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The Dutton rally series is set to kick off round two in less than a month (May 25-27).

With the NSW rally including stages in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Goulburn, the action-packed schedule over three days will conclude with a symphony of events at Sydney's Eastern Creek International Raceway.

Over 20 different makes from the humble Holden and Ford, to the latest rally-spec offerings from Mitsubishi and Subaru will battle it out for outright honours in over 30 different driving tests over the weekend.

The oldest car in the field, a 1956 Volkswagen, is being driven by Yokohama marketing man, Chris Hansen, and friend Jack Rizzo. The car is fairly standard in bodywork, with a few tweaks to the engine. The car showcases a replica of the 1956 winning Mobilgas around Australia trial in which the Volkswagens were placed first, third and fourth.

From the oldest, to the newest, Richard Jeans' brand new Audi RS4 is sure to burn up the track. The 4.2 litre V8 engine delivers a shade over 300kw, and is sure to be a hit with all motor enthusiasts at the Rally.

National Event Director, Anthony Moss, commented: "The size and range of cars entered so far in this year's series give further weight to the fact that these kinds of events are the future for domestic motoring enthusiasts. The Alphera Dutton Rally Series is all about having fun with your car in a safe and controlled environment. All that is required is your daily driver, your helmet, and let us do the rest!" Moss said.

Many motoring fans are starting to realise that events like these have become the only place where entrants can drive their cars to the limit competitively, safely, and with minimal modifications. Each event is designed to be as an enjoyable and challenging as possible, with the safety of all competitors of paramount importance.

One of the philosophies on which Dutton's success has been founded is the full compliment of support staff and safety vehicles and experienced technical personnel.

Entry prices start at $2075 for a single driver entry, and $2790 for a team entry. The event's uniqueness lies in a team entry, Driver and Co-Driver, both piloting the car throughout competition. Entry includes three days of competition, public liability insurance, rally merchandise, all meals, (gala dinners every evening) and a final awards presentation.

Competitors also receive a 1 hour DVD of the event, which is aired nationally on Channel Nine and Fox Sports.

For full series results and information, go to www.duttonrally.com

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