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Rallying Today

As can be expected, there aren't many people around the world who rally Beetles competitively, whether it be in Historic or Modern events.

The last Beetle to be homologated for motorsport was the Fusca, made in Brazil.  The homologation, as per normal, ran out 5 years after they stopped making Fuscas, so the last time a Beetle could be entered in a WRC event was RAC Rally of Great Britain in 1991.  This car was built by Francis Tuthill, well-known in historic rallying circles.  It was driven by his son Richard, and finished the rally, although at the back of the field.  That achievement is more than can be said for most of the modern rallycars entered on the event!  For more information, click here.

You can still use Beetles in national championships if you like, and there is one in the SCCA Pro-Rally championship in the USA.  You can find details of this car and the team at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/mvillemure/ a very impressive team and specification on the car (2750cc, 200hp!!)


These photos are courtesy of Jerry Winker at ComicOzzie Rallysport Photography, and you can find more of Jerry's work at www.rallysport.net/comicozzie.  If you wish to order any photographs, please don't forget to mention where you saw the link!





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