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Pacific Forest Rally
Spectators Guide
Cache Creek BC,
September 23 2000

Sponsored by:
Nokian Tires &
Specialty Subaru

Spectator Guide in PDF format (54 Kb)

 The Pacific Forest Rally has been held in BC's southern interior off and on since the 1970's.  During the 1970's and 80's this event became famous as part of the Canadian National Rally Championship. Revived once again for 2000, it will feature challenging roads around  the Cache Creek area to test the abilities of the rally teams and their vehicles. This year's event is being observed for possible future inclusion in the Subaru Canadian Rally Championship

Event Schedule

 Thursday September 21, 2000
18:00 – 20:00 Rally cars on display, early scrutineering  and barbeque, at Cates Park, Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver.

Saturday September 23, 2000
09:45   Stages Active – Limited spectator access after this time.
10:00   Official Start at Desert Motel
12:00 – 13:00 Service & Lunch Break
15:25 – 15:50 Service Break
18:45   Approximate End of Rally at Wander Inn
20:00   Awards Presentation and Dinner at Wander Inn 

Spectating at the Pacific Forest Rally

How to get there:

Zero trip odometer at the Desert Motel in Cache Creek, turn right out of parking lot onto Hwy 1 North. Right at traffic light following Hwy 1. Straight ahead at the next light. Follow  speed limit signs of 70 kmh and 100 kmh. About 2.5 Km from the Desert Motel – turn left onto Back Valley Rd. Follow road to right 0.1 km later staying on Back Valley road. Cattle  guards at 3.4 km and 8.7 km. The service area is on your left at about 15.5 km. The stage start is about 0.5 km later at the 16 km mark. Follow the instructions of the control marshals  and crowd control for safe parking and viewing areas on the Pacific Forest stages. The main spectator area is approximately 7.0 km north along 5200 road.

 The rally cars will pass this location 8 times during the event, at the following approximate times:

  10:25 - 10:45      11:45 - 12:05      13:10 - 13:30      13:55 - 14:15
15:10 - 15:30      16:05 - 16:25      17:20 - 17:40      18:00 - 18:20

Rally Officials will be wearing orange or green vests.

Tips for safe viewing:

 Bring sun screen, bug spray, water and food.

  • Plan on being on the mountain for an extended period of time. There will be restricted times during which to drive in and out. Before leaving the spectator area parking, ask  one of the rally officials. They will inform you when it is safe to go. You can walk up and down the stages to try different viewing areas. 
  • Stay well off the road and never on the outside of a corner. Rally cars drift wide and spray gravel. Expect the unexpected, watch for cars and leave yourself room to move quickly. 
  • Follow the Marshals instructions. They are there for your safety, as well as for the safety of the competitors. 
  • Please keep control of all children and pets. 
  • Don't walk on the roads when the rally cars are on the stages, they are driving very fast and using the whole road. 
  • Please take all your garbage with you, garbage bags will be at stage start, stage finish and main spectator point. 
  • No open fires. Please extinguish your cigarettes safely. 
  • Don't disturb any rally signs or banner tape, it's there for a reason. Don't block the drivers view of any signs.

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