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1  General Discussions / Events / Spring Road Rally! on: January 24, 2020, 05:38:25 PM
Join us in Mansfield at Fat Daddy’s Sports & Spirits Cafe for the first rally of our new season. After about an 80 mile drive on some of the scenic hard surfaced country roads in Tarrant and Johnson Counties you and your sweetheart (or rally partner) will end up back at Fat Daddy’s. As usual, Jerry White will be the rallymaster for this event.

This rally is about solving puzzles (many related to sweethearts) using signs and objects found along the rally route.  One penalty point will be assessed for each correct solution you don’t mark as being found, and one for each incorrect solution you mark as being correct.  Low score wins.  Puzzles can have from zero to four correct solutions.  There will never be more than one puzzle active at a time.

• Awards: First Timers, Novices (every person in the vehicle has won 2 or less rally trophies), and General Class.
• Optional Master Class for those who want bragging rights but don't want any more trophies.
• Start and finish at: Fat Daddy’s Sports & Spirits Cafe, 781 W Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063. (A great place for both lunch and dinner.)
• Registration/Check-In: 11:00 am – noon.
• General Instructions Review: 11:15 am (Geared toward first timers and novices but all are welcome.)
• Mandatory Safety Briefing: 12:10pm.
• Car 1 recieves their Leg 1 Route Book: 12:21 pm (Car 2, 12:22pm, etc.)
• There will be two rest breaks at the QuikTrip in Alvarado.
• First car should finish in Mansfield around 5:00pm; awards around 6:00pm
• If you have a smart phone, tablet or laptop automated scoring will be available.
• House of Hotrods (a complete restoration shop) showroom will be open just for rally participants and workers.
• Vehicles: Sports cars, family sedans, pickup trucks, SUV's and anything else with 4 wheels that's street legal (bring something that you will be comfortable in and will have fun driving on back roads and byways, some of which are oil & chip).
• Rally Fee: $30.00 / SCCA Members: $25.00 / $5 late fee at check-in if not preregistered on MotorsportReg.com. Please preregister (see below) and avoid the late fee (and so we know how many Route Books to print).
• About two weeks before the rally the General Instructions will be posted on https://roadrally.page. About a week before the event the General Instructions will be emailed to those who preregister by then.
• Contact the rallymaster at [email protected] if you have questions.
We encourage entrants to pre-register as early as possible. The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries. To pre-register and obtain additional details, follow this link to MotorsportReg.com: msreg.com/srrr20 .

