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the_amazing_fartman
01-04-2008, 10:02 AM
The amazing fartman has come out of the shadows and is upset at this saddening announcement. :bootyshake:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080104/ap_on_re_af/car_dakar_rally


PARIS - The annual Dakar Rally was canceled Friday on the eve of the race across the Sahara Desert because of terror threats and the recent killings of a French family in Mauritania blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants.

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It was the first time in the 30-year history of the automobile, motorbike and truck race that it has been called off. In a statement, organizers blamed international tensions, the tourists' Dec. 24 murders and "threats launched directly against the race by terrorist organizations."

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accadacca
01-04-2008, 10:17 AM
That BLOWS! :angryfire:

double moo
01-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Excuse me for going non PC for a moment... but some towel headed bastards deserve to die over this one. Killing innocent tourists as a way to threaten an international race is just plain chickenshit.

denaliguide
01-04-2008, 04:10 PM
that sucks!! but theres only 43 days til daytona. :haha:

Iceaxe
01-04-2008, 05:10 PM
There is some real manly racing coming up in just a couple of weeks....

I'm thinkin' me and the family might head down to Laughlin....

http://www.knfilters.com/images/press/baja2.jpg

http://www.jumplive.com/blogger/pano_bbaldwin.jpg

http://www.knfilters.com/images/press/cadiente2.jpg

donny h
01-04-2008, 07:16 PM
Cancelled? That just sucks.



French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said "blah blah blah blah blah we surrender blah blah blah blah blah terrorism wins blah blah blah blah blah"

I wish I could say that surprises me.

donny h
01-05-2008, 01:47 AM
Just like I suspected, the Brits think the Frogs folded like a bad poker hand.

post #51:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298737&page=4

I hate to bash the French, just because it's poltically popular, and I'm not a conformist, nor a joiner, I'm the classic lone wolf type.


That being said, the French are completely frigging useless. Tits on a bull useless. I mean totally useless. Jeebus if anyone sucks more than the French, it's the Saudis.

Denmark makes bettter cheese, and California makes better wine. The swine in Italy kick French ass. French cows suck like a... a... a lot is how much French cows suck.

France, I spit in your general direction. Your father smells of elderberries.

Give Robby Gordon an AK-47 and a few Stingers, and we'll run that damn race, screw the French.

The Brits have our back. The French have snails.

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Iceaxe
01-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Give Robby Gordon an AK-47 and a few Stingers, and we'll run that damn race, screw the French.

Robby with a stinger is a scary thought.... :lol8:

http://uutah.com/forum/files/french_soldierofsurrender.jpg

Iceaxe
01-14-2008, 01:44 PM
Robby Gordon, on cancellation of the Dakar Rally due to terrorist threats:

[i]"I'm extremely disappointed in the ASO. I can completely understand their decision to not go to Mauritania or not want to put competitors in an awkward or dangerous situation. That I understand 100 percent. But for them, as many years as they've been doing this rally, not to have a backup plan, a B plan, a C plan, a D plan, what if this is going to happen

donny h
01-18-2008, 12:34 AM
Robby Gordon

Robby is very vocal, he's been a thorn in the side of ASO like no one else has. Good for him. He's not popular with NASCAR brass either, another reason to like him.

Which makes me wonder what he thinks of the latest official/unofficial rumor, that the race has been moved to South America, and will be held in Jan of 2009.

Patagonia, anyone?

Iceaxe
01-18-2008, 08:25 AM
Looks like Chile is the country going after the race.....

Chile wants the new Dakar Rally

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP)