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.

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

The Next Rally

Annual Halloween Gimmick Rally
The 4th Annual Halloween Gimmick Rally
the Halloween Hair-Raising Road Rally (HHRRR)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9am
Start: Former Gander Mountain parking lot
12277 Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
(map)
Finish: Hula Hut
210 E Eldorado Pkwy
Little Elm, TX 75068
(map)
Cost: FREE Distance: ~65 miles
Details

The 4th Annual Halloween Gimmick Rally – the Halloween Hair-Raising Road Rally (HHRRR)

Have you done one of our gimmick rallies yet? If not, you are missing one of the most enjoyable Maverick activities available! Picture a leisurely drive through the countryside, looking for the location of some unique and interesting pictures we have provided and answering a few somewhat challenging questions based on landmarks you pass. The driver drives, the navigator (and passengers) navigates, both look for the pictures and answer questions, and there is bliss in the car – at least that’s how we think it works. Our participants have noted that there may be occasional disagreements, but we hope they are few and far between!

Our next gimmick rally, the Halloween Hair-Raising Road Rally or HHRRR is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd at 9 am. Our start location will be from the former Gander Mountain store parking lot at the intersection of the North Dallas Tollway and Eldorado in Frisco and we will be travelling through Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Counties for a pleasant 65-mile drive. Our Easter rally was plagued with a freezing start, but the ghosts, goblins, and witches have promised to be kinder to us than the Easter Bunny was, so we are forecasting a warm, sunny day, perfect for top-down driving! Registration opens at 9 am, driver’s meeting at 9:30 and first car out at 9:45. Every car must have a driver and a navigator at a minimum; additional passengers are fine, but just know that passengers often reduce rather than improve your score. We often get a few singles that show up and combine on race day as a team, so if you can’t find a navigator, feel free to come on out as well. We will have awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers as well as the coveted DFBF award (Dead Last But Finished – you tried and there is no way to go other that up!). Since this is a Halloween rally, we encourage all to come out in costume and we will have costume awards based on People’s Choice. There are rest stops available on the route, and nothing beats seeing the looks you get as you get out of your Porsche in a knight or werewolf costume!

While we will have primarily Porsches at the rally, if your car is otherwise “indisposed”, feel free to join us in any vehicle – we don’t want the Mavs to miss this opportunity! Interested in putting on a gimmick rally in areas other than north Dallas? We are looking for volunteers to develop routes and pull together rallies in areas we haven’t been to in a while. We are planning to hold a rally school this winter to discuss types of rallies and the planning steps that are required. If you are interested, please email us at rally@mavpca.org and we will provide further details.

We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd.

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


Details Map

2017 Rally Dates (Tenative)

Event Date Destination Registration
Easter Rally April 7, 2018 Hard Eight BBQ,The Colony, TX 75056 Register
Halloween Fun Rally November 3, 2018 Hula Hut, Little ElmTBD

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.

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

Rally Results

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