Our Kick-Off Rallye is truly the kick-off event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as it occurs one week before Race Week. The competition consists of a combined Monte Carlo/Gimmick format requiring no prior experience. Multiple checkpoints are located early along the route and are shown in the route instructions with approximate mileage and the time that the vehicle is due to cross the timing line.
Moving to Dual Devils Garage!
PVGP Rallye Chairman Paul MacIntyre and Rallyemaster Chuck Larouere are excited to announce that the Kick-Off Rallye is headed south to Dual Devils Garage in Houston, PA! This opens up miles of new roads for us to explore!
$80 Entry fee per team includes your spot in the Kick-Off Rallye and meals for the driver and navigator.
Cookout at Dual Devils Garage afterward:
- Starter: Chips and dip
- Entree: includes Potato Salad, Summer Salad choice of one of the following:
- Burger, cheddar, housemade pickles
- Pittsburgh Brat, spicy brat
- Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich, pickles, Calabrian chili mayo
- Sweet Bite: Brownies and cookies included
Schedule – July 10, 2022
Registration: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 11:00– 11:15 am
Rallye Cars Start Departing: 11:30 am (one leaves every minute)
Dinner & Awards: Start at 4:30 pm
The entry fee for a team of two is $80 and includes entry and meals for two people. Meals for any additional participants can be purchased for only $25 each.If you use Facebook, be sure and click the “JOIN” link to let us know you’re coming too!
Any car enthusiast can register to participate in a fun, but competitive, mystery course that will test your driving, navigational and trivia skills through the Pittsburgh countryside. Paul MacIntyre and Chuck Larouere are already planning some new twists for 2022.
First Place Team: John R. Buchanan and Bruce Gezon
Second Place Team: (tie) Leo and Jenette Basile
Second Place Team: (tie) Justin and Liliane Starr
Third Place Team: Matthew and Tahishia Simmons
Top Corvette Team: Marco Morello and Tom Drnevich
What is a Rallye?
You don’t have to be a racer or have experience in a rally competition to enjoy our Kick-Off Rallye. Each year it helps us kick off the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Any car enthusiast can register to participate in a fun, but competitive, mystery course that will test your driving, navigational and trivia skills through the Pittsburgh countryside. Paul MacIntyre and Chuck Larouere are already planning some new twists for 2022.
Chuck Larouere returned as Rallyemaster in 2021 and brought the latest technology with him. We utilized Richta Rally so all competitors can download the app for free and it automatically acknowledges as you pass the electronic checkpoints. No volunteers are required on the course and it’s all touchless! You will know your score and standing while you drive! Now everyone can enjoy participating in the rally, as no checkpoints crews are required. Just like magic!
Instant Feedback – Your score for each leg is shown to you immediately.
For details email Paul MacIntyre
If you use Facebook, be sure and click the “JOIN” link to let us know you’re coming too!
Kick-Off Rallye Officials
Rallymaster – Chuck Larouere
Rallye Chairman – Paul MacIntyre
Assistant Chairs – John Kerr and Pete Szymanski
Timing and Scoring – Jeff Hutzelman
Scoring final standings – Carl Staab
Checkout, scoring App – Rick Beattie
Scoring App – Justi Connors
Scoring – Denny Nill