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Dakar Rallye Argentina/Chile

Old Jan 2, 11, 3:25 pm
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Dakar Rallye Argentina/Chile

I was at the Car & Truck Expo the other day near the US Embassy with my son, JF is a HUGE race car fan... any other race car enthusiasts here....?

http://www.dakar.com/index_DAKus.html

Some impressive machines on display...
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Old Jan 3, 11, 7:50 am
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I was invited to one of last years stages when it was passing close to us. I do like watching motorsport but on the telly with a cold beer rather than standing on some hot dusty country road.

Is the petrol shortage affecting them in any way? We had hell of a job getting some last week.
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Old Jan 3, 11, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Is the petrol shortage affecting them in any way? We had hell of a job getting some last week.
Dont think so.... besides, I understand that a good bunch of the competitors have their own fuel as part of the 'entourage' that follows them. Dont forget that some of the official teams are like F1 outfits...
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Old Mar 31, 12, 12:12 am
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It's a great touristic opportunity to countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru (and probably/indirectly most of South America) to host the Rally Dakar. This year it ended in Lima Peru, and in 2013 it will start from there. Here's the route:
http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/route.html

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Old Apr 1, 12, 7:57 pm
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This will be the first time in quite a few years that the race doesnt hit Buenos Aires....
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Old Nov 28, 12, 6:26 am
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I grew up in Ukraine watching this race when it was still going from Paris to Dakar


The Soviets showed it on TV because then like now Kamaz tended to win in the truck category
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