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Old 07-29-2007, 09:53 PM
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Rally MINI

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Rally MINI-courchesne.jpgHi everybody

My Name is Eric Courchesne

I live in Drummondville Quebec (Canada)

Rally driver since 2002 i decided last year to build a mini cooper 2003 wich i am now racing in a 2wd championship

The car is a Cooper 2003 M/T, custom 8 point roll cage,Sparco REV seats,G-foce camlock harness ,DMS giant struts 50mm suspension,Oreca stering wheels Paint is pearl Orange.(production class car no turbo or supercharge allowed)

You can see some pictures on our web site(french)here is the link
http://90-droite.fpriggeracing.com/album_2007/

www.couperallye.com for the championship
 
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:13 PM
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ha ha awsome!! Welcome... I have always wanted to try this.... I did a little fun "rallying" when I first got my mini in the desert of arizona... what fun! was cleaning out the dirt for months!
 

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:14 PM
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Sweet - Welcome!!!

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:16 PM
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Eric,

Welcome! Your rally pics are the funnest thing I've seen in a while. 3rd in the championship so far this year. Nice.

Mark
 
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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Welcome to NAM, you have been having more fun with your MC.

I would love to see some of this type of rally racing in our area. Time to google for MINI rally racing in Colorado. Nice set of pictures, you look warm in the MINI, but outside looks like a pita.

Keep up the good work and post some more pictures or at least post the links to your current activities.
 
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Oooooo, winter stage rally..I like it. No videos?? Interested in hearing about that suspension. Does it raise your ground clearance a bit or stays at or near stock height? I was planning on rallycrossing my MCS when it arrives. Ground clearance is the one thing I'm hesitant bout.
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:52 AM
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Welcome to NAM, Eric...cool pics!

Good luck this season.
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:10 AM
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Excellent! Great color on your MINI as well.

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Old 07-30-2007, 08:24 AM
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Eric, welcome to NAM and thanks for sharing your pics!! Great results...looks like serious fun! I'd love to know more about how your Cooper does in these contitions!!
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:25 AM
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Eric you have a very nice rally car there. Seeing your car in action brought a big smile to my face.

I'm also wondering what you've done to the suspension for rally use.

Thanks to the link to your pictures. I loved them. Have any more to share?

Back in the dark ages when the earth was still cooling I did stage rallying too. Although my car was a Plymouth Fire Arrow.

Welcome to NAM & good luck with the rally season!!!
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:36 AM
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me so jealouuzz.... Best of luck to you!
 
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Originally Posted by darmog View Post
Oooooo, winter stage rally..I like it. No videos?? Interested in hearing about that suspension. Does it raise your ground clearance a bit or stays at or near stock height? I was planning on rallycrossing my MCS when it arrives. Ground clearance is the one thing I'm hesitant bout.
DMS 50mm coilovers. Height adjustable. MSRP is $4500. The NA importer is based on Quebec, so it makes sense that's what's being used on the MINI
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:43 AM
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HEll yeah!!!! Cooper POWER!!!!!! That's too awesome!!!!! Welcome!!
 
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:37 AM
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wow dood. You kick A$$!!!!!

seriously that is awesome. I'm half speachless here.
 
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I actually planned to do the same suspension and 15" gravel wheels on mine to take it off some sweet jumps but I chickened out
 
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:07 PM
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Fantastic colour on that car. What"s it called?
 
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:21 PM
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AWESOME Photos!!! I love your paint color!
 
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:38 PM
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Rally rules!

It's good to see someone involved with rally, now in a MINI! Look forward to reports from events... hopefully not like "stage 1, hit a tree."


I don't want to see this either. From a Prescott Forest Rally a few years ago.


From a Ramada Express Rally I filmed.
So I have some experience with rally, hope the best for you!
 
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:19 PM
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thanks for your comments

For the color the car have 10 coats

2 white
topped with 6 (translucid)orange with white pearl added
2 clear

Peach in sunshine
pumpkin at night.

If anyone of you want a DMS suspension send me P.M. i can get it to you cheaper than that.

Next Race 11 august stay tuned
http://www.rgna.ca/RallyeDraveurs/

Eric Courchesne
 
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:27 PM
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tell Mark at DMS and said wassup
 
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:37 PM
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Ah. MINI and Rally. Perhaps my 2 favorite things in the automotive world. I just wish that we poor Americans had more access to Rally.... :(
 
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:46 PM
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my buddy is at RallyFinland as we speak
 
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If you are looking for an excuse...

...to go across the country, come to the Prescott Rally! I would love to see you.
 
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