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.

The Rally Co-Chairs are Don Sebert and George Luxbacher. You can contact them at rally@mavpca.org

The Next Rally

2018 Bunny Hop Road Rally
2018 Bunny Hop Road Rally
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 9am
Start: Costco
11220 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75033
Finish: Hard Eight BBQ
5300 State Hwy 121
The Colony, TX 75056

Please join us for our third annual Easter gimmick rally: the Bunny Hop Road Rally (BHRR) on Saturday, April 7. Sign-in is at 9 am in the Costco parking lot at 11220 Dallas Parkway in Frisco, with first car out shortly after the drivers’ meeting at 9:30. We will end at the Hard Eight BBQ in The Colony for libation and lunch, a recap of the fun-filled route, and our prestigious award ceremony! The competition for the DLBF (Dead Last But Finished) Award is always fierce!

If you joined us in the past for either our Halloween or Easter gimmick rallies, you know how much fun we have – your rallymeisters continue to hone their bag of gimmicks to maintain the excitement and competition, and this rally will assuredly introduce some new “hops” down that path. If you are new to gimmick rallying, we assure you that it will be an enjoyable morning. Our goal is to keep everyone on the route, so the drive instructions are not (too) cryptic, as long as you follow a few basic rules. We have planned the rally to go from Frisco to The Colony, traveling over 60 miles and staying on paved back roads, out of the main stream of traffic as much as possible.

Two people at a minimum should be in each car: a driver and a navigator. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; we will have over thirty cars participating, leaving at one- to two-minute intervals from our starting point, and pre-registration helps in our planning. We will send out General Instructions prior to the rally as well – it helps to understand the basic rules and guidance before rally day.

We look forward to seeing you at the BHRR!! Contact us with any questions.

Don Sebert and George Luxbacher – Rally Co-Chairs; rally@mavpca.org

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2017 Rally Dates (Tenative)

Event Date Destination Registration
Easter Rally April 7, 2018 Hard Eight BBQ,The Colony, TX 75056 Register
Halloween Fun Rally October 2018 TBDTBD

Maverick Rally Rules

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.

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