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Old 07-30-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Rally School In Snoqualmia -DirtFish- Anyone know about it?

http://dirtfish.com/

Just saw it on an Audi board. Figured someone here would have the scoop.

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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Oooooh... that looks awesome. Anybody have a clue what prices will be?

Didn’t see any listed on the site.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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I don't know much about it except that some rich dude that owns Motoring Unlimited bought the Weyerhauser property in Snoqualmie and plans to run a rally school from it. I asked him about it a couple times on Motoring Unlimited's Facespace site and never got a response.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Wow, there cars look like serious business – prepped by Vermont Sports Cars.



And is this the old Weyerhauser complex? The directions page on their website is a bit vague.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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Yea, I'm surprized that they don't have their web site up and running with more info. They told me in May that they would be up and running in July. That car prepared my Vermont is a full blown rally car, I don't think it is the one people will be driving around their property.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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But they say that we get to drive those cars!

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Our cars are not just copies of rally cars, they are rally cars. Built as competition cars by Vermont Sports Cars, who build and run cars for Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra in the Rally America series, the cars you drive at DirtFish will blow you away! Yes, you can experience the thrill of driving a 280-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Subaru rally car. In the dirt, on the gravel, in the mud, on the tarmac… on the ragged edge. Fully equipped with Ohlins suspension, rally tires, and OMP safety equipment, you will feel the adrenaline rush of blasting through gravel and tarmac stages, with your instructor as your co-driver. Hang on for the drive of your life.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:15 PM   #7
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My understanding is that the property was not purchased but, is being rented. And that the school is only offered during the week to prevent the complaints that would come from the local home owners during the weekend.

Of course this was all second hand info so can't speak to the quality.

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:30 PM   #8
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They are using "fully prepped wrx rally cars".

I've got a good friend who's an instructor with pro-formance and has been out there... i'll try to get more info for you guys.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #9
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So... we swinging by after the Breakfast meet?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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My roommate works for them.

The old Weyerhauser land was bought by Dirtfish with this purpose in mind. Yes, those are the cars you will be driving. If you have more questions, email her, Jaimee@dirtfish.com

And if you're on facebook, you can get updates on their fan page (link)

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:00 PM   #11
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So... we swinging by after the Breakfast meet?
Probably, I don't have anything else to do that day.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:06 PM   #12
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So... we swinging by after the Breakfast meet?

FYI, the land isn't exactly available to "check out", they have a full time security guard. There won't be anything going on either, as most of the crew is at X-games.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #13
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FYI, the land isn't exactly available to "check out", they have a full time security guard. There won't be anything going on either, as most of the crew is at X-games.
Ah... well, it's exciting either way that they are putting the land to good use.

I send them an email regarding pricing and am looking forward to hearing how much it'll be.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:58 PM   #14
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Looks interesting, at the very least.
Those cars and that land could not have been cheap by any stretch of the imagination, not to mention all the insurance involved with an operation like that. I'd imagine they'd charge a lot. Even if it were fairly expensive, there's no doubt it would be a ton of fun...
Sounds like an extremely expensive outfit, now that I think about it a little more...
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:07 PM   #15
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Exactly what I was thinking. Even though it would be awesome, I highly doubt it will be anywhere near what I am willing to spend. They have to make profit somewhere...
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #16
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omg, this is right below my neighborhood!

**insert giddy schoolgirl squeal here**
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #17
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But they say that we get to drive those cars!
Have you had one on one talks with them? Have you taken a really close look at the car that they drive around for advertising? The cars that they you will not be like the car that they had built by Vermont Subaru, that car is a full fledged rally car. I have not seen the cars that they plan to use, but I'll drop by their shop next week and see if they have any of those cars done yet. By the way, they know me by sight and name.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #18
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My understanding is that the property was not purchased but, is being rented. And that the school is only offered during the week to prevent the complaints that would come from the local home owners during the weekend.

Of course this was all second hand info so can't speak to the quality.
It is not a school, it is just a chance to drive cars on a rally course.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #19
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They are using "fully prepped wrx rally cars".

I've got a good friend who's an instructor with pro-formance and has been out there... i'll try to get more info for you guys.
What he saw was the car that they had built buy Vermont, I don't think that they have their regular cars there yet.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #20
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The cars that they you will not be like the car that they had built by Vermont Subaru, that car is a full fledged rally car.

They have 8 cars at the moment (at the track, not at MU), all built by Vermont. 4 are currently street prepped, bolt-in cages, etc. The other 4 are actual fully set-up rally cars.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #21
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This is awesome.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:02 PM   #22
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They have 8 cars at the moment (at the track, not at MU), all built by Vermont. 4 are currently street prepped, bolt-in cages, etc. The other 4 are actual fully set-up rally cars.
Where is MU??? Then they have been busy, last time I talked to them they only had the one car.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:42 PM   #23
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Where is MU??? Then they have been busy, last time I talked to them they only had the one car.
Motoring Unlimited in Issaquah. Same owner.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:08 AM   #24
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Motoring Unlimited in Issaquah. Same owner.
Oh, so that is the name, I've been there many times and didn't realize that was the name. LOL
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Looks great...pending on price. I love the quote on the homepage, "Freaking Awesome!" with some guy giving the thumbs up haha
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