Car: 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro Turbo Sedan
|Carlos C. Arrieta, Sr.
6323 Everglades Drive
Carlos received his FIA license (#VN-59/C) in 1963. That same year he entered his first special stage rally in Bilbao, Spain, driving a 1956 Renault 4CV with a Dauphine engine. He raced that car in special stage rallies and hill climbs until 1968. That year he moved up to a Renault R8 Gordini and entered the Monte Carlo Rally, but icy road conditions contributed to a DNF that year. He continued competing with the R8 Gordini through 1970, but in 1971 he moved up to a Renault Alpine 1600S, modified with a 1.8L engine. He raced that Renault Alpine successfully in Europe for 2 years. While that car was undergoing some major repairs, he claimed third in the famous Guernika Hill Climb in Spain driving a modified Seat Abarth 850 Coupe.
Due to the commitment of his growing family, Carlos took a break from active competition in 1974, but he stayed involved in European special stage rallies. He served 3 years as a technical inspector for the Firestone European Championship Series, and then 3 more years as a scrutineer for the Real Automobile Club España (RACE), the Spanish sanctioning body for special stage rallies.
Carlos worked from 1984-1987 at several French automotive factories where he acquired the technical skill and training that helped launch his later career in automotive mechanics. He immigrated to the USA in 1987 and decided to settle in the Washington, DC area. He formed Arrieta’s Auto Repair in Clinton, Maryland in 1988 and his family joined him from Spain that same year.
Helping his son, Carlos, Jr., construct a 1984 VW Rabbit for competition in SCCA’s ITB Class, he crewed for the 1993-94 season at Summit Point, WV. The Rabbit was later converted to a PRO Rally car and competed at several events in the 1996-97 season. That car has since been returned to ITV specifications and sold to a new owner in Atlanta.
Carlos, Sr. has just completed work on an Open Class 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro Sedan which will debut at the Susquehannock Trail PRO Rally in Wellsboro, PA, 5-7 June 1998. His son will be the co-driver through 1998, but may decide to build his own PRO Rally car for the 1999 season.
Besides the STPR, the team plans to compete at the Mt. Washington Hill Climb in June followed by the Maine Summer Rally at the end of July. Plans also include at least one Canadian event and possibly a trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan in the fall.
|Carlos J. Arrieta, Jr.
6166 Leesburg Pike, #501D
Falls Church, VA
Carlos, Jr. started racing motorcycles in Spain in the early 1980s before moving with his family to the USA, in the greater Washington, DC area, in 1987. That same year he joined his father, Carlos, Sr., at Arrieta’s Auto Repair in Clinton, Maryland.
With help from his father, he constructed a 1984 VW Rabbit for competition in SCCA’s ITB Class. He ran that car successfully during the 1993-94 season at Summit Point, WV. The Rabbit was later converted to a PRO Rally car and competed at several events in the 1996-97 season. That car has since been returned to ITV specifications and sold to a new owner in Atlanta.
Carlos, Jr. has just helped his father complete work on an Open Class 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro Sedan which will debut at the STPR in Wellsboro, PA, 5-7 June 1998. He will be the co-driver through 1998, but will build/drive his own Group 5 SAAB Turbo PRO Rallycar for the 1999 season.
6323 Everglades Drive
Belen immigrated to the USA in 1987 and settled with her family in the Washington, DC area. She joined Arrieta’s Auto Repair, Inc. in Clinton, Maryland in 1993 as corporate treasurer and general manager.
Helping her brother, Carlos, Jr., construct a 1983 VW Rabbit for competition in SCCA’s ITB Class, she crewed for that car during the 1993-94 season at Summit Point in WV. She most recently managed finances for the construction of the 1984 Audi Quattro and attended PRO Rally schools at Ski Sawmill, PA in both 1996 and 1997.
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