No. The recommended hotels are where the Fortunato Rally staff will be staying and should be close to nightly meet-up locations. They are provided for your convenience, but you are welcome to stay at any hotel you like. Please note hotels (even the recommended hotels) are an additional cost at your own expense and not included in the Rally entry fee.
We get wet. You find out how well the seals on the windows in your car work. You hope your wipers work or stop at an auto parts store and buy Rain-X to keep going.
Yes. Having a fixed event date is a great forcing function to complete a project car, but if things go sideways at the last minute you can bring your daily driver and transfer to the Observer Class.
If you have the associated registration and insurance paperwork in your possession to be validated at check-in, then yes. Otherwise no.
We discourage one person teams as the workload of driving, navigating, searching for checkpoints, posting checkpoint photos and keeping the car running is a lot. You will have a better experience if you at least bring a navigator. Note in the Competition Class Scoring Details section that having a kid 17 or younger on your team is worth team starting points.
No. Hope is not a strategy - get your rig right before you leave.
We will consider petitions on a case by case basis. In order to be considered for an exception, the vehicle in question would need to be visually and mechanically identical to the 1989 equivalent model.
We selected the 1980s as the cutoff for the Competition Class as it was largely the final automotive era that offered vehicles with the options/features and unusual powertrains that align to our Turbo Points. The 1990s introduced widespread implementation of On-Board Diagnostics (ODB and ODB II), which is why we consider vehicles 1990 or newer to be modern cars.
No. Each team can only have one vehicle.
This is not a "follow the leader" type event and vehicles are not put into groups.
The Route Guide lists daily Checkpoints and Activities. Each team chooses their own adventure on which roads to use.
There is no designated parking for tow rigs/trailers and they cannot be left at the rally starting point.
Teams are encouraged to drive their vehicles to/from the rally. Turbo Points may be earned depending on the distance traveled to the rally starting point. See the Rules page for more details.