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EVENT SPONSORS…make it possible for us all to continue to enjoy the old car rally sport. Keep that in mind when you see them at our events, and give them a big thank you.
Tommy’s Trailers – Associate Sponsor –
Branson Collector Car Auction – Associate Sponsor –
Champion Brands – Support Sponsor –
Pat n Pat Brothers – Support Sponsor –
Independence, KS CVB – Support Sponsor –
Coker Tire Company -
SUGAR VALLEY RALLY..is the next event on the horizon. This is the 25th anniversary of this great event..if you have not been to this one, it’s time!! All information is at .
THE 2013 VCRA “RACE FOR AUTISM” ...is in the final planning stages according to program coordinators Pat & Pat Brothers. All details will be posted soon. With your support, we can make this another great year toward meeting our charity goals.
RALLY CLOCKS BACK IN STOCK…so if you are in need of the original “Sawtooth” rally clock, as used by the pros in our sport, we have a limited supply in stock. This newest design is now only $139.00 postpaid anywhere in the US.
RALLY SPEEDOMETERS AND COMPUTERS…are still being sought out by VCRA to pass onto
the new folks just entering our sport. These used models provide a more economical
way to be competitive at a good value. Our inventory varies daily, so please call
with your needs…we currently have a couple of used Model 825 Timewise Speedometers
and one 547B Rally Odometer. Call 918-
2013 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.
THEY FINALLY GOT IT DONE!!!.. and no one could deny it was time!! The team of Knowles & Gentry in the now famous #66 1932 Ford roadster secured their long overdue win at the recent 8th annual 2013 “All Stars For Autism” rally held in Joplin, Mo.
But back up a moment…this win did not come easily! In fact, this will go down as one of the “most memorable rallies” ever. It all started out fine on Wednesday with registration and technical inspection at the hotel under sunshine and 80 degree, chamber of commerce, conditions. By Thursday morning, the temperature had dipped into the 30’s accompanied by rain and just plain nasty conditions.
After the mandatory meeting and rally school, presented by Bill Crocker, thirty competitors braved the elements and soldiered through the Stage 0 practice rally, with a $300 bonus posted for the best score. The team of Martin & Martin scored a 6.72s to serve notice that they were here to play. Bragging rights were established, and an evening reception warmed the hearts and minds of all, and preparations were made for Stage 1 on Friday.
Dawn brought 31 degrees, rain, sleet and some signs of snow, but soldier on we did, at least through the speedo check. At that point, it was learned that the noon destination was receiving a substantial amount of snow, and we were advised not to proceed, as slick roads and the forecast was for worse conditions. This day of competition was canceled for safety reasons, not to mention it was just plain brutal out.
Stage 2 on Saturday had improved conditions with temperatures in the low 40’s, which seemed like a heat wave, although light rain plagued the day. The bright spot was the great lunch stop hosted by the CVB in Independence, Kansas. They made all welcome, served a tremendous lunch and proved small town hospitality is still the best!! When the day was done, team Knowles & Gentry led the pack, followed closely by Martin & Martin and Jason & Jason.
Stage 3 on Sunday had a little improvement for weather, but it was still not ideal…just ask anyone that was in an open car!! When the checkered flag flew it was Knowles & Gentry hanging on for the win with a less than four second margin over Jason & Jason and Harper & Blair a scant two seconds behind them. Knowles & Gentry also racked up four Aces to win the ace award.
A superb awards luncheon finalized the activities with the presentation of cash awards and trophies, including the Tommy’s Trailers hard Luck Award going to Becky White, car # 65 ( you can ask her why she received this award) Congratulations to all the class winners including Coker & Coker in the Rookie/ Dash class, Habetz & Regan in the Veteran/Fun class and C. Fredette & E. Fredette (the second generation) in the Greenhorn class.
Represented at this event were some of the best rally teams in the country….we thank you all for coming…your support of our quest in the fight against autism is truly appreciated. And a huge thanks to the sponsors and our staff that make this all possible.
THE BRANSON AUCTION..was held on April 12-