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HiTempguy1
I wouldn't normally post something like this, but I think it is a concept/idea/undertaking that everyone on this forum can appreciate, so why the hell not?



If the mod(s) have a problem with this (or it is in the wrong section), please delete/move it.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-said-than-done

Rather than end with coles notes, I'll do the TL;DR version up front:

-rallying as a motorsport is widely unknown across North America
-great strides have been made recently to make it more common in American households
-there hasn't "really" been an American documentary of rallying here. The history is quite interesting, especially if you know anything about racing, some of the names that pop up are very intriguing
-and finally, a large focus is on someone who did the "impossible". Through years of struggling and perseverance, Chris Duplessis is one of the few Americans to have gotten the necessary backing to get his foot into the WRC, even if only at the Academy level.

So, with that out of the way, watch the video, see what you think. If you like it, throw a few bucks Matt's way. He did footage for Rally America last year, and I believe he may have done the camera work at the Pacific Forest Rally in BC with a quad-rotor gyro equipped heli-cam for some crazy shots. A big thing to keep in mind with kickstarter, you will NOT be charged unless the minimum amount of backing is acquired (~$40k).

Thanks guys!
Resurrected RA
I like it, and if I wasn't going to bed I would send some $$. I will look into it more tomorrow.
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by Resurrected RA
I like it, and if I wasn't going to bed I would send some $$. I will look into it more tomorrow.



:thumbsup:

I also forgot to mention, even if you yourself don't want to donate (not you RA, but anybody else reading this thread), please spread this through your online social networks! 10,000 people for $4 is much easier than $400 from 100 people, and the more people that lay eyes on this, the easier it is to reach it's goal!

In only 4 days, we're already 20% of the way there with 26 days left to go!

And finally, to sweeten the deal, if you donate $76 or more (with proof of purchase) I will give a ride on the next rally test day to the 1st three people to do so. The test day is *May 20th (to be confirmed) near Cochrane. All you have to do is show up at 9 in the morning and I will take you for a full on blast in an actual rally car at race speed :bigpimp:

Resurrected RA
Originally posted by HiTempguy1


:thumbsup:

I also forgot to mention, even if you yourself don't want to donate (not you RA, but anybody else reading this thread), please spread this through your online social networks! 10,000 people for $4 is much easier than $400 from 100 people, and the more people that lay eyes on this, the easier it is to reach it's goal!

In only 4 days, we're already 20% of the way there with 26 days left to go!

And finally, to sweeten the deal, if you donate $76 or more (with proof of purchase) I will give a ride on the next rally test day to the 1st three people to do so. The test day is *May 20th (to be confirmed) near Cochrane. All you have to do is show up at 9 in the morning and I will take you for a full on blast in an actual rally car at race speed :bigpimp:



Good thing I couldn't sleep... I donated $76, PM your email so I can forward you confirmation.

TIA.

Sugarphreak
I love Rally Racing... but never been able to pursue it because the costs and time commitments are so daunting.

The sport really needs more coverage and exposure here in N/A, I fully support this kind of thing!

Kicked in $150 bones towards the project, would love to do a ride along with you :thumbsup:
Resurrected RA
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
I love Rally Racing... but never been able to pursue it because the costs and time commitments are so daunting.

The sport really needs more coverage and exposure here in N/A, I fully support this kind of thing!

Kicked in $150 bones towards the project, would love to do a ride along with you :thumbsup:



I hear ya!

I wish I had $8400...

Drive a rally car - in a real rally. Go nuts here and we will organize a 2WD Rally car rental, help with licensing, have a top driver coach you for half a day and then you will enter and drive a Rally all on your own. Completely legit, we've been around the block a few times with these and can ensure you will be treated like an old pro. Includes rally rental, spares, tires, licensing, hotel and coaching and advice from a top driver. Not only that, but we will film your first event and include it as a special feature on the DVD. You would be responsible for the refundable damage deposit on the race vehicle.

Sugarphreak
Originally posted by Resurrected RA


I hear ya!

I wish I had $8400...



^^ One day I am going to do a rally driving program like that.... one day

HiTempguy1
Resurrected RA and Sugarphreak, you've been PM'd.

