rally moto and quad guy
So this place has been a ghost town for a few years now. It went from being the place to be.... to being completely dead quicker than MySpace. Where is everyone now? Is there a facebook group?
Not really. No useful discussions or information there in an organized manner. Think everyone is on antisocial media though.So this place has been a ghost town for a few years now. It went from being the place to be.... to being completely dead quicker than MySpace. Where is everyone now? Is there a facebook group?
Which begs the eternal rally question, where do they all go?Put it out of missery is my vote. I signed up to find the people that new a lot about my car but they are loooong gone.
By age I would be considered a "geezer."Every year at least half the field are new drivers, often in new builds, and we never see them again.
I agree.By age I would be considered a "geezer."
I have lived the rally "lifestyle" so to speak for years. From humble beginnings to more, off for a bit for college, back in, off for a bit while road racing and back in until I finally packed it in 40 years after the first rally.
What I find interesting is that people believe they want to go rallying, then give it up in a year or three at most. It is really not that hard, although it takes some dedication and focus. Perhaps that dedication and focus is missing?
How do people get interested in rallying anyway? Video games? Perhaps too, video games are misrepresenting the real life.
The thrill of barrelling down a stage road is real, and addictive for a very few. Most find other, more easy or less challenging things to excel at.
Remember, there are only 15% of humans that lead, and 85% that just go with the flow, are complacent and follow. Rally is for the 15%.
Yes it’s not a poor man’s sport.Long time volunteer and enthusiast, first time rallyer TBD. So far what is preventing me from racing is the logbooked car I have does not meet requirements, since the cage is not current. Distance to an event: I have to drive over 4 hours to the closest one, and 8+ to the rallies on my bucket list. The money associated with gas, lodging, prep, damage, entry fees; lack of resources for recce, lack of time for recce, and so on. These are major hurdles in my limited view of what will be required to enter one race. And I might suck at it, I might be last, I might not finish, I might not be able to sell the car afterward. So much risk for what? to experience a dream? I sure hope so, but other might not come back from that experience. Southern California seems to have it figured out. 5+ rallies within 2-3 hours of them? sign me up, except I would have to move my family and my career. Not sure if any of this helps.
I think its a safe bet everyone is using groups on facebook which is a real shame because Special Stage was and still is a place where everything and region is brought together.Which begs the eternal rally question, where do they all go?
I've been actively involved in a couple rallies since 2011. Every year at least half the field are new drivers, often in new builds, and we never see them again.