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Old 11-22-08, 11:21 PM
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Rhys Millen's '88 AWD rally car video!

Might be a repost, but here's some neat footage of Rhys Millen's infamous AWD FC running back in the day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS1rVAojKgY

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Old 11-22-08, 11:36 PM
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thats a pretty cool video!
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Old 11-23-08, 12:39 AM
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sounds so nice
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It is Rod Millen. His dad
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Old 11-23-08, 12:45 AM
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Last time i checked rhys hasn't been anywhere near a car in some time. I forget the details but i remember hearing about him being in critical condition a few months back..... Dunno what's up now though.
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that fc is fast! it would be awesome to see some pics of the Drivetrain.
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Old 11-23-08, 01:41 AM
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Rys (as a young fella) was sitting in the passenger seat I think - have the video somewhere???

That particular car is apparently sitting in New Zealand somewhere in storage. It's sister car (triple rotor-turbo, Pikes Peak class winner) is also in New Zealand currently for sale. With the exchange rate the way it is, would be a cheap deal!!!
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It is Rod Millen. His dad
Opps, silly accents.
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rhys millen is still out driving. i was just in long beach for the world drifting championship and i think he won there. was def driving there though. hes also going to try his backflip again this year
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there's nothing like rotaries mixed with rallying! there's a RX-3 that does a good deal of events out in the northeast. can't remember the name, but can't forget the sound! so cool.
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that was a great video. The 7's can't lose!
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Oh man those GTX's in the second part are awesome!
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I watched Rod Millen run a special stage in the mid 80's during the Olympic Peninsula rally, awesome is the only way I can describe it. That was before he developed the 4WD and used to get beat by John Buffum in the Audi Quatro.
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John Buffum's old Audi was at the Maine/New England Forrest Rally this year running as safety car. that thing is no joke!

i wish i couldve seen an event with Buffum and Millen going head to head. must have been great to witness.
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That's Rod Millen. Rhys was probably still in a stroller when this video was taken.
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Yeah I realized that after I posted the video. If a Mod feels like changing it, feel free. The thick Aussie (or maybe NZ?) accent had me confuzed when they said Rod. Still a cool video!
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I was a pretty young kid, my dad was an SCCA club racer and I use to read Sportscar Magazine from cover to cover, there was always articles about Millen and Buffum going at it in different rallies.

I remember both Rod and John sitting in their cars on pregrid, and I did not have the nerve to go ask for their autographs. Damn it!!
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Thanks for posting that, great vid.
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I remember both Rod and John sitting in their cars on pregrid, and I did not have the nerve to go ask for their autographs. Damn it!!
haha, i know exactly what you mean. i was 21 when i did his (JB's) overnight winter TSD rally for the first time in Vermont. i approached him, not for his autograph, but for help on an instruction and i felt a little starstruck. "can you autograa... i mean, help me with NRI # 22?" once i got past his history in the motorsport, i saw him as a guy who loves racing and rallying as much as i do. its still always a stomach stirring feeling. i just have to remember that they are just like me, with better skill, and possibly better luck to get where they are; but die hard motorists, nonetheless.

i wish i couldve seen rally racing back then. i hear all the stories at events and it makes me a little sad to be a first generation racer.
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sweet video. thanks for sharing.
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It's hilarious how an Audi AWD turbo got smoked by a hopped-up FC.
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Originally Posted by francogt1 View Post
that fc is fast! it would be awesome to see some pics of the Drivetrain.
Here you go:

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thats awesome.
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