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Over the years, Corvettes of Minnesota has put on a variety of rallyes including "Hare and Hound", Time-Speed-Distance (TSD), "Picture", "Monte Carlo", and other types of creative events. Currently the Rallyes that have proven most in line with our members interests are what are described as "Chance" or "Gimmick" rallyes.
The format typically includes registration and signing of insurance waivers, a brief technical inspection to assure the safety of the cars, distribution of "General Instructions" describing the event as well as "Route Instructions" indicating the roads to be followed (and generally the mileage at each change of road), and an enjoyable drive through the countryside. Along the way, entrants may have some "games" to play such as drawing a poker hand, rolling dice to get the highest total, filling out a crossword puzzle, or a skill contest such as tossing Hot Wheels cars into buckets to score points. There is no limit to the creativity of the games!
We always attempt to make the route very easy to follow, with the intent that no one should be frustrated trying to stay on course. Speeds should generally be normal driving speeds, with some extra time allowed for reading signs and completing tasks. A typical event might take two to three hours, and is likely to include a rest stop (sometimes a checkpoint to play a game; sometimes a stop for ice cream or at an orchard). At the end point, scores are determined and awards may be given out. The end point typically is at a restaurant or club with moderately priced food and beverages.
Our Rallye events are open to both members and non-members, driving Corvettes or other vehicles. A driver and navigator are required for the events. If the Rallye happens to be sanctioned by the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) the entrant must be an NCCC member, in a Corvette, to receive points, but non-members and other vehicles are still wecome to participate.
For our club, the term "Rallye" indicates some level of competition, although most of the "Chance"and "Gimmick" events often take on more of a fun than competitive tone. We may also hold an occassional "Cruise", which is simply an organized drive on a common route, without the competitive component. In either case, our routes are strictly limited to paved roads only.