Bump this up, one more spot still available if you donate $76 or more. Just had the car tuned on a dyno, making way more low end torque and significantly more top end power :bigpimp: Did I mention that I drive in a spectacular/crazy fashion and can give a running commentary of what's going on while I do it? Trust me, these ride alongs are entertaining!

Even though it's a Talon, it'll fit anybody that's ~240 pounds or less and under 6' 3", so never fear, you WILL fit :D The passenger seat is pretty tight though, you aren't supposed to move around, so the skinnier the better :thumbsup:
HiTempguy1
In case anyone is wondering what they are getting themselves into: she's battle hardened, which means I beat on it harder than most.

- rebuilt motor with JE forged pistons
- DMS 50mm struts (recently rebuilt!)
- a forced performance EVO3 16g
- HKS 264 CAMS,
- RC 550 injectors
- 2g MAS with Super AFC and HKS III boost controller.
- ACT 2100 clutch

Car makes about 250hp at the crank, and over 300tq's (around 325). The hp is extremely limited as we run a 34mm diameter restrictor on the inlet of the turbocharger. Peak tq and hp is around 3500rpm, and falls off steadily from there :eek:



Sugarphreak
Looking forward to it, mind if I bring along my GoPro? :D
Resurrected RA
I don't seem to have the PM you mentioned earlier.
Zorac
$13 bucks for a 1080p download is good value! rally isn't really my thing, but i couldn't resist that! looks like it'll be a good film.
btimbit
Pledged $76, shared on facebook, and spread across some forums. Hopefully they make that goal, this is something that I think needs to get out there. Long ways to go
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Looking forward to it, mind if I bring along my GoPro? :D



I rechecked and apparently I screwed up on the PM's. They have been resent to the three that have pledged so far!

Yes, by all means bring your gopro. Is it a hero2? We could hook up intercom audio if it is.

If anyone else would like to pledge, have at er! You still get cool stuff if you do, but all ride alongs are spoken for until further notice.

Sugarphreak
It is an HD Hero 960, I don't think it has an audio-in option on it.

None the less, it still takes awesome HD footage, have been having a blast with it lately.
HiTempguy1
Bump bump! Ken Block wants YOU to donate! You wouldn't say no to Ken, would you?

https://twitter.com/#!/kblock43/status/199586090691198978

One more spot still available for the ride along, I know you guys want to. Just ordered over a grand worth of new tires, should be a good time.
btimbit
It's getting close. Come on guys!
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by btimbit
It's getting close. Come on guys!



Even closer now, only $10,200 left to go!

And how you could say no to such a nice guy like Travis Pastrana?

https://twitter.com/#!/TravisPastrana/status/199858592839512064

I mean, if HE thinks it's a good cause, you should definitely donate. :D

btimbit
Upped my pledge, spammed the link to a few friends. Come on guys!
bruceod
If Diesel2005 would pay up his debt(http://forums.beyond.ca/st/353343/c...arding-our-bet/), I would contribute that and double it for the last spot for the ride along.

As far as the ride along goes, I would figure out some sort of contest or something so someone else could go, I'm not available on the scheduled date of the ride along.
btimbit
They made it! and still 8 hours to go. Can't wait to see this thing, plus the Signed Poster, 1080p Download, DVD and the T-Shirt:thumbsup:

Someone pledged the $8400 for the rally lesson, guess that's where most the ground was made up. Awesome
Sugarphreak
Wow, that is freaking awesome! :thumbsup:

Long live Rally!
Resurrected RA
I just got the update, that is cool!
bruceod
Originally posted by HiTempguy1


:thumbsup:

I also forgot to mention, even if you yourself don't want to donate (not you RA, but anybody else reading this thread), please spread this through your online social networks! 10,000 people for $4 is much easier than $400 from 100 people, and the more people that lay eyes on this, the easier it is to reach it's goal!

In only 4 days, we're already 20% of the way there with 26 days left to go!

And finally, to sweeten the deal, if you donate $76 or more (with proof of purchase) I will give a ride on the next rally test day to the 1st three people to do so. The test day is *May 20th (to be confirmed) near Cochrane. All you have to do is show up at 9 in the morning and I will take you for a full on blast in an actual rally car at race speed :bigpimp:



I said in this or another thread that if another Beyonder made good with his debt to me that I would double that and donate to this. I beleive that would give me the last ride along spot.

