Presented by Yokahama Tire (Canada), Inc.
February 15-16, 2003
Hosted by the West Coast Rally Association
Rally Team Trophy Announced
(February 7, 2003) In the grand tradition
of the Thunderbird rallies of the '50s and '60s,
Savoia Aero SA (a division of D.E.R International
LLC) is pleased to sponsor the re-establishment
of an annual Thunderbird
Team Trophy for the best overall finish
by a Thunderbird Rally team. For the 2003
edition, Savoia Aero SA will also offer a $100
USD cash prize in addition to the trophy.
"I welcome the support
and encouragement of Savoia Aero SA in helping
to re-instate the Thunderbird
Team Trophy ," enthused rally
master Paul Westwick. "The Team Trophy concept
is something we've been thinking about for awhile,
it's a great way to build the rallying spirit
at a large event like Thunderbird."
The Thunderbird Team Trophy
will be awarded annually to the best team finish
per the Team Trophy scoring formula. This
trophy is to be administrated by the West
Coast Rally Association (WCRA). The
Trophy will remain the property of WCRA or its
successors to be given out annually at the Thunderbird
A Team is defined
as a group of participants who agree to declare
themselves a Team for the Thunderbird rally.
Team entries may be declared right up to the start
of the event. Organizers will officially
register Team entries and a Team captain is to
be designated at registration.
In future years, Team
entries will be displayed on the RALLYBC.com website
to build interest in the team prize and to encourage
interaction among the rally community. Teams
wishing to contact other entries and solicit additional
team members may post to the Canada West forum
- 1./ A Team is defined as three or more Thunderbird
entries of differing event classes who agree
to form a Team.
- 2./ A Team must span at least three Thunderbird
- 3./ A Team must include one novice class entry.
- 4./ A Team may have no more than two team
entries in any one class.
- 5./ No more than six entries may make up a
Scoring will be the average score
of all entries on the Team
The scores of the team
members will be averaged together to determine
the overall Team's score. The lowest average
team score for the event wins the Team Trophy.
Example: Team A
- Un1imited 2
- Calculator 98
900/3 = 300 - Therefore Team A's score would
Example: Team B
- Unlimited 1 40
- Unlimited 2 60
- Historic 200
- Calculator 100
1200/5 = 240 - Therefore Team B's score would
A Team must have an official Team
Name. This Team Name must be displayed on
a professional looking sign or decal (Note: for
the 2003 edition of Thunderbird this provision
is optional, but highly encouraged). This
sign/decal must be displayed on each Team vehicle
in two locations. The sign must be at least
200 square inches in size (about the size of an
11"x17" piece of paper).
This sign should have
the words: "(Name) Team" or "Team
(Name)". The logo/printing must be
of a professional and tasteful nature.
Each Team must present
their vehicles as a group to the designated photographer
for a Team photograph during the event.
For 2003 the Thunderbird Team Trophy
cash prize will be awarded at the end of the event
Team Trophy and any prize(s) will be
awarded to the designated Team captain.
The team captain is responsible for the trophy
and it's annual return to WCRA, and appropriate
distribution of any prize(s) amongst the team.
The winning Team name
will be engraved on the Thunderbird
Team Trophy. The Team may keep
the trophy for one year. The Thunderbird
Team trophy is to be returned to WCRA or their
successors by the time of the WCRA AGM or prior
to the following year's Thunderbird Rally at the
Regulations and Entry
Form for the 32nd Thunderbird Rally
For more information
Paul Westwick, Rally Master, 32nd Thunderbird
Ph: (604) 682-3296, e-mail: paul @ rallybc.com
Special thanks to the
following supporters of rallying in BC:
Specialty Subaru --
Yokohama Tire (Canada) -- http://www.yokohamatire.ca/
Driver's Edge Autosport -- http://www.driversedgeautosport.com/
Polaris Water -- http://www.polariswater.com/home.htm
Wilkinson's Automobilia --
Riverside Certiguard Petro-Canada, North Vancouver,
Savoia Aero SA, Seattle, WA & Paris, France