For those interested in long distance events, three Endurance Rallies have
been announced in the mid-western US for 2001.
Missouri EndurancebMarch 24-25, 2001. Starts/Ends in St.Louis. Robert
Rushing-Organizer. If you have questions, please contact Robert Rushing at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Pentecost at email@example.com. You can also call
the MG Hotline at 314-995-TOMG. We will be leaving the Hooters of Maryland
Heights (11835 Lackland Rd, St Louis, MO) at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 24th.
Teams will have until 10 a.m. the next morning to reach all the locations
that are drawn at the meeting, take a Polaroid picture of you or your
co-driver in front of the entrance sign of the Missouri State Park or State
Historic Site, and make it back to the parking lot of Hooters of Maryland
Heights. The team covering the least number of miles wins. Any team that
arrives after 10 a.m. is disqualified.
MG 2001 Endurance RallybJuly 1-2, 2001. Starts in Madison, Wisconsin/Ends in
St. Paul, Minnesota, site of MG2001 the combined national Conventions of the
NAMMMR, NEMGT, NAMGAR, NAMGBR and AMGCR. Organizer b Phil Vanner
Abingdon TrialsbAugust 2-3, 2001. Organizers b Last yearbs Winners Jim and
Thad Cousino firstname.lastname@example.org. Start point not announced yet. Will
end in Abingdon, Illinois, site of the Abingdon Summer Party. Competing for
the Chicagoland Cup, a monstrosity that poses engineering problems for the
winners who have to figure out how to pack it in an MG to take home around
their regular complement of luggage - and then do the same next year to
bring it back to award again. I wish I had seen how the Cousino's got it in
their TF. The cup was originally awarded for the Around Lake Michigan Rally
run from 1993 on in conjunction with John Twist's UML Summer Party which the
Abingdon Trials have become successor to.
Thus far I know Team Fokowee will be at Missouri as well as the Bomber
Brothers in our faithful and much abused 71 Midget, MR BILL3. These are FUN
rallies. On absolutely great MG roads. You do not have to be a professional
driver or have a race prepared car to run them. They are not races, indeed
being pulled over by the authorities and having to open your sealed license
envelope results in disqualification. The challenge is mapping the best route
and then following it. We have couples and indeed have had whole families
(like David Darby in his Magnette on Missouri) run these events. We have had
drivers run them solo. They run approximately 800-1000 miles over 24 hours or
so and are a fun time while they prove that properly maintained LBCs are
equal to the challenge.
C'mon out and have a ball.
aka Kim Tonry
Bomber Brothers Endurance Rallying
Downers Grove, Illinois, USA