Now I Know How a Flat-6 and a Straight-5 Sounds Through the Woods

Rallying is one of the only forms of motor sports that still retains the atmosphere of the heyday of motor racing. Imagine what a throwback a vintage rally is. I have just been to one. » 10/19/14 11:30am 10/19/14 11:30am

How To Start Rallying Your Car If You've Never Done It Before

Who among us hasn't watched a video of some hatchback storming through the woods at a high rate of speed and thought, "That could be me"? No one. And so, find a comfortable seat, grab a beverage and watch this video. Or just listen like it was a podcast. It's all the same to us. » 6/06/13 3:17pm 6/06/13 3:17pm

Here's How To Rally In A 4000-Pound BMW

That's not in weight, of course. That's the meager price of this BMW 325i rally car — in herculean Blightybux — that Chris Harris and his buddy Dan Prosser drove in the Wyedean Forest Rally, recently. Did they have fun without spending a shite-ton of cocks-and-hens? Yea, verily. » 2/28/13 3:13pm 2/28/13 3:13pm

This Is How The Slightly Mad Go Rallying On A Budget

Chris Harris was looking for cheap oversteer. So he and his mates procured a BMW 325i rally car. This video chronicles their first gravel test day, which as you'll see, was a shambles thanks to a clapped-out Range Rover and a dodgy trailer. » 6/13/12 4:00pm 6/13/12 4:00pm

How I Won The World's Most Famous Rally By (Accidentally) Cheating

Rauno Aaltonen drove a Mini Cooper S to the model's last victory in the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally. It was a stunning victory, but Aaltonen's been harboring a secret. How he actually won. Here, he shares that secret with's Matt Bubbers. —Ed. » 1/16/12 12:00pm 1/16/12 12:00pm

50 years of driving sideways

About as complete a history of modern (as of the early 2000s) rally driving as you'll find, anywhere, compressed into just 90 minutes. Watch it for the slow-motion shots of leaping Mitsubishis and interviews with the late, great Colin McRae. Or just watch it because it sounds like my dreams taste. (Thanks to… » 2/17/11 1:30pm 2/17/11 1:30pm

Vintage Lancia Rally Tribute

It takes under two minutes to remind us why Lancia's rally efforts were so awesome and simultaneously stoke the flames of our burning desire to own a Stratos. Unfortunately, this footage is likely as close as we will ever get. » 1/23/11 2:00pm 1/23/11 2:00pm

He's Got The Biggest Balls Of Them All

Sure, the driver of this Ford rally car has himself a set of big brass ones, but we still have to go with the cameraman on any award for biggest set. [via CallItLikeISeeIt] » 10/26/10 9:00am 10/26/10 9:00am

Why You Don't Put A Telephone Pole On A Rally Course

Rallying's a test of nerves, grip, and the ability to follow directions screamed at you seconds before their application. For this reason, it's probably not a great idea to have a telephone pole in the middle of a rally stage. » 9/15/10 2:30pm 9/15/10 2:30pm

Mikko Hirvonen Crashes At Rally Finland, Kills Car Deader Than Hell

Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen crashed out of Rally Finland today in fairly dramatic fashion. The Finn was leading the event when he lost control of his Focus RS and somersaulted over a hill. Crazy in-car and spectator footage below. » 7/30/10 2:00pm 7/30/10 2:00pm

The Ten Most Infamous Crashes In Racing

Sadly, crashing is an inevitable part of racing. The sport we love has taken many of our heroes, and although tragedy is never pleasant, it's important to remember who we've lost. Here are your suggestions for racing's ten most infamous accidents. » 7/20/10 11:00am 7/20/10 11:00am

This Is Your Bill Caswell Rally Car Crash Gallery

Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, competed in last weekend's New England Forest Rally. He crashed his car. Because you guys seem to like this sort of thing, we've assembled a gallery of shots from the weekend. Viva crapcan! » 7/19/10 4:30pm 7/19/10 4:30pm

Ford Gives 43 Fiestas To Rally School, Wants You To Hoon Them

Ford has given 43 of the European-spec Fiesta hatchbacks used in the Fiesta Movement to the Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton, New Hampshire. $495 gets you one day behind the wheel with professional instruction. Anybody else smell a bargain? » 7/19/10 10:30am 7/19/10 10:30am

2011 Subaru WRX, STI: First Drive

This is the 2011 Subaru WRX STI sedan. It's a four-door version of Subaru's legendary rally rocket, and it marks a return to the form factor that made the model famous. Is it any different from its hatchback sibling? » 7/19/10 9:00am 7/19/10 9:00am

Small Car, Small Mistake

The ex-Paddy Hopkirk 1965 Mini Cooper S works rally car being driven — and offed — in anger at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Adorable. Rallying needs to be adorable again. Photo Credit: Richebetspics/Flickr » 7/07/10 8:30am 7/07/10 8:30am

Rally America Responds To Our X Games Petition, Petition Continues

Rally America has responded to our petition to get Bill Caswell, the $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, into ESPN's X Games. It's not happening... yet. This is the full email chain. » 6/30/10 3:00pm 6/30/10 3:00pm

That's A Lot Of Dead Bugs

A Lancia Stratos at the 2010 Tour Auto in France. Say hello to Wednesday, Killer B. Thems is some dead, dead bugs. Photo Credit: Christophe Le Tellier [Flickr/FotosJimmy via SaveTheEnzos] » 6/30/10 9:00am 6/30/10 9:00am