Skoda rally car

Skoda rally car

(Source: blog.roadandtrack.com)

The first rounds of the first ever Global  RallyCross event went off smoothly with just  one significant roll by Jimmy Keeney, a privateer driving a Subaru WRX STI.  He  was uninjured despite rolling end-over-end several times after  failing to gain  the 50 mph speed needed to traverse the 70-foot chasm. (Photo sequence of crash here)

The first rounds of the first ever Global RallyCross event went off smoothly with just one significant roll by Jimmy Keeney, a privateer driving a Subaru WRX STI. He was uninjured despite rolling end-over-end several times after failing to gain the 50 mph speed needed to traverse the 70-foot chasm. (Photo sequence of crash here)

A Porsche 911 competing in the 2009 East African Safari Rally
(image courtesy of McKlein Imagedatabase)

A Porsche 911 competing in the 2009 East African Safari Rally

(image courtesy of McKlein Imagedatabase)

Hyundai has revealed its official Rallycross plans at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, along with its new Veloster Rallycross race car.

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As predicted from the pronounced Red Bull logo on its door, Rhys  Millen—drifter, stunt driver and Pikes Peak veteran—will be driving the new Hyundai Veloster in  the upcoming 2011 U.S. Rallycross season. Rhys Millen Racing, Millen’s  race shop, was tasked to building the rally-prepped Velosters. With  Hyundai backing Rhys the past few years in his motorsports endeavors,  this news came as no surprise. What was completely from left field was  the announcement of a second Veloster rally car and its drivers: Robbie  Maddison and Marcus Dodd.

As predicted from the pronounced Red Bull logo on its door, Rhys Millen—drifter, stunt driver and Pikes Peak veteran—will be driving the new Hyundai Veloster in the upcoming 2011 U.S. Rallycross season. Rhys Millen Racing, Millen’s race shop, was tasked to building the rally-prepped Velosters. With Hyundai backing Rhys the past few years in his motorsports endeavors, this news came as no surprise. What was completely from left field was the announcement of a second Veloster rally car and its drivers: Robbie Maddison and Marcus Dodd.

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is pushed to the limit on a wild rally dirt track lap with rally instructor Tim O’Neil.

Interview with John Buffum and Antoine L’Estage: Talking Evos and STIs with an American rally legend and the reigning Rally America Series (now RallyCar) Champion.

Interview with John Buffum and Antoine L’Estage: Talking Evos and STIs with an American rally legend and the reigning Rally America Series (now RallyCar) Champion.

Bringing a Tank to a Gunfight - The 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor begged to be tested by Tim O’Neil on the rally playground he knows best.

Bringing a Tank to a Gunfight - The 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor begged to be tested by Tim O’Neil on the rally playground he knows best.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited throwing dirt.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE in its natural element.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE in its natural element.

2010 Mitsubishi Evolution SE and 2011 Subaru WRX STI Limited

Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo:

A conflict between rivals heads to the battlegrounds for which they were created.

2011 Dakar Rally
2011 Dakar Rally
The all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car—based on the Fiesta s2000 rally car  that won the Monte Carlo Rally last January—has been developed by Ford  of Europe and British-based rally partner M-Sport. New cost-containment  rules are in effect this season. As before, the cars will be all-wheel  drive, but they will feature turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engines  in place of the 2.0-liter powerplants from last season.

The all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car—based on the Fiesta s2000 rally car that won the Monte Carlo Rally last January—has been developed by Ford of Europe and British-based rally partner M-Sport. New cost-containment rules are in effect this season. As before, the cars will be all-wheel drive, but they will feature turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engines in place of the 2.0-liter powerplants from last season.