Rallies

The objective of a rally is to follow a course from point to point, usually on public roads, to the precise detail specified in the rules - it can be competitive or for fun. Competitive rallies dictate a certain time schedule for the checkpoints along the way. Points are deducted by arriving at the checkpoint either early or late. Fun rallies may include a gimmick (poker rally, regional interest). Part of the challenge with a fun rally is to discover the intended route, which may require other skills such as solving a puzzle or looking for obscure reference points.

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2017 Easter Gimmick Rally - 2nd Annual
When : Saturday, April 22th, 2017, 9am - 1pm
Start : Exxon Paradise Market
1213 FM407, Corral City, TX
Finish : Rohmer's German Restaurant
217 E Hwy 82, Muenster, TX
Price : FREE (Food and Drinks Not Included)

Our second annual Easter Rally takes place on Saturday, April 22. This year's edition starts at the Exxon Paradise Market on Farm-to-Market Road 407, just west of I-35W in Corral City, TX, just an Easter-egg throw from Argyle, and will end up about two hours later at Rohmer's German Restaurant in Muenster. Seating will be reserved for only the first 60 RSVPs.

Registration, followed by a drivers' meeting, begins at 9:00 am, with the first car out at about 10:00 am. Feel free to dress up in your Easter best. We will award trophies for first, second, and third places, as well as the coveted DLBF (Dead Last But Finished) trophy. We're even giving out an award for Best Easter Outfit!

This is one of our Gimmick Rallies, which is a competitive event, but not a race! It takes place on public roads at legal speeds, and is a test of your navigational and observational skills. Be sure to bring a navigator - it's too much fun for just the driver to handle!

Best of all, this one's on us - no Rally entry fee required. Please RSVP to rally@mavpca.org to let us know you'll be participating and so we can save you a seat at the restaurant. (Just to be clear, the Rally is free, not the restaurant!) Seating at Rohmer's German Restaurant is limited to 60 people so RSVP early if you want to stay for lunch.

Questions? Send an email to the Rally Chair.

Things to bring:

  • A navigator
  • A clipboard
  • A pencil or pen and maybe a highlighter
  • Your appetite!
See you on the 22nd in Corral City!

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2017 Rally Dates (Tenative)

Event Date Destination Registration
Easter Rally 2 Apr 22, 2017 Rohmer's German Restaurant, Munster, TX Closed
Poker Rally Jul 22, 2017   TBD
Halloween Rally 3 Oct 28, 2017   TBD

What's a Gimmick Rally?

Think of enjoying a great drive in the country, while at the same time exercising your mind! There are various types of Gimmick Rallies, but all consist of tricky instructions and questions, entertaining details, deceptions, and puzzles. If you follow the precise instructions and figure out the gimmicks, you will do well and have fun

When you register before the event, entrants are emailed General Instructions (for late registrants, we also have copies available the day of the event). On Rally day, we hold a Driver/Navigator meeting to provide additional explanations, helpful hints, and answer any and all questions. We then distribute Route Books with the turn-by-turn directions and the “gimmick” for the rally. You will have ample time to review the Route Book and General Instructions before we start dispatching cars on the course (usually 50 to 70 miles in length) at two- to three-minute intervals. The Driver’s ability to follow instructions from the Navigator, and the Navigator’s accuracy in interpreting route instructions according to the order of precedence, are the keys to success!

A Gimmick Rally is not a timed event or a race, and participants are subject to local speed limits and traffic laws.

Cars individually leave a pre-designated point at an individual starting time and travel from point to point until they reach the finish. The winner is the team that has most accurately negotiated the route and solved the gimmicks. You may run a rally competitively, or treat it as a pleasant day’s scenic drive, ending with the camaraderie of your fellow Porsche Club members at the finish – either way you will have fun! We always try to have our destinations be interesting and have food.

Win or lose, whether you are first, second or third place, or the coveted DLBF (Dead Last But Finished), you cannot fail to have a great day with a smile.

For further Rally information, the following websites have some great content:

Rally Results

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Maverick Rally Rules

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