Rally

RallyWhat is a Rally?  A rally is a competitive event that takes place on public roads, at posted speed limits.  All drivers are required to obey all traffic laws at all times. Cars are sent off in one minute intervals and are given a sheet of rally instructions. The route is to be completed in an amount of time closest to the target time, which was determined by obeying all traffic rules.  Throughout the rally, checkpoints are used to track each vehicle’s progress. The first checkpoint is used as a control to verify odometer accuracy. After the rally and lunch, prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams.

Rallies combine friendly competition, camaraderie and a few hours of driving on paved roads that wind in all directions and give each team an opportunity to explore Ontario’s picturesque roads and countryside.  Winners are not the fastest teams;  they are instead teams that follow the directions and arrive at the correct time. Any street legal vehicle is welcome.

Rallies require a driver and a navigator, and are suitable for all levels of experience – from the experienced to never been in a rally.  All you need are the four ‘C’s: a Co-driver (navigator), Calculator, Clipboard and a Crayon (a pencil or pen will do too!).  Plus, a cellphone or a stopwatch are also useful to help keep your team on time.


Event Name:            UCR Spring Rally

Event Date:              Sunday, April 30, 2016

Start Time:               8:00 a.m.

Starting Point:         The Meadowvale Club, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3  (located behind the Hilton Hotel on Mississauga Rd at Argentia Drive, just south of 401)

Ending Time:            11:30 a.m.

Ending Point:           427 Auto Collision, 395 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K8

Register At:             www.clubregistration.net

Register Opens:     Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Rally Registration: $20 (per car)

Come join UCR members on a half-day journey through some of the most thrilling roads to drive on, surrounded by scenic sights of the countryside and cityscapes to end at the 2017 UCR Open House at 427 Auto Collision.

There will be lots of prizes and the Rally entry fee is a nominal $20 per car. Lunch is not included in the registration fee, but available at the end of the rally at the UCR Open House for a charitable donation by purchasing meal tickets.

Participants must be at the Meadowvale Club, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 (located behind the Hilton Hotel on Mississauga Rd at Argentia Drive, just south of 401) at 8:00 sharp to register and attend the drivers briefing while snacking on coffee and donuts. Cars will depart at 8:30 a.m.

A Rally is a technical driving event. Multiple checkpoints time the cars and penalize early or late arrivals at checkpoints. Trip odometers are set to zero at the calibration point after a short drive from the starting point to get drivers and navigators accustomed to the written instructions of the route. From the calibration point forward, there will be no information about road names. Navigators must pay careful attention to the way points, landmarks and constantly check with drivers for odometer readings. Driving directions forward of the calibration point are provided in Kilometres and Miles, such as “Drive 3km (1.86 Miles) and turn right” followed by step-by-step distance to each way point for navigation of the entire rally. The route instruction sheet will also have questions about significant landmarks to score points for observation, so familiarize yourself with the questions before you drive off and keep eyes open to recognize and record the landmarks.


Event Name:            UCR Fall Rally to Concours/Picnic

Event Date:              TBA

Start Time:               8:00 a.m.

Starting Point:         The Meadowvale Club, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3  (located behind the Hilton Hotel on Mississauga Rd at Argentia Drive, just south of 401)

Ending Time:            11:30 a.m.

Ending Point:           TBA

Register At:             www.clubregistration.net

Register Opens:     TBA

Rally Registration: $20 (per car)

The UCR Fall Rally will be held on the same date as the UCR Concours. Check here for updates to the Fall Rally and register.


To see more upcoming rallies, look on the right hand side in the upcoming events or browse the monthly calendar or click here to see only the rally calendar.