On the CRS forum, an individual noted that Stig might be driving an Impreza at Ramada 2005. Any info on this? If so, what kind of Impreza? I'm not trying to start rumors, but I am interested if any semi-official info was released at Ramada.
Now all we need is Michelle, John Buffum, and a few others.... I might actually go to a rally to spectate. (Not that the new guys aren't good, just there is something indescribably heroic about these people... for me).
Speaking of the old guys....
How is Bruno doing? What is he doing? Does he still have a VW dealership in NY?
Well Kevin if Stig isn't there in the RS200 we'll just have to settle for Brian's Audi. After a year to develop the car it's going to be like Group B X 10. New head work, better turbo, lower and further back on engine, new 6 speed tranny, new intercooler, radiator, and front end design. It will be amazing. I'd definitely miss the RS200 but I'm sure our friends from the Pacific will bring some impressive Unlimited cars again too. I just can't wait to be sitting at a Parc Expose with a rally legend. Hopefully it works out. Could be just what US Rallying needs this year.
Only if we are able to create the Seniors Tour akin to golf.
That is not derogetory comment about Stig, but if he comes he is likely to win easily and consistently. And that is not to say I would not love to see Stig compete regularly in the US, I would!
There are a few folks who have stepped up thier game since Stig completely annihilated the field at Maine Forest a few years ago.
Stig's consistency even last year in the group N car would have likely kept Pat in his dust or they would have closely swapped times(no offense intended to Pat).
Even if Stig was trading times with our best the general public would see a gentleman racer winning against young-guns and not understand the Skill and Legend that is Stig. In other words, a nice old man on the podium next to relative youngins' does not seem to send the right message to the right demographic.
>There are a few folks who have stepped up thier game since
>Stig completely annihilated the field at Maine Forest a few
Yah, but keep in mind that Stig's lead at the end of the friday stages was about 2m30s. And his final margin of victory was 2m30s. There's some Swedish saying about being "lagom" and not showing off too much. I'll bet a jar of pickled herring, a fifth of akvavit, and a six pack of Falcon Export that he could have beat a lot of people a lot harder, if he needed to.
>Um, Mike - are you saying you want to ban old farts?
>>In other words, a nice old man on the podium next to
>>relative youngins' does not seem to send the right message
>>to the right demographic.