Reader’s Ride of the Week: Rally Revival

By Ed Higginbotham
Oct 24, 2016 | Volkswagen

One of our forum members, BobOfTheFuture, has restored this second generation Volkswagen Jetta to its former glory as a dedicated rally car. He says he has entered about 6 rallies over the past couple years since finding the car abandoned in a garage.

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paranoid_android74 SuperDork
10/25/16 4:03 p.m.

This is so cool!

I know three other GRM members with rad rally cars too...

noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/1/16 7:19 p.m.

Very nice. More info please!

irish44j UltimaDork
11/1/16 7:25 p.m.

We like Rob's ride, even if it is wrong-wheel drive ;)

Oddly, at Black River Stages this fall, Me/Jim and Rob/Amber pretty much ran identical times on almost every stage, and we also both flatted two right-side tires (and broke wheels) over a set of train tracks that we BOTH cut too close. It was pretty funny seeing how our rallies almost mirrored each other.

Well, except we got a ton of penalties for stuff, and Rob/Amber didn't

This picture full of GRM'ers....Rob/Amber, Jim (my codriver), and Sara/Chris Nonack (well, his toes at least)

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