Said member made good, but now that the # has been reached are they still taking donations? Still have the ride along left?

4WARNED
Originally posted by bruceod


Said member made good, but now that the # has been reached are they still taking donations? Still have the ride along left?



They are still taking donations ....as for the ride along, Adam will have to answer that...

bruceod
Originally posted by 4WARNED


They are still taking donations ....as for the ride along, Adam will have to answer that...



Good stuff, make that donation tonight when I'm in front of a computer instead of a phone.

HiTempguy1
Originally posted by bruceod


Good stuff, make that donation tonight when I'm in front of a computer instead of a phone.



I completely missed that you had posted in this thread as it seemed to have slowed down in interest.

YES, the spot was still available. If you did donate $76 or more, e-mail me (adam@rallywest.com) or PM a picture of your donation received page.

I'll give you the rest of the details from there!

I'd like to make one final thank you to everyone that donated, Matt's movie (as you are all aware) will be going ahead, hopefully with great success! I'm glad we could do our own small bit to be a part of it :D

btimbit
Can't wait! Ill miss my ride along but I still get the t-shirt poster and copy of the movie. Well worth it to help fund it.
Sugarphreak
Thanks for a great day out, was an absolute blast!:thumbsup:

Some photos I snapped out on the course:
You can find the entire album at:
http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/...mview=slideshow











HiTempguy1
Pretty sure Nick is humoring me, but his stroking of my ego doesn't hurt :D

It was awesome having you out, btw, you take wicked go-pro video, all of your shots out of the car were juuuust right!

And for everyone else to enjoy the fun, some pretty awesome (as in terrible) driving filmed in car. I was kind of screwing around, in case anyone doesn't notice. Sure was a blast though! The final run of the day, Jeff and I ran a 2:50 time. The benchmark of rallying in Western Canada, Hardy Schmidtke, ran around a 2:45.

Sugarphreak
Bringing the GoPro was such a good idea :D Thanks for letting my stick it all over your car for the day, I was able to stitch together the entire stage with different angles.

HiTempguy1
A short clip of Nick and I launching off the start, probably the best start of the day (car doesn't spool until after 3k rpm, full boost at 3800rpm, makes launching tricky).

codetrap
Guys, that looks like WAY too much fun. Great job on the videos as well. :thumbsup:
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by codetrap
Guys, that looks like WAY too much fun. Great job on the videos as well. :thumbsup:



You can experience it in person Friday evening ;)







Download for PDF of the guide
http://rockymountainrally.com/rmr/f...2_Spectator.pdf

And a great photo by Shawn Bishop at the hairpin with my mudflap waving hi!


Resurrected RA
I was working out of town and had to miss this, my apologies for not getting back to you. I am waiting to hear of my RMR volunteer acceptance and placement...
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by Resurrected RA
I was working out of town and had to miss this, my apologies for not getting back to you. I am waiting to hear of my RMR volunteer acceptance and placement...



Hey RA, no problem! Nick just got to go for another ride is all :D

Sometimes things fall by the wayside with volunteer organizing, Tony is doing a bang-uP job and should be back in touch with you shortly. I don't envy him though, it's a tough gig!

btimbit
BUMP, movie is out, just got my copy from the mail. Wearing the shirt right now, left the poster in my truck.
Sugarphreak
I downloaded mine, no Ticket shirt but my name is in the credits, woot!
962 kid
Don't suppose you guys could make use of an upgraded intercooler? I have a new sidemount bullseye power IC for DSMs that I'd donate to the cause.
HiTempguy1
Originally posted by 962 kid
Don't suppose you guys could make use of an upgraded intercooler? I have a new sidemount bullseye power IC for DSMs that I'd donate to the cause.




Wrote the car off a cliff in May of 2012 lol (but not really LOL :( ).


Now I am in this (tried my best to write it off in December of 2012):



Thanks for the offer though! And ESTD is pretty awesome, very well put together documentary, I'm glad it happened the way it did! Thanks for everyone's donations :D

Sugarphreak
Originally posted by HiTempguy1

AWwwww.... my memories :(




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