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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:28 pm 
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You are invited to the annual DFW Map Rally, to be held on Saturday, May 21. The start will be in McKinney, Texas.

For this event, we give you a certain map and some rules, and you figure out how to get to the checkpoints and the finish. Then you drive the route you have determined. Along the way, you answer a few questions, which will tell us what route you took.

The start is at Brandon Tomes Subaru, 900 S. Central Expy, McKinney, 75070. For more details, please see the attached flier.

Preregistration is open at http://www.tinyurl.com/DMR11msr .

Join us!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:56 pm 
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A Rally like you are sponsoring is an excellent way for two people to have a BLAST while trying to negotiate a route.
Thanks for posting the invitation and good luck with your event.
Hope to see more of these; they used to be very common during Street Rod Runs (I think they call them 'Rat Rods' now :oops: ).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:05 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
A Rally like you are sponsoring is an excellent way for two people to have a BLAST while trying to negotiate a route.
Thanks for posting the invitation and good luck with your event.
Hope to see more of these; they used to be very common during Street Rod Runs (I think they call them 'Rat Rods' now :oops: ).

They still call them Street Rods. The Street Rod Nationals were held here last weekend. A rat rod is basically just a hot rod car that looks unfinished, with all the work done in making it fast. I talked to an old timer about it and he said that the reason cars looked that way back in his day (50's-60's) was because they were too broke to spend money on paint.

I used to do poker runs and rallies in my 1970 Cougar before I sold her.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:29 am 
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Rat Rod? Hey, Phils got one of those in his garage.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:25 am 
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Rat Rod? Hey, Phils got one of those in his garage.

Ha!
You have never been here, so I GUESS you've been looking at my posts with PICTURES, eh?
Enjoy.
What I've learned here will be applied to that little puppy.
Back when old3banger was rebuilding engines (1960s) I pissed off my Old Man and put a CHEVY into that '32 FORD.
Oh, was he pissed!
But after he saw it perform, and the bracing for that Jag rear end, he was fairly impressed.
Gee, I guess I'll be dead 10 years before my fellow member, old3banger.
That ought to be a comfort to him. Maybe I'll send him a picture.
Wow, maybe I should be paranoid that he'll steal it some night. :shock:
So, I've learned a bit about turbos, stand alone engine management, and fuel injection.
Not enough, but some to get me started.
Now, they have a lot of improvements to what I've already installed:
-lighter heads
-better automatic transmissions
-'pan hugger' style headers.
But with a Turbo, it will still need some engineering. And to do the old beauty justice, she should have twin turbos.
It was nice to hear they were still called 'Street Rods'.
When I first heard 'Street Rod' I asked what the heck was that.
They told me: A street rod is an early model car/truck with newer running gear but is still street legal.
Since the paint is old and faded on the truck I can see how they came up with the name 'Rat Rod'. Ha!
With the new technology, the Wife should be able to lift the front end further than the 6 inches she'll do now.
(It 'pops a 6 inch wheelie' - do they still say that?)
Since this thread is about rallies, when I attended the old rallies, they would also have a long tow rope and the event was called 'open vs. closed vehicle tug-o-war'. Thinking back, it was a fun time.
Rallys are great: live bands, kegs of beer, dancing, and great fun driving to and from the event in groups.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:42 pm 
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You said:
"Since this thread is about rallies, when I attended the old rallies, they would also have a long tow rope and the event was called 'open vs. closed vehicle tug-o-war'. Thinking back, it was a fun time. Rallys are great: live bands, kegs of beer, dancing, and great fun driving to and from the event in groups."

There are all kinds of rallies. Ours are a bit different. You follow a set course (or try to...but don't worry, you won't get lost), and leave at 1-minute intervals, so you are not really in a group. To make sure you went the correct way, we ask you to find some signs or landmarks along the way. If you find fewer wrong ones, you win! No bands or dancing, but the pizza parlor where we end is a fun place.

If you like driving on pretty country roads, come on out. If you like solving puzzles, don't miss this one.

See the flier I referenced for more details.

sccarally


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:46 am 
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ill be there. hopefully my GT will be ready by then.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:52 pm 
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LOL! awesome.

This is right down the street from me. Off of 75. I may have to take my 87 for a rally run.

If you see a bronze 87 with tinted windows that looks like it was found under a tree. It's me.

Hope to see some fellow sprint owners there.

BBM

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