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"Vice Squad"
February 2003
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Vice Squad - Sick of your humdrum, low-speed existance? Sounds like you need to develop a seriously antisocial motoring habit.

Words Phil Royal
Photos Simon Dodd

In these straight-laced times of speed cameras, congested roads and boring bubble cars, there has to be some sort of release. A vice, an outlet - anything to let off steam. Some people go mad at track days, others spend half their life making a car into a shrine for the cleaning clan to worship at shows. And the rest - if they've got a lust for speed and a few slightly loose brain cells - go rallying.

Before we go any further - and forgive us for patronising those who already know - we'd better explain road rallying. The idea is simple, and not unlike the WRC season with Colin McRae on the TV - except, of course, with lower budgets, bhp, egos (just!) and a theoretical speed limit.

Confused? Don't be. Basically, you must have a road legal car with a few safety modifications, pass a scrutineer-ing test to see if your car is safe and quiet enough to compete and then you're given a load of OS map co-ordinates. Once you've mapped them out, you have your route A-Z with time control stops in-between, which you have to pass through en route to.....


 


 
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