Come on out and discover what game/trivia/adventure (GTA) rallying is all about!
2  General Discussions / Events / Re: Drive the DFW Map Rally! on: August 05, 2019, 08:15:52 PM
More marques signing up!  Now it's Cadillac, Corvette, GMC, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, and Volkswagen.  Some serious model names: C63S AMG, CTS V-Sport, EX-L V6, Boxster S.  I tried my hand at making a short route a few days ago, and found a lot of neat, lightly-traveled roads, with a mile or so of nice smooth gravel.  I'll be interested to see who can do it in less miles than I took.  It was a hot day, but modern A/C took care of it just fine.  By the way, our closest entrant to the start, so far, is just 2 miles away.  The farthest?  205 miles!
3  General Discussions / Events / Re: Drive the DFW Map Rally! on: August 05, 2019, 08:15:09 PM
Entries are beginning to come in.  Marques represented so far are Porsche, Mini, Honda, and Ford.  The weather looks pretty much the same, 81 degrees in the morning, 97 in the afternoon (partly cloudy).  I will be doing my official safety check of the event next week; then I can comment on some of the locations you will have to visit.  John always picks some good ones!
4  General Discussions / Events / Drive the DFW Map Rally! on: July 28, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
DFW Map Rally 
The Texas Region of the Sports Car Club of America invites you to a fun drive in the country in Collin County, Texas. We give you a map and a list of questions to be answered by visiting specific locations on the map, which are churches, farms, or ranches. You determine your route, go to each location, and answer a question that verifies you have been there. The team who visits all the required landmarks in the shortest distance will win, and the winners will receive awards. Speed is not a factor.
• Rally Day: Saturday, August 24, 2019
• Registration and Start: Clay Cooley Volkswagen of Richardson, 300 N. Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080. 
• Registration opens at 10:00am on Rally Day and will close at 10:30am (time may be adjusted)
• After registration, you will receive your odometer calibration run instructions (to normalize all of the entrants’ odometers)
• The odo check ends at Crow's Country Cafe, 113 W. 4th Street, Anna, Texas.  Here you will receive your maps and the 15 or so locations that you have to visit.
• Take 30 minutes to determine your route from map(s) provided.  No GPS/electronic aids permitted here.
• Route: You choose your route from maps provided.  You may use any public road in your attempt to log the shortest distance on your odometer.  Depending on your chosen route, you may encounter stretches of unpaved road, though we think that the shortest-distance route will be all paved.
• Cars leave the official start whenever you are ready, in any order (but at 1 minute intervals). First car out could be as early as 11:15am. You must check in at the control in front of the restaurant, to have your time and mileage recorded.
• Length: as short as you can make it in miles, probably about 3½ hours in time
• Finish: back to Crow's Country Cafe in Anna.
• Rally type: Shortest distance rally. SCCA calls this a GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally.
• Classes: First-timer, Novice (3 rally trophies or less), General, and Master (this is an optional class: no trophies).  GPS and other electronic aids welcome in any class once you’re on the road.
• At least two people who can read (a driver and a navigator) are required in each car; contact [email protected] if you have a minor child (<18) in the car, as a form will need to be signed.
• Vehicles: Sports Cars, Family Cars, Classic Cars, Antiques, Hot Rods, Cruisers, Convertibles, anything with 4 wheels that’s street legal is OK in this Rally. Note: speed is not a factor.
• Rally Fee: $30.00, SCCA Members: $5.00 discount. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed to anyone not preregistered on MotorsportReg.com. If not preregistered, you must pay with registration.
• Rally Master: John Poulos.
Registrants will be emailed the rally rules a few days before the event. We encourage entrants to pre-register at least a few days in advance. The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries. To pre-register, follow this link to MotorsportReg.com: http://msreg.com/DMR19msr.
On public roads, always at legal speeds, with plenty of entertainment for you and a friend.  Join us!
5  General Discussions / Events / New type of automotive event on: July 03, 2019, 08:15:03 PM
Help us welcome a new event in our RoadRally series: The Targa Road Rally!  We will take a tour of Wise and Denton Counties, passing through Slidell, Bolivar, Krum and other out-of-the way places.  All roads are paved.  As you drive, you will be looking for signs and landmarks, some with surprising answers.  It will take a sharp eye to see them all. There will be some course-following challenges in Krum and Denton, so be ready to navigate precisely and avoid the traps.  Our Rally Master is John Poulos. Course following elements courtesy of Liz Witt.

A "Targa" is an automotive triathlon where teams of two drivers will compete in three events (Time Trials, Road Rally, and Autocross) in the same car over 2 days.  Class winners will be based on cumulative points for the vehicle, and there will be classes for all experience levels. Additional details on the Targa can be found at https://www.texasscca.org/rally/.

You can enter this rally either as a standalone event (rally only) or as part of the Targa. If you choose to just sign up for the rally, go to https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/targa-road-rally-wise-denton-counties-tx-roads-scca-texas-roadrally-406463 . If you decide to enter the Targa, there is a separate registration process and site (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/targa-time-trial-rally-solo-events-eagles-canyon-raceway-scca-texas-353188), and you will automatically be registered for the rally. There is no need to register in both places. You will be scored and ranked under both Rally and Targa rules and classifications.

Rally Day is Saturday, July 27.  Registration opens at 1:30 pm at Eagles Canyon Raceway (ECR), 7629 FM51, Decatur, TX 76234, northeast of Decatur and near the town of Slidell. You will have time to view cars competing in the Time Trials event on the ECR track. A Drivers meeting will be held at 3:00 pm in the Clubhouse in the downstairs classroom. The finish will be at Rudy’s BBQ, 520 South Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76205, on the I-35 frontage road, west side.  First car starts at 3:31 pm.

This is an SCCA GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally.  The course is about 40 miles on public roads at legal speeds.  Any street-legal, four-wheel vehicle may enter.  Three or more cars of the same make may form a Team to compete for highest average score. Each Team car must run its rally independently, with no collaboration with other cars during the rally. At least two people (a driver and a navigator) are required in each car; contact [email protected] if you have a minor child (<18) in the car, as a form will need to be signed.

The Rally Fee is $25.00 for SCCA Members and $30.00 for non-members.  There is a $5.00 late fee if you are not preregistered at MotorSportreg.com. The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries. There is a different fee structure for Targa entrants.

