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Rally of the Tall Pines, Bancroft ON

THE 2017 RALLY OF THE TALL PINES WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 24/25.

Earth Shredding Entertainment! Thanks for visiting the Rally of the Tall Pines website!

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 (24- 25 Nov. 2017) 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.

THANKS TO ALL OUR COMPETITORS, OUR 200+ VOLUNTEERS AND THE THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS FOR MAKING THE 2016 RALLY A  GREAT EVENT.     The 2016 rally is now in the record books with a very impressive overall win by Antoine and Darren over Travis and Robbie and a great 3rd place from last years winning co-driver turned driver, Simon Vincent and his co-driver Hubert Gaudreau. For more detailed results and the other winners, check out the "Results" tab on this website. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2017 Rally of the Tall Pines.

 

MERCHANDISE: The e-store for Rally of the Tall Pines merchandise is now open under the CLOTHING tab. Merchandise purchased through the e-store can either be shipped cirectly to you or picked up at the Dungannon Rec Centre (Rally HQ) during the event.

 

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS (11/17/2016)

Some new important documents have just been posted to the Worker Documents section Please check them out before you go to the rally. Look forward to seeing you all there! Thanks so much for volunteering!

Donna Castledine, Chief Control Marshal

ATTENTION SPECTATORS (10/27/2016)

Information regarding spectating the 2016 Rally of the Tall Pines has now been posted under the SPECTATE section. Check it out, so you can start to plan your day on Nov. 26/16, spectating the rally in Bancroft!   For those who can't make it to Bancroft to enjoy the fantastic sights and sounds of the rally llive, there are options. Check out carsrally.ca or liveCDNRally.com or tallpineslive.com for interviews with teams and commentary throughout the day. You will be able to have full access to the live GPS tracking of all cars, live timing, official results, and more. 

ATTENTION COMPETITORS - BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUPP REGS HAVE BEEN POSTED AND ENTRY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Also check out the Amendment Bulletin re Descriptive Stage Notes.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Nov 22: Bancroft Inn & Suites now has 1 rooms available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Tel. 613 332 4900         Nov 22: CottageRentals247.com has 1 cottage available at rally weekend. Contact Joanna on 1-613-332-3340.  Nov 10: Birch Cliff Lodge has 1 cottage available. Tel. 613 332 3316,  www.birchclifflodge.ca. Also Copfers Cabins have several small winterised cabins available. Tel 613 332 0558, www.copferscabins.com   

2015 TALL PINES RALLY ON YOUTUBE - Take a look at the 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines on YOUTUBE. https://youtu.be/xJ7PdgT6i-M

 

VIP PROGRAM HOSTED BY ALAN RYALL AND ALAN OCKWELL - ON LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; DON'T MISS OUT REGISTER NOW!!

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. Reservations will open in September. To book your seats, go to the "Spectate" tab and then "VIP Program". In addition, if you wish, you can be entered in a draw to have a ride in a rally car on the Friday evening Shake-down stage, (minimum age 16)

WANT TO SEE WHAT THE RALLY IS LIKE BUT DON'T HAVE A RALLY CAR? This year we are making available a very limited number of opportunities for those who want to find out more about the rally by allowing them to take part in the recce. You will be able to attend the rally pace notes school to be held at Rally HQ on Thursday November 24 and then join competitors as they travel the route on Friday the 25th to make their pace notes. This is NOT a speed event and is designed for those people who are interested in competing in the Tall PInes in the future. For more information and to apply, contact Ian Wright at ian@tallpinesrally.com

2016 SPECTATOR GUIDE

Free 2016 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 NEED VOLUNTEERS - CHECK OUT THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT  https://goo.gl/R2DCMR

The Tall Pines committee has been hard at work and it’s time to get the volunteers signed up.  As the  Pines keeps growing and adding exciting new features, our needs for volunteers are greater than ever. So please pass this message on to others.

 Check out the Worker tab on this website for details and to register.

NOTICE TO VOLUNTEERS:

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

THE USE OF DRONES, GYRO COPTERS OR OTHER AERIAL CAMERA PLATFORMS.

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 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines are available at www.rallyscoring.com

SPONSOR NEWS

We would like to welcome Surf & Turf Instant Structures as a returning sponsor for 2016

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 surfturf.ca

We would like to welcome Apple Auto Glass as a returning sponsor for the 2016 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.

We would like to welcome Cottage Rentals247 as a returning sponsor for the 2016 Rally of the Tall Pines.

We would like to wecome Vance Motors, Bancroft as a returning sponsor for 2016.

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