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  1. Duckduck

    I miss WRC

    sad to see it lose venues & sponsorships... maybe itll be back in future...
  2. PM Lee to address cost of living, housing, water prices and medical costs at National Day Rally WATCH IT LIVE The English speech will be streamed live on the ST website from 8.15pm. Before this, Mr Lee will be speaking in Malay from 6.45pm, then Mandarin. Things I am going to look out for: - the lease on HDB flats - cost of living - do we have enough of the right people for the jobs - taking care of the aged
  3. Finnish driver Teemu Suninen steers his Ford Fiesta WRC with co-driver Mikko Markkula in Cordoba during the Argentina World Rally Championship. DIEGO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images Sebastien Ogier during the FIA World Rally Championship in Cordoba, Argentina. Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool . . . . . .
  4. I'm quite pleasantly surprised by the paternity leave. What are yours?
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrYRjV1ijvAThe Red Bull-sponsored Kamaz 4326 is arguably one of wildest racing vehicles on the planet. The 20,000-pound truck has a 1000-horsepower 16.2-liter turbo-diesel V8, 16 forward gears, and enough torque to tear down a building. After winning the Dakar rally back in January, the Kamaz is back for some high-flying snow-filled action. Red Bull released a promotional video yesterday of the Kamaz being driven by 2013 Dakar Rally winner Eduard Nikolaev through a snow covered northwestern part of Russia for some shakedown testing. For the 4326, that means a whole lot of airtime. Thanks to the truck's 11.8 inches of suspension travel and huge spiked ice tires, it's able to launch off snow jumps and drift around frozen corners with ease. Sure, this video is just an advertisement for Red Bull to sell more energy drinks, but it's just too cool not to share. Watch for yourself as the diesel-powered behemoth takes flight over the frozen landscape.
  6. Sazali

    SMSA Car Park Rally

    I'm interested to take part in SMSA organized motorsports events...how do I register? Also what are the requirements? Hope someone can give me more information. Thanks...
  7. chitchatboy

    That is one lucky dog

    Shot in Santa Cruz, Bolivia during the Codasur 2016 rally, a stray dog decided to take a walk on a rally stage. With the race still on going, spectators were not able to guide the poor dog away from rally cars that will be passing through. A short while later, a Mitsubishi Evo piloted by Fernando Zuasnabar is seen driving straight into the dog’s path. Will there be an accident? Or will the dog be the luckiest dog alive? Watch and find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi_RPbQggow
  8. Here are today's footage on SMSA car park rally held at Changi Aviation Park Road Enjoy the footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD3E8VBuu9c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rQaYtW45s Two more videos coming up..
  9. Obey_my_dog

    Grassroots Autotest 16 August 2015

    16 August 2015 Grassroots autotest at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Carpark C
  10. Two Brits dead after car plunges 1,000ft off Austrian mountain road during organised rally http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/two-brits-dead-after-car-6130423 The 22-year-old driver and his 25-year-old passenger lost control of their Seat Leon before ploughing through a safety barrier in the Alps They were taking part in an organised rally between the Belgian capital Brussels and Hungary’s capital Budapest that started on July 18. Police estimate that they were travelling at speeds of up to 120mph before the accident at around 7.45am today. Specialist crash investigators are ­examining the scene of the accident for clues as to what happened. At its highest point the road, named as one of the most stunning driving experiences in the world, is 8,215ft above sea level and runs across the base of the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. Although the mountain is a scenic route famed for its spectacular views, it also attracts motorists from all over Europe who are keen to try out the challenging curves and sweeping bends in the road.
  11. Professional Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Boxer sidekick, Brody, goes for a mad detour in their Ford Fiesta ST after dropping by the supermarket. In the video, the ST is seen getting thrashed hard on an empty construction site and looks at home doing so. Definitely a video for the rally fans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUecT2eRg0M
  12. http://www.nocountryforoldmicra.com/ Incredible. All the best to them.
  13. Mockngbrd

