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TAKE A QUICK PEEK TO THE LEFT…and you’ll quickly see that there’s just a few days
till the 9th Annual “All Stars For Autism” rally scheduled for April 23-
Click on the “Future Rallies” Button, then the “SCHEDULE” for updates…… here are some of the highlights of the event!!
*A little change from past rallies….we will have the mandatory meeting and rally
school on Thursday at the hotel…and then, through the courtesy of the Guy Mace Family,
we will transit across town to the Guy Mace Museum, a private facility featuring
some 60 cars, and be treated to a scrumptious, buffet style luncheon and tour of
the museum…and for you folks accustomed to rally food in the past, Guy assures me
that it will not be Bar-
*Stage 1, on Friday, will take us to Clinton, Mo for a hosted luncheon and tour of the “Champion Oil” plant, courtesy of David Lowe and the folks at Champion Oil.
After lunch we rally to Wheaton, Mo for a pit stop at the World Famous “Lucas Oil Speedway”..and guess what, the folks there have agreed to let us “tour” the speedway facility, which includes the track, the drag boat lake facility and the entire grounds… AND, for those that wish, take a lap around the track!!! (track conditions permitting) Now that’s worth the trip, don’t ya think???
*Stage 2, on Saturday, will take us through the rolling hills of the Ozarks, winding
up in West Plains, Mo for a no-
Stage 3, on Sunday, will truly test the skills of all rally teams…. Some will describe the course as “busy”, others will have other adjectives!!! No matter, it will, no doubt, determine the team that will be awarded the “Champions” Driver & Navigator trophy and the coveted “VCRA Champions” jacket(s). The rally will conclude at the “Awards Luncheon” and all will be on their way home by 2:00PM.
*To compliment the rally, VCRA is always looking for ways to make a rally more enjoyable.
Here are some of the things that fill that bill:
#Each morning you are provided a complimentary breakfast
#Every evening VCRA hosts its now famous “Reception”…you will enjoy this!!
#Cash prizes for Dash For Cash entries including “Daily” winners and “Ace” winners
#New instruction format – to prepare you for Great Race
#Special “Greenhorn” class to encourage first timers
#A great hotel venue – special rates – special amenities – check out the “Fire & Ice” Bar
#Reserved, on site parking for all tow vehicles / race cars / support
#All entrants, support crews and family included in luncheon / reception venues
#Super Awards Luncheon with fun for all
#World class rally teams from all across America will be there…Do not miss this one!!!
IN RESPONSE TO THE FOLKS THAT HAVE ASKED SOME OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS!
We have had a few calls… from folks that have an interest in this kind of event, love old cars, and would like to be a participant, but really have no idea of what it’s all about and what it takes to be involved. So to that end, here is a brief explanation:
A VCRA vintage car rally is best described ..as a timed endurance rally-
A typical day.. begins when each team picks up their instructions 45 minutes prior to their official start time. These instructions are very specific, detailing every start time, stop, turn, speed change, pit stop ( food, fuel, etc) for the entire day. Several times throughout the day the racers will be clocked at hidden checkpoints along the way with an accuracy to within one second, and relayed to scoring central so your daily score will be available when you arrive at the end of the day. Each second off schedule is a penalty point, and the lowest score wins. The perfect leg score possible is 0, or an “ACE”.
Rallying sounds difficult! Is It really? .. Simply stated..NO! It’s not that complicated. When you enter a VCRA rally , attend the included “Rally School” and listen and learn from the other entrants, you will find it is not as complicated as you may think. As in any endeavor , you will only get better with experience! Simply stated, assuming you Start on Time, Stay on Speed, and Stay on Course, you will do just fine. The great thing about the folks involved in this sport, every veteran racer will help you at any time..all you gotta do is ask!
Do I need an old car to participate??.. NOPE!! VCRA regional (three day) events are designed to encourage all rally teams…Veteran,
Rookie and Greenhorn(First Time Ever) rally teams, and are classed by experience
levels. As the first event of the year, this event is viewed by the Veteran teams
as a perfect warm-
How are the hotel accommodations handled?? The rally starts and ends at the host hotel each day. Parking for tow vehicles, race cars and support vehicles are complimentary, and are reserved on location for the duration of the event. The hotel reservations are made on an individual basis and are the responsibility of the entrant. Special rates and accommodations are negotiated by VCRA, and are outlined in our hotel information section.
What’s included in the entry fee?.. All logistical materials including course instructions, scoring results, timing controls, car decals, vehicle inspection, identification badges, dedicated tow (sweep), third party liability insurance, rally school, special events such as the now famous VCRA every evening reception, all hosted lunch stops for racers, welcome luncheon, prizes, awards and end of event awards luncheon.
SO NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THAT ENRY IN..WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!! ENTRY DEADLINE IS APRIL 1OTH SO THE TIME IS NOW!!!!
2014 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.
RALLY CLOCKS…The “SAWTOOTH” rally clock is used by more rally champions than any
other clock. We have them back in stock and have been shipping back orders for the
past week..As of this moment we have 5 units left and will be sold on a first come,
first served basis. Quit possibly the last ones we will have available this year!.
Still only $139.00 shipped prepaid to anywhere in the US..call 918-
Branson Collector Car Auction. April 11th -
April 23 – 27, 2014 in Springfield, MO at the Ramada Inn & Convention Center. Click here for further details
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