The Toyota Yaris Is The Happiest World Rally Championship Racer Yet

Look at that big goofy car-grin. It's so happy. Toyota unleashed Stéphane Sarrazin and Eric Camilli last week in their new Yaris WRC car on the stages of Monte Carlo. Watch this little happy racer dart through the narrow, twisty stage roads and try not to smile. It's impossible. You can't. » 2/18/15 7:40pm 2/18/15 7:40pm

Volkswagen Makes Clean Sweep At Rallye Monte Carlo, Ogier In The Lead

Following up on his winning performances in previous years, Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has prevailed in the Rallye Monte Carlo, the 2015 WRC season opener. It is a strong starting point to defend his crown as the WRC Driver's champion. » 1/25/15 11:35am 1/25/15 11:35am

Chris Harris Drives A Porsche 911 Rally Car That Puts Baja Bugs To Shame

The latest Chris Harris on Cars tackles a subject very near and dear to my heart: 997-gen Porsche 911 Cup cars, built for the World Rally Championship's RGT class by the universe-saving heroes at Tuthill Porsche. It's a filthy, sideways good time. » 1/12/15 6:40pm 1/12/15 6:40pm

Holy Crap, Petter Solberg May Be Returning To The WRC

2003 World Rally Champion and reigning 2014 World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg may end up back in the World Rally Championship next year. Two words, Solberg: DO IT. » 12/13/14 4:02pm 12/13/14 4:02pm

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

Your Ridiculously Awesome Rally Peugeot Wallpaper Is Here

Ever since our own Zac Estrada penned his story on a classic Peugeot meetup in Northern California, I've been on this weird Pug kick all week. I'm not sure what it is exactly. I tend to obsess over obscure cars Americans can't have. The Paris Motor Show certainly didn't help things. » 9/29/12 5:00pm 9/29/12 5:00pm

We Are In The Golden Age Of Rally Footage

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. » 5/24/12 2:00pm 5/24/12 2:00pm

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

Rally Team Races For A Good Cause

What better way to raise money for charity than rallying? Rally Team for Dreams is taking this unconventional fundraising approach to this year's Rally Mexico, a place where the unconventional is common. » 1/25/11 3:40pm 1/25/11 3:40pm

Ken Block Wrecks In Practice, It's Gotta Be The Shoes

Despite being the first American to score points in the WRC since the '80s, Ken Block is still working on keeping his powerful Focus RS upright. Exhibit A: This video of him rolling during practice. » 11/12/10 9:30am 11/12/10 9:30am

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

MINI Officially Returning To WRC With Countryman

MINI fanboys, set your hearts to flutter, the company's officially announced a return to rallying. Prodrive's developing a World Rally Championship race-ready MINI Countryman for a run in the 2011 series. Rumor has it Marcus Grönholm's interested in driving. [Rallybuzz] » 7/27/10 12:30pm 7/27/10 12:30pm

How A 19-Year-Old Became A Rallying Legend

It is 2003, and a 19-year-old named Travis is about to climb into a rally car for his first real test. What follows will change the sport forever. This is how it happened. » 5/19/10 11:00am 5/19/10 11:00am

Ken Block Rallied In A Buick Century Wagon?

No, no he didn't. But a rally nerd in Wisconsin has painted up his A-body Buick Century wagon to resemble Ken Block's trademark Monster Energy Racing color scheme. For only $1250 you too can look like a dork. [Craigslist Ad] » 4/14/10 6:00pm 4/14/10 6:00pm

ESPN: "$500 Craigslist Rally Car" Didn't Cost Much More Than $500

ESPN magazine talked to Bill Caswell, the man behind our $500 Craigslist rally car story, to get the skinny on what he needed to make it happen. He's also on the network's blog. Here's what it takes, kids. » 4/14/10 4:45pm 4/14/10 4:45pm

The $500 Craigslist Rally Car Contest: Want To Win An XBox?

The story of Bill Caswell's Craigslist-powered WRC adventure struck a chord with a lot of people, and many of you asked how you could help. Here's your chance: Want to win an XBox and a ride in a rally car? » 3/31/10 12:30pm 3/31/10 12:30pm

The $500 Craigslist Rally Car Hits Forza Motorsport

Last week, we told you the amazing story of how Bill Caswell took a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event. Now a Jalopnik reader has dropped the car into Forza Motorsport 3. Wanna drive it? » 3/29/10 12:00pm 3/29/10 12:00pm

Fan-Boy Creates Ken Block Fiesta Rally Cosplay Car

Ken Blockcrashed on day two at Rally Mexico with his new Focus WRC. That's okay, because a fan with a rally-bodied Mk1 Focus still thinks Block's Monster Racing ">Fiesta's cool enough to copy anyway. » 3/25/10 3:00pm 3/25/10 3:00pm

How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story. » 3/22/10 12:00pm 3/22/10 12:00pm

Ken Block's WRC Mexico Crash: Brake!

Ken Block crashed out of last weekend's World Rally Championship race, bringing an otherwise strong showing to a premature end. We were sad to see him go, but thankfully, YouTube was there to show us how it happened. » 3/09/10 9:30am 3/09/10 9:30am