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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Ford motorsport web-site, webmasters!

    We’re offering owners of V8Supercar and other related motor sport sites the opportunity to join the FordAustraliaForums.com band wagon. In return for setting up a forum section on your web-site and linking to us. We’ll give you the opportunity to advertise your site in our ever growing forum...

    Started by PaulST‎, 01-10-2004 10:43 AM
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    1. Subaru Tests On Tarmac.

      Subaru were doing a bit of tarmac testing through the week.One fan gave a clear indication on his thoughts. http://www.dailymotion.com/Rourebel/video/9810485

      Started by longy‎, 22-06-2008 09:12 AM
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    2. Ford Australia Supports Fiesta Rally Trophy And 2013 Aust Rlly Championship

      Good to see Ford back into gravel rallying in Australia finally!:rolleyes: http://www.rally.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1990:ford-supports-fiesta-rally-trophy-and-series-in-2013-arc Ford Supports Fiesta Rally Trophy And Program In 2013 ARC PDF Print E-mail ...

      Started by Mooa42‎, 14-09-2012 04:28 PM
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    3. Rally sydney to london

      some of you may know that in 96 i prepared a 1964 Mitsubishi colt with a friend bruce for the mobil around australia rally well now another friend has asked me to help with this http://transworldhistoricrallying.com/i ... -programme he wants one of the early efi xe prototypes from HO...

      Started by Phase Autos‎, 09-06-2012 05:25 PM
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    4. Pikes Peak 2011!

      Hey All and to moderator sorry if I have posted in the wrong area but I wanted to share with you all and this kinda seemed like the most appropriate area to post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAJaZAV-gQ If you don't know much about Pikes Peak.......it's absolutley mental! Enjoy

      Started by RatCort‎, 28-06-2011 04:37 PM
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    5. Mazda joins ARC

      Having just been talking about the struggles of rally cars in another thread, Mazda have thrown their support behind the Aussie Rally Championship with Mazda2. Honda will also be competing, with I'm assuming, an Accord. Article:...

      Started by PaulST‎, 25-01-2012 08:53 PM
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    6. WRC in major trouble

      Anyone else seen the issues surrounding WRC? Anyone got any decent info on what's going on? THe Monte starts in a few days time but the series sounds like it's in serious trouble? iRally (free app for iPhone) suggests the global promoter has gone under (North One Sport - who do all the TV...

      Started by docjames‎, 09-01-2012 09:11 PM
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    7. This Guys Nuts!

      Started by RatCort‎, 13-10-2011 04:52 PM
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    8. Australian team to take on Pikes Peak

      Australian team to take on Pikes Peak Author: SpeedCafe © Despite being 10 months away an all-Australian car and driver combination has been confirmed for the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event in Colorado. With road crews now sealing the final sections of the 20-kilometre...

      Started by longy‎, 09-08-2011 05:25 PM
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    9. ARC to expand to include RWDs and SUVs.

      Article: http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/2011/motorsport-bold-new-direction-for-australian-rallying-24363 Damn, they've just stopped selling the Territory Turbo! I wonder if it's too late to enter one?

      Started by PaulST‎, 07-04-2011 06:07 PM
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    10. Volkswagen to enter WRC?

      Volkswagen could be considering entering the FIA World Rally Championship in the not-to-distant future to compete alongside the likes of Ford, Citroen, Subaru and Suzuki. VW motorsport chief Kris Nissen attended the Neste Oil Rally Finland last weekend, the ninth round in this year's...

      Started by longy‎, 08-08-2008 05:36 PM
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    11. 2011 WRC Rally Portugal

      Mikko Hirvonen has taken the lead on Rally de Portugal following the opening stage. Hirvonen finished the short test in Lisbon in his Ford Abu Dhabi WRT-run Fiesta RS WRC car, 300 kilometres north of the events main base in Faro, in 2 minutes 49.6 seconds, beating Citroen Total WRT man Sebastien...

      Started by longy‎, 26-03-2011 07:25 AM
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    12. WRC Rally Finland Rd 9 "spoilers"

      The mid season break is over and back to the job for WRC.Finland will be a great spectacle with some of the biggest jumps on tour. Shakedown: Petter Solberg and his brother Henning were equal quickest in the shakedown for the Neste Oil Rally Finland on Thursday, the ninth round in the 2008...

      Started by longy‎, 01-08-2008 05:39 AM
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    13. 2011 WRC Rally Mexico.

