Real Roads. Real Fast. This is rally without limits; fully prepared cars running on closed roads.
Competitor Teams leave the starting line one minute apart, with a simple goal: get to the flying finish as quickly as possible. It’s maximum acceleration, aggressive cornering, and ultimate braking. Success requires thorough preparation, tight coordination, and a little bit of luck.
Don’t have a fully prepared rally car? We also supply spectating areas, and volunteer opportunities that can get you up close to the action.
Do you love Facebook? Are you addicted to Twitter? The Oregon Rally Group is seeking a Volunteer Social Media Coordinator for the upcoming Oregon Trail Rally May 3-5, 2013. In this role, you’ll be responsible for establishing and maintaining the official social media presence of Rally. The position will require that you are able to attend the entire Rally and provide live updates from the event. As the majority of the event is held in the Mt. Hood area, you will need to have a smartphone with good service in that area.
- Experience using Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
- Excellent communication skills
- Detail oriented
- Computer savvy
- A reliable car capable of driving on Forest Service Roads
- A smartphone with reliable access to the internet
Additional desirable attributes:
- An active HAM radio license and access to a 2M HAM radio
Interested? Contact email@example.com to volunteer today!
Sorry for the late notice, but due to a number of folks being out of town, sick, or engaged in another ORG activity tomorrow night, we’ve decided to cancel this month’s meeting at Buster’s.
That said, the ORG was asked by OMSI to participate in this month’s ‘OMSI After Dark’ event the same Wednesday (3/27) as the meeting. This month features the MythBusters exhibit. Part of the exhibit features a game testing the myth “Can you drive blindfolded with someone else giving you directions?” and they wanted to see if rally driver/co-driver pairs would fare better than the average person. We also will have a table set up to promote the ORG and our associated events, explain the different forms of rally, what it takes to be a rally driver, etc.
Dylan Hooker – ORG President
See OMSI after dark event page for more info on the event.
I know I am excited for the Mt Hood Rally this year! If you’re looking for Mt Hood info for competitors go to the Mt Hood Rally competitors page. The Supplemental Regulations are there, as well as the Rally Guide, which has tons of great info!
Volunteer sign up is open, too. Go to RallyData.com to volunteer.
Here’s a picture I took on a transit during Mt Hood (I don’t remember which year), pretty huh?
Dufur, OR. – Following another successful year for Oregon Rally Group’s Oregon Trail Rally held on May 4th, 5th & 6th at Portland International Raceway, The Dalles and Dufur, Oregon, organizers decided to show their appreciation to the local community by throwing a “Rally Fun Day”. On June 30th, at the Dillon Ranch in Dufur, Oregon, the day of fun stage rally car rides took place.
Six rally teams from across the Northwest brought their highly-specialized rally cars to give local residents and community supporters a taste of what the sport of Stage Rally is all about. There were two-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive cars, representing some of the many classes of competitive cars that one might have seen at the Oregon Trail Rally.
There were many happy faces, from both old and young, after emerging from the rally car. Some were happy for the ride, others wanted more, vowing to get involved in the sport. The fun afternoon highlighted the sports family and community spirit, which is ever present in the rally community.
Once the last rally car ride was complete, the group adjourned to Dufur’s own Kramer’s Market for lunch, rally videos and stories of their rides.
Organizers are busy planning for next year’s Oregon Trail Rally, as well as another stage rally on October 20, 2012 in the Hood River area. For more information, please stay tuned to the “Stage Rally” area of www.oregonrally.com
Photos courtesy of Robert Holcomb of Terra Design Photography
Oregon Trail Rally is coming up on May 4th through the 6th
Mt. Hood Rally shooting for sometime in October, but we have to wait for hunting schedule to be posted so we can know when we can have the roads.
Stay tuned to this site, facebook, or org-l for more details.