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2013 Thunderbird Rally
42th Thunderbird Rally -- February 16-17, 2013
Round 1 of the 2013 BC TSD Rally Championship
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association

Supp Regs (pdf)

The Thunderbird Rally is a winter driving adventure through snow and ice covered back roads in the British Columbia interior.  Following the Thunderbird route is simple, but staying out of the snow banks is not. This event is suitable for ordinary road cars.  There are classes for Historic cars, Novice teams and different levels of navigation equipment.  Enjoy friendly competition with teams from BC, Alaska, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and beyond.

Officials of the Event
Route Master: Paul Westwick (paul@rallybc.com) (604) 617 4132
Co-Organizer: Tony Latham (tony@rallybc.com)  
Registrar: Dennis Wende (dennis@rallybc.com)  
Please note: Historic class - The example in the sup regs should read "For this year, that means that any vehicle manufactured before December 31st, 1987 will qualify." (The year prior to current is 2012, minus 25 = 1987).
Merritt (Friday Night and/or Sunday Night):
Best Western Nicola Inn
(rally HQ) 1-800-663-2830
1 Queen + sofa or 2 Queens : $85 + tax, suite: $135 + tax, just mention the Thunderbird Rally. Continental breakfast included.
Alternate: Ramada Inn:
Single: $75 + tax, Double: $85 + tax, 3 Queens : $105 + tax, just mention the Thunderbird Rally. Continental breakfast included.
Kamloops (Saturday Night):
Comfort Inn, Kamloops

1-888-556-3111 or 1-250-372-0987 Double occupancy: $115 + taxes, including hot breakfast, just mention “Thunderbird Rally Group”.

Electronic Payment Options  
You can also pay by paypal, please add $5 service charge, and
send to dennis@rallybc.com (category = service) US funds for US competitors.
Interac Email Money Transfer
– just like sending cash,
only now it's done electronically (to dennis@rallybc.com)
Interac Email Money Transfer participants
Email money transfer also available
thru hyperWALLET to dennis@rallybc.com
Entry fee can be made by Interac Email Money Transfer or hyperWALLET , email to the registrar, dennis@rallybc.com.
You can also pay by paypal, please add $5 service charge, and send to dennis@rallybc.com (category = service), and email your entry details to the registrar - dennis@rallybc.com
Thunderbird Team Prize

In the grand tradition of 1960's rallying, Savoia Aero SA (a division of D.E.R. International) sponsored the establishment of an annual Team Trophy for the Thunderbird Rally. A Team is defined as three to six entries, of differing classes (span at least two classes and no more than two in one class) and should include a novice team. All teams with or without a Novice class entry shall be scored by one of the following means: by averaging a Novice score factor (average of all novice scores for the event) or the actual score of their novice team member (which ever method is more beneficial for the team score). Teams may be declared up to the close of registration. There is no additional fee for registering a team. Teams are strongly encouraged to display their team name and/or logo on the team vehicles, using professional-looking and tasteful decals. Each entry on a team will be given a score factor, which is the ratio of their score to the winning score in their class. The winning team will be the one with the lowest average score factor. The designated team captain will be awarded the perpetual trophy and a cash prize of $100. Team trophy details can be found at http://www.rallybc.com/archives/SavoniaTeam.htm

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  West Coast Rally Association
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