The Carbon Revolution Gimmick Rally

The Gimmick Rally, to be held Thursday, June 27th, is designed to provide a scenic, fun and relaxing outing for everyone (children included). The route will include gorgeous scenery, country roads and unique local features. The route will be shorter than previous years, and clearly described with an actual driving time of approximately 2.5 hours (about 70 miles).

2013 Gimmick Rally Results

Forward Route

Backward Route

General Instructions

Photo Page

During Parade registration, you will be asked to choose your competition class, either Two-Person or Two Plus Passengers, depending on the number of people in your vehicle (minimum of 2).  You may participate as a pair, a family or join in with friends, and you may drive a Porsche, rental car, tow vehicle or “other”, but it must have as many seat belts as passengers! And yes, you can change your class if your plans change during Parade week.

You will also be able to choose your window of departure, in half hour increments, anytime between 8:00 am and 11:30 am.  The rally will begin from the GTR golf course parking lot, adjacent to the main resort parking lot, and you may take as little or as much time as you like to complete the drive.  If you wish to be scored, you must turn in your answer sheet at the hotel before 4:30 pm.  You should bring pens or pencils, and although not necessary, you may wish to bring a camera (for the scenery), and a clipboard. You will receive a packet with all instructions and information at the rally start. 

You will receive driving directions and a separate set of “gimmick” clues or questions, to which you will respond and turn in for a score at the end of the rally.  Also included will be detailed information about local points of interest. Along the way you will find a number of suggested stops for lunch, snacks, shops, bathroom facilities, gas and of course, opportunities to take photos of the beautiful views (of which there will be many!).  You may choose to drive the rally without stops, or make a day of it, and go at your own pace.

You will pass farm markets, vineyards, cherry orchards, lovely water views, historic sights, a number of wineries, a brewery, a variety of eateries, and one of the famous lighthouses.  I hope you will enjoy the scenery, the unique stops, the “gimmick” and the entire experience.  If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Beck at

This year’s Gimmick Rally is sponsored by Carbon Revolution, the Australian-based technology and innovation leader that has created the world’s first one-piece carbon fiber wheel.  Look for their booth in Hospitality, their demonstration at the DE, and attend their Tech Session at the Tech Academy. Learn more here:  and