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Rally & Off-Road Racing

Information on post-WWII rally racing including FIA, SCCA ProRally, and the Dakar Rally.  Includes both tarmac and dirt rallies, off-road trucks, rallycross, and other similar forms of off-road racing.  This section does not include dirt circle track racing such as "sprint cars."

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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
7 January 2007Annual Dakar Rally Starts in Lisbon
Phuong Tran for Voice of America News

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20 January 2007Battered Cars Cross Africa in Mock Dakar Rally
Kari Barber for Voice of America News

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13-14 July 2007NEFR 2007 - Stephan Verdier and Scott Crouch

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8 January 2008Analysts Debate Economic Effects of Dakar Rally Cancellation
Jade Heilmann for Voice of America News

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Acropolis Rally of GreeceWorld Rally Championship
ADAC Rallye DeutschlandGerman Rally Championship
Baja 1000
BP Ultimate Rallye im Lavanttal
Continental Milligan Vintage Trial
Dakar Rally
Mont Blanc Morzine Rally
Monza Rally Show Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Morocco Rally
Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Neste Oil Rally Finland Finland
Nevada 400Score Nevada
New England Forest Rally
OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Plymouth-Banjul ChallengeEngland to Gambia
Rally Argentina
Rally Australia
Rally de Portugal
Rally delle Ronde del Gomitolo di Lana Biella
Rally Finland
Rally in the 100 Acre WoodRally America National Championship Salem, Missouri, USA
Rally Mexico
Rally New Zealand
Rally Norway
Rally of Great Britain
Rally of Italy
Rally of Monte Carlo
Rally of Monza
Rally Mont Blanc
Rally of Turkey
Rally RACC Catalunya
Rally Sweden
Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
Rallye International du ValaisEuropean Rally Championship Switzerland
Reno 400 Nevada
Ronde di Andora
Swedish Rally
Targa West
Ulster Rally
Wales Rally GBWRC

