1996 ALCAN WINTER RALLY: Feb 23-Mar 2
Seattle, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Prudhoe Bay, Anchorage
"The world's longest, coldest winter rally" (1990: -58 F, 6,275 miles)
HISTORY: 1996 will be the fifth Alcan Winter Rally, and twelfth
Alcan.The first Alcan Rally was held in 1984, and the first Alcan Winter
Rally in 1988. Every Alcan since 1985 has also crossed the Arctic Circle:
this 1996 Alcan will be the first rally ever to cross the Arctic Circle
on the Dalton Highway and visit Prudhoe Bay.
CONCEPT: A modern event based on the original concept of rallying
as a grand tour, motoring adventure, and gentleman's sport: such historic
events include the Monte Carlo (1911), Mille Miglia (1911), and RAC (1932).
A competitive event that requires experience, good judgement, consistency,
reliability and rescourcefulness. 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 short closed slalom
courses on snow or ice where the fastest time wins.
ENTRANTS: Mostly private, some professionals. Factory teams have
included Audi, Chrysler, Isuzu, Mazda, and Subaru. Many have competed in
related events such as the Australian Safari, Baja 1000, La Carrera Panamericana,
One Lap of America, Mille Miglia, Monte Carlo, and Paris-Dakar.
ENTRY FEE: $2250 for a team, including all accomodations for
two people. A third driver is $450.
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
ORGANIZERS: 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.
INQUIRIES or COMMENTS:
Jerry Hines, Chairman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcan 5000 Rally | www.alcan5000.com
15 Central Way #300 | (206)823-6343
Kirkland, Washington 98033 | (206)823-6307 Fax
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MORE INFORMATION & LINKS...
The Alcan Winter Rally
"Virtual Tour". A day-by-day event description, with links to Web sites
in and about the North! (1-2-96).
1996 Alcan Route Map. 130k interlaced gif, map
coutesy of the Everett Herald.
Daily event reports. Complete 1996 results and
stories, by Mary Lowry & Sally Birks ("team Prudhoe Baywatch"). Courtesy
of the Everett Herald.
1996 Alcan product sponsors.
Isuzu Motors. An Alcan rally sponsor
since 1992, Isuzu sees this as a great showcase for their vehicles. While
the average person won't drive his Rodeo to the Arctic Circle in winter,
it's nice to know one could.
PIAA Driving Lights. The choice of professionals, PIAA offers a
wide range of very well made products.
Red Line Oil. Red Line has
long been a synthetic
fluids pioneer. In addition to engine oil, they also offer a variety
of gear lubricants and other products. These enhance the life of your vehicle
in everyday use, and can be necessary for it's survival at 50 below zero!
Optima Batteries. Distributed by the Ultimate Energy Company, these
are an 800+ cold cranking amp gel cell. They are a top quality, state-of
-the-art product and every participating vehicle will receive one.
Colonial Dames skin
care. A company with 110 years experience in skin care and cosmetics, they
are doing product for all teams.
Nutritional Energy Drink. "Helps keep your body at its best" (TM).
A Mead Johnson product, the Alcan's "official road food".
StonGard headlight & finish protectors. Urethane film 'to protect
your automotive investment'.
1996 Alcan Winter Rally entries.
AUDI QUATTRO: Ron Clyborne & Michelle Andersen. Ron is a regular
Alcan entrant, with a wide variety of experience including the Baja 1000,
Round Australia Rally, and Trans-Amazon Rally.
ISUZU RODEO: Johnny Unser, Paul Dallenbach, Tom Grimshaw. Looking
for a change from their busy racing schedule, this team of 1994 winners
will again be at the wheel of a new Rodeo. Tom has won the Alcan twice,
and competed many times.
AUDI 80: Gerald Hawley, Kim Hawley. At age 14 Kim did the 1987 Alcan
5000 riding in the back seat of the new Audi Quattro wagon her parents
drove as an official vehicle. Kim and her father are entered in an Audi
80 this year.
CHEVY TAHOE: Tim and Penny Paterson. Tim won the 1984 & 1989
Alcan 5000, and Penny co-drove for Tim in 1989 & 1991. Both are also
very successful PRO Rally competitors in an RX-7.
"Fast Eddie" Botwick, tba. Eddie ran the first Alcan 5000 in 1984
with a new Audi 4000 Quattro. It now has 265,000 miles on the odo.
FORD F150: Ray Leonard, Sharon Turley, DeAnna Kruse. Ray is a consulting
engineer in Santa Fe, NM working on construction robotics and sustainable
economic systems based on microwaved energy from space. Sharon's a grandmother
of 4 and instructor at Eastern Arizona College, DeAnna works on intellectual
property issues at Los Alamos Lab. Experienced off-roaders, but this will
be the team's first rally.
ISUZU RODEO: John Corser, Greg Bartlett, Revere Jones. An open class
entry, this team will also concentrate on the event's story and photos.
John ran the 1993 & 1994 Alcan, and produced the 1994 Alcan video that
Isuzu furnished to all 800 North American dealerships. Rev Jones will be
filming for Isuzu.
MITSUBISHI MONTERO: Jack FitzGerald, TJ Johnson, Tom FitzGerald.
Jack is a broadcast consultant from Ohio. His last road trip was a French-organized
BMW motorcycle rally from Denver to Panama last summer, and he's tired
of warm places for a while...
OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA: Jim and Suzanne Elder, Rich Christian. Jim is
a long-time professional photographer and does a lot of automotive work,
they're from near Jackson Hole. Jim will do a story for Adventure West,
Rich is doing video for Oldsmobile.
OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA: Andy Bornhop, Doug Kott. This team is from Road
& Track magazine, who are doing a feature story on the event.
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY: Mary Lowry, Susie Fouse, Sally Birks. Mary
is doing a newspaper feature for the Everett Herald and other papers, Sally
is doing daily sports reports, Susie has run the Alcan many times and was
once Alaska's ladies ice racing champion.
TOYOTA CAMRY All-Trac: Richard Fuhrman, Joel Wright. Both are experienced
PRO rallyists who are doing the Alcan for the first time.