MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Rental Car Rally
WHEN: June 12th – 14th
WHERE: SanFran to Yuma
WHAT: The third (maybe even fourth?) installment in this ultra-fun, low-rent Gumball Rally. There is no set route, but each team must hit pre-defined checkpoints, the locations of which will be provided in the rally booklet given to each team at the starting line. Each team must provide photographic evidence of each checkpoint. No photos = disqualification. Each team is scored by a combination of odometer reading, team style, and hijinks (details below).
As for the rules… Don’t speed. Obey the local laws. That’s about it.
Scoring is on a 100pt scale, with judges using the following wonderful maths:
They take your odometer reading at the start and finish lines. Choose the shortest routes between checkpoints. Points are awarded on a sliding scale: the lowest reading gets 50pts, while progressively higher readings receive progressively fewer points.
Team Style [40pts]
Style is judged by originality of the costumes and attention to costume detail, plus metaphorical consistency between the costume and the team’s rally vehicle. The 30pts are split evenly between personal costumes (15pts) and vehicle (15pts).
Whether jumping a canyon or robbing a bank, spectacular feats of daring-do will earn your team up to 10pts.
Winner takes prize. Cash. Lots. How fun is that? Here’s a video from the NYC to Canada installment to get you hungry.