It's time again for our spring drive, the Tulip Time Rally! And "drive" is the important word, because my last rally was an urban event, but this one will be a driver's rally, with curvy roads out in the country. We will take a tour of Collin and Grayson Counties, visiting Gunter, Tom Bean, and other out-of-the way places. Course following will be easy. All roads are paved, but you can't go too fast while looking for clues, because then you will miss some.
Rally Day is Saturday, May 25. Registration opens at 9:30am at Chrysler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney, 700 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070, south of Virginia Pkwy on the southbound service road. The finish will be at the El Fenix in McKinney, two miles south of the dealership. First car starts at 11:01 am.
This is an SCCA GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally. The course is about 100 miles on public roads at legal speeds. Any street-legal, four-wheel vehicle with at least two people aboard who can read may enter.
You will all be looking for signs, some with surprising answers, and some of you will practice what you learned at our rally school, held May 18 in Richardson. MotorsportReg.com to register for the rally school. There will be a short "practice rally" during the school, and some of what you learn you will try out in Collin and Grayson counties! A small fee will be charged for the school.
The Rally Fee is $25.00 for SCCA Members, and $30.00 for non-members. There is a $5.00 late fee if you are not preregistered at MotorSportreg.com.
Go to msreg.com/TTR19msr to preregister now. There are four classes: First Timer, Novice (<3 rally trophies), General, and Master (optional class: no trophies given). When you register at MotorsportReg.com, we will add you to the rally mailing list, so that we can send you the rally rules a few days before the event.
We should have a good turnout for Tulip Time, as we had 31 cars entered in our last rally.