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Big White 2014
December 09, 2014 05:55PM
Well, the 2014 Big White Winter Rally is in the books and it was a good one!
- 30 entries
- 29 cars starting the event. (up 2 from 2013, up 11 from 2013)
- 24 Finished the event
- 75 volunteers who collectively travelled about 30,000km to get to the event.
- 34 volunteers who travelled over 500km to get to the event
- 28 licensed radio operators
- 126.04km of stage (60% of total distance)
- 9h41m from start to finish
- Winning time of 1:38:57.5 (avg 75.79 km/h)
- Former Irish Forest Champion finished 3rd OA by about 1:05 over 4th. (4th spent 5:30 in a snowbank)
- new28km long stage had a 75km/h average speed, or 22m28s of stage time, for the winner.
- fastest stage was an 89km/h average for the winner.
- $650 CAD entry fee.

Everyone seemed to have fun. Fresh snow made it challenging for all!



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Re: Big White 2014
December 09, 2014 06:09PM
We had a great time despite making two Celica imprints in the snow banks! Big White is a fantastic event and well worth the drive.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 09, 2014 11:16PM
Had a blast, was glad I got to go back up there again.
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Re: Big White 2014
December 10, 2014 10:16AM
Great job Keith et al... Can't wait for next year.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 12, 2014 02:51PM
Woot!
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Re: Big White 2014
December 12, 2014 03:27PM
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Where's the turn-by-turn reports? The 3 view In-car? The post rally debriefing and press conference, the Press Releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!???



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Re: Big White 2014
December 12, 2014 03:51PM
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Where's the turn-by-turn reports? The 3 view In-car? The post rally debriefing and press conference, the Press Releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!???

Dunno, John. Maybe the event's focus is on making it a good time for the competitors and volunteers instead of being caught up in other distractions. Lots of chatter on facebook, but both here and SS.com are relatively quiet.

If you weren't there you don't know what you missed... a press release won't change that!

Kind of a fun video... https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=347920061999228&pnref=story
you don't need to be logged in to see it from what I can tell.

2 SAAB 96s and a Volvo on the list
10 P4WD cars, making it the largest single class.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 12, 2014 08:05PM
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Where's the turn-by-turn reports? The 3 view In-car? The post rally debriefing and press conference, the Press Releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!???

Dunno, John. Maybe the event's focus is on making it a good time for the competitors and volunteers instead of being caught up in other distractions.

Morison, is your sarcasm detector broken? Or is it illegal to detect it in Alberta, like radar detectors in most of the rest of Canukistan?

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Re: Big White 2014
December 13, 2014 11:01AM
Come up and see for your self next year John. It's a really fun weekend.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 13, 2014 11:14AM
I think it bears repeating...
- 34 volunteers (45%) who travelled over 500km to get to the event
Yup, that's the one-way distance.
I actually drove nearly 1000 Km to get to the event as I had to detour through Merritt to get there.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 13, 2014 07:00PM
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I think it bears repeating...
- 34 volunteers (45%) who travelled over 500km to get to the event
Yup, that's the one-way distance.
I actually drove nearly 1000 Km to get to the event as I had to detour through Merritt to get there.

I think as Recovery 2 , Stan did 1980km over the weekend including clean up on the Sunday. A truly fanstatic rally with awesome organizors, teams and of course the volunteers.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 13, 2014 07:14PM
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I think as Recovery 2 , Stan did 1980km over the weekend including clean up on the Sunday. A truly fanstatic rally with awesome organizors, teams and of course the volunteers.
No question that Stan is a stand-up guy.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 13, 2014 08:17PM
On Monday I got up at 4:30 am and towed the car to Yakima. Cody then drove me to work in Seattle where I jumped into my van and drove to Eugene Oregon. I arrived at 10:30 pm it was a bloody long day, but worth it.



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Re: Big White 2014
December 16, 2014 09:46AM
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I think it bears repeating...
- 34 volunteers (45%) who travelled over 500km to get to the event

A double edged sword. Great that there are people with the passion to travel that far, unfortunate that the percentage is so high, indicating that the local turnout of volunteers was low.

Hard to say though... one rally is just one data point.

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Re: Big White 2014
December 22, 2014 06:28AM
What are all these weird hieroglyphics on here. I need pictures. I went to public school ya know.

It may have been a 7 hour drive for me. But boy do i miss Big White.
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