Club Happenings – Fall 2016: Whack Your Turkey Ralley to Benefit NORWESCAP
by Neil Gambony
The Annual NJ BMW CCA Whack Your Turkey Rally will be held on Sunday November 20th. This year our rally masters, David Allaway and Deborah Kolar, announced they will be starting the Rally from the Bimmer Barn/Vicari Motors located at 999 US Highway 202 North in Branchburg NJ 08876.
New for this year, all proceeds of the Rally will benefit NORWESCAP (www.norwescap.org). Among the many programs of NORWESCAP is their food bank that helps in the distribution of more than 2 million pounds of food annually to over 120 pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, senior centers, and on-site feeding programs in Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties. The entry fee is $25 dollars per car. In addition, participants can bring non-perishable food items such as: canned tuna, beef stew, macaroni and cheese mix, peanut butter, 100% juice, unsweetened cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, pasta products, and water, etc. Any additional donations of cash or checks are also appreciated.
Registration will open at 8:30 am with a drivers’ meeting at 9:00 am, cars to leave shortly thereafter. No special equipment will be needed other than a clipboard and some pens or pencils and the attitude to have some fun!
For those of you who have never attended a rally, the format is that each car is given a set of driving instructions with question/ clues to be answered over the route in a set amount of time. The drive is through scenic parts of NJ on back roads and ends at a restaurant where everyone can review the answers. Not to worry, the directions are designed so you should not get lost.
There will be 2 classes of competition: Driver/Navigator – 2 people in the car and Family/Fun for cars with more than 2 people. Only cars in the Driver/Navigator class are eligible for NJBMW CCA Championship points. As always, children are welcome to attend however they will need a minor waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. The form can be downloaded in advance from the NJ BMW Chapter website in the Forms subsection. You can register by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with WYT in the subject line. Although pre-registering is not required, it will help in having the finish point staffed sufficiently. Please include your name as well as the other participants on your team and what class you are competing in along with an e-mail address should you need to be contacted. Be sure to have your BMW Club membership card with you.
Thanks, we look forward to seeing you there.