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Santa please bring little Jimmy a scanner under the tree. He,s been a gooood boy!!! WAY cool Jim love to see MORE on this!!thanks

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>If I get a slide scanner for Christmas these pages will
>grow!

If you got a slide scanner, can we scan some of my Olympus Rally slides? I have some good ones...

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Hi Jim,
Would you have from Olympus 86 any piccies of the car that answered all the questions of life, the universe and EVERYTHING? Yes the appropriately numbered SAAB 96 V4 number 42?
Olympus 1986 is remembered as the last event in the history of the World that the Saab 96 was eligible for International Competition after a 30 year run, a loinger run than any other car at the World Championship level.

There was some other stuff going on as well, something about some noisy cars which were banned or something.

Hope you got what you wanted for X-mas.

keep up the photos!

See you in the woods this coming year.



John Vanlandingham
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I find it interesting that nearly everyone loves to look at old Olympus pictures and reminisce about the rally. Yet not very many people support the return of WRC to America. Just for one event. Just for fun. To see the cars and the drivers. What's the deal?

I say bring it back...
 

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>I find it interesting that nearly everyone loves to look at
>old Olympus pictures and reminisce about the rally. Yet not
>very many people support the return of WRC to America. Just
>for one event. Just for fun. To see the cars and the
>drivers. What's the deal?
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>I say bring it back...

Well, when a man's brother who has a strong physical resemblance to his brother except in terms of weight denies any and all relation to said brother, and when I said to him "well you can see how I could make the mistake, the same name, same avocation, same height and strong resemblance...." he answered back "Yeah, an unfortunate coincidence..."
That says something of the trail left behind the monomania needed to put on the event.
Too many bridges burned, too many promises made not kept, too many lies, and to what end?

There are finite limits of organiser enthusiasm, volunteer willingness, bureaucratic patience, and benefits to WHO? and the effort to organise a World round with the paltry base of cars and ORGANISER resourcs would be exhausting, if even a bit exhilerating when doing it.

From my point of view, the events themselves were much bigger attractions then just due to the length of them, as opposed to the sprinty little things now. Taking part in a big adventure was an attraction, now the ratio of effort to drive would be less exciting.
There were incentives however which THEn made it doable. The primary one being 100% refunded entry fee when crossing the start ramp.

Now the naked commercialism Post Dave Richards TV empire crap has further erode my willingness to make effort to promote WRC.



John Vanlandingham
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