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Old 02-25-2001, 11:44 PM   #1
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Talking My Photos from the Thunderbird Rally with Subie Gal

Well, i am home, back in the UK. I cant sleep at all so here are some of my favourite shots from the TBird Rally. I am a lucky SOB being able to do this and having such great friends over in Seattle.
Its hard to believe just 12 months ago i didnt know either Jamie or Richard, amazing what friends you can make from a meeting aranged on the internet because of a common interest in Subaru's and Motorsport. I hope you enjoy the photo's.

Just after tech inspection, it's -12 celcius, bit nippy.


Yes Jamie, stage 2 is next up. (my favourite shot of the rally)


Startline for the frozen lake ice racing track


Pre-Final stage of the rally, Camera in hand as always


Some of the stunning scenery of British Columbia, wish i was back there now, the photo's cant do it justice.


RangeRover crossing the suspension bridge, about the only time it wasnt off track all event!


InCar on the Frozen Lake Ice racing course, that was a lot of fun.


One of the faster sections of a TBird stage, one of the few oportunities i had to take a shot during a stage.


Waiting to start one of the regularity stages on day 1.


Another pre-stage shot, Jamie out taking photos as usual.


In transit to the start of the next regularity, even the transit roads were ice and snow covered.


Running alongside yet another frozen lake on the way to stage start.


The oposition, Richard Squire and Glenn Wallace running car 1


The office of a top TSD rally Team.


Phew, we finished the rally in one piece and had a huge amount of fun along the way, i think the smile sums up the weekend, it was a lot of fun and an experience i will never forget.

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Old 02-26-2001, 04:20 AM   #2
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where was this held, and when?

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Old 02-26-2001, 04:42 AM   #3
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awwwww, i want to play too

Like all the lights I gotta get of my lazy butt and mount my PIAAs!

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:10 AM   #4
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so who won: richard, or jamie?

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:22 AM   #5
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{puts arms over shoulders of neighbors, sways and swings} koom-ba-ya!

very nice pics makes me soooo jeleous that i dont get snow where i live, much less iced over ponds, and snow covered roads.
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:30 AM   #6
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I'm glad to see you love road rally as much as me. There is nothing like the relationship that a driver and navigater has. Love the pictures.

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:31 AM   #7
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You've made a huge mistake taking those photos...... there are none of yourself in them!

I do the same thing when I'm taking pictures, I always forget to hand the camera to someone else so I can get in at least one shot with yours truly in the frame.

That looked like a ton of fun, I really wish there were events like that around here.
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:44 AM   #8
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Remarcable -

There can be. We've just got to pester the SCR-SCCA to organize it.
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:46 AM   #9
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cool piccy's JF!!
glad you came over and had fun!!! hehehehe
it was a tad c-c-c-cold tho

more TBIRD pics here:
http://www.subiegal.com/tbird_tsd_rally_2001.htm

including the ice racing... hehehehe that was fun!!!!


j. www.subiegal.com
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Old 02-26-2001, 11:10 AM   #10
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Jon, the rally web site is at http://www.rallybc.com/html/2001_tbird_home.html

I am glad i came over too Jamie, it was a fun 2 weeks. My home seems rather quiet right now.

Yep, forgot to get some piccies of me on the rally but i know i was there.
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Old 02-26-2001, 04:07 PM   #11
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The rest of my photos are up now, they can be found at http://www.btinternet.com/~john.felstead/TBirdRally/

Some stunning shots of BC plus lots of the other competitors.
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Old 02-26-2001, 04:18 PM   #12
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No slideways pics!?
That was a TSD right?
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:02 PM   #13
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Cool. That looks like a lot of fun (and V E R Y cold). Those were some absolutely incredible shots of the mountains. We're going to have to organize a desert TSD rally and show you guys some shots of mountains without snow on them.

However, I do have one comment (that I'm amazed nobody else has had the guts to say). Subie Gal, those yellow steelies are absolutely hideous. Yuch! Now I know why you're looking for rally rims.

-Red

[Edit: I guess if I'm going to criticize your choice in wheels I should at least spell your name right.]

[This message has been edited by Red-Impreza (edited February 26, 2001).]
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Old 02-26-2001, 08:39 PM   #14
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I love the snow on the door in the photo of Richard and me. It was coming down a bit.

