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Oregon 500/500 rally
Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:45 PM
Greetings Geargrinders and ORGetarians,I bring news of a ground-floor opportunity - a true 1st Opp, if you will.A guy named Can Sheahan is organizing - and I use that term loosely - anew annual event. It is named the Oregon 500/500 and it goes like this:you buy a four-wheeled vehicle for $500 or less, and you rally it for 500kilometers (well, really you rally it for 250 and drive home for 250, but
let's not quibble). The date is May 31. Beyond that, details are sketchy.Here, below, is his recent Press Release. Please contact him for details as Iknoweth not more than is explicated herein. I can tell you that Cam is a good guy who owns some GREAT cars and he's active in car shows and selected ralliessuch as the Northwest Classic. His words follow:
For those who have forgotten or never knew, we will proceed down the valley on a specific route with no possibility of getting lost to Corvallis and stay there overnight. The trip down will cover 250 kilometers (155 miles) and the trip back the next day will also cover 250 Kilometers. Hence the first 500 of the title. The second 500 represents the cost of the auto to be procured to make thistrip. It is assumed that this $500 will be the total investment including thecar and any replacement parts.The Date is May 31, 2008 and the motel will be the Salbasgeon althoughyou may stay in your car if you like.We will arrange for a dinner which will be paid for by each person on theoccasion of eating it and the motel will also be your responsibility.Where do you get such a car? Today alone over forty cars with askingprices of less than $501 and that were said to run came onto craigs list and there were a total of 238 such postings. Each posting is on for only one week so over several months there will be many to choose from. Of the forty some that came on today there were two that I would haveused for the event if I had not already procured a $400 one. The bottom line on that is that the acquisition will take some time so start early. We know of five cars that have been acquired for this event so far.When you make the decision to participate, let us know immediately sowe can plan for the dinner, motel, etc. The official entry form willfollow at a later date, but we need a pretty accurate head count beforethat. Also, be sure to budget for the $10 entry fee.----------
So if you have a beater with receipts, or you wish to acquire one, this would be a great opportunityto show off your bargain-car acquisition skills. Perhaps a team effort from CSCC and/or ORG, or any of the existing teams and associations (we would fully expect at least one entry from Team AFRICA, although a name modification to Team AFRI-Can-A might be in order; please don't ask).By the way, I think you can safely leave the Timewises at home on this one. Heck, you can probably
leave your speedo, odo and watch at home too.Please don't contact me for details. Cam's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy bargain shopping.Reid TrummelEcurie 500
Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:26 AM
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