several weeks before gbes announced that they would not be producing an off road rally for 2009 i had already begun plans of creating a new rally to be
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, Mar 9, 2009
several weeks before gbes announced that they
would not be producing an off road rally for 2009 i had already begun
plans of creating a new rally to be introduced in 2010.
now that it has been announced that gbes will, indeed, not be running an off-road rally, i have been discussing moving up the time frame to october 2009.
lemme back up a bit:
my reason for creating a new rally was simple: i love doing it!
also, during the i'll-fated period when i was living in california,
there was a big hole left for a competition rally in an off-road
it wasn’t long before rrinnv and i and willbeee and i were out exploring the deserts of nevada and i started to think: “wouldn’t this be a great rally course!”
so, here was my original idea for a new rally in nevada:
create a one-day (day into night) rally to be run in may of 2010
with streamlined rules and more creativity in placing/hiding caches and
the types of caches used.
as a second event i was considering an annual invitational rally for each fall.
the spring event would be open to anyone with the appropriate vehicle with a maximum of 40 teams.
the fall invitational was going to be limited to just 15 entries;
initiations would be distributed to previous rally competitors.
at this time i have explored 5 possible rally routes with 3 or 4 other routes waiting to be scouted.
it would take a little effort, but i am confident that i can have a
rally ready for october 2009, since i have about the same amount of
time to organize it as i did when i was building the old rallies.
but, i need a commitment from teams that they will compete this fall.
fees will be around $120 for a two-person team, plus $60 for each additional team member.
3 categories will compete and there will be 3 champions for each rally:
2-person teams will not compete against 3- and 4-person teams or vice-versa. there will be no overall champions.
the rally would begin on an early saturday afternoon (1pm-2pm) and
run into the dark with the first car arriving at the finish line at
around 10pm and a dinner break, included in the entry fee, around the
my new long range annual rally plans are:
october, 2009: fall in rally (limit: 15 teams)
may, 2010: nevada ghost town rally (limit: 40 teams)
october, 2010 fall invitational rally (limit: 15 teams)
may, 2011 tba rally (limit: 40 teams)
october, 2011 fall invitational rally (limit: 15 teams)
what i need to begin preparing to run an event this october is a commitment from at least 10 teams that they will compete.
so, who’s interested?
oh, i’m also going to need volunteers to help run the actual rally.
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