      Citroen's Sebastien Ogier has re-taken top spot on Rally Mexico this afternoon and will now run first on the road on Saturday, although the first leg is not yet completely over, as two short super specials remain to be run. Ogier began the afternoon loop just behind his team-mate, Sebastien Loeb...

      Started by longy‎, 05-03-2011 05:28 PM
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    14. 2011 WRC Rally Sweden.

      Great result for the new Ford Fiesta. Rally Sweden: Overall standings after Stage 22 / Day 3 (Top 20): 1. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC 3hours 23mins 56.6secs M 2. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 06.5secs M 3. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi...

      Started by longy‎, 14-02-2011 06:49 AM
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    15. 50 years of sideways - rally doco.

      I don't have time to watch it now but it looks good. It's a 90 min long history of rally cars from black and white RWD cars to colour AWDers.

      Started by PaulST‎, 16-02-2011 09:16 PM
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    16. 2011 Fiesta RS WRC revealed.

      PARIS SHOW PREVIEW FOR ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA RS WORLD RALLY CAR Ford's new challenger for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, the all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car, made its first global public appearance at the Paris Motor Show today. The Fiesta RS WRC will make its competition debut...

      Started by PaulST‎, 01-10-2010 02:59 AM
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    17. Rally Oz moves for 2011

      http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87068 Moving to Coffs Harbour, unofficially driven by the enviro issues the 2009 event caused.

      Started by FPV GTHO‎, 30-09-2010 03:45 AM
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    18. Block tests WRC Focus.

      In preparation for Rally Mexico this weekend, the Monster World Rally Team traveled to the Greystoke Forest, near the M-Sport headquarters in Cumbria, England, two weeks ago, for Ken and Alex’s first and only test in the Ford Focus RS WRC. In the morning, the drivers were greeted with snow-covered...

      Started by longy‎, 02-03-2010 02:54 PM
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    19. 2010 WRC Rd 1 Sweden.

      Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen has moved into the lead of Rally Sweden with just the Karlstad Superspecial stage remaining on the opening day of the 2010 season. Hirvonen held second place going into the afternoon loop of stages but was able to move ahead of Sebastien Loeb in SS5 as the defending...

      Started by longy‎, 14-02-2010 11:43 AM
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    20. Ken Block and his new Fiesta debut.

      Ken Block debuting his new S2000 Fiesta for Monster World Rally Team in a shakedown run.On the ice with studdless Pirelli tyres.:eek: Now if this bloke and car doesn't help Ford with the young crowd image nothing will.Great move from Ford to ingrain the brand into young folk.The Subaru diehards are...

      Started by longy‎, 30-01-2010 07:56 AM
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    21. Hirvonen wins Monte on Fiesta debut

      Hirvonen wins Monte on Fiesta debut Saturday 23rd January, 2010 SpeedCafe Mikko Hirvonen has won the legendary Monte Carlo Rally in the new M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car after leading from start to finish on its competitive debut. Ford’s official FIA World Rally Championship...

      Started by longy‎, 23-01-2010 01:53 PM
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    22. Hirvonen to debut new fiesta s2000 in monte carlo rally

      WRC STAR HIRVONEN TO DEBUT NEW FIESTA S2000 IN MONTE CARLO RALLY Today at 08:35 4 December 2009 – Ford's FIA World Rally Championship runners-up, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, will drive the all-new Ford Fiesta S2000 rally car, in what will be its competitive debut, in the famous Monte...

      Started by longy‎, 05-12-2009 08:03 AM
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    23. WRC Australia.

      Going to be a cracker of a weekend down the Tweed for the return of the WRC.Over four days and nights the rally will take competitors across 340 competitive kilometres in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. A surge in ticket sales in the final week before Repco Rally Australia has...

      Started by longy‎, 03-09-2009 06:16 AM
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    24. Focus wins in Finland

      Home favourite Mikko Hirvonen comfortably wins Rally of Finland From correspondents in Finland August 02, 2009 Home favourite Mikko Hirvonen won the Rally of Finland for the first time ahead of France's Sebastien Loeb. The 29-year-old Ford Focus driver finished a comfortable...

      Started by longy‎, 03-08-2009 03:47 PM
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    25. Sebastien Loeb to F1?

      World rally champion Sebastien Loeb says he is ready to try Formula One Five-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he is ready to try his hand at Formula One should fellow Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais leave the Toro Rosso team. "If Toro Rosso need a driver I'd love...

