Road Rally Report – December 2017

And the 2017 series champions are…….. (drum roll)

Gordon & Teresa Benson. Finishing second were Gary & Brigitte Spicer, and in third were Scott & Reghan Bitzer. 63 participants took part in at least one of the six rallies, several of whom also set up courses. A couple safety stewards also pitched in even though they weren’t able to run on any of the event days (thanks Colleen Cabe and Jerry Cabe). It takes considerable effort to put on a rally and without the contributions of many individuals, we would not have a successful program.

Thanks to our 2017 Rally Masters (in alphabetical order):
Gordon Benson (& his better half, Teresa), Lee Grimes, Jim Knepper, Dick Krehbiel, EB Lunken, and Jim Wiles. Please come do it again in 2018.

If you’d like to be a part of the planning committee next year, become qualified as a Safety Steward, or lay out a course, chime in. Many hands make light work, and new ideas are always welcome.

I’ve already seen some of the routes in the works for next year. You won’t want to miss it. Come for the roads, stay for the people.

Christy Graham

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Arduous Autumn Airport Automobile Adventure

Final Road Rally for 2017 – This Saturday!
Come join us for the last rally of the year this Saturday, starting at Bob Evans off Winton Road just north off I-275. Come early for breakfast or be there before 10 to register. First car departs at 10:30. We will be ending at Lunken Airport, where we will have access to the Airport Museum, courtesy of EB Lunken.

Registration, General Instructions and entry options are available on Motorsportreg.com.

Come share this opportunity for a beautiful drive, check out the fall colors, socialize, and plan for next year’s adventures.

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Rally Report – October, 2017

– Rally Chair is in Indy for Runoffs, and her full Rally report will be posted soon. –

Indiana Rally (09/16/17) Result:
EB Lunken came in first with navigator Kris Cann. Congratulations!

Our next, and final rally for the 2017 season is on October 21st. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Website / Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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RoadRally: Indiana Cruise 09/16/2017

Indiana Cruise
September 16, 2017
General Instructions

Rally # 5 for 2017 kicks off this Saturday – registration at 9:15, participants’ meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30

This is a great drive thru Southern Indiana, rolling along the river, thru interesting little towns, up and down curvy country roads – something for everyone. No gravel, but a little rough in a very few places.

We start at the CVS on 50 in Lawrenceburg and end down the street at Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria. The course is a bit over 100 miles and should take a bit under 3 hours, not including any stops or backtracking.

Register online at this link Indiana Cruise or on site (Email cincysccarally@yahoo.com if you plan to come so we have enough instructions, please). General instructions are attached and available on the registration page.

Bring a friend or let me know if you need a partner and we’ll do our best to hook you up.

Rally Master – Gordon Benson (& Teresa)
Contact # for Rally day 513-207-9956
Rally Safety Steward/Registrar – Christy Graham 513-658-4677

Schedule
9:15 to 10:00 – Registration at CVS – 175 W Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
10:15 AM – Safety Meeting/Route Instructions distributed
10:30 AM – Start Rally
1:30 PM – Could arrive at endpoint
2:30 PM – Must be at endpoint – Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria – 1 E High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Cost for this event is $25 (a discount is available for members)
Register here on MotorSportReg.com

Rally 9-17 general instructions

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Rally Report – September, 2017

6 teams and two drivers who just wanted to go for a drive on a beautiful Saturday afternoon competed in the Covered Bridge Tour. Everyone finished, as we welcomed newcomers Austin Henson and Brooke Steele. Congratulations to winners Gary & Brigitte Spicer and Lee Grimes & Loretta Workman. Both teams finished with scores of minus 2 and opted to share the accolades rather than play a hand of poker to break the tie. Well deserved congratulations to both teams. Gordon & Teresa Benson, regulars (and rally masters for September), finished second with minus ½. The actual “winners” were Lindsey & Susan Wiles, but since this was not their first time seeing the course, Rallymaster Jim Wiles disqualified them. Thanks to Jim Knepper for checking out the route for me. His retirement is certainly a boon to our region!

How did teams end up with negative points, you ask. Bonus point deductions for finding and photographing Barn Quilts. If you don’t know what they are….maybe you should join us. We provide competition, fun, AND education.

Our next rally date is September 16. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Facebook post and email with details. Save the date! Now that race season is (mostly) over, I’ll get the points caught up and posted as soon as I can for the series championship.

