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Old 12-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never organized one, but have gone to a few...

See also: . Organizer nerdboy is an EcoModder member.

Also, GGP:

My random thoughts on some of your questions:

Originally Posted by xntrx View Post
-What time of the year is best?
For best results, the shoulder seasons where it's not so hot that A/C is required (not that any serious competitor would use it!)

The GGP is run too early in the year for my liking. Cool & not enough prep time/weather to get "this year's" new mods ready.

Grouping, Should the cars be allowed to:
Depends on fleet size. At GGP & SMCC, the vehicles went out 1 minute apart. "Clumping" will result at that interval.

Should there be a amateur classification?
That might lessen the intimidation factor of a long-running event.

Minimum Speed rules
SMCC does this, with a time/speed/distance rally format. You actually have to drive quite hard to make each checkpoint without getting penalized. I think it's a bit too hard... for the car I was driving, anyway. (Winning the event with the worst ever fill-up I'd done in my 2000 Insight!)

But I think a maximum course time is a good idea to keep people from hindering traffic.
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