Hey Pou !!! first off...where is the new video from 03 ?? I hear its finished... when is it going to be released to your public?? and secondly may I complement you on a FINE choice of race vehicles your team has very good taste!!!!
wagon count has risen to 3
we can start a trend... race and have groceries for the crew when we get back to service }>
To all potential and possible competitors of the Perce-Neige: If you are kinda sorta thinking about competing in the Perce-Neige, if you can swing it at all, PLEASE support the Perce-Neige rally. They (and the Bighorn Rally, too) REALLY need your help this year.
hey... no worries here ... I was referring to the fact that they are driving station wagons as am I...At any rate I hope you will be playing in the snow with us as well ...if you see a red & white impreza station wagon sticking out of a snow bank be sure to pull us out :+ As I will be stopping for as many as I can 'cause I'm sure I will be needing lots of tows
for sure Doug !! it will be my pleasure... if you are around service look for the Valley tire cube truck with a Michelin tent and our impreza wagon (we will be the guys trying to duct tape the front & rear of the car back together from snowbank impacts :+ :+ )
I had a blast running Perce Neige last year but due mostly to no train announcement we have not been able to seriously plan on being there. The costs involved to fly/ship our team there and back are too great.
Hopefully I'll be there next year!!!
Good luck to everyone competing this year... don't let the loop take you!
Shouldn't be a big surprise ... last year Ontario only had 28% of license holders, down from over 50% at one time. The number of events happening in Ontario also seems to be down.
Hopefully this decline in interest and activity is a temporary slump. I know that the level of activity in the west is growing like mad. I can think of at least a half dozen or more newly built or bought cars between RallyWest and BC.
As for the entry list being thin ... it seems to be a tradition for teams to enter Canadian Events at the last minute - which is really unfair to the organisers - but something they tend to deal with. Only 8 cars entered in the National portion ... Let's hope that we get a bit more support for the event!!!
>>No Ontario teams:-(
>As for the entry list being thin ... it seems to be a
>tradition for teams to enter Canadian Events at the last
>minute - which is really unfair to the organisers - but
>something they tend to deal with. Only 8 cars entered in the
>National portion ... Let's hope that we get a bit more
>support for the event!!!
Well, since the rules/supps don't have any incentive for teams to enter much before the seeded draw on Feb 2, I wouldn't expect to see a definitive entry list until after that date. I do know of one Ontario team entering the event, and I'm sure there will be others.
The interest in Ontario seems to be in winter TSD at the moment, at least based on the Snowy Safari entry list.
TSD in general is up in Ontario this year. 14 events! 4 winter events, two night and two day evemts and a couple of fall events that can be wintery on the road though not with forgiving winter ditches (President's Prize in late November and Frostbite in December). It was 10 degrees or so for January Jaunt though.