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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2018 All “Stars For Autism” Rally
May 16th -
Sugar Valley Rally
June 1st -
Scotts Bluff, NE
June 23 – July 1, 2018
Buffalo NY to Halifax, NS
2017 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 email@example.com . 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
THE 2018, 13TH ANNUAL, VCRA “ALL STARS FOR AUTISM” VINTAGE CAR RALLY..has finalized the schedule for May 16th thru 20th, 2018 and will be returning to Joplin. Mo. The host hotel is the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Hotel ( see entry forms, hotel info, schedule below). Entries are already coming in to secure a spot, so get yours in early. The routes are being prepared now, but we can tell you that one day’s destination will be Claremore, OK. This will offer you an option to visit one of Oklahoma’s secrets..the J M Davis Arms & Historical Museum. And admission is free!!! Info will be in your entry packet, but am sure you will want to spend a little time here. We are allowing extra time for the no host lunch so you will have adequate time to enjoy.
Update – 2/6/18 – All Stars rally routes update-
Friday – May 18 – STAGE 1 -
Saturday – May 19 – Stage 2 CLAREMORE, OK – no host lunch – Davis Arms Tour
Back to the rally…Why should you be here? If you are a rookie team (have never been in a Great Race, Coker Challenge, Northeast Rally or VCRA rally) then you will have a special “Greenhorn” class entry option. Why do we offer this? Generally, the teams that intend on entering the current year Great Race as a rookie have no idea about “How to Rally” or “What to Expect”. As a part of this event, VCRA offers an in depth rally school that will prove invaluable to a rookie (Greenhorn) team! You will also have the opportunity to rally with, ask questions of, and be instructed by the top rally teams in the USA. We also have a “What The #### Went Wrong” class after the first day’s rally. Ask any veteran team..they will tell you…This is a “ Must Do” for any rookie team….Note: It is also a must do for most Veteran teams also as they use this to sharpen their skills for the upcoming rally season! We will traditionally have many past Championship teams as well as the top teams from across the nation in attendance.
The rally will consist of a short “Practice” rally, then two full days of rally competition, and then one championship half day run. The “Veteran” or experienced “Rookie” teams will generally be running in the “Dash For Cash” classes. Others may opt for the “Open Class’ as it is for those wishing to merely test their rally skills. No matter the class, you will all run the same course and be scored in the same manner.
Will you have fun?? VCRA makes sure you have a great experience…each evening we offer the now famous “hosted evening reception” to assure your pleasure. A “Welcome Luncheon” and an “Awards Luncheon” is included in the entry. VCRA pays out the largest cash prizes vs entry fee than any other rally in the country. And the hotel has committed to an excellence that they do live up to!
As we further develop the rally course, we will keep you updated. One thing is for sure…and we guarantee this…You will have fun…you will learn…and you will make lifetime friends!!! There are no better folks on earth than then old car rally family…join us for the experience of a lifetime!!!
Stay tuned for more info…we look forward to seeing you…if you have any questions just call 918-
GET YOUR ENTRY IN NOW!!
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-
HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS..on board as 2018 VCRA title sponsor for 12th consecutive year!!! Our sincere thanks to Jim Menneto and the entire Hemmings staff for their support. It is through their continuation as “Title Sponsor”, as well as the many support sponsors, you, the racers, and all the VCRA family of volunteers that make it possible for us to present great rally events, and, continue our quest in the “Fight Against Autism” through our annual donation program. Thank you all!!
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
“CHAMPION OIL” BACK ON BOARD…as Support Sponsor for the 2018 rally season. You all are aware of the support Champion has provided in years past, and the great specialty oil products we all use. We are indeed proud to have them as a sponsor. Check them out at www.championbrands.com
“ADAMS POLISHES” ON BOARD AS SPONSOR…Adam Pitale, founder of ADAMS POLISHES, recently agreed to an in-
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