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Hi,

I'm wondering what is the best way to reach the US Rally teams? I know a lot of them read here, but is there any other site or mailing list or offcial site or list where information could be sent to reach the us teams?? Is the Fasttrack publication made by the SCCA only available online or is it sent to all members via a paper mailing? If so, is it possible to place some publicity in it?

I'm even going to tell you why I want to know this! Since you have a long period without rally in 2003 (between january and may), the Quebec Rally which I'm helping, would like to reach the us teams to invite them to our rally. So what would be the best and most effective way for the organisation of the rally to reach us rally teams?

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Order a mailing list directly from the SCCA -- it will be the most efficient way to reach all or any geographical segment of licensed Rally members. In addition you could target those interested in rally but not license holder in a smaller geographioc area.

There will probably be a charge, but if your real nice it should be reasonable for a CARS event.

Good Luck!!

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Forget the 3 month gap, I'd run Rally De Quebec over SnoDrift anyday. Terrific event, better than Charlevoix this year with more potential to becoming a WRC event in my opinion. Spectators galore, beautiful scenery, various road types, the Hippodrome, a 'real' snow event with snowdrifts unlike SnoDrift or LSPR that may have a dusting, in a partytown with casino and stuff to do, blah, blah, blah.

If your intent is to draw large #s of US competitors, perhaps you should suggest having an additional English competitor relations officer on the organizing committee and insure the routebook contains equal English to French. My first year at RDQ was pretty frustrating and I know the Irish NewYorkers were having bigtime language barriers too. Good thing you are using the FIA timecards now because the Quebec triplicate timing slips are also strange. And can you change some of the highway signs to English too? :) Est, Quest, Nord, Sud. WTF? And all those long French Saint street names have got to go. Oh yeah, and can you change the distances to miles? ;)

See you there.
 

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I'd say your best bet is to post it here. Cheap and most teams read and login here daily. I know I do.
Either in the USA, Driver or Co-Driver section.

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Ray:

Do you really think most teams check in here?

I always assumed it was a small but vocal minority.

I am only guessing but I think about 80% of active competitors see this site with very little frequency.

I'd love to be wrong, but I think if you want to ensure your message gets out you need direct mail.

Just my hypothesis.

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Pou,

Contact the CARS office. I believe they can get you an SCCA mailing list - they did for the Rocky.

You will have to retype or handwrite all the envelopes though.

Shawn



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http://www.rockymountainrally.com
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May 23-24, 2003
 

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Hi Dave,

Your comments had been sent to the organisations..

Regarding the traffic signs and street name, etc, I have only one thing to say! When we go to the US we have to read english signs, so do the same here! ;)

For the case of all the Saint, I agree that for street name, it does make very long street name.. But did you notice that a lot of cities also have Saints in their name?? I tend to believe that this is useful. Here's the reason. The more you get away from big cities, the more you'll see Saint in the cities/village names. And the smaller the village, the longer the name of that village!! So if you're touring in Quebec, you can almost guest the population of a village by it's name! :D

By the way, since the rally is at the end of february - beginning of march this year, this means even more snow and usually a bit warmer temperature!

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>Do you really think most teams check in here?
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>I always assumed it was a small but vocal minority.
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>I am only guessing but I think about 80% of active
>competitors see this site with very little frequency.
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>I'd love to be wrong, but I think if you want to ensure your
>message gets out you need direct mail.

I would suspect that there is a large portion that views the information here, maybe not on a daily basis, rather more like once a week, and just doesn't have a strong opinion to elucidate.
 

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I would say to make some more kick [email protected]# videos and insert some subliminal messages this time. Since the older videos still get watched frequently, you might have people showing up for your event in August still.

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Quebec roads

Pou,
There seems to be one very very long road named Rue de Principle that winds though every one of the small villages. It must be a long and twisty road to go though each of them. I must follow it someday to see how it does it.
 

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Humm.

That might be an idea... I'm currently preparing the WRC 2002 video.. Damn 3 hours footage.. Can you imagine I have to go through 42 hours of rally instead of 14 like last year!!!

I think I'll hurry and make a CARS 2002 like last year and maybe have a general invitation to come to Canada with the 2003 calendar!! That might be an idea!
 
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