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    Paris: Hyundai ready to jump back into rallying with i20 WRC
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    At virtually the same moment that it was revealed Hyundai was exiting all motorsports activities here in the States, the Korean automaker was on stage at the Paris Motor Show making a major commitment to one of the most exciting – and costliest – racing series the globe has to offer, ...

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    Official: Citroen claims seventh WRC title on back of Loeb win in Spain
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    If there was ever any doubt, let it now be put to rest, as Citroën has claimed its seventh Manufacturers' Title – its fourth in a row – in the World Rally Championship. The results were sealed when multiple champion Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena won this past ...

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    Spy Shots: Mysteriously sexy Lancia Stratos redux spotted working out
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    Mystery Lancia Stratos revival – Click above for image gallery
    What appears to be an updated version of the showstopping Fenomenon Stratos concept car of 2005 has cropped up in a couple of previously unseen spy shots. Essentially an updated version of Lancia's all-conquering World Rally ...

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    Mini confirms entry into 2011 World Rally Championship with Countryman
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    2011 Mini Countryman WRC – Click above to enlarge
    Were it not for the efforts of John Cooper and drivers like Paddy Hopkirk on the European rally stages of the 1960s, the Mini brand probably wouldn't have the beloved reputation that it does today – in fact, it's possible it would ...

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    John Haugland Rally School - Driver's education for the terminally slow
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    John Haugland Rally School with Subaru – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our goal here is pretty simple: drive consecutive laps around a varied and technical rally training course without killing 63 year-old world rally competitor and all-around good guy John Haugland. You see, the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1993 Toyota Celica All-Trac is a timewarp rally hero
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    1993 Toyota Celica All-Trac – Click above for image gallery
    During the late '80s and early '90s, American buyers were stuck with the over-regulated, hollowed-out versions of hot metal available in Japan and Europe. While our friends across the Pacific were busy driving things with SiR and ...

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    Discovery's HD Theater outlines the start of WRC coverage for 2010
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    2010 Monster World Rally Team Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Assuming for a moment that you won't be watching any stages live, what could possibly be better than strapping into the living room recliner and watching World Rally Championship coverage here in the United ...

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    VIDEO: With F1 program scrapped, where will Toyota Motorsports land next?
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    Toyota GT-One – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the withdrawal of his company from the Formula One World Championship, he reiterated Toyota's commitment to motorsport competition. But while this may have been pure lip-service, the Japanese ...

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    HD Theater to begin screening WRC in October 4 [w/VIDEO]
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    Ford Focus WRC - click for high-res image gallery
    "Gentlemen, start your DVRs!" Anyone that has ever watched a major league rally event knows that this form of motorsports is perhaps the most engaging form of four-wheeled competition in the world. Nothing compares to standing in a forest and ...

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    Rumormill: Mini could be headed for WRC by adapting new crossover model
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    MINI Crossover concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    The original Mini Cooper earned its performance credentials back in the 1960s being flung about on the Monte Carlo rally. Paddy Hopkirk won the Monte in 1964 at the wheel of a Cooper S. While modern Minis are still considered fun to ...

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    Discovery Channel's HD Theater bringing WRC coverage back to U.S.
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    For World Rally Championship fans living in the U.S., it's been tough to keep up on the action, as domestic television coverage has been virtually nonexistent for some time now. That's about to change, however, as the series has inked a deal with Discovery Communications' HD Theater, a channel with ...

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    VIDEO: Petter Solberg gets a Subaru boo boo
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    We all have our embarrassing moments. Most, however, aren't quite as public as Petter Solberg's mishap last week at the Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in Bologna, Italy. The 2003 WRC champion was taking some parade laps and waving to the crowd when he ...

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    WRC switching to S2000-spec car for 2010 season
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    For whom does the cost-cutter's bell toll? It tolls for Formula 1... and for the World Rally Championship. The FIA has announced that from 2010 the WRC will use Super 2000-spec cars, instead of the current championship's Group N racers. As with the FIA's moves in F1 to standardize components in ...

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    Go Rally! - Citroen rolls out the C2-R2 Max
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    If your inner rally driver lusts for something different than the run of the mill Subaru or Mitsubishi, there's a tasty new Gallic morsel to spice things up. Citroen is taking their C2 to the FIA Junior World Rally Championship this year, and the C2-R2 Max Rally kit is their ticket to homologation. ...

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    Video: Prodrive P2 handles so well, even Clarkson loses his lunch
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    Alright... so you've openly lusted after the performance envelopes of road-bound rally cars like the Subaru WRX STi and Mitsubishi EVO IX MR, but you can't get around their frump four-door roots, or their look-at-me aerodynamic addenda. So what's keeping the two firms from building a lighter, ...

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    COBB Tuning takes wraps off supercharged Subaru B9 Tribeca
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    Given the somewhat lackluster response by consumers to Subaru's B9 Tribeca, the automaker's first 'real' crossover could probably use a little help. Enter COBB Tuning, a Subie-specific tuning house best known for ratcheting up the performance envelope of the WRX and Forester, has stepped in to ...

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    New York Auto Show - Subaru shows 2007 Legacy GT spec.B
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    Subaru is well-known for knocking out special edition models of their performance-minded lineup at the rate of about one every 15 minutes. Problem is, historically we haven't had access to them here in the U.S.-- they've largely been Japan-only, UK-only, or mainland Europe exclusives. For ...

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    New York Auto Show: Suzuki launches SX-4 compact crossover
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    Already available in Europe as the Suzuki SX-4 and Fiat Sedici after its Geneva Motor Show debut, the SX-4 crossover jumps the pond to U.S. showrooms later this year. The five-door hatch is targeted squarely at younger buyers (although it ought to be a popular tag-along vehicle for the RV ...

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    New York Auto Show: Mitsubishi EVO X North American introduction
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    You asked for it, and we're doing our best to listen. Chief on our readership's list was more shots of the Mitsubishi Evo X, which marked its North American debut with its New York appearance. This red-hot number impresses in person not with its beauty, but with its intimidating nose and massively ...

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