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A short guide to getting started in rally

You’ve always been interested in motorsports and rally. You have done a season or two of rallycross and you think you are ready to make the next step to stage rally. This post is for you. I suggest everyone go and do at least a few rallycrosses before diving in to stage rally. I’d alsonbsp;… [View Details]

Brake Better to Go Faster

This article came across my news feed today. http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a32702/why-youll-never-learn-to-be-fast-until-you-get-rid-of-your-fast-car/ It was well timed as I have been thinking on this subject for some time. First things first. Driving a fast car is usually super fun. Driving a “slow” car is usually super fun. Winning is always super fun. The important take away from the Roadnbsp;… [View Details]

Codriver Recruitment 101

Codrivers sit on the right side of the car. Many long term codrivers will tell you that there is a reason they call it the “right” side. Codriving can be a way to experience real rallying without the huge investment and risk. Let’s be honest, a rally car sold pays back about 30-50% of thenbsp;… [View Details]

Getting ready for our grand opening party!

It’s been a busy few weeks but we are finally open for business! Hours and contact information are on the main page. Our main product lines right now are safety equipment from Sparco, Monit rally computers, Sabelt harnesses, and Porterfield brake pads! We will continue to add items to our website and inventory but pleasenbsp;… [View Details]

History of Rally.Build

Ten years ago I competed in my first rally as a driver. I was hooked. Since then I have done everything from filming rallies and producing the Max Attack Championship coverage to crewing to codriving. The other owners have had their own paths to where we are today, but here’s just a few quick photosnbsp;… [View Details]

Idaho Rally Preparations

Getting ready for the Idaho Rally this weekend! Lots of small stickers already made, now its time for some big ones! I’ll be posting updates here after each service! Maybe a bit Colorado bias and wreck or problems.

Lands End Hill Climb Post Race Report

We’ve had a few days to try to adapt back to the real world. I ended up leaving Denver around 10 pm on Thursday and arrived at the service area at 3:30 am, just in time to watch some of the meteor shower before resting my eyes for a few hours on the bench seatnbsp;… [View Details]

New or Used Equipment?

We get calls and emails pretty regularly asking if we have any used equipment for sale. I realized this would be a great opportunity for a post reviewing the merits of buying new or used equipment. Helmet – Would you put your child in a used car seat you bought at a garage sale? Helmetsnbsp;… [View Details]

New shop under construction!

Well our new shop is nearly done!  The wood floor is done and walls are painted!  Now we just need to get some retail fixtures in and finish moving from the old shop!  The workshop is much smaller but it feels huge when there’s just a few toolboxes and one lonely car inside.

Rally tires 101 – How to pick the right rally tire for your rally car

We just started selling Federal rally tires which made me realize I should write a post on rally tires! In the US market there are also Maxxis rally tires, Pirelli rally tires, Hoosier rally tires, Dmack rally tires, Black Rocket rally tires, IndySport rally tires, BFG rally tires, Michelin rally tires, MRF rally tires, Dunlopnbsp;… [View Details]

Rallying in Colorado

One common inquiry I get often is from people new to Colorado asking how to get involved in rallying here. Rallying in Colorado is making a comeback. There are a few resources you need to know about. CHCA – Colorado Hill Climb Association – chcaracing.com These guys put on a five event gravel hill climbnbsp;… [View Details]

Sponsorship vs. Partnership

I contacted one of my suppliers last year to let them know how instrumental they have been towards the success of my racing season. They are an OEM parts supplier and have a massive inventory and super easy to use website with fair prices and fast shipping. I included a picture of me jumping thenbsp;… [View Details]

Spring update – New products and great results!

What a spring it has been here at Rally.Build. In the past few months we have started importing a bunch of new products and finally giving US rally and race teams a source for some great products previously difficult to obtain or unavailable in the USA. Evo Corse from Italy – Awesome gravel rally wheelsnbsp;… [View Details]

The multiple jobs of a privateer rallyist

Tonight we leave for Grand Junction, CO for the Lands End Hill Climb, arguably the best all gravel hill climb in North America. I am super excited as last year I was plagued with problems and this year I have addressed those issues as well as have three additional events of practice and experience innbsp;… [View Details]

The Unfair Advantage

A friend many of you likely know, Bill Caswell, recently made the recommendation that I read a book called The Unfair Advantage. It’s a autobiography by driver Mark Donohue, whom I had never heard of. Mark was a top driver in the 60s and 70s during the early years of motorsports and his book isnbsp;… [View Details]

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website!   This will be the new permanent home for our web presence!  I am going to continue working hard to add more content, products, design, and more over the coming few weeks in preparation for our new store launch on June 1st!

Winter updates

It has been a busy winter at Rally.Build. Lots of exciting stuff going on and new equipment is all installed and operational! First we’ll start with a congratulations to Jake Blevins for his championship at the SCCA Rallycross National Championships. We awarded him with a Sparco gear bag for his efforts! Now let’s get tonbsp;… [View Details]