Join us!
6  General Discussions / Events / Re: Spring road rally created for drivers! on: May 19, 2019, 07:25:14 PM
We have currently fifteen cars entered in next Saturday's event.  Two Mazdas, two Toyotas, two Mustangs, one Porsche, one VW,...add your car to the list!  About 30 cars are expected.  We had a successful rally school yesterday with 16 people attending, most of whom are expected to enter the rally.  We leave the new start location at the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer in McKinney, heading for the back-roads of Collin and Grayson Counties.

Great rally weather in store for Saturday: upper 80's and mostly sunny!
7  General Discussions / Events / Spring road rally created for drivers! on: May 03, 2019, 02:19:52 PM
It's time again for our spring drive, the Tulip Time Rally!  And "drive" is the important word, because my last rally was an urban event, but this one will be a driver's rally, with curvy roads out in the country.  We will take a tour of Collin and Grayson Counties, visiting Gunter, Tom Bean, and other out-of-the way places.  Course following will be easy.  All roads are paved, but you can't go too fast while looking for clues, because then you will miss some.

Rally Day is Saturday, May 25.  Registration opens at 9:30am at Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney, 700 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070, south of Virginia Pkwy on the southbound service road.  The finish will be at the El Fenix in McKinney, two miles south of the dealership.  First car starts at 11:01 am. 

This is an SCCA GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally.  The course is about 100 miles on public roads at legal speeds.  Any street-legal, four-wheel vehicle with at least two people aboard who can read may enter. 

You will all be looking for signs, some with surprising answers, and some of you will practice what you learned at our rally school, held May 18 in Richardson.  MotorsportReg.com to register for the rally school.  There will be a short "practice rally" during the school, and some of what you learn you will try out in Collin and Grayson counties!  A small fee will be charged for the school.

The Rally Fee is $25.00 for SCCA Members, and $30.00 for non-members.  There is a $5.00 late fee if you are not preregistered at MotorSportreg.com.

Go to msreg.com/TTR19msr to preregister now.  There are four classes:  First Timer, Novice (<3 rally trophies), General, and Master (optional class: no trophies given).  When you register at MotorsportReg.com, we will add you to the rally mailing list, so that we can send you the rally rules a few days before the event.

We should have a good turnout for Tulip Time, as we had 31 cars entered in our last rally, and one of them was a Mini.

Join us!
8  General Discussions / Events / Re: Sweetheart Ride Road Rally coming up! on: March 19, 2019, 09:21:49 PM
Twelve cars have entered already:

Chevrolet, Ford Mustang, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota,
Volkswagen, and two Volvos.

There is plenty of room for a Mini or two!
9  General Discussions / Events / Re: Sweetheart Ride Road Rally coming up! on: March 17, 2019, 08:27:21 PM
It's been years since I've been able to make one of the events... but they're lots of fun!    I'll see if we can make it this year, if not best of luck to all who attend!

