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only 3 days to go till the second last stage of the WRC here. i was out in the city last night with a friend, and all the rally teams were out in the pubs, i met the whole Hyundai World Rally Team <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
i'll be getting Alistar's signature on Thursday
 

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wow... that's cool. You shouldn't ask for his sig... ask for his car. lol <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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ok, i'll try for the car, but i don't know how well it will go <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

here's something funny. on Monday my sister and 2 of her friends went for a drive in the forest to go to this lake. i was going to take them but i had some wok to do. i later get the call from her, saying that she didn't make it to the lake, because she was holding up all these rally cars on the road. she pulled over and went up to one of the cars. she started talking to the driver asking what was going on, the driver said they were warming up for Rally Australia. she asked if they thought they were going to win, they replied "yeah that's the aim". she said that her older brother was a big rally fan (me) and that she didn't really follow it she ended up talking to them for 30mins and she asked his name. she told me it was something McRae, i said "Colin McRae?" she said "yes, and someone Grist", i said "Nicky Grist?" she said "yes". she didn't know who they were, but she said that her brother would most likely be going for them because he is Scottish (we are Scottish), and she will ask me if i know his name.
she couldn't believe it when i told her that she was hitting on to the world number 1 rally driver, perhaps the most popular rally driver ever.
she wants me to take her to see him on Thursday, she has a little crush on him hahaah
 

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LMAO! Nice story.

Wish I could go see WRC <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>.

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Awesome! Don't forget my poster (j/k)! Your sister is one lucky girl! Most girls would be hanging on McRae! I wish we could get WRC here too. Australia has the best Rally in the WRC too. Which is pretty sweet! The closest we'll get to WRC in America is if they drop (Damn I forget which event they're talking about), its in Europe. Germany I think will get the next WRC event, and if not. Canada will be the closest in North America to get it. America needs more TV coverage! Than we can see one here. I'll give them 20-30 years till we get one here in North America. So Jaco you going to the Super Special and then out into the forests to watch?

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i'm about to leave in 30mins to go and get the signatures. don't worry i haven't forgotton your poster <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
Rally Australia is considered one of the best, and this one is going to be one of the better years, as the championship depends on this event, and 3 top drivers are going for the record (Sainz, McRae, Makinen).
i'll be going to the Super Special stage on Sat night, which is the last one. and then the final stage which is the famous one with the massive jump and water splash at the bottom.
 

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okay, i'm back from the city.
i lined up in the sun (and it was HOT) for 2hrs. some people tried to push in front, and i was 4th in line. so i yelled at each person that pushed in front of me. there is no way i'm going to sit for that long in the sun and allow people to get in the front of the line with out even waiting. you'll be pleased to know that not one single person managed to get in front of me hahaha<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

Pumbaa, i was very lucky to get Alistar McRae to sign 2 posters for me. i took a photo of him signing so once i have the photo i'll send it all off to you after i have your details.

i had a brief chat to him and shook his hand and all that, he's a pretty cool guy <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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oh, i forgot to mention, that i have a pit pass at the Special Stage. so i'll get pics of the team working on the Hyundai. at the final stage i'm going to, the pits are open to the public, so i'll get more there. <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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okay, i haven't heard from Pumbaa. no response on here or to the email yet. i mean i only stood in line in the sun for 2 hrs to make sure i got a signature. if he doesn't want it would someone else like a poster of the WRC Accent signed by Alistair McRae and David Senior<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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i went to the Special Stage last night, it was AWESOME! i got some great photos of the cars coming over the jump. i also went on a photo spree when i went into the pits. i got some good photos of the Hyundai team working on both the WRC Accents. i also got photots of all the other teams working on their cars.
unfortunately i didn't go to the final stage today. it started at 6am and i didn't get home till 4am, i had a big night. so i decided to get some sleep. i will be going to the final presentation in the city in a few hours.
 

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well the rally is over, Alistair McRae came 10th over all.

i'll be getting the 3 rolls of film developed soon. i'll upload them soon, incase anyone is still interested.

i take it no one wants the poster anymore?
 

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Jaco, Hey, I was out of town this last weekend. I wasn't able to get to a computer! I still want that poster man! :D

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G'day Jacobite,
do you remeber a compaetition that was advertised on Channel 10 in conjunction with Rally Australia, the winner got to drive fully backed Elantra in Rally Australia(I entered it of course). Well I was looking at the Rally Aust. website to see who won & how they went in the rally and couldn't find a mention. Any idea what happened here? I was mainly interested in seeing what the car was like.

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i remember what you are talking about, and i saw the Elantra and got a few photos of it next to the Accents that were also for a competition. i don't know who won, or how well they went. the Accents they had could be won, with that Browns Flavoured Milk comp. these 2 rallied up Aceents were being given away after the rally, they were pretty cool. i got photos of both of them
 

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Jacobite, if you want to send me those pictures I'll post them up on the site.

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