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View Poll Results: Where would you like to see a WRC Rally
The Dragon, North Carolina 20 19.42%
NE _....Maine??? 14 13.59%
North of the border....Canada 27 26.21%
SoCal RIM??? 8 7.77%
South of the border....Mexico ... like Baja 2 1.94%
Somewhere in the Desert....NM..AZ..Tex..NV 5 4.85%
Pacific Northwest.....In SubieGal Territory 27 26.21%
Indianapolis Speedway... 0 0%
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Old 12-07-2002, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default If the US or Canada were to hold a FIA Rally

Where would you like it to be held....Be Specific...Tarmac or Gravel.....Maps for stages....and Location ...

My choice would be TARMAC....in the mountains of North Carolina

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That would just be awesome.
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Old 12-07-2002, 12:13 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2002, 12:32 PM   #3
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Canada is by far the best place to have it. Charlevoix is pretty much there, it just needs the WRC classification. The US is too lawyer/sue friendly for a WRC event.
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Old 12-07-2002, 12:38 PM   #4
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My response is where I would *like* to see the Rally, not what is possible or likely.
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Old 12-07-2002, 12:39 PM   #5
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Too many good places to choose just one, both in Canada and
the US.

You could probably pull one out of the hat and it would be great!

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Old 12-07-2002, 01:16 PM   #6
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you got no Canada events in your options!!!


Rally of Quebec gets my vote, WRC need another snow rally

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Old 12-07-2002, 03:02 PM   #7
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Canada is by far the best place to have it. Charlevoix is pretty much there, it just needs the WRC classification. The US is too lawyer/sue friendly for a WRC event.
Thats so true i's not even funny. If someone can sue over spilling coffee on themself, or because fast food made them fat, do you think a the WRC would come here... nope.
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Old 12-07-2002, 06:32 PM   #8
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You just make people sign waviers and no sueing its that simple. Have you had anyone sue for prorally event? I cant recall anyone.

My vote is Colordao or Mexico
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Old 12-07-2002, 08:41 PM   #9
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I'd like to see a tarmac event personally, maybe somewhere in PA, New England (lots of cities/customers) or even around "The Dragon" in SC and Tennesee. For a American audience, a tarmac event might be more appealing considering even most SUV and truck owners panic at the thought of driving through a mud puddle.


For dirt or gravel, out west would provide more open territory as well as some spectacular scenery that would be uniquely American, give it that flavor so when you see the event on TV you know almost right away yeah thats the American WRC event.
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Old 12-08-2002, 02:37 PM   #10
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I vote for the NW... just because it's close to me. Wasn't there a US round back in the 80's around the Olympic Peninsula?
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Old 12-08-2002, 10:44 PM   #11
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Mmmm, mountains of NW Carolina (Dragon) & East Tennesse (Chattanooga), mix of tarmac & gravel, plus probably some of the most technical drives and great views in the U.S. Not very populated either...miles and miles af gravel forest roads!
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Old 12-09-2002, 07:50 AM   #12
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I think you should re-name this the "geographic disperstion of motorsports folks" thread, since just about everyone's going to vote for the region closest to them

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Old 12-09-2002, 09:30 AM   #13
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You could easily support a tarmac rally in the dragon area of NC/Tennessee, and you wouldn't have to run the same stage 5 times either. But they aren't going to start off with a brand new event as a WRC rally.

If there is a WRC event in NA, it's going to be in Mexico. The Corona rally has a huge international sponsor, has great organization, fits a WRC rally for format/length perfectly, etc. That and they had a top level WRC team run it last year who gave great reviews of it.
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:26 AM   #14
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regardless of where i'd like to see it...

i think that if it ever comes here (insert rolleyes here)
it would likely be held in canada or mexico as they
have the organizational skills that the SCCA seems to be lacking in.

FIA WRC events are HUGE. i mean.... something you cannot imagine until you've BEEN... so many people... so many days... so much to plan...

we arent ready for that yet....
and i'm not sure we will be any time soon....

i HOPE so.. but dont see the organization being ready/able/willing at this time...