Not as much snow as we're used to, there was more on Totem, but quite chilly.

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Old 02-26-2001, 08:50 PM   #15
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Subie Gal -- I can see why you got rid of the exploding bag that usually resides in the steering wheel - a.k.a. the airbag!


Beautiful photos of my home province there John! I'm glad that you guyz had a chance to enjoy both the rally and the scenery of Beautiful British Columbia! Now only if our taxes were lower.....

LaterZ!
Darren!!
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Old 02-26-2001, 09:21 PM   #16
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No helmets???
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Old 02-26-2001, 09:49 PM   #17
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The rally is a TSD rally. They are held on open public roads. Saying that, i think we only saw about 10 cars all event on the stages that were driven by locals.

I liked that one too Glenn, i must have been nuts taking those shots as i was running around with just a tshirt and fleece on. Enthusiasm gets the better of me at times.

Glad you guys like the photos, they really dont do justice to what we saw, i am having serious withdrawal symptoms now, 2 weeks sure does fly by when your having fun.
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Old 02-27-2001, 12:07 AM   #18
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I'll be the unofficial spokesperson for my fair province B.C.! Glad you guys like it!!

Hehe..maybe next year I'll join you guys up at the Tbird!

ps. That WAS a great scenery shot of the mountains...wow...hehe..even I get amazed at the views I have here sometimes...
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Old 02-27-2001, 07:03 AM   #19
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Great photos. It's nice to see a wagon there as well. Does anyone know where to get the brushguard that is on the wagon? I have been looking everywhere for a nice brushguard and that one is beautiful! Although, I can see it now, once I get the brushguard, I just HAVE to get the PIAA's! Oh well, we have to spend money on something, right?
Thanks,
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Old 02-27-2001, 07:05 AM   #20
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i love my yellow... and i love my yellow steelies...

i am lookin for rally wheels for my OTHER car... not my street car... hehehehe...

u guys.... just... dont... get... the.....
YELLOWNESS!!! and i am glad!

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Old 02-27-2001, 07:12 AM   #21
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Jamie- Is it really comfy to sit so close to the wheel. Don't you get fatigued easier and it looks like you have to hold your elbows up. Good thing you don't have an air bag.
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Old 02-27-2001, 10:19 AM   #22
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hi Garface,

It's a common misconception about driving positions when rallying. You actually have more control if you sit upright with a good bend in your elbows than if you take the racing driver layed back style aproach.

You have much greater leverage over the steering driving the way Jamie does.

Take a look at the modern WRC drivers, they all sit like this, Delecour and Pinizi do in particular.

One of the biggest problems with airbags in the USA in particular is they dont cater for people below 5' 5" at all well. They can cause far more damage if they go off if you have to sit close to the wheel like Jamie does due to her height.

I feel the Car Manufacturers need to do far more work to make vehicles more suited to women in particular, there are too many incedents of women being hurt by airbags deploying full power into their faces.

A system like that used in the Marcos sports car would be a big step forward, in that car the seat is static, the pedals and wheel move for and aft to allow for perfect positioning.

I get the YELLOWNESS Jamie, but then i am rather unusual.
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Old 02-27-2001, 10:50 AM   #23
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Cool! That looks like a load of fun! Wish I could've been there. And what great scenery. I need to see more of the world. Illinois gets dull after a couple decades.

Would I be out of line if I said Subie Gal is quite attractive? Just thought I'd pay her the compliment, since I was thinking it.

I wish I was rally racing. Don't have the money for it right now, though. I think I'll settle for auto-x to get my feet wet, since I haven't done any kind of competition driving yet.

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I think you've got "yellowness" on the brain.


...and you're just sucking up John! A grown man, "getting the yellowness."


The wife, schnauzer and I are planning a trip to Oregon around April 22nd. I understand you've got a local rallycross that weekend. There's a good chance I'll run in it. You'll see some RED then! Ha, ha...

You guys have got some beautiful country up North. I look forward to seeing it. (Um... without the snow, please.)

Rally-on,

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Old 02-27-2001, 11:41 AM   #25
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hey Red.. u comin up my way?

do you have in intake? ohhh i hope so...
cuz then you'll be in my class!!!

hehehehehe *evil Subie Gal cackle*



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