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2018 VCRA EVENT RULES & REGULATIONS ..are posted on this web site. This abbreviated format makes it possible to make this edition applicable to all VCRA and/or VCRA sanctioned events. All specific event information such as schedules, rally format, class designations, scoring format, awards, prizes etc will be provided on entry forms and/or event supplements prior to the event. Click on Rule Book for more Information.
VCRA RALLY CLOCKS…Just received a small shipment from supplier of “Sawtooth” VCRA legal rally clocks. New price is $149.00 including shipping to anywhere in the USA. Won’t last long..may be last we get for a while!! To order simply e-
LOOKING FOR A SPEEDO? We here at VCRA try to locate and purchase all the used speedos we can to pass on to those that are entering the sport..however, it seems with the surge of Rookie teams each year, the demand has exceeded the supply. We will continue to try to find the used ones, and, in the meantime, our good friend Bill Croker has been successful in his program of finding, and making available, used Timewise speedos. If in need, also try Bill for a speedo at firstname.lastname@example.org . He is the guy that initiated the “Rookie Mentor” program, so you can believe what he tells you!!
Looking for a Rally Car???… Go and check out the classified section on our website to find your next Rally Car. Click here for classifieds
VCRA IS ALWAYS SEARCHING…For Autism Schools, Chapters or Programs in need. If you know of any in your area, please notify us or have them contact us. We Generally donate t 501c3, Non-
VCRA ANNOUNCES 2017 CHARITY DONATIONS..As you all know by now, each year VCRA donates the proceeds of all VCRA rally events, the donations from each Branson Charity Auction, plus the proceeds from the Great Race / Hemmings Motor News supported “Race4Autism” competition! Those, plus the many VCRA support sponsors and individual donations make this possible. These donations are made to selected Autism schools, programs and/or chapters that the VCRA selection committee determines are “in need” and that the funds will make an immediate, positive impact directly on the kids, and improve the school’s ability to dramatically improve and/or enhance their education programs. This year we are proud and happy to announce the donations total is $133,000!!!!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MOST GENEROUS SUPPORT!!
THE VISTA SCHOOL – HERSHEY, PA $45,000
Our friends Ed and Steven Tourje from Uniondale, PA, long time VCRA/Greatrace racers, were kind enough to represent VCRA for the presentation of a donation of $45,000 to The Vista School. The donation will be used to purchase a slightly used van and soundproof classroom dividers. This program enables students with autism to get into the community for job training and employment, as well as create quit spaces within classrooms. Pictured l to r, Ed Tourje, Kristine Yurich, chief clinical officer, Steven Tourje, Candis Chubb, director of education, and Michael Jarmin, founder. www.thevistaschool.org
ASD HOPE, Inc -
Cary Mollinedo, ASD Hope founder, visited VCRA headquarters in Grove, OK to receive a donation check in the amount of $29,009 that will fully fund a complete classroom with all electronic and sensory equipment to make it possible for a much needed expansion of the program. They will now be able to expand and accept new students. Pictured l to r, Shawn McNeeley, VCRA staff, Rex Gardner, VCRA Founder / Director, Cary Mollinedo, ASD Hope, and Judy Gardner, VCRA staff. www.asdhope.com
BRIDGEWAY ACADEMY – COLUMBUS, OH $20,100
Founded in 2005, the Bridgeway Academy is a full-
GIANT STEPS OF ST LOUIS -
Giant Steps was selected because of their new Student Vocational Program. They provide an integrated program of therapeutic, educational and one-
PATHS TO INDEPENDENCE -
PTI has grown to 51 students, and finally moved to a new facility. While that is great news, the need for equipment to fill the needs for the additional enrollment became a very real issue. VCRA is pleased to be able to fill that void, and present PTI with a check for $10,850 that will fully fund the purchase of 8 new computers, 2 new projectors, 10 i-
LIONHEART SCHOOL – ALPHARETTA, GA $9,000
The Lionheart School has a program called the WORKS program. In the past year this program has doubled in size. Why? It is a vocational education program that provides individuals, 18 and older, with customized work experiences while teaching basic employment skills. The curriculum is designed to teach independence and communication; matching educational strengths with work-
FACT – VIRGINIA BEACH, VA $3,000
FACT has been a partner with VCRA for several years. Their mission is to provide social and recreational programs specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. They now serve more than 400 individuals, and one key factor is they focus on our veterans families that have children with autism. Our donation will secure another year of social programs for those in need. www.camp4autism.org
VCRA “RACE4AUTISM” FINAL RESULTS ARE IN…a total of $36,550 was raised during the Greatrace through the generosity the many, many folks that opened their hearts and their pocket books to make this happen. Thank you all for your support!
We are pleased to announce that the Team of Ed & Steven Tourje are indeed the Grand Prize winners with a total donation of, get this updated number, $12,290!!! WOW!! Great effort by a great team..our sincere thanks to Ed & Steven for their herculean efforts to raise funds for our charity! Through the generosity of Jim Menneto, publisher of Hemmings Motor News, their car will be on the cover of the HMN very soon…and watch for the full coverage of the Greatrace in that issue also.
Here is the donation rundown of the winners in the R4A contest:
Grand Champions -
The balance of the total donations were from individuals and sponsors that support our cause. VCRA would also like to thank Greatrace, Jeff Stumb & Corky Coker, Sarah Stahl, The Stahl Family, Coker Tire and Adam’s Polishes for their support of our charity….because of them, and the great folks in the old car rally “family”, we will likely reach our charity goals, and make a significant, positive impact on the lives of many, many children affected by Autism. Thank You!
Branson Car Collector Auction
October 19th -
Coker Tire Challenge
Sept 20th -
Branson Car Collector Auction
April 12th -
VCRA “All Stars For Autism” Rally
May 1st -
VCRA ANNOUNCES 2019 VENUE FOR 14TH ANNUAL “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” RALLY…the support of the Joplin, Mo CVB has always been deeply appreciated by VCRA…and once again, through their support and the attraction of a new facility, the brand new “ Holiday Inn”, it was an easy choice to select Joplin as the venue for 2019. Scheduled for May 1st – 5th, 2019, we are excited to return to Joplin as they have always welcomed us with open arms. (we expect from this date on to target the first weekend in May as our rally date) The Holiday Inn features all the amenities you are accustomed to, plus, get this, on-
XX Brand new facility – super nice!
XX Special Room Rates for all rally/ support teams
XX A full complimentary breakfast each morning
XX On site Restaurant & Bar
XX Complimentary “VCRA Reception” each evening
XX Large meeting rooms for all VCRA events
XX In depth rally school (especially geared toward rookie teams)
XX Complimentary “Welcome Luncheon” and “Awards Luncheon”
XX A challenging, fun, exciting rally course
XX At least one hosted lunch stop
XX Separate class for Dash For Cash / Run For Fun / Greenhorn (first time teams)
XX Over $7,500 Expected Posted Cash Awards
XX A great learning, fun-
Watch for entry forms, hotel info and tentative schedule to be posted soon!!
But for now…SAVE THE DATE A MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND NOW!!!
THE BRANSON AUCTION IS COMING SOON…so make your plans to attend. Scheduled for October 19th – 20th, 2018, in Branson, Missouri, it is has become one of the county’s premiere classic, vintage, antique, muscle car and foreign car auctions, always having something for everyone! Plan now to attend. See all details at www.bransonauction.com
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