Tour and Rally Events
Touring and rally events can be competitive or just fun drives. Objective is to follow a course on public roads for 60 to 70 miles to precise detail as specified in event rules. There is generally about a 1 – 2 1/2-hour drive time, including pit stops, which finishes at a restaurant where all participants can enjoy a meal.
Competitive rally drives follow a predetermined schedule of checkpoints along the way. Points are deducted for arriving at checkpoint either early or late.
Fun touring drives may include gimmicks, like a poker rally, or travel to a regional point of interest. Part of the challenge with a touring drive is correctly determining the route, which may require skills like solving a puzzle or looking for obscure reference points. The objective of touring drives is to follow a precise course on public roads while enjoying the countryside, with a leader car and a sweeper car (the last car) finishing at the final destination, usually a restaurant.
All drives run on paved roads at the LEGAL SPEED LIMIT, with average speed being 30 mph. Drives do not cause excessive wear on vehicles or place drivers or navigators at risk. Drives can even be family events, making the Sunday drive more interesting by following a set of rules to get from starting point to final destination.
Club drives are playful and fun; any car can compete on equal footing. Unlike performance driving events, teams have less than $50 invested in their equipment package, which includes a digital watch with stopwatch function, a clipboard, a pencil with an eraser, a map of the local area and a good cooler. This basic equipment is what is permitted in unequipped class. It is your basic “seat-of-the-pants” rally equipment. The navigational class rallies also require calculators. Most club drives will be a single class and unequipped.
As tour and rally events are created for 2018, they will be added to the ARPCA Calendar and publicized in Rundschau. If you would like to organize a Tour or Rally, please contact email@example.com to be put in contact with an appropriate ARPCA chair to assist with planning your event.