We cut this together from spare footage because this kid just doesn't get enough exposure: Ken Blerk driving an economy-car (Ford Fiesta) at the Oregon Trail Rally. Someday, if he tries really hard, we think he'll be famous.
Follow the Indonesian Rally Champion Rifat Sungkar and the Fastron World Rally Team as they compete in the brutal 3-day Oregon Trail Rally. Includes Ken "Hoonigan" Block, Antoine "Van Damme" L'Estage, David Higgins of the Subaru Rally Team USA and others.
2012 was a challenging year for the Subaru Puma Rallycross Team. Against factory teams with significantly more experience, podium finishes proved to be rare. Meanwhile, David Higgins continued his winning streak in the Rally America Championship.
Rally racing is a dangerous business, and people get hurt and sometimes worse doing it. Worse, unfortunately, is what happened to Elk Rapids, Mich. native and rally racer Matthew Noble Marker when he was killed during a race in Washington State last year.
Chris Duplessis, heralded by many as the next big thing in American rallying, needed to raise $10,000 in funds to get himself and his front-drive Fiesta R2 to WRC Finland so Jalopnik and other folks put out the call. He made it and then some.
Jalopnik has some of the best readers online. Here's Steven Harrell, aka Dusty Ventures, co-driving in the New England Forest Rally and staying completely cool when the steering wheel comes off in his driver Rory Gardiner's hands in the middle of a stage.
Rallying is largely the same sport as it has been for the past three decades, but with cheap Go-Pros and affordable high-def cameras, we are now entering a golden age of rally footage. Reminisce about Group B all you want; as of today, rallying has never looked better.
Last month we told you about Matthew Johnston's "Easier Said Than Done", the first feature-length documentary on rallying in America. He's $23,712 short of his goal on Kickstarter. You still have two days to help him reach it.