RALLY RALLY RALLY!!!! Kind of... A couple years ago I stumbled on road rallying after hearing about it in passing when another MNSubaru member (heel-and-toe IIRC) mentioned wanting to check out the Minnesota Valley Winter Rally. I did some research and my curiosity was piqued. Eventually I sought out a local road rally club (Twin Cities Rally Club or TCRC) and got involved in a few local events. The events I have participated in have easily been the most semi-legal fun I've ever had in a car with my clothes on. Owning a turbo 4-banger and not even realizing events like this exist is downright tragic. My goal for this thread is to introduce more folks to the different types of rallying available and maybe get a few of you out to some local events. I think a lot of you would be hooked if you get a couple events under your belt. If after reading through the descriptions in the next post you have any questions, experiences to share or are interested in trying out an event/would like help finding someone to run with, please post! I'll start by pointing out what road rally isn't. Road rallying is NOT: - A race or performance stage rally. The object is not to go as fast as you possibly can. In fact you are usually penalized equally for going too fast or too slow. - Expensive to enter and compete. - An event requiring a fancy high horsepower car or thousands of dollars worth of safety gear. Road rallying is: - A fantastic way to spend quality time in your car discovering and driving the best roads MN/WI has to offer. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to hurl a turbo 4-banger through a Bob Ross painting, this is what you've been waiting for. - Fun for people of all ages and skill levels. - Relatively safe. Average speeds are usually at or slightly below the speed limit (more on this later). - Great practice and exposure to fundamental navigation concepts required for pro and stage rallying. Particularly with regard to understanding notation and learning to communicate/work as a team. Upcoming Local Events: Coming soon!