2022-11-25 Rally of the Tall Pines

Friday and Saturday, November 25-26, 2022

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines

About the event

The Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines, now one of the largest Rally Sport events in North America, celebrated its 50th running in 2021. The Rally of the Tall Pines has grown tremendously over the last 10 years in terms of spectators and competitors alike, both coming from across Canada and the USA. The rally attracts an audience of close to four thousand live spectators and hundreds of thousands of television viewers. For more details about the event please consult the Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines website.

The Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines is sponsored by the Town of Bancroft, Lincoln Electric, and Pirelli. The 2021 rally saw 29 teams face many challenges throughout the day.

Call for volunteer radio operators

For many years, local amateur radio operators have provided communications support for this event. Any OARC members interested in volunteering for this 2-day public service event should head over to their website. More specific registration details appear below.

Message from the organizers

TALL PINES VOLUNTEER NOTICE Sept 17 2022

Guess what time of year it is. That’s right – time to open up Volunteer Registration for the 2022 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines. Please be sure to mark the November 25-26 weekend on your calendar. That is the weekend for the 2022 Rally of the Tall Pines. The Tall Pines committee has been hard at work and it’s time to get the volunteers signed up.

As the Pines keeps growing and adding exciting new features, our needs for volunteers are greater than ever. So please pass this message on to others.

Check out the Tall Pines Rally website for details.

While on the website, if you have not already registered for 2022, please go to the worker section and register. You can find the Registration form at https://www.tallpinesrally.com/user/login

We have tried to keep the process very straightforward for you. So whether you registered as a worker previously or are a first-time registrant, go to the Volunteer tab on the website, then click on ‘Register’ and follow the cues from there to either update your profile or to create a new profile. If that doesn’t work, use ‘Worker Registration’. Note – be sure to answer at the top ‘Yes’ to “I am registering as a worker for the Rally of the Tall Pines 2022.” If you are stuck, email the registration team at worker_registration@tallpinesrally.com for assistance. When you have completed your registration or update, click on ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page. We need all of you, including committee, stewards etc. to register, as we work extensively with the database to make plans. Note – our volunteer needs on Thursday are very specific and mostly require experienced help. Contact us directly about Thursday tasks.

As in the past we are assisting volunteers with subsidized accommodations. See ‘Accommodations’ in the Worker section for full details and for online payment. Subsidized accommodations will be provided once again at Joy Bible Camp, Elmer’s Hunt Camp and at some cottages. If you stay two nights, you pay for the first night and the rally pays for the second. Anyone staying three nights should first check with Ross re subsidy. To assist workers in the Registration process and in finding accommodations at the Pines, we have Jane Leonard waiting to assist you re accommodations and Greg McGrath re other Registration questions. If you have questions, one of us will be sure to reply. You can contact Jane directly at accommodations@tallpinesrally.com or Greg at greg.mcgrath@tallpinesrally.com

With a super compact Route Plan and Schedule, we are able to squeeze two passes of recce for all stages into Friday, so we will need helpers to supervise that all day. Meanwhile we will be doing the usual final route preparation, so we will need just a few helpers on Thursday and lots of helpers on Friday. In addition Shakedown is scheduled on Friday evening. The rally runs all day Saturday as usual.

Rally Headquarters will be at the Dungannon Rec Centre on Hwy. 62 south. Almost all activities will take place there. Note also that Technical Inspection of the competitors’ cars will take place at M & M Parts & Service (the big building behind M & M ESSO on Hwy 62 S) on Friday afternoon and evening. The official VOLUNTEERS’ MEETING will be held at Rally HQ at 9 P.M. on Friday evening, but under a bit different format (you will likely a choice of in-person or …. ). Still working on details about that.

We also need lots of help on the WORK DAY on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd. We still must deliver letters to residents. Please advise if you can attend then by e mailing Ross Wood directly at ross@tallpinesrally.com – competitors are invited to assist on the Work Day. This not only offers them an opportunity to contribute to the event, but also affords a chance to preview the stages.

Note –this year we will be using the RallySafe tracking and timing system with the RallySport Ontario electronic timing as backup. If you already have experience with the equipment and would like to work with it at the Pines, be sure to indicate specifically what you would like to do on your Registration form.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Greg or Jane.

Ross Wood, Clerk of the Course ross@tallpinesrally.com

This event will follow all provincial and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.

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