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 Next Rally

Popcorn Rally with No Covid Sprinkles Ep 2 - 2020
 
When:Saturday, June 13, 2020
9:00 arriving
9:30 drivers meeting
10:00 start
Start: RaceTrac
1004 E University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
End: Howe, TX
Cost:FREE
Details:Limited to 20 cars.
Register


Pop up Rally to brighten our Covid 19 lockdowns. There is no contact and we are practicing social distancing. Your instructions and rules are all electronically sent you. Your directions are provided with a form to be completed on your phone. Directions can also be downloaded. The link will be provided after your place is confirmed.

We are meeting at a RaceTrac gas station. Once you’ve arrived at the gas station change the first location to be your location. Then follow all the directions from there. When you get to each plot point you will just continue to keep following the directions. We wanted to make things easier so we could enjoy the drive.

We have a great route planned. We are only allowing the first 15 cars to participate in this first round. You still need a driver and navigator. (We don’t want drivers on their phones.) Due to the number of limited spaces we will host pop up rallye’s more if this turns out to be popular.

Thanks for joining us!

Schedule

Date Event Location Details
4/11/2020 Easter Rally The Colony, TX
10/31/2020 Halloween Rally TBD

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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Photos

Contact

Ginger and Tom Heuerman
Rally Co-Chairs, Maverick Region
rally@mavpca.org
If you have any comments or questions send them to
rally@mavpca.org