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Just thought I'd share my latest experience in my R. So yesterday, friend of the family put on a small road rally with barbeque to follow at his house. It was a first time thing for me so I figured I'd give it a try. My father in-law had his '82 944 (which he bought brand new back in the day) and of course I had the SR. Met at the starting line and noticed a few nice rides which included an 05+ BMW 535i, 99 Vette, 2nd gen M3 convertible and the nicest car there C63 AMG! <p>To make a really long story short, we ended up messing up the first leg big time but made up time later on and actually WON THE RALLY!!! Yeah the R won! I totally think it was beginner's luck but my wife (the navigator) was pumped <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> We edged out my in-laws in the Porsche by a few minutes....he was kinda bitter <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The coolest thing was at the barbeque, the C63 owner came over and complemented me on the R and said he also had an S40 but "should have bought the R" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, it was a fun time and I say if you have a chance to do it, go for it cause its a blast. Do it in the R too, perfect match of luxury and speed/agility for such an event.
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (juve021)

WOW, Tony! That's a great R story. Sometime we forget the "entire package" story of this car. This type of story reminds us all how special this car is - faults and all. I so hope that VOLVO will come out with the next gen S60R...and provide all of us <B>original </B>owners with special/generous trade-in credits. Too much to hope for?
 

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That sounded awesome. I have yet to do anything like that but I have been talking to an instructor at Pocono Raceway about getting some track time. Does anyone know if VCOA will be hosting anything up there?
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (Short Circuit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Short Circuit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I so hope that VOLVO will come out with the next gen S60R...and provide all of us <B>original </B>owners with special/generous trade-in credits. Too much to hope for?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think you are smoking the good stuff. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (I Roll)

That's aweseome Tony! <p>My friend keeps asking me about doing a rally of some sort together, and I described one like you did. It's more fun. Something like the 1 Lap, but not as big (at least not until we do a few). He was all excited to do it in the M5, but I told him the R would be my choice. He was a bit shocked.
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (T5 for Life)

Hmmm.. didn't think R's are built for rallying. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yeah guys, it actually was pretty awesome. Kinda funny that I think maybe like 5 out of the 30 people involved actually knew what make/model car I was in! The Rally Master was like, "what kind of car is that?" I said, "oh its just a volvo." He said, "Really? It doesn't look like a volvo." Which to that I just said "yeah" and smiled. I love it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As for pics, I meant to snap a few but we were late getting there and headed out early from the bbq. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I will try to get some from the other participants and post up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by juve021 at 8:03 AM 7-20-2009</i>
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think you are smoking the good stuff. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe so, but it would be a great way to get a thousand (?) new R cars on the road...goodwill and good marketing.<p>Yea, too much to wish for...makes too much marketing sense...
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (skibum0627)

It's not like WRC flying over hills and powersliding around turns rallying. This is a timed road rally...check points, route markers, etc. At least that's what it sounds like.
 

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Re: Completed my first road rally in the R (T5 for Life)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's not like WRC flying over hills and powersliding around turns rallying. This is a timed road rally...check points, route markers, etc. At least that's what it sounds like.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly what it was...although the speed helped when we were behind in time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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