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VCRA ANNOUNCES 2017 “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” RALLY DATE AND LOCATION!!


VCRA is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the 12th annual “All Stars for Autism” vintage car rally presented by Hemmings Motor News!!  The event will be held on April 26th thru 30th, 2017 in Joplin, Missouri. A new host hotel has been chosen this year, the LaQuinta Inn & Suites. This venue has just undergone a complete renovation, offering first class accommodations as well as an Old Chicago restaurant, onsite parking, complimentary scrumptious breakfast and totally updated rooms…and, of course, the now famous VCRA nightly reception. This phase of the rally preparation has just been finalized, and now the fun of preparing the rally course begins.  As a little tickler, I can tell you that you will be traveling in four (4) different states, have a least one hosted luncheon on the rally course, a hosted welcome luncheon, a hosted awards luncheon and will travel about 700 miles during the event. As the course preparation progresses, we will give you web site updates and schedule revisions.


So what can you expect at a VCRA rally??

*Three separate class designations based on experience (see entry form)

*Cash and trophy awards for top two classes (Veteran – Sportsman)

*Over $7,000 in cash awards posted

*Overall winner cash awards as well as Stage winners, Ace winner cash awards

*A special Greenhorn (Rookie) class for first time rally teams (special entry fee)

*An in depth rally school designed with the Greenhorn teams in mind

*VCRA nightly hosted reception

*A short afternoon “practice rally” on day one (to get the Greenhorn teams adjusted)

*An evening “What Did I Do Wrong” session for the Greenhorn teams

*Two full days of excellent rally course experience– VCRA uses the cloverleaf style

  format meaning we start and end each days rally at the same hotel

*A Sunday morning, highly competitive rally course that will determine the

  eventual winners followed by a hosted awards luncheon.

*Special hotel rates for rally teams.

*Rally with the top teams in the country


The “All Stars” rally is now viewed as a” MUST DO” rally event for several reasons..it is the first event of the rally season, and is traditionally attended by the very  top rally teams in the country to tune up for the Greatrace…plus, it is known as the very best “learning experience” for new rally teams that are likely to be in the upcoming Greatrace. Many rookie teams that have attended this event went on to win “Rookie” awards at the Greatrace. So plan now to join us..you will have more fun than you could imagine.we guarantee it!!!

Entry Forms and Tentative Schedule now available on this web site…so enter soon and secure your spot in this great event…

2017 ASA Schedule of Events       2017 ASA Entry Form

2015 VCRA EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS ..are posted on this web site. This abbreviated format makes it possible to make this edition applicable to all VCRA and/or VCRA sanctioned events.  All specific event information such as schedules, rally format, class designations, scoring format, awards, prizes etc will be provided on entry forms and/or event supplements prior to the event. Click on Rule Book for more Information.

VCRA RALLY CLOCKS…Just received a small shipment from supplier of “Sawtooth” VCRA legal rally clocks. New price is $149.00 including shipping to anywhere in the USA. Won’t last long..may be last we get for a while!! To order simply e-mail rgard918@gmail.com  or call 918-801-2406 to order.

 VCRA STAFF

 LOOKING FOR A SPEEDO? We here at VCRA try to locate and purchase all the used speedos we can to pass on to those that are entering the sport..however, it seems with the surge of Rookie teams each year, the demand has exceeded the supply. We will continue to try to find the used ones, and, in the meantime, our good friend Bill Croker has been successful in his program of finding, and making available, used Timewise speedos. If in need, also try Bill for a speedo at www.whcroker@gv.net .  He is the guy that initiated the “Rookie Mentor” program, so you can believe what he tells you!!

 Looking for a Rally Car???… Go and check out the classified section on our website to find your next Rally Car. Click here for classifieds

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 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2017 All Stars for Autism

April 26th - 30th , 2017

Joplin, Missouri

SPRING RALLY PLANS ARE SHAPING UP…as the date ( April 26th – 30th, 2017) draws closer, the 12th annual “All Stars For Autism” rally is beginning to shape up. Just confirmed is the Friday destination / lunch stop. In the tradition of VCRA events, we always strive to present a fun-filled, yet competitive event, and try to go places that provide some good scenery, challenging roadways and, to cap it off, even some interesting places you might not ever have the chance to see otherwise. And this rally is no different… we will be visiting the B & W Trailer Hitch Company in Humbolt, Kansas. B & W was formed in 1987 and turned the gooseneck hitch industry on it’s ear by introducing the “Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch”.  Joe Works, president, was kind enough to invite us for a luncheon and tour of the factory. Think there is not a one of us that does not have towing needs, so this will be very informative and interesting, I’m sure.


Other plans are shaping up, and as they become firm, we will let you know….until then, make your plans now to get your entry in and secure your spot!!! It will be the most fun you have ever had..I guarantee it!!!

CHECK THE CLOCK TICKING DOWN…and you will realize that, yes, it won’t be long before the first rally event of the season. Below is an overview of the “All Stars Far Autism” rally that has become the “MUST DO” for virtually all rally enthusiasts. It serves as a tune up for the veteran racers…and it is a must for the Rookies that are entering the 2017 Greatrace. Yes, you will see every big name in the old car rally game at this event! WHY?  They are here for two reasons..one is a “shakedown” of the car, equipment and navigation skills for the upcoming Greatrace. Second reason is, they are there to help the “Rookies” reach a comfort level when they enter their very first Greatrace! Yep, you heard it right..they will give you all the help you will ask for…what better way to learn than from the best in the business!  So get ready now..we will see you in Joplin. Mo in April..get that entry in now!!!


SO IT’S THE OFF SEASON FOR RALLYING…won’t be many car functions for the next couple of months (excluding you lucky guys in the warm weather climates) which should mean that you are preparing for next year!!  Yep, better get that old car fixed up now while you have time….or perhaps you are a new guy (or gal) just entering the sport. Whatever the case, the first rule in being successful in the old car rally sport is “ Prepare The Car Properly”. And, of course, it does not hurt to review “How Do I Become A Better Navigator” issue. I assure you, the veteran racers that continue to do well, win class and championships, are always looking at ways to improve the reliability of the car, and, improving their navigational skills. If you will remember this, you will get more enjoyment out of the sport..”It is indeed more fun to win!!”  Make sure you have the proper equipment, prepare the car and learn your method of navigating well.  All that done, you will have the most fun you can possible have, I guarantee it!!  And, you will be enjoying it along with the rest of the competitors, who just happen to be the nicest, most generous folks you will ever meet!  So get to it…see you next spring!!

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US…and it is again time to thank each and every one of our VCRA family of racers, support crews, families, sponsors, volunteer staff members, spectators and supporters who have once again made it possible for us to make donations that support the improvement of the lives of kids with autism!! As you may know, VCRA donates all proceeds to Autism schools, chapters and programs in need. All VCRA principals and staff are volunteer assuring the maximum amount goes to help the kids. We are truly blessed to be able to meet our charity goals, and make a positive impact on these kids!

At this time we have identified three programs for donations, and as requests continue to come in, we will finalize the donations for 2016. This year we are pleased to announce that we will be making nearly $40,000 in donations. A complete list of the recipients will be posted soon.