Potential WRC Rallies: USA

2y ago


Now there have been WRC Rallies in the US before, like in Michigan in the mid 70's but we haven't had a consistent Rally in the USA, and with some of the best roads in the world we should, however there is a problem. Where?

The problem with having such a big country there are so many good regions for Rallying, from Michigan to Maine to California, there are dozens of potential locations. Maybe there should be two Rallies in the USA? I think so, so let's look at some of the potential locations in the USA for a World Rally.


Having been in the WRC calendar right at the beginning of the sport in 1973 and 1974, Michigan seems like it's perfect for Rallying. One of America's top rally is around Lake Superior, and why not in WRC?

West coast (california, oregon & washington)

This is a long shot because it would be a long rally, around 23 stage rally but I think instead of putting a WRC Rally in one state why not three? Of course Rally Olympus (Washington) was in WRC from 1986-1988, so why not re-instate it's status as a WRC just with California (Mainly Northern California) and Oregon in it.

North-eastern states (maine, new hampshire, vermont, connecticut)

On the other side of the USA we have the cold North-Eastern States such as Maine and New Hampshire. You could rely on snow in Maine in the right time of the year, so it could be a snow rally is the organisers planned it to the right time. I think it would be quite an interesting rally but unfortunately it's unlikely to happen.