Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scion xD to compete in Oregon Trail Rally

Scion xD Rally Car

I originally saw this Scion xD at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. However, at the time, I wasn't sure whether or not this xD would ever leave the show floor, or it was a bona-fide 2WD rally car. Well, it's for real.

This rally-prepped xD will be debuting at the Oregon Trail Rally, which starts this weekend. In Dufur, Oregon. Driver Christopher Duplessis and co-driver Ron Zaras will be in the car, which will be competing in the Group 2 class. Dupleissis has been very successful piloting a 20-year old VW, but has been hired to drive the former show car through the woods in Oregon. Great to see a subcompact—and a Scion xD—in competition!

Thanks to Jeff Zurschmeide for the photos!

Scion xD Rally CarScion xD Rally Car


Zefoxe said...

any chance theres pics of how the mud flaps are mounted? :P im still trying to figure out how to get mine on

Anonymous said...

As an xD owner, I approve of this message!

got-rice said...

hope this will help sell some more cars; xD sales hace been toast.

Anonymous said...

Really wish we could've been ther, totally forgot about this event. Cool to see an xD rallying. Rob