On April 5, 2014 the New England Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) held the Cape Codders Oldtimers Rally. This rally is rally were to be successful the teams have to answer questions based on local Cape Cod landmarks, while driving the shortest distance to determine the answers to these questions, and within a penalty-free time duration. I did not take part in this rally as a participant, but I was there helping out at the final control.
I also enjoyed that I was able to re-connect with Val Stoegmoen who I navigated for in a rally many years ago. I learned a lot about rallying without using an odometer from Val. In those days, the New England Region had a rally class, Class C, where competitors were not allowed to use any odometers, including the car’s standard odometer. This class was also known as the “taped odo” class, as competitors had to apply tape to cover up their odometers. This is somewhat similar to the format used in the “Great Race” type rallies in the USA. One way to unify all rally competitors in the USA would be to have three classes – equipped (anything goes), stock (only car manufacturer’s standard equipment), and “no odo” only use clocks, but that is a topic for another time.
Some of the Cars Of The Rally Participants At The Finish Location
The Cape Codders Oldtimers Rally is a special rally in the New England area were for many people this is the only rally that they compete in every year. The rally has a long history as it was first held in 1950 as a more typical Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally. Over time, the rally evolved into the shortest distance rally format of the present day.
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The 2014 Cape Codders Oldtimer Rally winners were Derek Rummel (driver) and Chris Binkowski (navigator). It is worthy of note that Derek is local SCCA rally legend Omer Norton’s grandson. Omer either ran or worked at nearly every Cape Cod rally from its inception in the TSD format in 1950 through the current Old Timers (shortest distance) format rally until Omer passed away in 2004.
2014 Cape Codders Oldtimes Rally Winners Derek Rummel and Chris Binkowski
In addition to the pictures of the rally winners, Cindy Rummel, who is the daughter of Omer Norton, sent me a note saying that she along with her husband Ted, started taking Derek and his brother Damon on the Cape Codders Oldtimers rallys when Derek was about eight years old, so even though he’s only 22 years old now, he’s had quite a bit of experience running this rally. For Chris Binkowski, Derek’s navigator, friend and fellow engineering student at the University of Connecticut, this was his first rally ever! Well done Chris! It takes good planning to layout the best route to find the answers to the rally’s questions.
Derek Rummel and Chris Binkowski With Their Rally Hardware
The Cape Codders Oldtimers Rally is a great way to take part in a fun rally and to see one of America’s most famous vacation areas.