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Starlets align for the perfect club rally car

Light, rear-wheel drive and with enough grunt to keep the steering column well lubricated, the Toyota Starlet is a New Zealand rallying favourite. We recently featured Tony McConachy’s Suzuki Hyabusa-engined rocket, but Christchurch’s Tim Smith has gone down the more traditional route with his car. Smith’s 1982 Toyota Starlet KP61 was originally rallied by Glenn […]

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Tim Smith gets the maximum out of his Toyota Starlet on the 2019 Otago Rally. Photo: Peter Whitten
Light, rear-wheel drive and with enough grunt to keep the steering column well lubricated, the Toyota Starlet is a New Zealand rallying favourite. We recently featured Tony McConachy’s Suzuki Hyabusa-engined rocket, but Christchurch’s Tim Smith has gone down the more traditional route with his car. Smith’s 1982 Toyota Starlet KP61 was originally rallied by Glenn […]

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Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media.

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