As an American who 8 months ago moved to Canada because of rally (okay, so their were a few other factors...) I say welcome all! Who needs the SCCA any way- go to www.carsrally.ca and sign up now!
(by the way- come november 7th you may want to leave the country anyway! )
With all this talk about defecting to Canada,
please take notice that we have had a successful
NASA Rally Sport rally program right here in the United
States, which will expand in 2005.
Chairman and Clerk of the Course
Rally New York, April 16 - 17, 2004
Rally New York USA, November 5 - 6, 2004
Rally New York Rallycross Series, October 10 & November 21, 2004
Rally New York, May 6 - 7, 2005
Rally New York USA, September 30 - October 1, 2005
In my 30+ years of this I've never had the privilege of running in Canada. Not that I haven't wanted to, the opportunity has not presented itself (remember I'm a co-driver rally-ho!).
But does anyone really think that all the work organizers put into rallies in the US is just going to come to a screeching halt? Do you think there will be no Sno*Drift? Oregon? Rim? STPR? Cog? 100 Acre Wood? To some degree organizers are addicted to what they do as much as drivers.
Enter US rallies! Vote with your entry fees. Not entering rallies is a faster way to kill the sport here than anything the SCCA BoD can do. There are talented people ready to jump in and see this through. This is positive transition, folks, not death.
And I still want to run Canadian events! I'm hoping Tall Pines.
Kim makes an excellent point. Now more than ever we need to support USA organizers. Remember how successful Gorman Ridge was a year when NASA stepped up after SCCA suspended all rallies? That's the kind of support the organizers, R-A, et al will need to grow the sport and this junction in history.
>> Yea!... we sure don't want those F'ing lawyers running the
>> Insurance will be imposible to get for everything except
>> Land use permits for forest rally, not a chance.
>You're right kill all the lawyers. Abandon the constitution.
>Everyone buy an assult weapon and settle arguments like real
I'm with you man, Just like the first time this country was taken,
err.. I mean discovered
Repeat after me . . .
Rally in Canada is good - EH?
Beer in Canada is good - EH?
My money is worth more in Canada - EH? (for now anyways)
They have recce and pace notes - EH? (even at regional events)
They allow studs in winter events - EH?
Get the picture - come on up - I'll buy the first round!
>Repeat after me . . .
>Rally in Canada is good - EH?
>Beer in Canada is good - EH?
>My money is worth more in Canada - EH? (for now anyways)
>They have recce and pace notes - EH? (even at regional
>They allow studs in winter events - EH?
>Get the picture - come on up - I'll buy the first round!
We'll be at Tall Pines. Where will you be when you buy that first round?