Hey, Jim, great to hear from you!  We would love to see you again.  What would you likely drive?  SCCARALLY
10  General Discussions / Events / Sweetheart Ride Road Rally coming up! on: March 14, 2019, 04:37:29 PM
Join us in Azle for the first rally of our new season, on Sunday, March 31. After an 80+ mile drive on some of the scenic hard surfaced country roads in Parker and Wise Counties, you will end back in Azle.  Most of the rally is about solving puzzles using signs and objects found along the rally route.  One penalty point will be assessed for each correct solution you don’t mark in your Route Books. In one or more places a travel speed may be set.  Use the DISTANCE times RATE = TIME (D x R = T) formula to determine when you should pass certain timing points. Each full minute you are early or late will cost one penalty point so even if you just run by the "Seat of Your Pants" (and your speedometer) you should do well.
•    Awards: First Timers, Novices (everyone in the vehicle has won 2 or less rally trophies), and General Class.  Optional Master Class for those who don't want any more trophies.
•    Starting Location: David Beard's Catfish Restaurant, 1303 NW Parkway, Azle, TX 76020
•    Finishing location: El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, 100 W Main St, Azle
•    Vehicles: Sports cars, family sedans, pickups, SUV's, & anything else with 4 wheels that's street legal (bring something that you will have fun driving on back roads and byways).
•    Registration/Check-In: 11:00am - noon
•    General Instructions Review: 11:15am (For first timers, but all are welcome.)
•    Mandatory Safety Briefing: 12:10pm.
•    Car 1 receives their Route Book: 12:21pm, and starts at 12:31pm
•    First car should finish around 5:00pm; awards around 6:00pm
•    Rally Fee: $30.00 / SCCA Members: $25.00 / $5 late fee at check-in if not preregistered on MotorsportReg.com .
•    On or about 24Mar the General Instructions will be emailed to those who preregister.
•    To get a sneak peek at the Generals check to see if they are attached at the bottom of the opening post in the 2019 Sweetheart Ride Road Rally topic on the Texas Region Forum (https:/texasscca.org/phpBB3/).  Around the middle of March I will be posting them there.
•    If you have any questions post them in the 2019 Sweetheart Ride Road Rally topic on the TR Forum or contact the rallymaster at [email protected].
Come on out and discover what game/trivia/adventure (GTA) and time/speed/distance (TSD) rallying are all about!  To pre-register and obtain additional details, go to http://msreg.com/srrr19 .
11  General Discussions / Events / Re: Charity road rally! on: November 28, 2018, 04:52:21 PM
They are saying mid-50 degrees and sunny for rally day!  New roads and reasonable December rally weather, along with some interesting cars means a fun day, so go to http://msreg.com/CBR18 to preregister.  Sixteen cars have already entered, including BMW, Jaguar, Cadillac, Camaro, Corvette, Porsche, Volvo, Mini, RX-7, a five-car Team of Toyotas, and more.  For the puns alone, you ought to join us.
12  General Discussions / Events / Re: Charity road rally! on: November 18, 2018, 09:45:33 PM
I usually tell you about the interesting cars that have entered so far in this spot, but more important as winter approaches is the predicted weather.  They are saying 60 degrees and sunny for rally day!  Perfect December rally weather.  Why don't you join us?
13  General Discussions / Events / Charity road rally! on: November 07, 2018, 10:29:11 PM
Children's Book Run Rally

A charity road rally benefiting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
08 December 2018

The rally will start at the Pack Automotive Museum, 2070 Diplomat Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. While waiting to register, browse the hundreds of gorgeous old and/or significant cars in the Pack collection.  This museum is not open to the public, so don't miss this opportunity!

Two people who can read (driver and navigator) are required in each rally car, but passengers are welcome.  Any 4-wheel, street-legal vehicle may compete.

We are not raising money for Scottish Rite, but collecting children's books for them in time for Christmas.  Each person in the car should contribute two books, for any age child.  Last year we collected over 200 books for them.  And don't give them to me at the start museum, but keep them in your car to give in-person to a representative of the hospital, who will meet you at a specified location on the rally route.

This is not a speed event, but a fun drive on all paved roads.  You will have some tasks to perform along the way, which will earn you points toward a trophy.  Any three cars can form a "Team" for a little extra competition.  These Teams are made up of three or more cars of the same make.  GPS and smart phones are welcome, but you can do just fine without them.

You must preregister at http://msreg.com/CBR18 in order to enter.  The entry fee is $30 per car (SCCA members get a $5 discount).  More information will be found at the above website.  Registration at the Pack Automotive Museum opens at 9:30am, with the first car leaving at 11:01am.  The finish will be at a Red Lobster just 4.5 miles from the start as the crow flies.

Join us!
14  General Discussions / Events / Re: Clear Blue Sky, a National SCCA Road Rally on: October 05, 2018, 05:11:40 PM
Seventeen entries already in the Clear Blue Sky rally!  This means we will probably have over 30 cars entered on rally day.  Eight of them are first-time rallyists, driving a Corvette, WRX STi, Jeep, Miata (3), Hyundai Azera, and a Lexus.  The only Novice Class entrant so far will be driving a Porsche Cayman.  The six General Class pairs will be in a Volvo, a Ford, two Volkswagens, and two Toyotas.  The two Master Class entries are flying in and running in rental cars.  The drivers and navigators are from Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington state.
Come join this happy group!
15  General Discussions / Events / Re: Clear Blue Sky, a National SCCA Road Rally on: September 28, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
Interest in the Clear Blue Sky road rally is heating up!  Our early entries include a first-time rallyist in a Corvette, two Master-Class entrants in rental cars (one is flying in from the East Coast, and the other is flying in from the West Coast), a Novice Class entrant in a Porsche Cayman, a First-Time rallyist in a Subaru WRX STi, two General Class pairs in a Volkswagen Tiguan and Passat, more First-Timers, driving a Hyundai Azera, a Jeep Rubicon, and two Mazda Miatas; also General Class pairs in Toyotas (Previa Altrac and RAV4) and a Volvo XC60.  It looks like a good group!  Why not join us?


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