    Duckrun Rally

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=713586222021720&set=vb.199289656784715&type=2&theater
  14. Peugeot has had commendable success in the field of motorsports - most recent being the record breaking run at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Now, the French automaker will contest in yet another arena - the Dakar rally. Unknown to many, Peugeot has a very impressive track record at Dakar, claiming four victories out of four entries at the cross country rally between 1987 and 1990. The marque has hired top rally aces - Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres - to pilot its return. Sainz was the event's winner in 2010, while Despres won it five times on his motorcycle. Both of them will take part in the 10,000km rally in the 2008 DKR - a car specially commissioned for the race. The return to Dakar, no doubt, will further enhance the brand's exposure, after it successfully broke the Pikes Peak Hill Climb record with Sebastien Loeb at the helm of the 208 T16 Pikes Peak.
  15. http://dai.ly/x1i70ci We have seen car stunts gone wrong, but few are as lucky as Guerlain Chicherit. The French rally driver was practicing for a World Record jump at the ski resort of Tignes in France when he fell short and suffered a massive crash, Chicherit was attempting a 360-foot (109.7 metres) jump to break the current record of 332-foot (101.2 metres) in his specially prepared MINI. He survived the crash and was taken to the hospital.
  16. Having won the World Rally Championship (WRC) nine times in a row, Sebastien Loeb is widely regarded as the most successful rally racer ever. However, he has already made plans forward after the current season. Loeb's 2013 run in the WRC was on a limited schedule (sounds like part-time if you ask us). The versatile racing driver has decided to take part in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) next year, piloting the Citroen C-Elysee WTCC race car. He will also take part in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) at the season's final race in Macau. While the future looks bright for the talented driver, things didn't look too well at his last WRC career race in France. At the first stage of the final day of competition at the Rally of France, Loeb crashed and landed top down in the forest. Fortunately, both Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena came out of the wreckage unhurt. Jump to the video to catch the in-car footage of the whole accident. http://dai.ly/x15t563
  17. http://dai.ly/x151mnc Motorsports crash scenes are one of the most popular. While we are no sadists, these scenes usually add that bit of extra spice and drama to the sports. But of course, some are more spectacular than others. Let's start by saying even by rally crash standard, this is terrifying. All we can tell is that the driver locked up his brakes, failed to negotiate a turn, went straight into the barrier - and the rest is history. Fortunately, both the driver and co-driver are unhurt from the accident.
  18. SDP speech transcript: Friends and fellow Singaporeans, We have just celebrated our 48th National Day. We take pride in what we have achieved in past decades which has been no mean feat. Through hard work and sacrifice, we have built up a country worthy of praise. But just as we take stock of how far we've come, we must be mindful that our country has arrived at a stage where without change we face a bleak future and all that we have worked for will be lost. Already we are seeing signs of things going wrong.Our economy has been registering disappointing GDP growth this year. Last year, we managed only 1.3% compared to our neighbours who averaged 6% GDP growth. Our workers have seen their real wages diminish even though they work the most number of hours. Income inequality continues to widen. Among advanced economies, Singapore has the widest gap between the rich and the poor. All this has made us the unhappiest people in the world. A global survey of 148 countries showed that Singapore ranked last in terms of happiness. Last year, we recorded 467 suicides - a 30 percent jump from 2011, the highest number in 20 years. How did all this come about? A major factor is that the Government continues to be more interested in keeping up the image of a Singapore that is doing well than tackling the problems that confront ordinary Singaporeans. In his National Day message, PM Lee said that many countries admire Singapore. That's because the world only sees the glitter of the casinos and the billionaires that we attract from other countries. It doesn't see the negative effects of these policies on our people. Still, the SDP commends the Prime Minister's announcement in changes to policies regarding housing, healthcare and education. We are happy to see that some of these changes are aimed at helping Singaporeans who are in need. It is a step in the right direction. Our concern is that these changes are piecemeal and they don't address the root cause of our problems. For example, Mr Lee conspicuously avoided