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Old 03-26-2013, 09:25 PM
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TX Tulip Time Rally

Ah, spring! Lovely weather, blue skies, flowers everywhere. I love to drive in the country at this time of year. I'll bet you do too. So we have set up a roadrally out in the country, and have even added some fun competition. Don't you think you should join us?

You probably thought the tulip flowers mentioned in the subject had something to do with our first RoadRally of the year, didnít you? Think again. There is a new kind of rally instruction called a tulip that we will be using. It was invented by a Dutch rallymaster of the Tulip Rally, an event that did have something to do with the flowers called tulips.

A new instruction type isnít the only thing new about this rally: we are going to introduce you to a new method of scoring, timing to the second. But this is easy: all you need is a watch with a second hand. We ask you to drive a one-hour loop north of Denton, twice, in exactly the same time. The team that comes closest to that goal will be the winner. There will be a few bonus questions in case of ties.

New instructions, new scoring, and a wonderful new starting place: the Pack Automotive Museum in Farmers Branch. This is a private collection of 100 old and significant cars, that you can enjoy during registration for the rally. It is at the corner of Diplomat Dr. and Senlac Dr., found between I-35E freeway and Bush Turnpike.

The rally will be held on Saturday, April 20. Registration opens at 9am at the museum. The first car will start at 10am. Cost is $20 for SCCA members, and $25 for non-members. We will end in a Denton-area restaurant for a late lunch. Preregistration is at http://msreg.us/TTR13msr . There will be a $5 late fee in Farmers Branch for those who do not preregister. Those who do preregister will get the event rules via email prior to the rally.

The event is open to any street-legal vehicle, and there must be two or more people aboard. Course following will be easy, with mileages at most instructions.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:15 AM
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I registered my 8, and I'm trying to get my wife to register her Camaro, but she loves it too much to put it out there. That poor car is pushing 425whp, and she never sees speeds over 80, what a shame.

Anyways, I registered my cousin as my co-driver, and he's been wanting to make a few test-runs, but they don't give you a route until the day of. I can't wait to try out this new scoring system as well, It's gonna make for an interesting and fun event. Hope to see some of you there, from the looks of things, I might be the only rotary car there.
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I registered my 8, and I'm trying to get my wife to register her Camaro, but she loves it too much to put it out there. That poor car is pushing 425whp, and she never sees speeds over 80, what a shame.
Tell your wife that the route is all paved, the couple of minor rough spots are noted in the instructions, and that this is NOT a speed event. You can still have fun on the curvy roads, but the fastest car always loses our events. Getting lost is not a problem if your navigator can read and do simple subtraction.

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Anyways, I registered my cousin as my co-driver, and he's been wanting to make a few test-runs, but they don't give you a route until the day of. I can't wait to try out this new scoring system as well, It's gonna make for an interesting and fun event. Hope to see some of you there, from the looks of things, I might be the only rotary car there.
Go from Denton to Aubrey, to Celina, to Prosper, and back to Denton. That will give you a good taste of what the roads are like.
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We have two Mazdas entered in the Tulip Time Rally: a 3s and an RX8.

Someone needs to come keep the 8 company!

All paved curvy country roads, 76 degrees/partly cloudy, bluebonnets at their height, 35 or so cars entered by other auto enthusiasts, starting at a museum FULL of neat cars.

How can you say no?
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We have two Mazdas entered in the Tulip Time Rally: a 3s and an RX8.

Someone needs to come keep the 8 company!

All paved curvy country roads, 76 degrees/partly cloudy, bluebonnets at their height, 35 or so cars entered by other auto enthusiasts, starting at a museum FULL of neat cars.

How can you say no?
Doing the Bike and Beach Fest in South Padre that weekend.

April 19 - 21, 2013 - Annual Beach-n-Biker Fest - South Padre Island, Texas
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your system won't let me post a new message today, so I am trying this to see if I can figure out what's going on....
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