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How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car

How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car

I was down in Portland, OR last weekend and stopped by Powell’s Technical Books. Imagine my surprise in the automotive aisle as I turn up this gem: How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car by Philip Young. The subtitle, covered by my hands in the photo, reads “Applies to cars for road rallies, including Marathon, Endurance, Historic & Budget-car Adventure events.” The first chapter is a case-study on modifying an Austin Allegro for the Mongol Rally!  I’ve only flipped through it so far, but it looks like it’s got a ton of useful information about easy modifications we can make before we go that will make the car last a whole lot longer. It was $34, but with such specific niche information I had to buy it (it’s $23 on Amazon).

Also picked up at Powell’s: Automotive Engine Rebuilding, which might not be that useful ultimately, and Auto Repair For Dummies, which I believe Sarah also has.

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