du Quebec, had Alen, Salonen, Lampinen, Makinen and Rohrl - ALL IN THE SAME TEAM. But then, no one has probably ever heard of any of these guys, and since it looks like the Criterium never took place, then the point is moot.

Why not just agree that there were no good events or drivers in North America before say 2000? Then, people can post and write releases saying anything they want and we can all agree that it is accurate, since it is on the internet.

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>Ah, but the Criterium was in Quebec and they are trying to
>secede from North American, not just Canada.;)

And they talk funny too! And the road signs read Ost, Nord, Ouest, Sud! But the beer is cheap, the rallying world-class, and its all in funny money.

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Don't forget, "Arret" means "Stop", and it's only an advisory anyway.

Which reminds me of a joke--

Surete de Quebec officer (Quebec Provincial Police): "Ave you any ideas why we stopped you, monsieur?"

Driver: "No, officer. Was I speeding?"

SQ: "You were going 120 kilometres par l'heure."

Driver: "Sorry..."

SQ: "Oui. And you're holding up traffic!"


Part 2:

Driver: "Yes, officer?"

SQ: "You got any biere in 'dat trunk?"

Driver: "No, officer."

SQ: "You want any?"



(Millions des pardones a les membres de la Surete... ;) )


Jeremy Oreskovich
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**"Will Rally For Food"**
 
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