      Started by longy‎, 12-07-2009 06:52 AM
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    26. WRC Norway

      G'day !! Just wanted to say I'll give u pics from Rally Norway. Going to the opening show tomorrow, and this is the view from my balcony :D http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u89/mk3cortina/IMG_7174.jpg Bjerke Horsetrack. SSS1, scootercross and motorcross (bigjump with...

      Started by MK3 Cortina‎, 12-02-2009 08:39 AM
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    27. ford aus rally programe over?

      anyone want to buy the most expensive fiesta's in australia as here they are http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-Ford-Fiestas-S2000-Rally-Cars-with-full-spares-kit_W0QQitemZ280304412687QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Cars?hash=item280304412687&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1307

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 01-02-2009 12:45 AM
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    28. Team TRD Toyota Rally Gorn!!!

      It was all happening really nicely..............and then the wheels fell off and our whole world caved in. :p (do feel sorry for the team themselves though) http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3405&Itemid=2 The world’s most successful car...

      Started by mondeoxr5‎, 30-01-2009 01:23 PM
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    29. Ford's 2009 WRC title bid

      Ford's bright sparks use experience to ignite 2009 WRC title bid BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's young chargers plan to use the lessons learned last season to ignite their challenge in the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship which begins in Ireland next week (29 January - 1 February). Finns...

      Started by longy‎, 24-01-2009 09:16 AM
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    30. Subaru out of WRC.

      Motorsport as we know it is in for a big shakeup.Another one bites the dust. Only a day after Suzuki revealed it would pull out of the World Rally Championship, Subaru has announced that it will follow suit and quit the sport ahead of the 2009 season. The decision comes as car manufacturers...

      Started by longy‎, 17-12-2008 07:05 AM
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    31. WRC Corsica Rd 13

      Francois Duval edged out Sebastien Loeb to set the pace on Thursday in the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse shakedown. Duval completed the 6.10 kilometre stage from Capo di Feno to Saint Antoine in 3 minutes 44.9 seconds, 0.2 seconds up on pre-event favourite and local hero, Sebastien Loeb. "My...

      Started by longy‎, 10-10-2008 06:48 AM
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    32. WRC Catalunya Rd 12

      Loeb tops Spanish shakedown: Sebastien Loeb began the latest round in the World Rally Championship perfectly on Thursday when he set the pace in the Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada shakedown. Loeb completed the 2.3 kilometre stage between Riudecanyes and Vilanova d'Escornalbou - 21.80...

      Started by longy‎, 03-10-2008 05:01 PM
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    33. Thumbs up WRC Rally Australia 2009.

      NSW is tipped to host the WRC event next year after the failed attempt of the QLD based i-METT consortium.Was a little strange that the Rally was to be run out of QLD but the stages were in NSW so makes sense for the whole thing to be moved further south to cut down distances between service area...

      Started by longy‎, 24-05-2008 06:29 PM
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    34. WRC Rally New Zealand Rd 11

      Ford's new favoured driver Francois Duval kicked off his Rally New Zealand in style by claiming the fastest time during pre-event shakedown in his Stobart VK Ford Focus. Best known for his exploits on asphalt, Duval got the nod for New Zealand in place of Gigi Galli, who is currently recovering...

      Started by longy‎, 29-08-2008 06:29 AM
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    35. WRC Rallye Deutschland Rd 10

      Day 1 Overall times after SS6: 1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 00mins 22.5secs M 2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 19.9secs M 3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 25.6secs M 4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins...

      Started by longy‎, 16-08-2008 10:38 AM
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    36. Atkinson: I want to win now.

      Atkinson: I want to win now. Subaru's Chris Atkinson has set his sights on taking his maiden win in the WRC during the second half of the season, which gets underway in less than two weeks time with the Rally Finland. The Aussie enjoyed a strong first half of the year, taking four rostrum...

      Started by longy‎, 23-07-2008 05:19 AM
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    37. WRC Rally Turkey Rd 8."spoiler"

      Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb has taken the early lead on the Rally of Turkey following the opening test on Friday evening in the grounds of Antalya's main university. Two competitors at a time tackled the dusty 2.6 kilometre speed test, which was a gentle prelude to the three days of...

      Started by longy‎, 14-06-2008 05:42 PM
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    38. WRC Rally Acropolis Rd7 "spoiler"

      SS1 - (11.57km): Latvala fastest through SS1; Sordo second; Loeb third; Hirvonen fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Atkinson sixth; Galli spun 1 km from start; Ostberg spun; Prokop went off into a ditch and retired from the leg - crew ok; Baldacci heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall...

