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Old 17th January 2018, 07:58 AM
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I remember Larry Perkins in the mid 80's taking a Vee Dub Beetle on the Australian Safari.
Rear engine boxer. Dual up the rear wheels and a good beetle is almost unstoppable.
I had a '76 back in the mid 80's wish I'd kept it but couldn't afford to restore it (I tend to be a bit casual with vehicles, this forester is the longest I've ever owned a car, bicycles are a different matter).
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thats how i watched last shows

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While stationary I presume...
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Well...the tablet is stationary
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In the good old days, Dakar was in Africa ...
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Yes, until people started shooting at them!
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Well done to the winners, finishers and all competitors. Just getting to the start line is something in itself. To actually finish is something to be proud of. Well done Toby Price. Podium finish which but for one bit of poor navigation could have been victory #2 . And with only 6 weeks preparation.
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Yes, until people started shooting at them!
Well, does give them something else to think about ...

I stopped following these things after the French dominated world rally body succeeded in banning Minis from rallying against any cars except other Minis, effectively destroying Leyland in the process.
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yes i watched it while stationary in forest area so nobody bothers me or me them. still didin't saw last day show so will later today.
i wonder what it would need to just come to finish mean not fly or anything but tjust drive fast but safe to just come to end. so many cars/bikes/trucks went off. those mini buggies where interesting. people saying half price as car enter. and they more secured then 4wheelers too. i most enjoy views how they fly how they control cars and how it all looks. and if someone wins just because other guy was not lucky well thats ok but not like he was best. just ones get more luck then others. its not about driver if car just brakes on you .
interesting things they showed about tires how they diff 2wd from 4wd cars. diff regulations and such. BFG of course are hardest beast out there. its just something that makes you proud of that you have same tires maker as one that uses in hardest race in the world. well Baja too.
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There still is a race to Dakar actually called Africa Eco Race. And its more in the spirit of the early Dakars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnJkZ4Lu-kY
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