CONCEPT: A modern event based on the original concept of rallying as a grand tour, motoring adventure, and gentleman's sport (historic examples include the Monte Carlo , Mille Miglia , and RAC ). A competitive event that requires experience, good judgment, consistency, reliability and resourcefulness. Over 90% of the route is composed of touring sections with a reasonable elapsed time for each. Scoring takes place in 10 to 20 mile "regularity" sections, and in closed slalom courses on snow or ice where the fastest time wins.
ENTRANTS: Mostly private, some professionals. Factory teams have included Audi, Ford, Isuzu, Jeep, Mazda, Oldsmobile, and Subaru. Good driving skills are a minimum expectation, some teams also competed in related events like the Australian Safari, Baja 1000, La Carrera Panamericana, One Lap of America, Mille Miglia, Monte Carlo, and Paris-Dakar.
ENTRY FEE: $2500 for a team, including all accommodations for two people. A third driver is $500.
1984 Tim Paterson/Douglas Paterson Mazda RX7 1985 John Buffum/Tom Grimshaw/Paul Choiniere Audi 5000 CS Quattro 1986 Gene Henderson/Mike VanLoo Subaru RX 4x4 1987 Ken Maytag/Glen Bjorkman/Steve Richards Audi 5000 CS Quattro 1988 Ken Maytag/Glen Bjorkman/Steve Richards Audi 5000 CS Quattro 1989 Tim Paterson/Penny Thomas Porsche 911 1990 Gene Henderson/Ralph Beckman Subaru Legacy Wagon 1991 Ken Knight/Bob Dart Subaru SVX 1992 Ken Knight/Greg Lester Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 1993 Russ Kraushaar/Satch Carlson BMW 2002ti 1994 Paul Dallenbach/Johnny Unser/Tom Grimshaw Isuzu Rodeo 1996 Paul Dallenbach/Johnny Unser/Tom Grimshaw Isuzu Rodeo 1998 Walt Kammer/Jackie Adams BMW 325ixORGANIZERS: Rainier Auto Sports Club Inc, a non-profit group of auto enthusiasts. Chairman Jerry Hines has rallied since 1965 (in six countries), and been a key organizer for over 30 national and international rallies.
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Kirkland, Washington 98034