      Started by longy‎, 31-05-2008 06:34 AM
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    39. Atkinson to debut new car in Greece.

      Atkinson to debut new car in Greece Chris Atkinson is confident a maiden win on the World Rally Championship is just around the corner with the introduction of Subaru's new Impreza WRC2008. The Gold Coast driver will debut his new car at the Acropolis Rally in Greece this weekend, as he...

      Started by longy‎, 29-05-2008 04:28 PM
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    40. WRC Rally Sardinia Rd 6

      Galli leads way in shakedown: Stobart Ford's Gigi Galli was quickest in the shakedown for the Rally d'Italia Sardegna on Thursday morning, the sixth round in the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship. Galli completed the 3.75 kilometre test stage near Monte Pinu - 10 kilometres west of the...

      Started by longy‎, 16-05-2008 06:43 AM
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    41. Repco sponsor Rally NZ and Aus

      Great news and hopefully this helps the Australian Round of the WRC to get back on track. Repco takes naming rights sponsorship role with Rally New Zealand and Rally Australia Repco, the largest automotive parts and accessories retailer in Australasia, has taken a bold new step in...

      Started by longy‎, 15-05-2008 02:44 PM
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    42. WRC Rally Jordan Rd 5

      BP Ford Abu Dhabi's Mikko Hirvonen has come through to take the victory on the inaugural WRC event in Jordan. Mikko and his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala both eased off in the final test on day two, in order to give them a more advantageous road position on Sunday and the tactic worked, leaving...

      Started by longy‎, 29-04-2008 02:47 PM
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    43. Subaru impressed with Atkinson.

      Subaru impressed with Atkinson. Subaru team boss David Richards has hailed the 'maturity' of his number two driver Chris Atkinson, following the last Rally Argentina. Atkinson eventually took the runners-up spot on the South American event, but on the second day opted to play the team game,...

      Started by longy‎, 13-04-2008 12:23 PM
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    44. Honda to enter ARC!

      Article source: http://www.carpoint.com.au/car-review/2912493.aspx

      Started by PaulST‎, 02-04-2008 12:10 PM
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    45. Footage of hubby rallying in Canb on Sat.

      Hubby navigates for Quik as a Wink race team, as well as helping out with servicing etc, they had a run on Saturday as you can see from the in car footage they had a big off in the first stage. They went on to be 4th overall and 3rd place for 2wd cars. At the end they walk through the section where...

      Started by B.J.‎, 31-03-2008 12:08 AM
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    46. WRC Argentina Rd 4

      SS1 - (18.70 km): Hirvonen fastest through a rainy and muddy SS1; Latvala second; Loeb third; Atkinson fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Galli sixth; P-G was unable to start - electronic failure; Arai heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 48.1 seconds. Top ten stage times for SS1: ...

      Started by longy‎, 29-03-2008 08:14 AM
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    47. Mexico WRC Rd 3.

      Team crew and drivers are starting to roll in to Mexico for the 3rd rally of the year next week.With Corona sponsoring the event it should make for a good one: Mikko Hirvonen has admitted that while it will be tough running first in the order on the opening day of the Corona Rally Mexico next...

      Started by longy‎, 24-02-2008 09:35 AM
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      04-03-2008, 08:31 PM Go to last post
    48. Sweden Rally WRC Rd 2

      Danni Sordo has been given a 5 minute penalty for an engine change to his Citroen after the Monte Rally so Loeb will be on his own this time around.Some pics taken today of parts of the course for next weekend show good snow coverage and weather is predicted to stay the same with maybe a little...

      Started by longy‎, 03-02-2008 04:30 PM
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      14-02-2008, 09:51 PM Go to last post
    49. Swedish Rallye

      In Finland we are very proud of FLYING FINNS!!!! 1. J-M Latvala / Finland 2. Mikko Hirvonen / Finland 7. Tony Gardemeister / Finland 8. Juho Hanninen / Finland (Serie N Winner) 10.Jari Ketomaa / Finland (Serie N second) FLYING FINNS...FLYING FINNS.... ...and when they start Formula one ...

      Started by mercuryman‎, 12-02-2008 05:23 AM
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    50. Thumbs up Dakar series moves to Eastern Europe.

      Dakar series moves to Eastern Europe February 05, 2008 Hungary and Romania will host the first competition of the Dakar Series this April, the organiser of the Dakar Rally announced, just a month after the Europe to Africa race was cancelled for the first time ever. The Central Europe Rally...

      Started by longy‎, 05-02-2008 06:40 AM
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