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How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car by Philip Young
We have been lucky enough to obtain 5 new unread copies of this definitive reference book recommended by everyone and anyone interested in historic car rallying. First published in 2009 and now long out of print and increasingly difficult to obtain (as no one wants to part with their copy!)
There's not much specifically relevant to Standard 8 and 10s but this is still a great overall guide to prepping a historic car from a 12 car club rally to the Paris to Peking Endurance Rally.
Nicely illustrated and written in Philip Young's imitable style. We have used some of the tips on our our own Standard 10 Rally Car. Highly recommended and a great gift to give or receive.
- No other title covers basic rally car preparation – this is unique
- Everything here could be tackled in a well-equipped garden shed
- How to survive the world’s harshest deserts and highest mountains
- From UK road-rallies to making your car tough enough to drive to Mongolia – 100 tips to ensure a finish
- Follow how a car costing just £250 was built to take on the world
- If you are driving a road-based rally, this book will help you get a result ... don’t even fill in the entry form without it!
Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure that any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. If you are planning a road-based rally, don't even think of leaving home before reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.
This book sets out in graphic detail a hundred tips that cost very little but which will transform your car. For example, how a wire coat-hanger transforms an exhaust system so that it can survive the Sahara Desert, how a tube of bathroom silicone sealer waterproofs an engine, and how a garden chain ensures you don't break the engine-mountings. Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. From the lanes of Devon at night, to romping the wilderness of Mongolia, this book is full of illustrated detailed tips, as well as pictures of typical low cost cars setting out on international events. If you are planning any road-based rally, don't even think of leaving home before you've reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.
Buy the book, read it, be entertained ..."
– The Motor Cycling Club
"Philip Young's writing is always entertaining and you'll enjoy this book even if you've no intention of going rallying .
.." – Octane
Never before has this sort of guidance been collated into one volume, so experienced rallyists are also bound to find something new ... an easy, enjoyable and worthwhile read.
" – The Marshal
"Clearly laid out, and split into sensible chapters, each chapter is written in a clear and concise manner with useful accompanying photographs. If you are driving a road-based rally, this book will help you get a result ... don't even fill in the entry form without it!"
– Old Stager
Who better to explain how to prep a budget rally car than experienced competitor and organiser Philip Young? As well as electrics, brakes, cooling and safety in the Allegro shell, he covers driving tips, events and sponsors.
" – Classic & Sports Car
"If you've always fancied your chances on one of those major European rallies – this is the best place to start.
" – New Zealand Classic Car
A thoroughly entertaining and informative read – this sort of book has been a long time coming and highly recommended to anyone embarking in building a competition car – especially one on a tight budget."
– Mini Cooper Register
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