OpenPaddock RallyCast
RallyCast Episode 75 - New Events with Dave Matheson of Bristol Forests Rally and Denise McMahon of Rally Nevada

RallyCast Episode 75 - New Events with Dave Matheson of Bristol Forests Rally and Denise McMahon of Rally Nevada

March 9, 2020

In this episode we talk about new rallies! Yes, the growth of rallying in North America has brought about new events, so we chatted with organizers Dave Matheson of the new Bristol Forests Rally in Tennessee and Denise McMahon of the new Rally Nevada based out of Tonopah.  New events in new places and they tell us why you should come check them out!

 

Follow the Bristol Forests Rally at these links:

Rally Website: https://www.bristolforestsrally.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/bristolforestsrally/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bristolforestsrally/
Volunteer Info: https://www.bristolforestsrally.com/volunteers

 

Follow Rally Nevada at these links:

Website: https://rallynevada.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RallyNevada
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rally_Nevada
Volunteer Info: http://rallydata.com

RallyCast Episode 74 - Dan Downey of Downey Dirty Racing

RallyCast Episode 74 - Dan Downey of Downey Dirty Racing

February 24, 2020

In this episode Mike and Ian had Dan Downey of Downey Dirty Racing join them at the#RallyCast virtual rally pub. Many of you may remember Dan from the pictures of his BMW e30 that flew through the New England Forest Rally’s Concord Pond stage with a Domino’s Pizza delivery sign strapped to the top. We chat about that, why he chose to go “rad wheel drive”, how his first stage rally event  got a little hot, and what it’s like being an instructor at Team O’Neil Rally School. As always we encourage you to join the conversation. Please leave us a comment or ask a question.  

 

You can follow Downey Dirty Racing and all their e30 goodness at the following social media links:

 

Instagram: @downeydirtyracing

Facebook : DowneyDirtyRacing

YouTube: Downey Dirty Racing

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RallyCast Episode 73 - Rally 2020 with Mike and Ian Followed by an Interview with ARA’s Jeremy Meyer

RallyCast Episode 73 - Rally 2020 with Mike and Ian Followed by an Interview with ARA’s Jeremy Meyer

February 8, 2020

It’s been a couple weeks so in this episode Mike and Ian catch up on several topics, including expanding Open Paddock’s media presence, the excitement of Colin Clark and Dirtfish joining forces, and other bits of rally news. Then at about the 1hr mark we have an interview we had a couple of weeks ago with ARA’s head of marketing Jeremy Meyer about the 2020 season. So grab a cold one from the fridge and join us at the virtual  rally pub we call the RallyCast podcast.  As always, thanks for the downloads!

RallyCast Episode 72 - Sam Albert on VR Gaming and Scott Alderson Art’s Rally Coloring Book

RallyCast Episode 72 - Sam Albert on VR Gaming and Scott Alderson Art’s Rally Coloring Book

January 18, 2020

This is a double episode where we start off talking with Sam Albert about VR gaming and how it relates to the real world as well as connecting to a new audience of rallyists via Twitch. Then we talk to Scott Alderson about how he’s combined his rally passion and art skills to make some amazing rally coloring books for kids (and lets face it, we adults are all just big kids)! We finish with a short discussion of Dakar and make horrible Monte Carlo predictions. 

 

Follow Sam Albert at these links

www.samalbertrally.com

Twitch

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

YouTube

 

Follow Scott Alderson and his art at these links below

http://www.scottaldersonart.com/

Facebook

Instagram

RallyCast Episode 71 -  Mitch Meadows of Mele Design Firm

RallyCast Episode 71 - Mitch Meadows of Mele Design Firm

January 11, 2020

In this first episode of the new decade we chat with a newcomer to the rally scene, Mitch Meadows. He and his company Mele Design Firm have suddenly popped up everywhere with connections to DirtFish Rally School, O.D.D. Racing, and many other rally teams big and small. We talk with Mitch about taking a childhood fantasy to reality, as he now co-drives for Karen Jankowski, as well as using his company and brand to help promote rallying across the continent. 

 

You can follow Mitch and all their Mele rallying goodness at the links below!

