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steeper
10-22-2007, 09:39 PM
Went to the Pacific Forest Rally (PFR) located in Merrit this weekend. Had a couple cars slide off the road during the Recce. A jeep was pulling one of the cars up a hill when it started to slide, bumping the car it was towing and another car off the road.

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picture doesnt do it justice, as they always say. But this "ditch" the cars are in is deep and on a steep hill. I can actualy barely get started if I stop on it.

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thinking

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At least it started

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Even in the ditch, and weighing as much as a 3/4 ton suburban, had to anchor to a tree.

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didnt use this spot, not enough angle

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coming

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coming

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coming

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almost out

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so, its not out, but I got no more room to winch.
ended up spinning it around downhill by hand and then pushing it out.

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thats the other car, they were sandwiched together to start.

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rear bumper was "lightened" a little, thats why it looks so bad, and why the spare tire is stuck in the tire well.

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this one is right up against a log and a stump. I warned the guy that we would probably have some body dammage from pulling it out. He told me he didnt care, just needed the car out so he could race it tomorrow.

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thinking

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it starts

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ooh, factory tow hook, theres a better one on the other side (it is a rally car) but I was concerned about rolling the car.

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pulling it out almost sideways to reduce body dammage.

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checking the integrity of the tow hook, it bent slowly over the course of the pull, stopped using it when the first crack apeared.

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so that was the last piture, but again we ran out of room to winch, didnt want to try just pushing the front end around like las time. SO we hooked a strap around the back left wheel, winched it tight, pushed the front around and winched the back foreward until we could drive the car out. This was about 2:30 am, got there about midnight, and still had a hour drive back to merrit as this stage was about 10 mins off the Coke about 45 mins from merrit. Oh yeah, not a scratch on the car from the recovery. Only dammage we did to the car was the factory tow hook. mind you, he did put the car on its side later that day...

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Zukbuilder
10-22-2007, 09:43 PM
That would be a blast to do [cheers]

SBC hris
10-22-2007, 09:45 PM
That looks like a blast, what road did they do that on?

4Lo
10-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Nice pictures. How many cars were up there for the races?? You go to alot of these events??

RIFF RAFF
10-22-2007, 09:59 PM
where abouts in merrit. planning on heading up there into the mountains. was wondering how much snow might be there?

[cheers]

steeper
10-22-2007, 10:12 PM
I dont really remember where it was, but we headed towards vancouver for about 50km and then went about 10k into the bush from there. There were 32 rally cars at the event and it was a blast. there were 2 full roll overs and the lancer on its side, a few more ditchings and some wicked racing.

kootenaycat
10-22-2007, 10:32 PM
That would be cool to see, hopefully it will be on TV eventually. I always forget they put on rally racing here in BC.

steeper
10-22-2007, 10:54 PM
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one of the reasons I was there, me and a few friends did service on this car. I didnt get to play with them during the rally, was doing safety/sweep details.

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the 2 cars Rocket Rally of Squamish, put in the rally, one is a arive and drive (rental) the other was purchased from Rocket recently and he wanted his first rally in the car to go off without a hitch, so he had the pros at rocket service for him.

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this car rolled down a 6-10 foot bank, luckily for them, onto a lower road. They backed their trailer right up to it and were back at the pits in less than an hour.

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these guys werent so lucky, they had some issues getting it back on its wheels and out

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woulda helped, but had the rest of the rally to attend to.

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Merritt canadian tire was the pit area

TWOZEROFOUR
10-22-2007, 11:38 PM
nice shots,,, looks like a good time!!

Jeep Victim
10-23-2007, 09:27 AM
Awesome pics.Snow wheelin is my fave.

Cookie
10-23-2007, 09:51 AM
i love rally. i took a driving enhancement class thru subaru canada awhile back with a buddy of mine. we had the best weekend learning from profesionals and actually driving thier cars. yup rally best race on earth......oh nice pics by the way id love to attend one of the events.

Fuzzydog
10-23-2007, 09:58 AM
Niiiiiiice! I've been to the PFR in the past as spectator and also the rally down in Cache Creek.
Gotta get a car for that some day.... ah yes, dreams....

steeper
10-23-2007, 02:14 PM
yeah, rally is too damn expencive unfortunately! Otherwise I would have been driving rather than helping out :P

heres a shot from the daytime of when it first happened

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Vanilla Gorilla
10-23-2007, 07:56 PM
that looks wicked, i did not think they did ralley races here because of lilabity

Taxidermy
10-23-2007, 09:38 PM
nice pics

ddog75blazer
10-23-2007, 10:07 PM
sweet pics [36]

lincoln locked
10-23-2007, 10:21 PM
very nice, i see the cars entered the ditch going backwards that would of been cool to see :happy0045:man i would love to see them race [cheers]

Murd0c
10-23-2007, 10:51 PM
damm those are some cool pics

Happypants
10-23-2007, 11:01 PM
that was in merrit right? was the jeep that was pulling cars out too, blue? i think heep went up there to volunteer, looks like a good time, fawkin nice cars,

ford F-150 boy
10-23-2007, 11:45 PM
cool pics

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
10-24-2007, 12:08 AM
looks like you had a good time [36] [36] [36] [36] [36]

steeper
10-24-2007, 07:43 AM
there were a few jeeps up there the weekend, the one trying to pull them up the hill was a newer white grand.

Mr Vic
10-28-2007, 12:16 PM
nice pics, snow + rally cars = carnage! [36]

230
10-28-2007, 10:12 PM
I was in the pits for a while.i wish i knew of a good vantage point so i could have watched the race.

steeper
10-29-2007, 06:20 PM
yeah, next time there are directions to the good spots on flyers and the net. I dont really know the website offhand, but if I find it ill post. Next and last western canada even is in calgary. http://www.cscc.ab.ca/kananaskis/

Clark
10-29-2007, 09:44 PM
awesome pics , looked like a awesome time [36]

numbernine
10-29-2007, 10:57 PM
Our cottage is right by there (hwy 5a x connector). Good times!

230
10-29-2007, 10:58 PM
Our cottage is right by there (hwy 5a x connector). Good times!


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