Come join us on the North Atlantic Audi Club’s sixth annual “Apples Galore” Tour and Fall Rally on Saturday, October 17th for an afternoon of driving, exploring and camaraderie with fellow participants on a fun drive through rural Massachusetts as we take in some of the fall foliage, small town centers with country stores and other local fall attractions.
The event begins at 11 AMwith the first car off at12:01 PM. The tour/rally is approximately 60 miles and will take about 3 hours to complete. The registration fee is $15 / car and registration is now open on Motorsportreg.com, click here to register.
The event begins at Alpha Cars, 649 Massachusetts Avenue (Rt. 111), Boxborough, MA, and ends at a casual restaurant near Worcester, MA where you can have an early dinner if you choose, along with re-hydration. And no, you do not need a special rally car; your everyday vehicle is just fine, as we use public roads and obey all traffic rules. In fact, this year we will be driving entirely on paved roads. We even will have a half-hour break in the middle of the rally to empty the bladders and recharge the engine.
There are two classes where drivers and their navigators will follow simple instructions that guide them along scenic roads of the region:
TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) class where cars are scored on time over distance between checkpoints with penalties for being early (too fast) or late (too slow) at checkpoints.
Touring Class where drivers go on the scenic tour at their own pace.
Bring the children as they can be actively involved in the event … looking for signs, reading the directions or just plain “helping” when they remind dad that he made the wrong turn or is going the wrong speed. And be sure to bring a camera as there will be numerous opportunities to capture some fantastic pictures.