thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago SuperDork
5/30/19 2:41 p.m.

The Oregon Trail Rally is this weekend! Anyone going? I'll be at the PIR stage tomorrow. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/30/19 3:58 p.m.

Yup! I'll have Jav Jr in tow!

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago SuperDork
5/30/19 5:19 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Awesome, I'll keep an eye out!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/30/19 7:01 p.m.

Rupert's out there taking photos for us. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/30/19 8:33 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Rupert's out there taking photos for us. 

New mission in life: photo bomb Rupert...

ae86andkp61
ae86andkp61 Dork
5/30/19 11:46 p.m.

I’m going to try and make it. I’m working (and closing) so I’m not sure when I can get out there. My shop mate is competing in the stupid (in the best way possible) overpowered grey and green turbo RWD Volvo. Should be good times!

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
5/31/19 12:02 a.m.

Shoot, it snuck up on me. I will assuage my disappointment with mountain biking and the ale trail in Bend.

ae86andkp61
ae86andkp61 Dork
5/31/19 12:12 a.m.

In reply to Ransom :

Oof...sounds rough! Thanks for taking one for the team! Want to trade places? Trust me...the Friday closing shift really isn’t too bad! wink

ValourUnbound
ValourUnbound New Reader
5/31/19 1:39 p.m.

I will be there all weekend crewing for car 360, a red WRX. The team is appropriately named, "Red Scare Racing."

Come say hi! If the service area looks like a poor monkey set it up, that's probably us.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/31/19 3:40 p.m.

In reply to ValourUnbound :

I will find you! I'll have a GRM hat on and a Hoonigan drift jersey.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago SuperDork
5/31/19 5:27 p.m.

No GRM swag but I'll be in a Hoonigan t-shirt. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/31/19 7:35 p.m.

In reply to ValourUnbound :

ValourUnbound
ValourUnbound New Reader
6/3/19 1:59 p.m.

That's us! I think I'm conveniently hidden behind the car during this photo. The co-driver is the bearded one and the driver is the nose and chin under the trunk lid.

That was our first attempt at troubleshooting what ended up being a broken upper strut bushing. We didn't find anything wrong at this point.

The second attempt was when the top of the strut was waving around. We borrowed a used spare from someone.

The third attempt was when the passenger side decided to do the same thing. We borrowed an unused custom fixed aluminum spare from Dirtfish. That one probably won't break anytime soon. 

We got pretty good at replacing that bushing :)

I'll see what pictures I can find and see if I can put together a write up.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago SuperDork
6/3/19 3:51 p.m.

l didn't see you guys, sorry! On the bright side, my non-motorsports friends really enjoyed themselves at the race. So far I've shown them that rally cars and racing go karts are rad, so... success?

ValourUnbound
ValourUnbound New Reader
6/5/19 7:09 p.m.
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