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    Album of my photos from Otago Rally here:...

    Album of my photos from Otago Rally here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVwErV3

    A quick selection...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51159135788_1509ee7624_o.jpg_DSC0610 by Ben, on Flickr...
  2. Why did the NZ and Australia 2020 events thread get closed?

    Why did the NZ and Australia 2020 events thread get closed?

    It seems to have been closed at random for no reason with no explanation, but someone must have done it manually because threads don't...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50399445613_21dda9b2cb_o.jpg_DSC8544 by Ben, on Flickr
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50400292347_f400fe3093_o.jpg_DSC8826 by Ben, on Flickr...
  4. And some from South Canterbury too... Album...

    And some from South Canterbury too...

    Album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmR6kqGn

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50399448783_f4851bb522_o.jpg_DSC7694 by Ben, on Flickr...
  5. I haven't dropped in here lately! Some photos...

    I haven't dropped in here lately! Some photos from Catlins Rally a few months back...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50288887843_27430b752d_b.jpg_DSC7472 by Ben, on Flickr...
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    I'm trying to think of roads where competitors...

    I'm trying to think of roads where competitors could loop back to pits instead of waiting and touring back down the stage - most are probably a long enough detour back around to the start that it...
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    I've only seen El Condor on TV, but I'd say its...

    I've only seen El Condor on TV, but I'd say its much rougher and rockier than the Nevis Road (that part of the Nevis Road anyway... further down valley its more of a 4wd track). The hillclimb has a...
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    Cheaper cars don't necessarily have to be less...

    Cheaper cars don't necessarily have to be less spectacular though do they?

    I think less aerodynamics and reduced suspension travel while keeping a good power level should make the cars move...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49660180216_2c...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49660180216_2c75164493_b.jpg_DSC4733 by Ben, on Flickr
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49660460942_b1e18ed2c0_b.jpg_DSC4053 by Ben, on Flickr...
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    NZ Ben Nevis 'Golden 1200' Hillclimb

    Anyone else head up the Nevis last weekend to check out Paddon's new hillclimb? Its a great bit of road in a fantastic part of the country.

    I was only there for the Saturday, a few photos (album...
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    That was just one of the factors in his nightmare...

    That was just one of the factors in his nightmare 2017 really. There was also the crash at Monte that killed a spectator (in a stupid place, but still not an easy thing to deal with and knocked his...
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    Former fiancee I think not just girlfriend?

    Former fiancee I think not just girlfriend?
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    I don't think there is really any relationship...

    I don't think there is really any relationship between Paddon and Adamo, Paddon was basically pushed out before Adamo arrived and Adamo doesn't seem to even want to know about him let alone consider...
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    That would make it a good challenge for the...

    That would make it a good challenge for the drivers ;) :monkeedan
  15. Thread: Wrc+

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    I wouldn't go as far as murder, but putting them...

    I wouldn't go as far as murder, but putting them in the stocks and throwing rotten fruit at them would certainly be quite justified.
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  16. Thread: Wrc+

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    Imagine how good WRC promotion could be if...

    Imagine how good WRC promotion could be if someone even borderline competent was in charge?

    I thought I would check live text and timing to see how it is going (not planning to pay for WRC+ this...
  17. Thread: Hyundai WRT

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    Just like last year, and the year before, and the...

    Just like last year, and the year before, and the year before... ?
  18. Thread: Citroen WRT

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    If you really believe the Citroen spin about the...

    If you really believe the Citroen spin about the reason for leaving, and that the decision to leave WRC wasn't made first. Could well be the other way around, that Ogier only started talking to...
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    That was well before Hyundai NZ had said they...

    That was well before Hyundai NZ had said they were happy for him to drive for a different WRC team without compromising his long-term relationship with them in NZ, and while there was no contract it...
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    This time last year he was effectively only...

    This time last year he was effectively only available to Hyundai, who were still screwing him around telling him they would give him more drives. So saying its notable that MSport didn't pick him...
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    I couldn't remember and just checked the...

    I couldn't remember and just checked the highlights vid which mentioned 'an off-road excursion' but didn't show it.
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    Double puncture from going off the road isn't...

    Double puncture from going off the road isn't much different to a crash retirement though really, it just makes it sound better. ;)
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    I may not agree with you often, but with you on...

    I may not agree with you often, but with you on this one! :beer:

    Young drivers need the time to develop no matter who their father is.
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    Yes, currently streaming on WRC facebook page.

    Yes, currently streaming on WRC facebook page.
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    Another Kiwi here who is happy to help with trip...

    Another Kiwi here who is happy to help with trip advice. :wave:

    I'm at the opposite end of the country from the rally so I'm not too familiar with that particular area, but if anyone is visiting...
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