The original Monte-Carlo rally was conceived as an endurance test for the automobile and driver, first running in 1911. It grew to be an event which had multiple starting points all over Europe. The 2012 Monte-Carlo historic rally had start points in Barcelona, Glasgow, Oslo, Reims, Torino and Warsaw. The concentration runs met in Monaco and then all the competitors ran roads in the area including the famous Col de Turini.
Our Mini Monte is just for fun. We start in two places in southern Ontario, meeting at a common point in the middle of the event and finishing on a common route.
There is a little break at the mid-point where you can get refreshments and use the washroom. The finish is at the Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area where we’re having a BBQ.
The event registration is $30 per team, which includes entry to the Conservation Area and BBQ dinner. (Cash, please, we do not have debit or VISA.)
What do I need to know to do a rally?
- Pens or pencils
- A watch or clock that displays seconds
- Clipboard & paper, or a notebook
Since this is a fun event, the instructions are geared to competitors with minimal to no experience. It’s suitable for families, so bring the kids!
And no, you do not need a firesuit or helmet for navigational rally.
If you have some rally experience, come along anyway: it will be a good time and a great opportunity to introduce your family or friends to rally.
Each start location will have a brief beginner’s session to teach you the basics of navigational rally. If you want a head start, try reading Jennie Mackenzie’s Rally Navigator Handbook.
The event ends around 4:30 pm with a BBQ hosted by KWRC and an awards ceremony!
At the BBQ we will have burgers and hot dogs, soft drinks and water. You can bring things like salads or desserts to share, but it’s not required.
You should bring lawn chairs, since picnic table space will be at a premium. Pinehurst has a nice beach for swimming and canoe rentals if you are so inclined.
Williams Coffee Pub, 4500 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2P 2G4 [Map]
Registration opens at 12:30 pm; Car 1 out at 2:01 pm.
This route features a mix of paved and gravel roads through the Grand River Valley. It is also part of KWRC’s SNATR series.
The route is approximately 110km long.
Caledon Village Place, Highway 10, South of Charleston Sideroad [Map]
Registration opens at 12:00 pm; Car 1 out at 1:31 pm.
Featuring paved roads and the twisty, hilly roads for Halton Region, this route has a mix of paved and gravel roads.
This route is approximately 110km long.