The Rally of the Tall Pines was held recently in Bancroft, Ont., where more than 50 teams participated. This was the 42nd edition of the Rally and nine Fords were included in the race. The blue oval was proudly represented by Team O’Neil, which was led by Tim O’Neil, five-time winner of the North American Rally Championship.

In addition to seeing amazing cars in action, the Ford Blog team had the chance to meet the drivers behind the wheels of the six Fiestas and three Focuses. A truly exhilarating experience!

Did you know that rally is a team sport? The driver and co-driver have to work together to win. The day before the race, they study the ride together and while racing, the co-driver is in charge of telling the driver what is up next. And during the event, drivers race against the clock throughout different stages as opposed to going head to head.

To learn more about this fantastic event, take a look at our video that includes a great interview with Tim O’Neil!