Trans America Challenge Recce Tour Off To A Wet Start

The recce tour for the 2018 Trans America Challenge has started.  We are in Charlotte, North Carolina today after a revised recce from Charleston, South Carolina yesterday.  The plan was for me to meet Fred Gallagher in Charleston and we would start the rally recce today in Charleston.  Due to weather concerns as a result of Hurricane Irma, Fred started yesterday from Charleston to do that portion of the recce and I joined him last night in Charlotte.  Tomorrow morning we will set out from Charlotte for the second day of the recce.

For today we are sorting some things out concerning the rally and making some arrangements for having the rally participants visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Hyatt House On East Trade Street In Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is a major city in North Carolina, but today things are fairly quiet, possibly due to many people just staying at home to avoid any impact from Hurricane Irma.  Fortunately for us, the Trans America Challenge will be held May and June 2018, which are not hurricane months.

The rally’s night stop hotel is located directly beside the Spectrum Center where the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets play.

The Hyatt House Is Beside The Spectrum Center; Home of the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets

I am looking forward to tomorrow as we get on the road towards the scenic Great Smoky Mountains and Highlands, North Carolina.  This should be a nice drive and hopefully be drier.

If you have any comments or questions about this post or the Trans America Challenge, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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2 Responses to Trans America Challenge Recce Tour Off To A Wet Start

  1. Greg G says:

    Are workers needed for the event?

    • Hi Greg,
      Most of the workers that the Endurance Rally Association (ERA) use are people who are very familiar with their techniques and equipment through previous ERA rallies. In certain locations, additional workers could be needed for special tests at a race track or airport for example.
      Steve McKelvie

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