1986 Olympus Rally Revisited: Capitol Forest Stages

Here is another series of pictures taken by my good friend Denton Morris.   Again, thanks to Denton for graciously scanning his photos and allowing me to post them here. Denton is a professional photographer and you can see his recent work at his website  www.dentonmorris.com.  The photos below are Denton’s property and he holds all the rights to them, please contact him directly, or me and I will put you in touch, if you wish to reuse them.

The second day of the rally was held in very typical, wet Northwest weather.  We didn’t leave Seattle for the Olympia area until late morning on the Friday, so we didn’t get to the stages until after lunch.  I have long since forgotten the name of this stage, but it had a good hairpin left for photographing the cars at.

Kankunnen was first through the stage in the 205 T-16.



Alen was next through with the Lancia Delta S4.


John Buffum in the Sport Quattro.



Rod Millen in the Group A Mazda 323 GTX.


The Alessandrini brothers in their privately entered Delta S4.  They brushed the bank and the red object behind the left rear wheel is a piece of their air dam.  One of the spectators on the hillside jumped down and picked it up as a souvenir.



Walter Boyce in the Light Performance Works prepared VW Golf GTI entered by Volkswagen of America.



This was the all Japanese team of Kunimasa and Hori in a Toyotal Corolla.



I can’t read the car number on this RX-7, but it may be the local team of Jolly / Sorenson.



Not sure about who (or what) is passing the Honda CRX of Ray Hocker.  Ray is now an official in the NASA Rallysport organization and also went to High School with my older brother.



The Toyota of local team Whiting / Damitio.  They usually run a Mazda RX-3.



Later on in the day things began to dry out.  I don’t remember the name of this stage either, but I do remember Alen nailed me in the back with a rock.

Kankunnen is first through the stage.


Markku Alen.


One of the TTE Celica Turbos.


John Buffum.







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