It looks like the FIA may be bringing WRC to the US for 2008! The Sullivan County Visitors Association and Rally New York, Ltd. have reached an agreement to pursue a bid for a future round of the World Rally Championship. Rally New York, Ltd. is seeking approval to submit a bid to the Federation […]
Maine Winter Rally 2005 is definitely on this year! We’re not yet sure if the Trunkmonkey Pink Impreza will be running but the good news is the entry fee includes licenses for the 2006 Rally America season! We’ll have to see if we have the budget and can borrow a trailer for the event.
Subaru and Rally America have tentatively announced $500 contingency sponsorship for all new-gen Impreza National drivers and $200 contingency sponsorship for all Impreza Regional drivers driving at National events! Looks like Maine Forest Rally will cost us $200 less next year!
The premiere national rally series in the United States has grown to nine events, with two new additions. The 2006 Rally America calendar will include Missouri’s 100 Acre Wood early in the year and Nevada’s Reno Rally will close the series, extending the season into December. The 100 Acre Wood rally now stands as the […]
I blew up an axle at Union Rallycross this past weekend. Chalk one up for a learning experienceâ€”axles are consumable items. I did a conservative ~3000 RPM launch, heard a nasty pop followed by grinding, and limped the Trunkmonkey Pink Impreza halfway through the course and back to service. After initially thinking the problem was […]
This weekend Trunkmonkey Racing will be running at Union Rallycross, a two-day event at Union Fairgrounds in Maine. We’ll be heading up Friday evening to help with logistics and to set up the course, running for championship points on Saturday, and then running shakedown on Sunday. Hopefully the gorgeous weather will hold its course and […]
Next year is looking pretty interesting. The short of what is going on with the WRC: Some logistic issues for the event in two weeks. Cars may be let into Corsica but not back out again. Guess there is a problem with the ferry workers. This is a serious enough problem that the event could […]
The weather was warm and clear, the views were breathtaking, but in the end the “Trunkmonkey Run For The Border” road rally was all about the driving. The event took place over 160 miles of Vermont’s best driving roads. Approximately 80% of the course was dirt, but there were some twisty tarmac sections thrown in […]
Plaza Auto Mall pulled its “Trunk Monkey” commercial, featuring a live chimpanzee, after hearing from PETA and local residents about the cruelty inherent in training young great apes to perform for ads. The dealership stated, “Once we first heard of the possibility of the cruelty happening, we immediately discontinued all advertising.” Source: PETA
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2005 Contact: Amy Rhodes 757-622-7382 Brooklyn, N.Y. — After Plaza Auto Mall’s controversial “Trunk Monkey” commercial featuring a chimpanzee who is portrayed as rescuing a beleaguered driver caused public outcry and a response from PETA, the car dealership pulled the ad off the air. PETA will be awarding the dealership […]
Trunkmonkey Racing completed Maine Forest Rally the last weekend in July and as my first stage rally I learned quite a few new and interesting tidbits of information. The following is a brief overview: The navigator is always right (stupid driver). When in doubt, refer to Rule #1. When the navigator yells “What the **** […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, HAVERHILL, MA (07/31/2005) — New England-based motorsports team Trunkmonkey Racing successfully completed Maine Forest Rally which hosts River Valley Rally and Bethel Rally of the Rally America Eastern Regional Championship. Competing in Production GT Class with their 1996 Subaru Impreza 2.2 L, the team placed 3rd in class at Bethel Rally and […]
Trunkmonkey Racing has joined forces with Finer Touch Auto Body located in Manchester, NH! Specializing in collision repair, detailing, and automotive sales, Finer Touch Auto Body is now Trunkmonkey Racing’s exclusive body shop and did an absolutely outstanding job repainting the 762 PGT Trunkmonkey Pink Impreza with its new paint scheme! If you’re looking for […]
During the 2004 ice racing season Trunkmonkey Racing was approached by Donald Cooke of Geographic Data Technology for assistance in collecting data for his upcoming book Fun With GPS. Both Sean Sosik-Hamor’s 762 PGT Subaru Impreza 2.2 L and Kris Marciniak’s 761 P Dodge Neon were outfit with GPS receivers and external antennas and spent […]
Last weekend we spent all day in the woods up in Vermont doing recce for Trunkmonkey Run for the Border, Trunkmonkey Racing’s second New England Region brisk TSD road rally event.
It seems that Sam Oberman of Sainte Marie, MI nominated Trunkmonkey.com as champ chimp when Maxim asked its readers to send in the most chimptastic sites on the Web. Yes, we at Trunkmonkey.com know that chimps aren’t monkeys, but we’re still flattered by the nomination! Thanks to those at Maxim for another five minutes of […]
Rally America introduced a rule this year that limits inexperienced novices to Group 2 and Production class cars. As with any drastic rules change, speculation and rumors have been flying around for the past few months. Although the rulebook has been out since January, few people have actually read the rule: Licensing 2.1.C.2: A Novice ClubRally Drivers License will […]