talking about the Government's white paper of pushing our population to 6.9 million, a policy that Singaporeans vehemently oppose. He said nothing about curtailing the excessively liberal intake of foreigners which is causing our island to be overcrowded and the unfair competition for our jobs. The SDP, on the other hand, has proposed an alternative plan. We want to introduce a points system which will rate the qualifications of foreigners, especially PMETs, who wish to work in Singapore. Singaporean employers will then be able to hire these professionals but only if they demonstrate that they have made every effort to employ a Singaporean first but cannot find a local with the required skills. It this way, we ensure that foreigners do not take away jobs that Singaporeans can do while, at the same, not depriving employers of the foreign workers they need. In addition, we can maintain our population at a manageable level and enhance the quality of life and happiness of our people. In the area of healthcare, we welcome the Government's attempt to make the system universal, an initiative that the SDP announced last year. But we are concerned that the Government will still make Singaporeans pay the bulk of their healthcare expenses, a financial burden for the elderly and those who face chronic and catastrophic illness. In 2012, we drew up our National Healthcare Plan: In it, we proposed that Medisave, Medishield and Medifund be scrapped and the funds in our Medisave accounts be returned to our CPF for our retirement. In its place, we want establish a national health insurance scheme into which working Singaporeans pay an average of $40 per month taken from our CPF. In the event that we are hospitalized, we pay only 10% of the bill. The remaining 90% will be paid by the Government through the insurance scheme. To make this scheme work, the Government must assume more of the responsibility by increasing its healthcare expenditure from 30% to 70%. The SDP's healthcare plan ensures that everyone, rich and poor, can afford quality healthcare in Singapore and, equally important, that Singaporeans will not go into debt as a result of high medical bills. As for housing, the Government has proposed changes which do not address the real problem - which is the unaffordability of HDB flats and whose prices are causing a dangerous housing bubble that, when burst, will wreak havoc on our economy. In the SDP's housing plan, we propose two types of flats: Non-Open-Market, or NOM, flats and Open-Market flats. NOM flats is where the Government sells flats without including the land cost. This will make our flats substantially cheaperabout $150,000 for a 4-room flat compared to more than double the amount presently. However, NOM-flat owners cannot sell their flats in the open market. They have to sell them back to the HDB. For Singaporeans who do want to sell their flats in the open-market, they can still purchase HDB flats at current prices. The advantage of the SDP's housing policy is that Singaporeans have a choice of whether to buy an NOM or OM flat. Opting for an NOM flat would mean that owners won't be saddled by huge loans and will have enough CPF to retire on or to make other investments. In addition to these policies we are currently working on our National Economic Plan to further enhance job security for Singaporeans and to ensure that our workers are paid fair wages. We will also be publishing our paper on the education system. The SDP has been working hard over the years to come up with alternative policies because, as I pointed out, things are not going well for Singapore and we need a better set of polices to make our future more secure and happier, a future that is centred on the people. The Singapore Democratic Party will do our part to make this future happen. We will continue to work to be the competent, constructive and compassionate opposition that you want to see. Thank you and I wish you and your loved ones the very best.
  19. Kind of curious, what kind of policy tweaks does people here hope that the Government will announce today? This time round, it seems that the government will announce some BIG changes.... It is kind of interesting the huge emphasis on the OSC this year. I have been to a FEW.... I wonder any of you have been to any and what are your views on this... My take on OSC 1) the people discussing issues did not do due diligence and does not have the relevant information to have an INFORMED discussion. simple things like why land cost is needed to be factored in HDB BTO cost was not even understood. 2) LTA OSC was the best in terms actually getting LTA people to discuss their policies and why some things are done the way it is. My hopes for todays Rally 1) please don't change things to drastically. The citizens need to be given lead time to adjust to the new policies.... EXAMPLE pri 1 admission is something that require years of preparation, be it moving house, doing parent volunteering, joining alumni, etc. Any changes should be deferred at least 2 years after announcement.
  20. FaezClutchless

