Spring Chicken Rally
May 4, 2003
by Mike Hirsch
I was informed that as winner of the rally I was also given the dubious honor or writing about the event.
The day started off cool and cloudy. As we drove to the starting point, it keep looking like the sun would come out, yea right. When we started the mileage check, most of us put the tops down. However, after the check, most of us put the tops back up. It was a little too cool for most of us.
The route was very scenic and had many nice driversí roads. There were a few gravel roads, but most of the roads were well paved and very lightly traveled. The route was such that we passed no traffic lights.
The route instructions were in a cryptic format, but very easy to follow. Wade Keene, rallymaster for the event, also passed out a page of photos and questions to identify and answer along the way. Again, not too hard.
The rally took about 3 hours of easy driving, nobody got seriously lost and ended up at Colemanís in Algonquin. Overall, the rally was fun, just the right level of difficulty for the first rally of the season. Thanks to Wade Keene for putting on a fun rally.
Driver/Navigator Score Place Points
Mike Hirsch/Ellen Hirsch 1015 1 10
Gary Manes/Mark Dupree 985 2 9
Bud Yeager 975 3 0
David Lieb/Michaela Lieb 885 4 8
Larry Czachor/Heidi Horst 745 5 7
Barney Gaylord/Elliot Gaylord 660 6 6
Dave Ransom/Sandra Ransom 540 7 5
Russ Fitch 405 8 4
Mike Olsen/Chris Ostermann 325 9 3
Ed Misch/Sam Rodriguez -30 10 2
Larry Daniels/Mary Hanson -775 11 1
Steve LaFond/Liz LaFond 1075 12 1
More photos and notes at www.chicagolandmgclub.com/photos/sprally03