Our Next Rally

 

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Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Car Club

Presents:


Monopoly Redux VII


Date: Sunday, Nov 13th 2022

 

Registration:  Registration is at 12:00 PM and the first car starts at 1:01 PM. Rally fee is $10.


Start:
Under the Michael's sign in the Murrysview Shoppes parking lot, 5030 William Penn Highway (US Route 22), Monroeville, PA 15146
Coordinates: 40.4279 N 79.7068 W

Google Map of Start Location

Midpoint: None (Bring your own snacks)

End: (Optional) Rick's Sports Bar and Grill on US22 in Export, PA


Description:   Rallymaster Rick tells us: This is a Social GTA style event of about 66 miles with no timing. The course follows all but one-third mile of paved roads that experienced rally teams may recognize from a long-ago event. The Monopoly board has street signs and other symbols. Teams will follow the route looking for information only on the right side of the route. Contestants should be able to complete traveling the route no later than 5:00PM. The event will end at Rick’s Sports Bar and Grill, 5400 William Penn Highway (US Route22), Export, PA 15632. Meeting at the end-point is optional. The only interaction required for the event is pick-up and return of printed documents.







What beginners should bring with them:


For starters - there should be two of you in the car: a driver, and a navigator (who isn't inclined to get car-sick reading while moving, or has an antidote for it).


Bring a mechanically sound car* that has a tenths -reading odometer (a resettable trip odometer can be a help), a clipboard, a four function calculator, several working pens, a set of highlighters (for marking up the route instructions) and post-it notes. 


If you can choose between a mechanical odometer that "rolls" and a digital display, the mechanical will enable you to interpolate to the hundredths. If you only have the digital tenths, then you'll have to do a lot more "guessing" in between the numbers clicking over. We have folks who have gotten good at this with practice!


While every team has their own procedure, it's useful to be able to highlight things like speed changes, and free zones (remember - there is a tutorial to get you started!) so that "on the road" it helps you remember them better.  The post-its are to stick on your dashboard to remind the driver of the assigned speeds and what the active course following priorities are. 


Also - having a good map of the area that includes secondary (and tertiary roads) can be very helpful if you get lost and can't regain the rally course.


*While a cell phone and a AAA membership can't hurt, a lot of the time, we'll be traveling on roads that are well off the beaten track, and you may not have much of a description of where you are!  "Well - we got here by turning left after "Snodgrass", then right at T, and left by protection... "  While a GPS unit probably won’t help you very much while running the rally, it may be very useful for telling AAA where you are if you break down.