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I think you should re-name this the "geographic disperstion of motorsports folks" thread, since just about everyone's going to vote for the region closest to them

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NEDiv all the way, baby!

I haven't been to Charlevoix (probably co-driving for it next year,) but I've heard it has what it takes for a WRC round. Mainly, within driving distance for me Seriously, I have yet to hear anything bad about Canadian events, and plenty of good. Certainly all the NE guys rave about the Quebec events they compete in...
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Old 12-09-2002, 12:17 PM   #16
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But they aren't going to start off with a brand new event as a WRC rally.
Actually, I've heard it argued that it's the only way they COULD have a WRC rally in the States; that is, to make it a brand new rally. Established rallies carry too much excess baggage which would get in the way of WRC politics.
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:01 PM   #17
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I think the streets of New York City would be the best place. I want to see Panizzi doing doughnuts in Times Square.
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Old 12-09-2002, 02:11 PM   #18
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I'd want the rally to be in a place in N.A. that would be unique from any of the other venues currently in the WRC. What place does the U.S. and Canada have that would be unlike any of the other locations currently in the WRC?
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Old 12-09-2002, 02:17 PM   #19
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I'd vote for the Dragon if tarmac, ROTW for gravel. Personally, I think it'd be cool to have a NA rally (-vs- USA, or Canada, or Mexico) that could span one of the borders... now that'd be a logistical nightmare but fun none the less.
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I'd want the rally to be in a place in N.A. that would be unique from any of the other venues currently in the WRC. What place does the U.S. and Canada have that would be unlike any of the other locations currently in the WRC?
The southwest desert...I haven't been to ROTW, but it seems like it's the most different from anything in the WRC now, as far as what the US has to offer. But, Mexico has more of the same, and they're the ones that are serious about getting a WRC round.
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Old 12-09-2002, 02:36 PM   #21
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A US-Mexico rally isn't too hard to organize. There are a lot of places along the border to host fast gravel stages, which will be a nice replacement for the Safari. The HQ can be based in cities like El Paso, or even San Diego.

I also like a all-tarmac stage in and around a rust-belt city. Where else would be better than Detroit? Motor city, home of Ford? All the potholes around downtown will be excellent; so is going around the big industrial plants in the outskirt of the city. And run one day over in Windsor, Ontario. They will get lots of audience in both the US and Canada.

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Old 12-09-2002, 02:56 PM   #22
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Depends upon time of year. I'd like to see one in the Owens Valley in E. California (think Rim and travel 150 miles north). Easy access to both tarmac and gravel, snow if you want. Plenty of flat sections and mountain roads. Imagine a tarmac stage on Westgard Pass and up to the Bristlecones...WOW. Hairpins galore, narrow, and an 8000 foot climb all in less than 20 miles. How about a gravel stage around the Alabama Hills?
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Mmmm, mountains of NW Carolina (Dragon) & East Tennesse (Chattanooga), mix of tarmac & gravel, plus probably some of the most technical drives and great views in the U.S. Not very populated either...miles and miles af gravel forest roads!
As of '04 FIA doesnt allow mixed surface(over a certain %) rallies any more.
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Old 12-09-2002, 06:05 PM   #24
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Boston, and they have to drive with natives still on the road - pulling out into your lane of traffic from side streets every 500 feet.

Panizzi would go home sniffling and asking for his mommy.

Worst drivers on planet earth.

But seriously -- Canada
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:39 PM   #25
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Default I vote for Colorado

Stage 1, H72 (Coal creek Canyon) to wondervu - Nederland - Tungsten, then into boulder.
Transit to Golden

stage 2, Clear Creek Canyon, Golden to Black Hawk.
Transit to Bergen Park

Stage 3. Bergen park (Squaw Pass road) to echo lake then down Chicago creek drainage into Idaho springs

Transit to George town

Stage 4, George town, (Guenella pass road) to H 285 Jefferson

Stage 5, 285 over Kenosha pass to the Fort Restaurant, transit to Morrison

Stage 6, Morrison to Evergreen lake.

That would do for day one.

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