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3/14=my 42nd rally anniversary
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>>Correction..3 wheeled!
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>I think he means that only 2 wheels are touching the ground
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>Pete

Exactly ...

"The beauty of FWD - who REALLY needs a rear axle?" :eek:

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More evidence to support my theory that driver skill had more to do with him beating all the Grope N cars a Pikes Peak than the lack of turbo restricter.
 

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>More evidence to support my theory that driver skill had
>more to do with him beating all the Grope N cars a Pikes
>Peak than the lack of turbo restricter.

Not only yes, but HELL yes! While in Detroit with CMC Motorsports I accompanied Dougie to Waterford Hills race track (1986?) where he used the Omni GLH in which he'd won the 1985 ProRally P-class title to run an SCCA drivers shool. The day went nominally enough and like many such schools they wrapped things up with a green flag start and several restarts. But then it started raining ... Doug made up several places on the first start but picked off cars at an even greater rate as the track got slicker. You ain't lived until you've watched a capable rally driver blow away sports racers and other pure road race cars with a 2.2 Omni rally car on pure street tires! The instructors I was hanging out with watching the show asked who the heck was driving the Dodge. "Just a rally driver," I told them.

Why the heck do you think I keep picking him for the Group 5 win at every rally he enters?

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>Mad Mike...where were you? I have almost the same picture.
>Compared to the guys with the signs...
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>Debbie
>;)

I was in the #86 Tabor Rallye Team Nissan Sentra --

http://www.photosport4.m6.net/otpr03/SS2/images/OTPR_7_12_03_0700.jpg

The picture of Dougie, me and a TON of others were shot by Doug Berger and are available for viewing (or purchase) at http://www.digitalracephotos.com/

There's some great stuff out there and with Doug's blessing I'm going to put together a little 'Old Fart/New Fart in Sentras' comparison featuring Mr. Berger's shots and host it on realautosport.com.

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What's most remarkable is that Doug's adventure in Oregon is not a particularly unusual occurance. There's the Olympia parking meter, the Ft. Custer roll & win in a totalled car, the bisected deer at STPR, and on and on.
 
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