Welcome to the DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington! (If this building looks oddly familiar, it also served as the police station in Twin Peaks.) 

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The Dirtfish school is spread over more than 300 acres of beautiful, northwestern terrain, including a historic plant and a few other old buildings that add a good bit of rustic charm to the setting.

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Of course, we weren't there for the charm. We were there for the cars. 

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Opt for one of the company's all-wheel-drive rally schools and you'll spend much of your time strapped into either a current-generation Subaru WRX STI sedan or...

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...a previous-generation Subaru WRX STI wagon.

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Regardless, cars are well-prepped with rollbars or full cages, stripped out interiors and proper suspension.

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More importantly, the cars are frequently rebuilt, ensuring that the overexuberances of the person in the last class don't ruin your fun.

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Courses start with the basics, including work in slaloms and skidpads, then work their way up.

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Before long you'll be rallying through the trees and wondering just how much of your retirement savings you'd have to cash out to do this for real. 

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The Dirtfish Rally School is an absolute blast, and a great way to learn the art of driving fast on all conditions.

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