2000 ALCAN WINTER RALLY: Feb 11-19

Seattle, Valdez, Anchorage, Prudhoe Bay, Fairbanks

Arctic Circle crossing and Dalton Highway scene

"The world's longest, coldest winter rally" (1990: -58 F, 6,275 miles)

HISTORY:  The first Alcan Rally was held in 1984, and the first Alcan Winter Rally in 1988.  This will be the 14th Alcan and 6th Alcan Winter Rally, and cover a distance of about 4,600 miles.  Each Alcan since 1985 has crossed the Arctic Circle, but this will be the first rally ever to visit Prudhoe Bay.

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 [1911], Mille Miglia [1911], and RAC [1932]).  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 325ix
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.
Jerry Hines, Chairman 
Kirkland, Washington 98034
(425)823-6307 Fax
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for "North to Alaska"


1996 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, coutesy of the Everett Herald

2000 rules & regulations. (Draft, published 1-18-99)

Alcan official products:

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