|Voyageurs Rally, September 2001. Captn. Ray, reflecting on his failure as a Submarine Commander. Good thing he's a good co-driver.
|Hinton Bighorn Rally, May 1996. The motor of the Barry Latreille's Talon. This happend just a few hours after the
picture in the previous section was taken. The though is that a rod bolt came loose, as there was an intact bolt & nut in the pan when
it was all sorted out. Even though the motor was damaged as you see it, it did start up again after it was turned off and ran on the two
remaining cylnders for a bit. All was not lost, as Barry had taken along a spare short block for the event in Calgary (Rocky Mountain
Rally) the next weekend. Needless to say, we did not get much sightseeing in that week. No one ever said servicing is easy...
|This was taken at the Black Bear rally, June 1996. On the left is the proud Mr. Peter Watt, and on the right is his
co-driver Mr. Phil Barnes (Both are regular contributors to the Rally-L mail list. Click on this Link=>RALLY-L
for info on how to sign up.). Somedays, life is just not fair. Peter had some type of brake failure just before this corner. That in
itself would be fine as his parking brake worked ok. But....there was this corner coming up. Remember when you first learnt how to do
parking brake turns? Remember how well the car would spin around? Well, I suppose Peter's car spun around a bit... Only to meet a LARGE
rock on the inside of the turn. Needless to say, the car could not deal with all these things at once. It rolled. As a side note, while
talking to Phil before the rally I asked him why he had a magnetic "Co-Driver" name sign. He pointed out that if they rolled, he
could still turn it around and his name would still be right side up. Did he *know* he was going to roll?? Peter has fixed up the car, and
has continued on rallying. He can now say that he has done the "when" part of "It's not if you roll,
|This was taken at Tall Pines Rally, November 1995. Keith Townsend had been motoring along a long straight (Looking
at the in-car video, you just *knew* what was going to happen!), occasionaly popping out of the ruts in the snow and then catching them
again. One pop out of the ruts and over the bank he goes, narrowly missing a large log. That's Keith on the left, and myself (All bundled
up in coats & coveralls) on the right.
|Pierce Neige, Pembroke Ontario, February 1996: This is the SAAB 96 of John Vanlandingham in the service area. As
you can see, an old SAAB can roll quite well, without much damage. Must be all those round corners!
|Rocky Mountain Rally, May 1996: These three pictures are of Carl Merril's Cosworth Escort, after it was taken back
to the service area. I think that it slid along the shoulder of the road on the co-driver's door, then caught on something. This flipped
it onto the driver's side, damaging the wing, roof, and front end. The car still could be driven, except for the fact that the rad leaked.
|STPR, June 1995 These two shots are of the Tad Ohtake Escort GT after it had rolled and crashed into a tree, while
on it's side. The tree hit right along the top of the dashboard area. Gives new meaning to the term "Bent Car" !
|Swift Rapids Rally, 1995. This 510 has a 12 valve motor in it. How you ask? Ken Stahl has fitted a 240Z motor! All
that power caused it to go off on a corner where Kevin Inkpen had already gone off in his Suzuki Swift. The large dent in the 510's door
is where the Suzuki got "Punted" further off the road...
|Quebec Rally, February 1996. It's a bad day when you go to battle with a large tree, and a snowbank, and they
|Somewhere in Quebec, returning from Baie de Chaleurs Rally, July 1996. Keith Townsend snapped this shot of someone
having a very bad day...
|Keith Townsend & myself, May 1997, somewhere in Saskatchewan on the trip from Toronto,Ontario to Hinton,Ablerta,
going to Hinton Bighorn Rally. So the gas tank holds enough gas to go 300Km, but the gauge reads empty at 200Km. And there is a good
headwind on the praries. And you are in the middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan. Surprise! Out of gas. Good thing we had extra..
|Harry Pressy, standing on his "Trophy" prize. It was a Voyageur Rally, Many years ago.. So long ago, I
don't even remember what car it was..