Dakar

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  1. Scooter

    Scooter Member

    [h=1]"Canadian duo looking for success at 2015 Dakar Rally"[/h]
    Article in the Toronto Star - Link
     
  2. ProZac

    ProZac New Member

    That's pretty awesome. I bet he will have a pretty awesome car. I think I read an article on him a few months back said he was worth 700 million an his father 1.7 billion. Not too shabby.
     
  3. keith

    keith Member

    No too shabby indeed. I bet he pays his retail employees utter shit wages though. Arsehole!

    :)
     
  4. Digger

    Digger Member

    Seriously Keith?

    Good to see some Canadians participating in this years Daker.
    That is one very tough race.
    Would love to be able to do it.
     
  5. ProZac

    ProZac New Member

    They aren't doing too bad either. Just read they moved up 32 spots on day one. They broke their shifter but managed to fix it with a strap and were close enough to the end of the stage to make it work. They said they have spares.

    Nice Toyota!

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  6. keith

    keith Member

    Yes seriously. Wealth inequality is becoming a serious problem in the world and its only getting worse.

    But i digress. This is not the right place for that discussion. Billionaire people disgust me!
     
  7. Digger

    Digger Member

    Nice Toyota is right! :)
    You have to be able to do it all in this race..drive and fix/repair.
     
  8. fortech

    fortech Member

    The article states the pair is piloting a Toyota Tacoma but the picture depicts a Toyota Hilux.
     
  9. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    Nevermind the Yota, there's a guy levitating in the background!
     
  10. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Member

    Time for some bike pics from the race :) I haven't followed Dakar in years, and actually was surprised it wasn't even raced in Africa any more :rolleyes:

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  11. ProZac

    ProZac New Member

    Darn news reporters for you can't tell the difference in a Hilux and a Tacoma :)
    I believe there's 10 Hilux's in the race.
     
  12. ProZac

    ProZac New Member

    Speaking of bikes the 2015 Dakar had it's first casualty. Michale Hernik 39 died during the third stage. RIP

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  13. Scooter

    Scooter Member

  14. Digger

    Digger Member

    Holy crap!!
    What a smack they took.
    Glad to hear they are all ok.
     
  15. ProZac

    ProZac New Member

    My neck hurts just watching the video!
     
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    The ADV f5irehose is by far the best place to keep up on the Dakar. Our only Canadians driving the Aldo car is still in on stage 10.
     
  17. Scooter

    Scooter Member


    You've probably found this already, but just in case.... I've always found the Dakar pics on Boston.Com to be impressive. Not only are many photos stunning....


    bp33.jpg


    ....but they also often show the "human condition".


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  18. Scooter

    Scooter Member

    More pics from the Boston Globe of the 2017 Dakar.
     

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