“It’s got to be safety first,” says the Welshman. The Fiesta is the go-to for any new rally driver who has enough money to spend on a new rally car. An old Porsche may seem like a strange choice for beginners, but the 944 is cheap and balanced enough for most new drivers to handle. With a standard limited-slip differential, you'll have no problem learning the ins and outs of car control on stage. It's a lightweight, simple car with a wonderful chassis setup. Here’s some advice from. Image of equipment, digital, castillayleon - 156550200

Plus, who doesn't love a RWD car off pavement. He worked as an instructor at a rally school, helped out as a mechanic on teams and drove vans for the Prodrive Subaru World Rally Team that he’d one day compete for. Like the Civic, the Integra is a solid, reliable choice for stage rally. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Where To Watch Another Packed Racing Weekend, Volkswgen ID.R Breaks Yet Another Track Record, This 130-MPH Slide Might Be the Save of the Year, Aston Martin to Bring British Racing Green to F1, Porsche's 962 IMSA Car Makes a Wild Flat-Six Sound, There's Now a TikTok-Sponsored NASCAR Xfinity Car, Jordan Buys NASCAR Team, Hires Bubba Wallace, Toyota Wins Third Consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans. And don’t worry if your car’s not the most powerful; when you are starting out, that doesn’t matter. Being able to learn momentum driving and left-foot braking is key before moving onto bigger power. Join Road & Track and Car and Driver for Our Tests, Hop Onboard the Model S Plaid for Its Lap Record, Why You Can't Get a V-6 Bronco With a Manual, Eight Rolling Toolboxes for Pros and Hobbyists, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Police are on high alert ahead of another massive car rally in Wasaga Beach taking place this weekend. This 1983 example is up for bidding right now. Being a Honda, it's going to be dead reliable, which is one less thing to worry about when you're rallying for the first time. You can own this one for under $10,000. So you’ve watched rallying on TV, YouTubed the best bits of WRC action since time began and now you’ve made new friends at the car club. If you're familiar with the Neon's racing credentials, you'll understand why it's on this list. There will always be people in the club looking for help or for somebody to get involved. If you're looking for a good time on dirt, the Escort is the car for you. This one is up for sale on eBay right now. These eight are tough to beat, How Catie Munnings' unconventional upbringing helped her racing career. Here's an '07 Si on sale now. With some mods, it makes for a solid rally machine. Hayden Paddon started at his local car club, Latvala benefits from Carlos Sainz's experience, Ogier raced in the Porsche Supercup in 2013, Rallycross is a good place to hone your skills, Burns drove Prodrive's vans before he drove their Imprezas, – aka the pinnacle of rallying – is open to everybody. It has a balanced, predictable front-wheel drive layout, and parts are readily available everywhere. This one has just over 100,000 miles on the clock, and you can own it for just $5500. It doesn’t matter the weather conditions or the surface, you need to build yourself a database of knowledge of what happens on that surface if it’s dry or damp.” Latvala adds: “Try to find a rallycross track.

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Rally cars can be quite intimidating once you’re behind the wheel, so it’s best see if this is for you. They're eligible for import via the 25-year rule, which means people are starting to rally them on this side of the pond too.

It's as fun as the Fiesta, and just as capable on a rally stage. “Find somebody or some people you can work with,” says Latvala. “Try to drive as many different cars as you can. Thinking about breaking into the world of stage rally? The Town of Wasaga Beach released a statement saying that the gathering "will be met with strict enforcement.". If it’s not, don’t worry. Get in there and network with the members.

Here's one up for sale right now on eBay. Rallying is a tough sport to dive into. Sit on the other side and give co-driving a go, or get out there and marshal; these volunteers are the unsung heroic backbone of our sport. The 240SX is famous for being a fantastic drift car, but it also makes for a pretty good rally car too.

Mayor Nina Bifolchi, Mayor of Wasaga Beach. Then, get yourself a HANS device and the best crash helmet you can possibly afford.

Whichever you're into, you're going to have a good time. Road & Track participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. But how did the sport’s superstars get to where they are today?