Article Index

January 1962Rally Route, TheBill Carlisle
JoAnn Carlisle
10 March 1994Nevada; Temporary Closure of Certain Public Lands in the Winnemucca District for Management of the Spring 1994 Running of the ``RENO 300'' Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) RaceRon Wenker
1 April 1994Nevada: Temporary Closure of Certain Public Lands in the Las Vegas District for Management of the 1994 Running of the Score ``Nevada 400'' Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) RaceGary Ryan
30 December 2001Gil Takkes Early Lead in Paris to Dakar RallyVOA Sports
4 January 2002Japanese Driver Wins Opening Half of Dakar Rally Marathon StageVOA Sports
6 January 2002Masuoka Wins Stage 9 of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
13 January 2002Masuoka Looks Certain to Win First Dakar Rally TitleVOA Sports
24 August 2002Fans' Security Prompts Canceling of Stage 7 at German RallyVOA Sports
3 January 2003Dakar Rally : Peterhansel in Lead After Second StageVoice of America
4 January 2003Dakar Rally: Masuoka Wins 3rd Stage; Peterhansel Overall LeaderVoice of America
10 January 2003Dakar Rally Champ Shinozuka Seriously Injured in Race AccidentVoice of America
25 January 2004Loeb Drives to Victory in Monte Carlo RallyVOA Sports
3 October 2004Petter Solberg Claims Victory at Rally of ItalyVoice of America
11 November 2004New Route of Paris-Dakar Rally UnveiledVOA Sports
30 December 2004Dakar Rally Gets Underway FridayVOA Sports
31 December 2004Gordon Becomes First American to Win Car Category Stage in Dakar RallyVoice of America
6 January 2005Peterhansel Wins 7th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
10 January 2005Peterhansel Captures 10th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
12 January 2005Stage 12 of Dakar Rally Cancelled as Drivers Mourn Meoni's DeathVOA Sports
14 January 2005Vatanen Wins 14th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
16 January 2005De Villiers Captures Penultimate Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
21 January 2005Loeb Leads Monte Carlo RallyVOA Sports
3 June 2005Loeb Leads Turkish Rally After First DayVOA Sports
4 June 2005Loeb Continues to Dominate Turkish RallyVOA Sports
24 June 2005Loeb Leads Acropolis Rally After Day 1VOA Sports
25 June 2005Loeb Leads Acropolis Rally Headed into Final DayVOA Sports
27 August 2005Loeb, Duval Dominate Rally of Germany's 2nd DayVOA Sports
3 October 2005Testfahrt eines Rallye-Fahrers endete mit Rettungshubschraubereinsatz im MaisfeldWikinews
11 November 2005Petter Solberg Leads Rally AustraliaVOA Sports
12 November 2005Duval Holds Lead in Rally AustraliaVOA Sports
31 December 2005Sainz Leads Dakar RallyVOA Sports
5 January 2006Magnaldi Takes 6th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
9 January 2006Automobilismo, Parigi-Dakar: Andy Caldecott è morto in un incidente in MauritaniaWikinotizie
9 January 2006Muere un piloto en el Rally Lisboa DakarWikinoticias
11 January 2006Giniel de Villiers Wins 11th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
13 January 2006Alphand, Coma Lead Dakar RallyVOA Sports
14 January 2006Tragedy Strikes Penultimate Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
22 January 2006Rally di Montecarlo 2006Wikinotizie
30 April 2006Loeb Wins Rally Argentina for Fourth Straight World Rally Championship VictoryVOA Sports
11 May 2006Gumball 3000 Rally: The Fastest Car Race in EuropeBronwen Elisabeth Roberts
21 May 2006Loeb Wins Rally of ItalyVOA Sports
8 September 2006Motor sport legend Peter Brock dies in rallyWikinews
26 November 2006Valentino Rossi vince il Rally di Monza 2006Wikinotizie
3 December 2006Loeb vince il mondiale rally 2006Wikinotizie
1 January 2007Parte la sfida nel deserto del Rally DakarWikinotizie
5 January 2007Dakar Rally Kicks Off SaturdayVOA Sports
6 January 2007Annual Off-Road Desert Competition, Dakar Rally, Starts SaturdayPhuong Tran
6 January 2007Prima tappa del Rally Dakar 2007Wikinotizie
7 January 2007Annual Dakar Rally Starts in LisbonPhuong Tran
7 January 2007Seconda tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
8 January 2007Terza tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
9 January 2007Un'altra vittima della Dakar, muore il motociclista SymonsWikinotizie
Janaury 10, 2007Carlos Sainz Increases Lead in Dakar RallyVOA Sports
10 January 2007Quinta tappa del Rally Dakar 2007Wikinotizie
11 January 2007Sesta tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
11 January 2007Spain's Viladoms Captures First Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
12 January 2007Settima tappa del Rally Dakar 2007Wikinotizie
14 January 2007Ottava tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
15 January 2007Nona tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
16 January 2007Decima tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
17 January 2007Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah Captures 10th Stage Victory in Dakar RallyVOA Sports
17 January 2007Security Concerns Force Cancellation of Dakar Rally's 11th StageVOA News
