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The white #97 Ford Fiesta slides on a dirt forest trail at the 2017 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania
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It’s Not WRC, but the ARA Keeps Rallying Alive in the US

With Formula 1 firmly finding a foothold in the US, automotive racing here isn’t as dominated by NASCAR as it once was. But even so, some incredibly-popular kinds of racing have struggled to see the same kind of popularity in the States. While we have off-road events like the Rebelle Rally and King of the …
A black 1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Besides Freakshow Friday, we here at MotorBiscuit believe in providing useful consumer information, including advice on used cars. Many websites, such as Craigslist, cater to used car shoppers. But for classic and/or enthusiast cars, Bring a Trailer has quickly become a popular go-to. And while some cars, like the 300SL Gullwing, will be pricey even …
Blue 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi in front of a gray metal wall

The Subaru Impreza 22B Is the Ultimate WRX

As a dream car, it has its flaws. But the Subaru WRX is nevertheless an impressive performance car, both on pavement and on a rally stage. It’s thanks to rallying that the first Subaru Impreza WRX was even built. Though, as is typical with many JDM cars, the US didn’t get the earliest models. Plus, …
White with red-and-blue stripes 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione I Martini 5 Edition hot hatch on a wet road in front of a grassy hill
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The Lancia Delta Integrale May Be the Ultimate Hot Hatch

Today, turbochargers are a standard part of the hot hatch formula. And some of the hottest, like the Golf R, rely on all-wheel drive for greater speed and traction. Both helped start the legends of cars like the Audi Ur-Quattro, Subaru WRX, and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. But all 3 were hard-pressed to keep up with …
1978 Porsche 924 off-roader

Off-Roading a Porsche 924? This Rally Build Proves It’s Possible

Besides Porsche’s cars having a deserved reputation as premium high-performance vehicles, many of the company’s products also have an extensive off-road history. The 959 supercar was partially developed for rallying, and the Cayenne SUV competed in a few. So has the 911, and even now, valuable air-cooled 911s are regularly converted into dirt-drifting Safari builds. …
NA Mazda Miata with Subaru WRX drivetrain

Someone Made an AWD Rally Miata With a Subaru Drivetrain

Usually, if you’re going rallying, all-wheel drive is practically a necessity. Although rear-wheel drive rally cars have won races, after Audi’s Ur-Quattro debuted, AWD became the norm. The technology allowed the Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Celica, Nissan Pulsar, and Mitsubishi Lancer to compete on the world stage. The Porsche Cayenne and Rolls-Royce Cullinan are also rally …
A black 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four

The Celica GT4 Is a Toyota Rally Racer You Can Actually Own

Rallying has created some very cool vehicles. Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mercedes, Fiat, and Lada, have all duked it out in Paris-Dakar. Porsche took its famous 911 sports car rallying and inspired a massive trend. Through the World Rally Championship, Lancia arguably helped create the modern car. And your AWD SUV wouldn’t exist without the Audi Ur-Quattro. …
2020 Paris-Dakar Rally winner Ricky Brabec

For the First Time, an American Has Won the Paris-Dakar Rally

If you really want to prove how good your off-road vehicle is, you take it rallying. Porsche proved its Cayenne in the Transsyberia Rally; Ford, Honda, and SCG duked it out in Baja for similar reasons. Lancia and Audi achieved fame at the World Rally Championship. But for most of the world, the most grueling …
Team O'Neil Toyota Tacoma: Will it Rally?

The Toyota Tacoma Is a Surprisingly Awesome Rally Truck

Although ‘racing’ may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to pickup trucks, it’s actually quite popular. Although some series are on paved tracks, the vast majority are set on dirt and rocks, the kinds of conditions that many modify their trucks to tackle. Rallying is the exception. Although off-road, rally …