Biography John Elkin, Navigator

Vancouver, Washington

Facts -
10 Overall Club Rally Victories. Six rollovers.
Has ridden with 29 drivers since 1984.
Favorite Rally: Big Bend Bash 1991.
Currently rides with Bruce Tabor in a Nissan Sentra SE-R Production Class.
Licensed Tech Inspector.

Season Plans -
This season I'd like to make it to the end of a Rim of the World. I haven't done that in some time.
Hopefully return to Pikes Peak in some capacity.
Have fun.

I was happily enjoying a career as a journalist in Off Road Racing when I was dragged kicking and screaming to the Carson City International in 1984 to service for Clint Heuring/Bill Gutzmann in a Plymouth Fire Arrow. Rode in press stage with John Buffum, Rod Millen, Guy Light (I think) and some VW Golf. How could you not get hooked?

I am hopelessly in love with my wife Mary. We were married in October of 2001; the guest list looked like a rally entry list! I enjoy baking breads, reading John R. Maxim, Harry Potter novels, Richard Marcinko and anything on Charles Lindbergh. I play chess. I enjoy spending time with good friends from rally in social settings. I recently was having major health trouble including heavy weight gain. Turned out to be Sleep Apnea and am recovering quickly with the aid of a CPAP machine I wear at night to help me from stopping breathing in the middle of the night. Anyone who has trouble sleeping, snores extremely loud or has a mate that complains you stop breathing in the night needs to see their doctor to arrange a sleep study. My wife and I enjoy our old Beagle, Zachary, he's 12 years old but still thinks he's a puppy. We have no children, so we spoil the dog rotten.

I work at Performance Waerhouse in Portland, Oregon, selling high performance parts and accessories. I am available to rally anywhere, anytime, Pro, Club or TSD.

I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally Edition on the street and in rallycross events put on by the Oregon Rally Group.

John can be reached at:
Home Phone: 360-896-2808

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