17 January 2007Undicesima tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
18 January 2007Dodicesima tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
18 January 2007Two Spaniards Win 12th Stage of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
19 January 2007Defending Champion Knocked Out of Dakar Motorcycle RallyVOA Sports
19 January 2007Tredicesima tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
20 January 2007Peterhansel Closing in On Another Dakar Rally TitleVOA Sports
20 January 2007Quattordicesima tappa Rally Dakar, muore il motociclista Eric AubijouxWikinotizie
21 January 2007Quindicesima e ultima tappa del Rally DakarWikinotizie
21 January 2007Rally di Monte-Carlo 2007Wikinotizie
21 January 2007Two Frenchmen Win Auto, Motorcycle Dakar RallyNico Colombant
11 February 2007Rally di Svezia 2007Wikinotizie
18 February 2007Rally di Norvegia 2007Wikinotizie
11 March 2007Rally del Messico 2007Wikinotizie
1 April 2007Rally del Portogallo 2007Wikinotizie
3 August 2007NASCAR's Said Joins Buffum In X Games 13Anthony Fontanelle
21 August 2007Subaru World Rally Team Ready For GermanyAnthony Fontanelle
22 August 2007Subaru Rally Team Hurt By Driver ErrorAnthony Fontanelle
3 September 2007Can Meeke Join Rally Ireland?Anthony Fontanelle
4 September 2007Another Victory For FordAnthony Fontanelle
16 September 2007Colin McRae feared dead in helicopter crashWikinews
16 September 2007Tragedia nel mondo del rally: muore Colin McRaeWikinotizie
17 September 2007Colin McRae ist totWikinews
20 September 2007Subaru Says Goodbye To Rally Superstar McRaeAnthony Fontanelle
28 September 2007Subaru's Donnelly Prepares To Take The TitleAnthony Fontanelle
28 September 2007Volkswagen Bags Triple Lead; Sainz In FrontAnthony Fontanelle
20 November 2007Subaru Withdraws AtkinsonAnthony Fontanelle
24 November 2007After Rally Ireland, Subaru Prepares For Wales EventAnthony Fontanelle
28 November 2007Rally Season Comes Down to BritainVOA Sports
30 November 2007Hirvonen Leads After Day One of British RallyVOA Sports
1 December 2007Loeb Closes In On 4th WRC CrownVOA Sports
10 December 2007Subaru WRC Season's SummaryAnthony Fontanelle
3 January 2008French Citizens Warned Ahead of Dakar RallyVOA Sports
4 January 2008Dakar Rally Canceled Due to Terrorism ThreatsVOA Sports
4 January 2008Rischio terrorismo: annullata la Dakar 2008Wikinotizie
4 January 2008Se suspende la versión 2008 del rally Lisboa-Dakar por problemas de seguridadWikinoticias
5 January 20082008 Dakar Rally cancelled over terrorist threatWikinews
8 January 2008Analysts Debate Economic Effects of Dakar Rally CancellationJade Heilmann
25 January 2008Loeb Leads Monte Carlo RallyVOA Sports
26 January 2008Loeb Maintains Monte Carlo Rally LeadVOA Sports
11 February 2008El Dakar 2009 será en Argentina y ChileWikinoticias
14 April 2008Herbert Breiteneder ist bei der Lavanttal-Rallye tödlich verunglücktWikinews
23 June 2008Toyota-Formel-1-Teamchef Ove Andersson ist totWikinews
9 December 2008Rally: Citroën campione del mondo costruttoriWikinotizie
31 December 2008El rally Dakar ya se palpita en Buenos AiresWikinoticias
2 January 2009Dakar Rally Gets Underway in South AmericaVOA Sports
4 January 2009Los españoles Sainz y Coma están al frente en el Rally DakarWikinoticias
1 August 2009Kimi Raikkonen sufrió un accidente en el rally de FinlandiaWikinoticias
31 December 2009Drivers, Motorcycle Riders Make Final Preparations for Dakar RallyVoice of America
15 August 20108 Dead in Southern California Race AccidentVOA Breaking News
15 August 2010Accident at California Race Kills 8 SpectatorsVOA Breaking News
15 August 2010Accident at California Road Race Kills 8 SpectatorsVOA News
28 October 2010Get Ready to Ride: The 43rd Annual Baja 1000 is About to BeginJim Labelle
2 January 2011Spaniard Sainz Wins Opening Stage Of Dakar RallyVOA Breaking News
2 January 2011В Аргентине стартовало ралли «Дакар 2011»Викиновости
15 January 2011Qatar’s Al-Attiyah and Spain’s Coma Win 2011 Dakar RallyVOA Breaking News
6 February 2011F1 Driver Kubica Injured In CrashVOA Breaking News
6 February 2011Genua: Schwerer Rallye-Unfall von Formel-1-Pilot Robert KubicaWikinews
14 February 2011F1 Driver Kubica’s Condition WorsensVOA Breaking News
30 December 2011Рали „Дакар” по БНТ1 и БНТ2УикиНовини
10 July 2012Ken Block's new Gymkhana video - Epic!Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
8 August 2012Red Bull to be announced as WRC promoterMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
9 September 2012Robert Kubica wins a rally on his first competitive returnMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
19 September 2012Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car - price and specsMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
27 September 2012Hyundai's new WRC car - the WRC i20Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
30 September 2012Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car - specs and photosMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 October 2012CAUTION - Rallying is a dangerous sportMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