 

Instagram: @meledesignfirm

YouTube: MeLe Design Firm

Facebook : MeLe Design Firm

Website: www.meledesignfirm.com

RallyCast Episode 70 - Taking on the World’s Stages with American Co-driver Alex Kihurani

RallyCast Episode 70 - Taking on the World’s Stages with American Co-driver Alex Kihurani

December 27, 2019

In this episode we talk with what we've concluded as America's most internationally experienced co-driver, Alex Kihurani. We get a little bit of background on the young man once known to many as "Rally Brat" who now takes on the world's most epic stages. Alex gives us a comparison of rallying overseas vs here in the states as well as how he teamed up with another American in Europe, Sean Johnston. This year the two took on both the Junior WRC and ERC achieving something that hasn't been done by an American since John Buffum, a WRC class podium. The future is the brightest it's been for Americans in the WRC for a long time, as Sean and Alex continue their journey with a move up to the WRC3 class for 2020.  

You can follow Sean and Alex as they take on the WRC at the following links:

Sean Johnston

Instagram - Facebook - Twitter

 

Alex Kihurani

Instagram - Linked-In

 

Alex also wrote an amazing series about his discovery that he had a rare form of leukemia while heading to the Oregon Trail Rally, and how living in the UK probably saved his life.

Part 1 - Setting Off on the Oregon Trail

Part 2 - Press SPACE BAR to Continue on the Oregon Trail

Part 3 - You Know the Oregon Trail was an Educational Game, Right?

RallyCast Episode 69 - RAC Historic Rally Review with 1st in FIA Class Co-Driver Martin Brady

RallyCast Episode 69 - RAC Historic Rally Review with 1st in FIA Class Co-Driver Martin Brady

November 30, 2019

In this episode host Mike Shaw reviews the Roger Albert Clark historic rally with co-driver Martin Brady.  Martin and USA driver Seamus Burke finished an impressive 1st in the FIA class and 17th overall in their period correct Ford Escort MK2 over 5 days, 32 stages, and over 1200 total miles of rallying. It’s a bit of old meets new as Martin tells us what it takes to prepare for and run a proper endurance stage rally, which was not without its challenges. 

 

We encourage you to go back and watch some of the video footage from this historic event on the Roger Alert Rally Facebook page which can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/RogerAlbertClark/videos/

 

Full results from the RAC can be found here:

http://results.djames.org.uk/results/overall.php?EventID=575&StageID=0&OverallPositions=OverallPositions&e=575&selection=all

RallyCast Episode 68 - Rally of the Tall Pines Live Coverage Preview

RallyCast Episode 68 - Rally of the Tall Pines Live Coverage Preview

November 21, 2019

In this episode we talk with Formula Photgraphic's Warwick Patterson, Bowes Media's Chris Bowes, and the voice of the Canadian Rally Championship Dean Campbell about their special live coverage event for this weekend's Rally of the Tall Pines.  They give us the ins and outs of what we hope to be the dawn of a new era of rally coverage in North America.

 

Be sure to tune in this Saturday at 8AM Eastern at http://live.crcrally.com 

RallyCast Episode 67 - 2019 Lake Superior Performance Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

RallyCast Episode 67 - 2019 Lake Superior Performance Rally Review with Al Dantes Jr.

October 27, 2019

In this episode we grabbed our favorite Yooper, Al Dantes Jr. of Tower City Race Team to help us review the final round of the American Rally Association National Championship.

 

Check out our final stage end team portraits with driver quotes here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenPaddock/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157070814113995

 

You can follow Al Dantes Jr. and his Tower City Race Team at the following social media links:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

RallyCast Episode 66 - #AmericanInvasion Review of Wales Rally GB with Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth

RallyCast Episode 66 - #AmericanInvasion Review of Wales Rally GB with Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth

October 14, 2019

In this show we look back on last week's Wales Rally GB where there was an American invasion of sorts competing in the Junior WRC.  We called up Keanna Erickson-Chang and Ryan Booth just after they got home to find out more about what it's like to complete one of the world's most challenging rallies.

 

In this episode we mentioned several stage-end interviews you may not have heard on WRC All Live. Here's a link to all the interviews conducted by the Wales Rally GB media team:  https://eventnewss.ynil.com/events/2019/WRGB/WRC/itinerary-WRC.html