150 Cars, 5 Days, 3000Km, One BIG Party!
A couple of super car or classic car rallies currently run in South Africa. All these rallies have one thing in common: they are popular and very, very exclusive. You have to have a lot of money, for the most part you have to own an exclusive super car, or belong to some kind of club. The Gumboot Rally offers the same thrills and exclusive experience for a very affordable entry fee of just R 5000.00 per vehicle.
The name Gumboot was chosen to give our rally a uniquely South African flavour.
The Gumboot rally is similar yet very different in one respect; that it allows for everyday citizens with everyday normal cars to also partake in a similar event for an affordable experience. The event is aimed at fun and exploration of South Africa. It is an annual event and every year a different route will be taken to complete the rally. With a very affordable entry fee, almost anyone can enter for the fun, entertainment and excitement.
It will be the biggest such event in South Africa, with official timing for each vehicle or participant. As provided by our official technology and timing sponsor – NETEXCHANGE. With 150 entries, it makes the rally much more accessible.
It is for everyone! Anyone with a legal road vehicle can enter. Although some entries will be super cars and classic cars in order to maintain some form of show and spectacle some feel of exclusiveness yet available to those who will normally not be able to participate in such an event, most entries will be for the general public. In this way some form of exclusivity is maintained for everyone to enjoy. Everyone will be able to do a rally alongside super cars and classic cars. Also with the limited amount of entry spots available exclusivity is ensured.
The aim of the Gumboot rally is to enable everyone to experience the thrill of competing in such exclusive events. A great bonding experience for parents and children, or just a fun 5 day holiday exploring South Africa.
The Gumboot Rally is a fun rally open to the general public with maximum of 150 entries. Entries divided into 4 categories. Super/Hyper/Sports cars in supercar class. Classic cars (older than 40years) in classic class. Everyday vehicles for general public under general class. There will also be a separate class for motorcycles. The general class will be open for any legal road going vehicle. 4 people per car maximum allowed.
Each entrant will receive a welcome and info pack (Goodies Box) delivered to their address after the entry fee has been paid. A route of approximately 3000km will be covered over a 5 day period with a start point and end point. The Gumboot Rally will be an endurance event, but with a strong emphasis on safety and responsible driving. There will be 6 check points (including start and finish) over the course of the rally. Driving will only be between 7AM and 8PM. You can leave the bivouac at 7AM earliest, but must check in at the next check point bivouac by 8PM. Checks and timing will then be recorded (by NetExchange) for each participant in their respective classes. All participants can drive at their own pace. If you are late for the afternoon events at each checkpoint, don’t worry there is still the party in the main tent.
Participants can take their own route to the next checkpoint, in order to outwit the other participants and reach the checkpoint first. Disregard of any traffic laws is NOT encouraged (As stated in our rules on the website). Getting a traffic fine will result in time penalties for participants and/or disqualification.
Each checkpoint will have some form of event that will include the more exclusive cars, and some for the brave. Also events for our official charity partner – The Reach For A Dream Foundation – there will be fund raising events. Entertainment will be available at each check point for a bit of fun each evening, with updates on the daily happenings during the rally. All of these events and entertainment will be free of charge for all participants and their passengers
This will be a rally aimed at having fun while exploring our beautiful country. IT IS NOT A RACE!
At each checkpoint bivouac there will be an official tent for timing and gatherings with the daily news of the event. Enough space will be provided for every entrant to put up a tent if they would like to do so. Other accommodation will be for the entrants own costs. Preferred rates have been arranged with our Hotel and accommodation partner –Tsogo Sun Hotels.
At the last checkpoint there will be a “send off” party with entertainment and the trophies for the event will be announced. Various fun trophies and prizes will be handed out.
Fastest legal completion time in each class will win free entry into the next Gumboot rally (Event of their choice as 3 different events are planned each year). The winner of each class will also receive the NUMBER 1 sticker for the next event.
More information is available on the website www.gumbootrally.co.za
More Info: http://www.gumbootrally.co.za
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