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    New QT Wildcats promise tube-framed filthy good times

    QT Wildcat 500DKR - click above for high-res image gallery
    Quite a long time ago, we told you about the Bowler "Race" Rovers. As it turns out, about 18 months ago, these Race Rovers (actually called Wildcats) were sold to another British company, QT Services. The Wildcats have been busy: aside ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok puts on official duds for Dakar Rally

    Volkswagen Amarok Dakar Support Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Dakar Rally, which is no longer run in Africa due to terrorism threats, kicked off from its designated starting point in Argentina on January 1st. Eventually, the competitors will end up back in Buenos ...

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    Report: Spectator killed during opening stage of Dakar Rally

    Casualties are nothing new in the history of the Dakar Rally, and unfortunately the 2010 event has already claimed a life. During the opening stage of the 32nd running of the 9,000-kilometer race this weekend, 28 year-old Natalia Sonia Gallardo was struck and killed by a truck being driven by Mirco ...

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    Volkswagen iPhone app lets you follow Dakar progress

    There are thousands of iPhone apps for all "that" and too much more, but few that we think have the potential to be this cool. VW will contest the Dakar Rally from January 2-17 -- Race Touareg 2 drivers Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz Mark Miller finished 1-2 last year -- and you can ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok to tackle desert as official support vehicle of Dakar

    Volkswagn Amarok pickup - click above to enlarge
    Two months from now, Volkswagen will be expanding its involvement in the annual Dakar Rally in South America. Just as they did last January, factory-backed teams will be competing in the 5.600 mile race through Argentina and Chile. However, this ...

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    KTM pulls out of Dakar Rally

    Austrian motorcycle maker KTM stakes its reputation on the ability of its off-road motorcycles to tackle the toughest terrain on earth, and it's made a habit of proving these capabilities with both a factory team and a far-reaching privateer support program in the Dakar Rally each year. Up through ...

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    Mitsubishi pulls out of Dakar and other cross-country races

    Mitsubishi joins makers like Honda, Audi, Porsche, Suzuki, Subaru, and Kawasaki in pulling out of some form of motorsports because of... well, do we really need to say it? Neither the Mitsubishi Pajeros that won the Dakar Rally twelve times in total (out of 26 attempts), nor the diesel Racing ...

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    Robby Gordon signs up for the 2010 Dakar, adds a third HUMMER

    One of two American's on the final podium, Robby Gordon finished third in this year's Dakar Rally. Driving a HUMMER H3, he took the bottom step behind South African Giniel De Villiers and American Mark Miller, both of whom were driving VW's diesel Race Touareg2 and ended Mitsubishi's vise-like grip ...

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    Dakar rally claims its first casualty

    The Dakar Rally is famous for its unfortunate history of taking the lives of those who dare to take part in the endurance race, and this year's running is no exception. The body of 49-year-old French motorcyclist Pascal Terry has been found after the rider went missing for three days. Race ...

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    Dakar scrutineering, in pictures

    The preparations have begun for the race formerly known as the Paris-Dakar. The entrants have begun to gather in Le Havre, France, for scrutineering before shipping out to South America for the Dakar's run across Argentina and Chile. Mike Werner was in Normandy and captured in photographs what was ...

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    Volkwagen readying Touareg 2 for 2009 Dakar

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Volkswagen Touareg 2 Race
    Volkswagen Motorsport is putting four factory-backed teams in next year's 'Dakar' Rally, which will actually be held in South America, and they'll all be driving the new Race Touareg 2. The insanely intricate spaceframe chassis ...

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    Mitsubishi "Racing Lancer" hits the sandbox

    Click above for more high-res pics of the Racing LancerYou're looking at the replacement for Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart's venerable rally version of the Pajero sport ute. The Japanese automaker's rally team has just revealed its newest cross-country rally vehicle based on the Lancer, dubbed ...

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    Mitsubishi MRX09 "Racing Lancer" to tackle Dakar in '09

    Click above image to enlargeThe purpose-built rally car that Mitsubishi fields in the no-longer-aptly-named 2009 Dakar (the venue for the race is now South America, remember) will shed its Pajero moniker as well as the nominal styling elements that tied it to the Mitsu SUV. Instead, the new MRX09 ...

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    Dakar looks at alternatives, South America tops list

    Following the unfortunate cancellation of this year's Dakar rally, race organizers are examining a number of potential alternatives to permanently move the race away from northern Africa. Last year's race had stages canceled due to security considerations, but this year's event, which would have ...

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    Dakar Rally cancelled

    Since 1979, the Dakar Rally has never been canceled. Individual stages have been eliminated, but never the entire rally. This year is marks the end of the run: Dakar organizer ASO have decided to cancel the race in light of terrorist threats from Mauritania. The rally was to run from Lisbon, ...

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    Drivers gear up for Dakar 2008

    With the 2008 Lisbon-Dakar Rally confirmed to proceed, a star-studded roster of drivers is shaping up for what promises to be an exciting event spanning two continents over the course of two weeks. Robby Gordon will be returning for the fourth time to fight for America's glory in, what else... a ...

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    Dakar officials won't cancel rally despite Al-Qaeda attacks

    Following meetings between the head of security for the Lisbon-Dakar Rally and government authorities in Mauritania, race organizers, undeterred by recent terrorist attacks in the country, have announced that the event will go on as planned. Last week, terrorists in Mauritania shot and killed four ...

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    McRae Enduro: Dakar doesn't stand a chance

    It's obvious that the fast-paced risks Colin McRae endured during his time behind the wheel have set the tone of his retirement. The term "retirement" is a total misnomer however, as McRae has kept himself busy consulting, marketing and developing his own line of rally machines. The R4 is so close ...

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    BMW 1-Series Trio ready to tackle Dakar

    Click on the image above to view in high-resolution While Bimmerphiles are still unwinding from the excitement of the launch of the 1-Series coupe, and the spy shots of the upcoming 1-Series convertible, a team in France has been hard at work building a 1-Series-based Dakar racetruck. The monster ...

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    Mitsubishi offering Dakar Rally replica Pajero in Japan

    Click image to enlargeTo celebrate its seventh consecutive (and twelfth overall) Dakar Rally victory, Mitsubishi is selling a rally-replica version of the short-wheelbase Pajero 2-door in Japan. Plans call for a 20-vehicle run, all of which will be fully decked out in the rally car's red finish and ...


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