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2018 Thunderbird Rally
47th Thunderbird Rally -- February 10-11, 2018
Round 1 of the 2018 BC TSD Rally Championship
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association

Team Prize
Savoia Aero Team Prize Details in supps

The Thunderbird is a winter driving adventure, round 1 of the 2018 BC TSD Rally Championship, and round 1 of the Pacific Coast Challenge. The rally follows the current BC TSD Rally Regulations, which are posted on http://www.rallybc.com. The rally runs on straight-forward instructions. In addition to the route instructions, maps will be provided. The rally will be about 800km long, entirely within the province of BC, and will start with an odometer check section of about 15km. Roads will be about 40% clear pavement, 60% snow-covered pavement and gravel. Instructions are provided in both km and miles, but the official measurements and calculations are based on the km figures.

Officials of the Event
Route Master: Paul Westwick ([email protected]) (604) 617 4132
Registrar: Tony Latham ([email protected]) (604) 537 6760
Steward: Tiffany MacDonald    
Friday February 3:
Close of early entries. Preliminary start order assigned. Those who pay after this date will be assigned at the back of the field.
Friday February 9:
7:00-9:00pm Registration & Technical inspection, at rally HQ in Merritt.
8:30-10:00pm Optional novice training session at rally HQ (Quality Inn) in Merritt. This will be a classroom session, based on the WCRA novice rally course. If you wish to attend, please contact Paul ([email protected]) to confirm a spot.
9:00pm Final start order posted, based on current paid entries. Any entries received after this time, or without payment yet confirmed, will start at the end of the field.
Saturday February 10:
7:30-9:30am Late Registration & Breakfast, rally HQ, Merritt.
7:30-9:30am Technical inspection, rally HQ, Merritt.
09:30am Novice drivers' meeting
10:00am Drivers' meeting
10:31am First car out
8:00pm End of day 1, Dinner & Scoring, Vernon
Sunday February 11:
8:00am No drivers' meeting for day 2, but if there any notes, they will be posted in the hotel lobby by this time.
8:30am First car out
3:30pm End of day 2, (restaurant TBA), Merritt, Dinner, Scoring & Awards presentation (start making up your stories)
We have arranged hotel group rates as follows:
Merritt (Friday Night and/or Sunday Night):
Quality Inn (rally HQ): 1-800-663-2830. 2 Queens: $79 + tax, 1 Queen: $75 + tax, just mention the Thunderbird Rally. Continental breakfast included.
Alternate/Overflow: Ramada Inn: 1-800-353-3571 or 1-250-378-3567. Call for rate, and please mention the Thunderbird Rally.
Vernon (Saturday Night):
Village Green Hotel: 1-800-663-4433. Double occupancy: $89 + taxes, just mention “Thunderbird Rally Group”. Space is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Days Inn (100m north of Village Green): 1-250-549-2224. Double occupancy: $89 + taxes, just mention “Thunderbird Rally Group”
Useful Links:
  West Coast Rally Association
  BC Highways Road Reports (click on "Southern Routes Hwy 1, 3, 5, 97C")
  Environment Canada Weather Reports (click on Kelowna or Merritt)
  Check Highway Cams, Check Highway Info
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