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 reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.
About the author
Philip Young was so determined not to be a spectator standing on the sidelines of the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon that he built a Magenta kit-car for £1000, and entered the rally with the smallest and cheapest international rally car in the line-up. He has taken part in six Himalayan rallies, in everything from the Archbishop of Canterbury's Morris Minor and a works Skoda, to an ex-works Healey and Triumph TR8. Philip is credited with having kick-started the historic rally movement with events such as the Pirelli Classic Marathon, the Monte Carlo Challenge, Around the World in 80 Days, Classic Safari, and, in 1997, the 90th anniversary of the Peking to Paris. Philip had seen where entrants go wrong, and how bush mechanics make roadside repairs to get a car going again. Having entered rallies himself with no money, he was a keen advocate of “a stitch in time saves nine," and believed that good preparation, even if with items from the garden shed, can help many a tortoise overtake a less well-prepared hare. Philip founded the Endurance Rally Association, based near Oxford, England.