NORRA Revives Vintage Mexican 1000 Sep 16-20, 2009

Baja_Seve

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From www.norra.com:

VINTAGE OFF ROAD VEHICLES / MOTORCYCLES (1955-1975) AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES ONLY!

The National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) is proud to present the 2009 NORRA Revival of the 1967 Mexican 1000 Rally. This event, "Honoring the Past, Forging the Future", will be held September 16-20, 2009 and will start at Ensenada, Mx, overnight at Bay of LA, overnight at Loreto, and end at La Paz, Mx .

The 2009 Revival of the 1967 Mexican 1000 Rally is a Stage Rally with Vintage and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Classes. The liaison and special stage course (paved and technical) will be specifically selected to accommodate vintage race vehicles from the 1950-1970's era. We want you to have fun but also keep your vehicles and bodies intact while testing your driving ability.

Please review the rules and format of the rally below. Submit your entry form and fee directly through the website, www.norra.com. Or Mail to: NORRA, 11650 Darling Rd., Agua Dulce, CA 91390. Entries accepted after September 1st are subject to an additional $250.00 Late Processing Fee. No Driver Packets will be mailed after September 1st.

OK. Now Let's Have Fun!

RALLY SCHEDULE AND RULES OF THE (OFF)-ROAD:
Contingency & Registration - Sept 16, 2009
Rally - Sept 17, 18, 19, 2009
Award Ceremony/Party in LaPaz - Sept 20, 2009

-Three-day stage rally on a secret route.
-There will NO pre-running.
-Competitors will receive their route book, GPS information, and starting positions the night before the event at the driver's meeting.
-On the morning of the start of each day's stage, NORRA staff will send out a pre-runner to clear the course.
-The first vehicles off the line will be the motorcycles at 6am sharp. All vehicles need to be ready to race and in line 15 minutes before their starting time.
-After the first motorcycle is sent off, there will be 30-second intervals before the second vehicle is sent on the course, and so on.
-After the last motorcycle is on the course, the other vehicle categories will start; Cat1, Cat 2, Cat 3, and so on...
Category 11, the Alternative Fuel Vehicles, will finish out the vehicle categories.
-After the final vehicles are on course, NORRA Officials will send a sweep vehicle to clear the course and assist with any issues.
-During the event, vehicles will be traveling liaison stages to special stage sections. Liaison stages are not competition stages, so speed limits will apply.
-All vehicles will be equipped with a black box to monitor traveling speeds as well as location on route at all times. Vehicles not obeying local speed limits will be disqualified from the event.
-The liaison stages will have a time limit to reach the next special stage, giving ample time to arrive at the stage start. By following the speed limits and staying on route, teams will have no problem getting to the next stage with time to prep for that special stage.
-Deviations from the liaison route are not allowed. Penalties and possible disqualification may apply during liaison stages by arriving too early showing that a vehicle has not obeyed local speed limits or deviated from the liaison route (as confirmed by black box GPS positioning).
-Upon arrival at special stages, vehicles will be lined up and started in order of arrival at the stage start, then released at 30-second intervals. This format will continue at all special stages through to the final stage of the day.
-Special stages will be timed individually and totaled throughout the entire event.
-Penalties will be added at the stage they were incurred.
-At the end of the day's stages when vehicles cross the final stage finish, they will be directed to a compound area where they will remain until the following day's start.
-The compound area will be fenced off and guarded during the entire time the event is in a bivouac.
-No one will be allowed into the compound area without proper credentials. The idea behind the compounding of the vehicles is to provide a safe and secure place to work on team vehicles and to build camaraderie between teams, plus a location that spectators can view the vehicles and their teams at work.
-Teams will be allowed to work on their vehicles through the night if need be. Teams and vehicles must be ready to race 15 minutes prior to their official start time.
-Australian start rules may apply, which means that the last vehicle in on the final stage of the previous day will be the first vehicle out the following morning. At the discretion of the NORRA OFFICIALS, the starting rules may change. The starting format will be announced each night at the driver's meeting, when the route books and GPS information for the following day's competition are issued.
-Everybody needs to be ready to rally at day's start.
-We will follow this format to the end of the final stage and into La Paz, where the final stage will take us into town for the official finish.
-After crossing the Finish Line, the vehicles will go back into the compound area until the final vehicle has finished the event.
-The compound area will remain open and available for teams to keep their vehicles secure after the end of the event for 5 days. At $20.00 per day charge. This will allow teams that want to see the sights of Baja do so knowing that their vehicles and trailers will be safe.

The Mexican 1000 Rally is designed to be a Fun Event, Honoring the past, and those that raced for the love of racing, and Forging the Future of Alternative Fuel Racing. We are very excited at NORRA to present to you an opportunity to take part in this special event and we look forward to seeing you in Mexico. Let's Party in La Paz!

Ken Cameron
Rally Master/Chief Technical Officer
NORRA Since 1967, "Honoring the past, Forging the Future"
http://www.norra.com/

Entry Fee $875

ENTRY FORM AND OTHER INFO AT http://www.norra.com/
 

harleys dad

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How many entries do you expect for this what ever you want to call it, Since when did 1955 to 1975 vehicles have GPS??
 

Dezertpilot

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Sounds interesting.......but some how I like it!
 

Baja_Seve

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this is awesome!
Me thinks so, too. The Technical Rules and Category descriptions are on NORRA's website and can be downloaded (updated Feb. 2009). Any tech questions can be directed to them on their website.

This has FUN written all over it. A Manxster buddy is dissecting the rules as we speak.
 

stuckthrottle

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So now im looking through craigslist trying to pick up a 73 elsinore or something similar. Would I be allowed to race something like that? Oooor an early HD. That would be sweet!
 

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Seve...what kind of four wheeled vehicles do you think will be there? I am thinking of trying to piece together an old Manx. Thoughts? Stuck...love the Elsinore idea, or what about a CZ or better yet a Greeves with a leading link front end. I could laugh my way to La Paz. Cool idea! Can you imagine the bench racing that would go on in Bay of LA and Loreto.
 

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First, download the "Competition Rules" and Category descriptions from Norra's website:

http://www.norra.com/

If it fits, run it! I think some Manx's and old Broncos, and some ol Honda 90's (motos) might be there. What else? This will truly be a race just to finish.

Direct specific questions to their Contact page.

As mentioned in Norra's site, this is all about fun and finishing. Put the Score mentality away.
 

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How about riders need to be over 48 no more wheel travel than 8" and no disc brakes also no gps roll chart's only and for safety a spot tracker and a sat phone for GP.:cool:
 

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How about riders need to be over 48 no more wheel travel than 8" and no disc brakes also no gps roll chart's only and for safety a spot tracker and a sat phone for GP.:cool:
I am 45...you are killing me!:)
 
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