    A great start for Volkswagen in the WRC

    2013 marks the debut of Volkswagen in the World Rally Championship. The automaker fielded a couple of their Polo R WRC rally cars and one of them has managed to finish in second place at the Rally Monte Carlo. After months of preparation and testing, the team's efforts have certainly paid off. Behind the wheel of the second placed car was Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver, Julien Ingrassia. Volkswagen motorsport director, Jost Capito, spoke after the rally event and he mentioned that finishing second place in the first ever rally was something more that the team could have expected. He also added that the Rally Monte Carlo was the most complex event in the season calendar and the team has shown that they are ready for the WRC. Finishing in first place was Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen and Loeb's team mate Dani Sordo came in third. Volkswagen's other car, piloted by Jari-Matti Latvala retired from the race after crashing in some snow covered sections at the Col de Turini stage. The Polo R WRC rally car is based on the humble Polo hatchback. But it received an aerodynamic bodykit and a WRC-spec 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which delivers around 300bhp, even with an air restrictor fitted. The next stage, which is the Rally Sweden, will kick off on February 7th.
  21. Crowd is out in full force Source:EDMW
  22. FaezClutchless

    WRC bound Volkswagen Polo R WRC

    Just recently, Volkswagen unveiled the Polo R WRC which is considered the road version of the rally bound Polo that will participate in the World Rally Championships and not much was said about the racing version or how will it look like. But now, Volkswagen has finally revealed the race version of the Polo R WRC which will make its competition debut at the 2013 Monte Carlo Rally in January. Although Volkswagen did not give out any technical specifications or power figures, the car is built to the latest WRC specifications and that means it is fitted with a turbocharged 1.6 litre four cylinder engine. Even with an air restrictor, the engine is said to make around 300bhp. The engine is mated to a six speed sequential gearbox and due to WRC regulations, a mechanical differential is fixed onto the front and rear axle. An exceptional feature of the engine is the anti-lag turbocharger system. When the driver lifts his/her leg off the acceleration pedal, the turbo
  23. Hkapd

    Gift an Experience

    Buying gifts has always been a hassle as people grow older. Watches, wallets and even iPads are now becoming run-of-the-mill gifts. Usually to make it simple, we just purchase a voucher and let the person who is receiving the gift decide for himself/herself what to buy with it. Now though, there is another option. Gift-an-Experience. If material gifts are not your type and you like your gift to be something memorable for someone special or a good buddy, consider gifting an experience instead. What kind of experience? How about piloting a real rally car round a dirt track guided by professional rally drivers? That was exactly what I received from someone close to me recently when I was down under and man...BEST present ever! Getting strapped in to the car What you get is basically a voucher which you can use to book the driving sessions with the rally school. Pre-requisites are minimal and basically as long as you are aged 16 and above and can drive manual, you are good to go. What I got was a 2 x 8 laps drive + 1 x Hot lap from the instructors. For an extra 50 bucks, you get to have a video of your own drive in an SD card. You would need to attend a compulsory drivers briefing where they will teach you some basics such as how to take a corner at the apex as well as the braking points and what are the things to take note of when we are out there. Now the best parts is that they have primarily 2 different rally cars for you to choose, the venerable Subaru Impreza WRX or the Mitsubishi EVO. Make no mistakes, these are not converted road cars, they are truely specially prepared rally cars with stripped out interiors, roll cage, bucket seats, rally steering wheels, short shifters...etc. Basically, these are the cars that they would use to compete in. Each session here has no more than 8 people and we all took turns to have a go. Once it is your turn, grabbed the provided hair-net (for hygiene purposes) and helmet, and the guys at the rally school will strap you in. Now, the instructors here are real RALLY drivers and not your SSDC uncle. The latter will tell you to slow down all the time while these guys kept saying "GO FASTER!". Imagine how much fun is that! You are limited only to how much you dare to drive, although, be polite before you open up the taps and let the instructors know so they can warn you when to brake. Although its a wide open area, there are still the few trees around. For me, getting to do that little bit of sliding around on gravel was already a lot of fun. At one point being a little too over confident, I did not turn in enough at a corner and caught some loose rocks and the next thing I knew, I had spun 1 full circle kicking up lots of dust along the way.(Yes, my girlfriend and friends were all laughing at me after that) The instructor was unfazed though and promptly told me to let the other car pass 1st before asking me to get a move on. The hot lap with the instructor was the icing on the cake. They will take you out sliding around and even experience a rally jump at 130km/h! Definitely an adrenaline fulfilling experience! At the end of the session, you will receive a certificate as memento for the unforgettable experience. So if there is someone whom you will like to bless, an experience like this can make the best present yet. Heck, if it is me, I would totally buy this for myself first.
  24. FaezClutchless

    Hyundai rallies with the i20 WRC

    Not many people know about this fact; Korean automaker, Hyundai, used to race in the World Rally Championships (WRC) from 2000 to 2003. The car used was a second generation Hyundai Accent. Two more revised versions of the car were later developed during that time but in the second half of 2003, Hyundai announced its withdrawal from the competition. Today, Hyundai will make a comeback into the world of WRC by unveiling the i20 WRC rally car. Hyundai has transformed the subcompact car into a little monster that will challenge the big boys of the World Rally Championships. The Hyundai i20 WRC rally car was showcased at the recent Paris Motor Show and the display clearly indicates the automaker
  25. At the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Peugeot will introduce a car that will be based on the 208 hatchback and that car will be known as the 208 Type R5 rally car. It is the direct successor to the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 rally car that has won numerous rally titles especially in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Specially built for tarmac and also loose-surfaces (e.g. gravel), the 208 Type R5 will go on sale in the second half of 2013. And at the same time, the car will also compete in its first rallies in order to capture the national and international rally championships for the following season. Much of the technology for the 208 Type R5 comes from the expertise and experience of Peugeot
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