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Road Rally: Rally North America's Rocky Mountain Rally August 20-23 2012

Old 07-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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Default Road Rally: Rally North America's Rocky Mountain Rally August 20-23 2012

Hello everyone,

I am the owner of Rally North America, and we host multi-state charity road rallies all over the United States and Canada. We have been operating now for three years and have raised over $75,000 that has gone directly charity.

This year we branched out to run two rallies, Rally Dixie 2012 and Rocky Mountain Rally 2012.

The best thing about Rally North America is we don't charge a huge entry fee. The cost for this event is $175.00 with a mandatory $25 donation to our charity the Acclerated Cure Project for MS. Accelerated Cure Project - Home.

We have 40 slots, and we have about 10 remaining, so if your interested please follow the link below to sign up.

The plan of events is:

August 19th Pre- Rally Party and registration in Colorado Springs, CO at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 6PM. There is a pool and a bar on site.

Pre-Rally driver's meeting is @ 7PM have at least one member of your team present at this meeting.

We will be staying in Colorado Springs the night before.

August 20th Starting Line: Pike's Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO at 8AM. Media will be there to cover the rally. Teams will do a paced lap of the raceway before departing at 9AM. We will have local law enforcement helping direct traffic and block off streets for our exit.

Finish Line: Glenwood Springs, CO.

August 21st Starting Line: Ramada Hotel in Glenwood Springs, CO

Lineup is at 7:30AM, departure is 8AM (this is a long day)

Finish Line: Salina, UT

August 22nd Starting Line: Downtown Main Street Salina, UT

Lineup 8AM, departure 9AM.

To sign up for the event please follow this link:
RMR 2012 Registration | rallynorthamerica.com

Also the overall cost for the event will be under $500.00. The hotel costs are $251.00.

We will be staying at nice hotels and ending in Las Vegas... at the Main Street Station Hotel/Brewery.

How the event works.

Basically we show up at the hotel the night before the rally, and have a party.. and a drivers meeting. We get up the next morning and head to the start line. We hand you a route card with clues on places that your team must navigate to, and take your picture with the item on the card and move on. The team with the best time closest to our time, wins that day. Note. THIS IS NOT A RACE... we are on the road with other cars. Also there are awards for Spirit of the Rally, Long Distance, Hard Luck and Best Costume. There is a little more to the rally but with out giving away too much info, that is the basics.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or reply to this thread. We are on Facebook: RallyNorthAmerica and we are on the web @ rallynorthamerica.com

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:19 PM
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Is there a class for pickup trucks?
Old 07-10-2012, 03:48 AM
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So once the 10 remaining slots are filled, you won't be accepting any more entries?
Old 07-10-2012, 07:25 AM
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You can drive anything you want. There is no classes.. navigation wins this event.


Sign up and it won't be an issue. We have a few overhead spot available too. I promise you will not find a higher class road rally for this price.

Old 11-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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Installation was relatively simple as we kept all the hardware.

Then we remembered that we also have a broken reflector which we thought would be better used on this car rather than the pristine one that came off it as we are going to be wrapping it anyway a la Rothmans livery:

But how to fix the crack? It can be unsightly but has to be smooth as any hint of a crack will show up through the vinyl film. Fortunately one of our guys has a lot of experience with plastic adhesive and managed a nearly invisible repair.

Now we have to figure out how to wrap the black side pieces. As they have horizontal grooves running along their lengths they won't take vinyl very well. We could try to paint them but it might not match the vinyl and we'd be ruining a set. We have considered filling the grooves with body filler and sanding them flat. That would wrap easily but we'd still be ruining a set. Currently considering making new filler panels. Fortunately we don't have to decide for a while though.

More rear of the car projects. Another piece (two actually) that would be better stored in the car is the rear bulkhead. It comes in two parts: a lower and an upper. The upper part is essentially a parcel shelf as it is mostly horizontal but is definitely not flat. No parcels will be stored here. We think this will be just a test fit as it may be in and out a lot in the course of the build, though it will be going to paint with it fully installed. It will definitely need to come out to allow us to clean up the aperture edges. Looks like that was cut with a torch.

Both pieces clearly needed to go through the side window openings. The lower panel fell into place without much trouble.

But the upper one fought us hard. We even called the cage builder and the body shop; the last people to mess with it but they couldn't remember how they did it. At least we now had the confidence to know that it does fit so we continued to jiggle it around and look for a way in. This seemed like the way it wanted to go but it wouldn't slide any further back.

Eventually we sort of curved it as we slid it down the cage bars and then it fit nice and snug.

Now we have to get it out again!

Work continues on the dash, bit by bit. We bought an old rally computer that came off a Rothmans car in the middle east. It has no internal parts but we have another one that does and that may find its way into the car eventually. For now this one is easier to install.

Then we thought we'd have some fun.

We just need to repaint one of the 911s and get a Rothmans Quattro model (on order) and we'll have a perfect set!

While we seem to be working on the rear of the car we thought we'd throw in the fuel tank. It's big and takes up a lot of space on the parts shelf. What more rationalization do you need. Oh, we also want to see where the fuels lines exit the trunk area so we can figure out where to locate lines, pumps and filters etc.

It was a bit awkward to wrestle into location, but soon cooperated.

The fuel lines protrude through the trunk floor. Perhaps we can extended them through the lower rear bulkhead and mount the fuel pump/s in the cabin.
Old 01-16-2019, 12:22 PM
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Acquisitions and (no) Mergers

Another long gap between updates, sorry. We have been travelling and working a lot and then there was the holidays to contend with. Still, we did manage quite a few parts acquisitions but we didn’t get to merge much of them with the car.

Our long awaited 20V engine arrived late last year. Thanks to Marc of EFI Express for assembling it for us. It’s a AAN engine out of an S4 or something like that. Marc tested and resealed it, replaced the head gasket, water pump, timing belt etc. Chipped the ECU, stripped the wiring harness and included an S4 down pipe. Then packed it in this amazing box.

We feel we can have a more reliable 350hp out of this 20V than trying to make the 10V do the same.

We had an oversized grill badge 3D printed by our friend Brandon Horsch.

During our travels we picked up some warninig lights and switches from England. We did get to “merge these with the dash.

The dash just needs fuse panels and Dzus fasteners now..

Blower cover from Europe.

We also acquired some works of art from a fellow Audi rally enthusiast in England and couldn’t resist mocking one up.

We have now made it back into the workshop and have been busy refurbishing various parts. Hopefully our next update will be more about mergers than acquisitions. Stay tuned.
Old 02-06-2019, 10:05 AM
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Rally Cars Need Heaters Too

We could have just wiped the dust of the heater box a bolted back in place but we are glad we took it apart as we found the heater core had been weeping or leaking. Besides, all the seals needed replacing and it was full of leaves inside.

We had also broken off a tab from the blower while removing it from the heater box so that needed to be glued back together.

The heater box consists of two halves held together by spring clips. It didn't take long to split it.

The leaky heater core and its replacement. These seem to have been used in every Audi, VW and Porsche made in the 80s so finding one was quite easy.

We broke a clip off the heater core lid but have already found a replacement on eBay. We'll pop that on after the dry build.

New seals and into the car with it and the cover we got from a fellow Quattro enthusiast.

It's nice to bolt things to the car. We get all warm and fuzzy inside, plus we'll be warm inside the car too.

We also took the opportunity to refinish our helper springs for the coilovers. Even though these have never been used most of the powder coating had already deteriorated. We decided to try Plasti-dip rather than re powder coating as this is way more flexible and will not crack. We will see how well that works one day in the future.

Wipers, tie rods and heater are next up. Don’t miss it.

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