16 November 2012Spotted - Audi Quattro Sport S1 rally carMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
21 November 2012Vauxhall/Opel ADAM rally carMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
23 November 2012Valentino Rossi at the Monza RallyMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
10 December 2012VW Polo R WRC - 220bhp rally car for the roadMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 February 2013Austin Maxi for sale - £20,000. Uh???Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 February 2013Opel Adam R2 rally car - specs and imagesMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 February 2013Watch Carlos Sainz lose the '98 WRC championshipMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
7 March 2013Citroën make a thing and stick it to a DS3Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
10 March 2013Sébastien Ogier triunfa en el Rally México 2013Wikinoticias
11 June 2013Stupid Spectators - A return to the bad old days of WRC?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
26 June 2013WRC to be shown on ITV4 for the rest of 2013Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 June 2013Will Tommi Mäkinen compete in Rally Finland?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 August 2013World Rally Championship - What’s The Problem?Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
4 September 2013Hyundai Heading For WRC In 2014Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
16 September 2013Resurrecting A Rally RelicGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
26 September 2013Support Wales Rally GBGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
16 October 2013Robert Kubica will drive a Citroen DS3 WRC in Wales Rally GBMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
19 October 2013Citroen Planning A Full WRC Assault In SpainGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
27 October 2013The WRC Circus Comes To ConwyGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
28 October 2013The Best And Most Dangerous Jump In All Of Rally?Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
8 November 2013Welshman Evans Targets Home GloryGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
12 November 2013Toyota GT86 Rally Car AnnouncedMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
17 November 2013What Next For The WRC?Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
29 November 2013WRC Wales A Huge Success - Media Take NoteGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
16 December 2013There’s Splendid - Welshman Evans Joins The Top Flight WRCGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
19 December 2013Jimmy McRae's Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 Coming Up For SaleMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
22 December 2013Bringing The Dakar Rally To The WorldGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
10 January 2014VW Keep Up The WRC Pressure For 2014Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
14 January 20142014 WRC Wales On Live TV! (But It’s BT).Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
22 January 2014Why We All Love Rally CarsMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 February 2014Citroen’s Rally Sweden PreviewGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
4 February 2014Manufacturers Turn To RallycrossGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
11 February 2014VW Enter The Rallycross Arena - With A Beetle!Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
13 June 2014Spotted - 1983 Renault 5 Turbo Barn FindMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 September 2014Complete specs revealed for first-ever 2015 WRX STI Rally carDenis Flierl
12 September 20142 new 600hp Subarus join Global RallyCross but fans won't see the 2015 WRX STIDenis Flierl
16 April 2015Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Enters 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites with Alex KeyesTom Blattler
26 June 2015Pastrana joins Higgins in the Subaru WRX STI to battle Ken Block at NEFRDenis Flierl
7 July 20152015 Subaru WRX STI gets pushed to new limits at Rallye Baie Des ChaleursDenis Flierl
8 July 2015Ride along on 780hp Subaru “Gobstopper II"s incredible Goodwood run [video]Denis Flierl
30 August 20152015 Subaru WRX STI keeps streak alive at Ojibwe Forests RallyDenis Flierl
31 August 2015Where JRM’s 2015 Subaru WRX STI NR4 will make first public appearanceDenis Flierl
13 September 2015Watch the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at Ojibwe Forests Rally in 360 degree viewDenis Flierl

Subject Images

Petter Solberg's Subaru Impreza Original Rally Racing Image, Used April 2011
Petter Solberg's Subaru Impreza
Photo © Bill Crittenden
Hyundai Rally Car Rally Racing Image, April 2011 - May 2012
Hyundai Rally Car
Armindo Araújo Rally Car Rally Racing Image, May 2012 - Current
Armindo Araújo Rally Car

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