RALLYS

What is a Rally?

A Road Rally is traversed over public roads within the legal speed limit. The challenge is to drive on time, arriving at points along the route neither early nor late (it’s NOT a race). Each team needs a simple watch which can be synchronized to match official time, as well as something to write on and with. Interior lighting (map lights, a flashlight, etc) is also a good idea for night rallies.

After receiving and browsing the route instructions, cars start at one minute intervals. The first section, a short 10-15 mile route, is called the “Odometer Calibration Zone,” and is used to calibrate the rally car’s odometer to the official mileage used to measure the course by the rally-master. After this section, the competition really begins, as you must follow the course using the instructions in the route book, as well as the general instructions that govern the rally. Meanwhile, you must also stay on time, based on the average speeds given in the instructions at various points through the routes.


Spring RallySpring Ralley

The Spring Rally is the kick-off event for our driving season. Held the second Sunday in April, the Spring Rally gets the blood pumping and the Corvettes rumbling after a long storage season. Drivers and their Navigators can participate in three different rally challenges. Months before the event, our Rally Committee has designed a specific route and instruction for the participants. The list includes turns, things to observe and write down on the score-sheet you’re given… get them all right and the first place trophy could be yours. The second challenge is the Poker Rally. There will be 4 poker stops along your journey at each stop you will draw a playing card. At the end of the Rally you can purchase additional cards to make your best five card poker hand. Trophies and cash prizes handed out for this part of the challenge as well. The final challenge is the total miles traveled. If the total miles you drove matches the Rally Committees total miles you win. All of the proceeds from the Rally goes to our club Charity. This event is a great way to usher in the Corvette driving season.

1960 The 1st Mid-West Corvettes Rally

1960 MWC Rally

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed to help with registration and check in, manning checkpoints along the route and assisting at the finish.

PARTICIPATE

Ralleys are FUN!Register your Corvette and you and your navigator are in for a fun-filled few hours. The navigator is responsible for recording information along the route and keeping the driver on the designated route.

PLAN

Mid-West Corvettes is always on the lookout for new events to enhance our members' driving experiences.If you have an idea for a rally, there are plenty of members who would be great sounding boards for advice and assistance in getting your rally off the drawing board and onto a map. Don't hesitate to ask for help.

RADIOS

You'll need a radio. (they are required) We recommend Midland's GXT-1000 2-way radio.You can find these on sale from time to time. They're available at many retailers including Home Depot and Office Depot.

Upcoming Events

Jun
7
Sun
9:30 am Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA
Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am
Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA | Le Claire | Iowa | United States
Open Drive Out  Meet at Ascentra Credit Union Meet at 9:30, drivers meeting 9:45 and Leave at 10 AM    
Jun
11
Thu
6:00 pm Sweet Treat! @ Whitey's Ice Cream
Sweet Treat! @ Whitey's Ice Cream
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
Sweet Treat! @ Whitey's Ice Cream | Moline | Illinois | United States
  Sweet Treats! Corvette or Tin, come on in…!. Come join all your Midwest Corvette Club friends for sweet treats: This is not an official drive out, but a social event, so meet the MWCC[...]
Jun
28
Sun
9:30 am Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA
Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am
Open Drive Out @ Ascentra Credit Union, LeClair IA | Le Claire | Iowa | United States
Open Drive Out  Meet at Ascentra Credit Union Meet at 9:30, drivers meeting 9:45 and Leave at 10 AM    
Jul
9
Thu
all-day IndyCar Weekend @ Road America
IndyCar Weekend @ Road America
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day
IndyCar Weekend @ Road America | Plymouth | Wisconsin | United States
The NTT IndyCar Series takes center stage as an international lineup of drivers will have their chance to battle it out for glory on one of the world’s most majestic road courses during the REV[...]
Jul
11
Sat
9:00 am Garage Tour
Garage Tour
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am
Garage Tour @ Davenport | Iowa | United States
Details pending. Save the date.  
Jul
18
Sat
6:30 am Keeneland Concours d’Elegance @ Keeneland
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance @ Keeneland
Jul 18 @ 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance @ Keeneland | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
On the third weekend of July, the annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will again be held on the beautiful grounds of Kentucky’s renowned Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.    We will be showcasing  the finest[...]
Jul
25
Sat
8:00 am Indy Classical Glass Corvette Cl... @ Perry Meridian High School
Indy Classical Glass Corvette Cl... @ Perry Meridian High School
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indy Classical Glass Corvette Club Car Show @ Perry Meridian High School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Corvette Classes C-1 & C-2 will be combined & trophies will be awarded for  places 1-3. Motorcycle: 1 & 2 place. Trucks: 1 & 2 place. (Wash-N-Show ( open for all class of car)) Hoods[...]