Sunday, May 28, 2006

Road Rally Clues

Finding Road Rally Clues on a Gimmick Rally

Gimmick rallying is a type of scavenger hunt where you have to find clues or answers to questions along the route.

The route itself may be part of the challenge, but usually a gimmick rally has very simple route following instructions and the hard part is finding the answers to the gimmicks or clues.

Some of my favorite Gimmick rallies are run in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. In a town with a name like that how can the rallies not be fun. They are planning one for July 4th this year that should be a blast.

For specific information about the rally, contact the Tri Lakes Sports car club.

When navigating a Gimmick Rally, the first thing you need to do is find out how much time you have to complete the run. The total length maybe unknown but try to find out. Ask! Try to decide on a pace that will allow you to read all the road signs and still make it to the end in time. Try to be a bit early at all times so that you can backtrack to find a sign that you may have missed.

Often gimmick rallying can be more about mind reading than about road rally clues. So try to learn as much about the rally master as you can before you begin the event. Ask a few questions to find out how he thinks.

But always remember the object of any rally is to tour the countryside and have fun. So be sure to have fun and don't let a missed gimmick or two ruin your day.

Be as observant as possible and take in as much of the scenery as you can.

Running a gimmick rally looking for clues can be a fun way to spend some time in your favorite car.

See you in Bell Buckle.



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