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If Cars Could Talk – When the World Rally Championship Came to the Streets of Tacoma, 1985-1988

November 18, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rallying is one of the three championships for international automobile competition. The World Rally Championship consists of events from Monte Carlo to Kenya, as street legal cars race over the icy alps and across the dusty African plains to determine the world’s best. In the mid-1980s, this championship came to Tacoma to tackle city streets and gravel forest roads in the Pacific Northwest. In 1986 an international audience watched the final round of the rally championship start in the Tacoma Dome under the glare of European television lights. The 1987 and 1988 Olympus Rally, America’s round of the World Championship, finished in downtown Tacoma. Please join former rally photojournalist and ACM docent, Jim Culp, to learn more about the local connection to the World Rally Championship.

If Cars Could Talk is FREE for ACM Members and is also included with Museum admission. Bring a lunch to enjoy, light refreshments provided.


November 18, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States


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