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Road Rally – Saturday August 26 – Covered Bridge Tour

UPDATE: Note from our RoadRally Chair

Registration starts early in case you want to come for breakfast before embarking on the adventure. If you can register on Motorsportreg.com that would be great, but if not, just drop a line to let us know you’ll be there so we have enough route instructions.

The General Instructions are attached and you should have a copy with you on the drive. They will be available on site if you don’t print them yourself.

Come play!! This should be a GREAT drive!!!!!

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Registration is open for this Saturday’s rally. Come out for the drive to visit several of the bridges of Clermont County and beyond.

Schedule
8:30 to 10:00 – Registration at Frisch’s – 840 Lila Avenue, Milford, OH
10:15 AM – Safety Meeting/Route Instructions distributed
10:30 AM – Start Rally
2:30 PM – Could arrive at endpoint
3:30 PM – Must be at endpoint – Quaker Steak & Lube – 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, OH

Cost for this event is $25 (a discount is available for members)

Covered Bridge Tour Registration

General Instruction (PDF)

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Rally Report – August, 2017

11 teams competed in Jim’s July Jaunt on a hot Saturday afternoon. We made it short before the worst heat set in and because everyone is busy this time of year. Everyone finished-eventually; only 1 team got lost, but since they drove up and down the one street that had what turned out to be the toughest question, they got it right and finished with a perfect score. Congratulations to Steve Munday and his crack navigation team of teens Jacob & Makayla.

In a three way tie for second were John & Dick Krehbiel, Joe & Mary Beth O’Gorman and Jim & Bob Zeisler with 1 point. All but one other team was in a tie for third with 2 points. Those teams were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Gary & Brigitte Spicer, Terry & Denise Challenger, Gordon Maciulewicz & Paul McGloin, Tom O’Gorman & Dave Montgomery and Scott Giles & Renee Hines. Bringing up the rear were our beloved speedsters EB Lunken & Tim Silver. A huge thank you goes to Rally Master Jim Knepper, who jumped in with both feet and set up a beautiful and varied drive with a quick turn-around time. As a side note – Jim is also letting me borrow his truck to tow the trailer to Mid Ohio for the Todd Cholmondeley IT Spec*tacular, even though he can’t go himself. We’re getting a good one here folks!

Our next rally date is August 26. Details will be coming soon. Look for a Facebook post and email with details. Save the date!

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Road Rally: Jim’s July Jaunt

Ready for our Road Rally Point Event #3?

Please register Online Here!

We start and end at Jax Restaurant & Tavern at 1081 Smiley Ave 45246@ Cobblestone Plaza (I275 & Winton Road in Forest Park)

Registration beginning at 9, meeting at 10:15, first car out at 10:30
This is a 2 hour drive of approximately 50 miles. Everyone is busy in the summer.

Bring a team who has not participated in the past 2 years and earn a discount on your entry fee!

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Rally Report – July, 2017

14 teams Revisited Rabbit Hash in June. Everyone finished; nobody seemed to get lost – at least not hopelessly; and FOUR – count ‘em – Four teams completed the BEAUTIFUL course with zero points. Winners were Gordon & Teresa Benson, Dick & Paul Krehbiel, Scott, Reghan & Amy Bitzer and Brittany Moore & Hannah Poston. Following closely behind with a 1/2 point deduction (“The” is part of the sign) were Gary & Brigitte Spicer. A huge thank you to Rally Master Lee Grimes, and to Jerry Cabe & Colleen Cabe for tag teaming on the Safety Steward duties. Their help allowed me to navigate for Tim Silver – a very exciting ride in his MGB.

Our next rally date is July 22. There was no Rally Master lined up for this one and I was concerned about pulling it off in time. Enter my (retired) neighbor and friend of 33 years who did not know of my involvement in the SCCA rally program. He crewed for us a couple times in my previous SCCA (racing) life (before kids) so wondered if I was still involved and if we ever did rallies. Serendipity. We had a meeting tonight to go over some basics and he plans to jump right in and get us set up for the next rally. Thanks, Jim! Registration will be open as soon as I give him some time to determine where to start and end.

There will be an email blast to former participants and a Facebook post to let you know when registration will be open. Please sign up on line whether you want to pay in advance or the day of the event so we’ll have a ballpark idea of how many to expect. Bring some friends, member or not, who haven’t run with us before and save $5 on your registration fee (one discount per new car/driver/navigator unit).

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