DustTrails, Episode 20: John Allen’s international co-driving career

From tarmac beginnings, rallying has taken Queenslander John Allen to all parts of the globe, and there’s no slowing him down.

From a rally family, Allen did not venture into the sport until his 30s, but took to it like a duck to water and carved out a successful career.

Initially in tarmac rallying, Allen won several events and came awfully close to getting a Targa Tasmania win, before moving to gravel rallying where events in New Zealand, Argentina and China were both challenging and rewarding.

Co-driving for the likes of Kevin Weeks, Ryan Smart and Richie Dalton, Allen’s career has been a long one, but an initial retirement didn’t last long.

He’s back in the co-driver’s seat and looking forward to more adventures with the right driver.

Speaking to Luke Whitten, Allen runs through his career and the many great stories that go with it.

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Luke Whitten

Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.
Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.

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