Rebuilt and ready to roll
IT was a close call but Bibra Lake’s Simon Gunson says he and co-driver Jurgen Lunsmann will be ready for this week’s Targa West tarmac rally.
The pair were pushing it when they decided to build a replica 1971 Ford Capri Perana just two months out from the event’s first stage.
Gunson admitted he was unsure how the car would perform.
“The car has only been lightly tested at a couple of sprint events, so hasn’t had its full baptism yet,” he said.
Starting Thursday, competitors will tackle 898km of track through stages in Wanneroo, Malaga, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Lower Chittering, Bullsbrook and Perth city.