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Rally of the Tall Pines, Bancroft ON

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Just imagine if you took a small car, gave it four-wheel-drive, turbocharged it to over 300 horsepower, and then drove it flat-out sideways down twisty treacherous forest roads – lined with trees, rocks and cheering fans. Kicking up dirt or snow, spitting flames. Sliding on the edge of control, and sometimes over it! This is rally racing at the Rally of the Tall Pines and it is taking the world by storm.

The Rally of the Tall Pines (27- 28 Nov. 2015) is dedicated to bringing you even more explosive competition this year! You won't want to miss round six of the Canadian Rally Championship this coming November. Being just over 2 hours from Toronto, this event is your best opportunity to see and experience what the extreme sport of Performance Rally Racing is all about.

Take a look at the CRC video preview of the 2014 Rally of the Tall Pines at


We still have a few places left on our excellent VIP program. Come and spectate in style at our exclusive VIP only spectating areas and have lunch and dinner with two of Canada's most experienced competitors who will provide an insight into the world of rallying. Don't delay - to book your seats now, go to the "Spectate" tab and then "VIP Program".

COMPETITORS - Nov 24/2015

Road conditions have been updated.


In the next week or so, we will be sending along more details and providing VIP Parking Passes to allow easy parking at Rally Headquarters.  If possible we’d love to see you at registration on Friday between 2pm and 7pm.  This will occur at Rally Headquarters -  located at the Dungannon Rec Centre in L’Amable at 26596 Highway 62 South (K0L 2L0).

One thing that will be changing this year is that we’ll be going right to the first stage of the day.  This means an early 8:00am  start is required to be there before the road is closed.

We will need everyone to be on the bus by 7:59am Saturday, so the time to check-in Saturday morning between 7:30 and 7:59 will be tight. 

If your plans require you to register / check-in Saturday morning, a quick note to our VIP Manager would be helpful so we’ll be looking for you.


The Spectator Schedule of Events for the Rally of the Tall Pines 2015 has now been posted. You can also find maps of Bancroft and area there as well. Free Spectator Guides produced by Inside Track Magazine will be available at Rally Headquarters on rally weekend, which will provide you with more information about the rally, and when and where to spectate. We hope to see you there! Donna Castledine Chief Control Marshal Routemaster


To make the Rally of the Tall Pines operate safely, we need over 200 volunteers. If you would like to be a part of the 2015 Rally, then come and join our amazing team of marshals and get close to the action. Please go to the "Worker" page on the website and register.

For more infomation about becoming a volunteer, please contact


Three new documents have been posted to the Worker Documents section. Please check them out!

Donna Castledine

Chief Control Marshal


The MLRC Worker Handbook has been revised to v2.0 dated June. 16, 2015 . All workers should ensure they review this document before arriving at the rally.

Please periodically check this website, as other important documents will be added from time to time, as they become final, in the next couple of months leading up to the rally. We will post noticed as fresh documents get added. We look forward to seeing you all at the rally!

Donna Castledine
Chief Control Marshal


We have an innovation for rally fans following the action at home or on their phones at the event.  In an exciting collaboration between Belleville's Loyalist College  and Toronto television transmission company TV2GO, the 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines is going to feature live video reports at the top of every hour.   Starting at 9AM with live coverage as the cars leave rally headquarters, students of the School of Media Arts and Design from  Loyalist College will host hourly reports ending 14 hours later with live coverage of the final checkpoint on the final stage.   


 “It’s going to be as much a marathon for the students as it will be for the competing teams”, explained TV2GO principal Lawrence Partington.  “We’ll have three teams equipped with HD cameras, lights and Dejero video transmitters.  The live reports will vary in length from 2 - 6 minutes.  We’ll focus on driver interviews and scoring updates, leaving the race action to TSN.  Our reporters will try to intercept the competing teams wherever they are scheduled to be at the top of every hour.  Tall Pines has a reputation for running meticulously on time.  At most rallies this approach would not be possible and we’d be filing live reports from the woods in the dark with nothing happening.”

Tall Pines’ social media coordinator, Eric Sladic has released the URLs for the webcasts The main page is:

The Hotspot to the links for small screens is:


The liability insurance for the Rally of the Tall PInes, Bancroft, ON. does not include coverage for the use of drones. Therefore, the use of such devices and all other unmanned aircraft of any description along any of the route used by this event, is strictly prohibited, unless previously authorised in writing by the Organiser. 

RESULTS for the 2014 Rally of the Tall Pines are available at

CANADIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ON YOUTUBE - Take a look at the latest promotional video to see what top competitors think about the Tall Pines.  



We would like to welcome Surf & Turf Instant Structures as a sponsor for 2015

Surf & Turf are one of the world's leading suppliers of instant canopies, pop-up gazebos. marquees and folding tents. They also supply a variety of event branding products including; Protex tables & covers, feather flags, tear drop banners and pop up banners.

Over the years Srf & Turf have supplied to a wide range of clients including:

Motorsport events: Car Rallies, Motocross, Snowmobiles, Karting and Motorcycle racing

Market Operators: Market Stalls

Events: Public meetings, Government Authorities, parties

Sporting Events: Football, Soccer, Rugby, Lacrosse, Fishing and Equestrian.

Please check out their website at

We would like to welcome EMT Tuning as a sponsor for the 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines.

EMT is a specialist Audi and VW tuning shop based on Highway 7 East in Guelph.

We would like to welcome Apple Auto Glass as a returning sponsor for the 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines.

Locally owned and operated since 1983, Apple Auto Glass® provides quality windshield repair and replacements, side and rear glass repair and replacement, plus car and truck accessories available at participating stores. At Apple Auto Glass®, we do everything it takes to make sure you come back. We answer all your questions, stick to our time estimate and make sure every replacement or repair is done by the book.


Please check out the live links to all our sponsors.


TALL PINES IOS APP There is now an iOS App for apple users available via the AppStore.

TALL PINES ANDROID APP We now have an App for the Tall Pines Rally which has been created for android phones. This is a new development for us created by Matt Barnes. Hopefully it will prove to be a useful tool for competitors and spectators and we can expand the facility for next year.  The App is available through Google Play