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The 8th Edition of the Florida's 300 Mile Rally is Here!
FRIDAY-SUNDAY / OCTOBER 20-22, 2017
Join our 2017 Precision Rally / Road Trip on a 3-day Cruise thru South Florida! In addition to the Rally,
there will be plenty of social activities, a car show, various dinners, and much more!

CLICK ON THE MAGAZINE COVER TO READ THE AWESOME ARTICLE ON THE 2016 RALLY!



ABOUT THE RALLY

The Florida’s 300 Mile Car Rally/Tour is three days on Florida’s back roads with prizes and trophies!
This is a PRECISION rally, NOT A SPEED rally.  It is how exact you get there, not how fast!
It is not just a RALLY, it is also a ROAD TRIP, which means that there will be many SOCIAL / FAMILY activities incorporated into the route.
Don't worry, there will be a Rally School presented for those first timers not familiar with the rules!

The Rally will take you on a round trip from Miami thru various Florida cities before returning you back to Miami.
Classic car drivers, their navigators, and their guests, will follow a step-by-step route, visiting new places and enjoying scenic landscapes.
The course will stop at different social / family events designed to enhance the enjoyment and excitement of the rally.
Most of all, you will share an unforgettable experience among friends, old and new!

We invite you to register and participate in this sensational event!

Our Thunderbird Club founder, Felipe Cos, had a passion for Precision Rallies, he just loved them!  He was always participating in some type of Rally, from a 1 day local 50 mile Rally to a multi-week 5,000 mile cross-country adventure.  He believed that everyone should have the same opportunities to experience that which he loved so much and gave him so much pleasure  That, was the inspiration which led him to create the Florida's 300-Mile Rally, which became the first precision rally in the Southeast U.S.  He thought that this would be a great first step in training participants for the "ultimate" Rally, one in which he had participated multiple times, the GREAT RACE.  [[The Great Race is the oldest time-precision rally in the U.S. with prizes over $350,000.00; 4,500 miles in 14 days from coast to coast]]

The Rally & Road Trip is an event where a bunch of old and new friends get together and travel various locations within, Florida to attend some fun event and enjoy the social interaction of each other's company.  We have made arrangements with the hotels and restaurants for group discounts and reserved rooms.  The registration for this event covers the group cost of some of the activities.  Depending on the event, you may have to register individually for some activity.  The money collected, is turned over to the activity organizers.  We hope that our efforts will make for a fun and enjoyable time for you, while saving you some expense as compared to you making your own arrangements.  By registering for this event, you are releasing the organizers, volunteers, and vendors from any and all liability stemming from any problems that may arise as a result of the trip.  In other words, you are solely responsible for your participation in this trip and we (Thunderbird Club) are just volunteering to do the group leg-work for you so that you can enjoy the resulting discounts.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IN ADDITION TO THE SOCIAL EVENTS, THIS IS ALSO A RALLY,
THEREFORE, THE EXACT, DETAILED ROUTE CANNOT BE PUBLISHED UNTIL RALLY DAY!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
INCLUDED OR ON YOUR OWN
[SUBJECT TO FINAL MODIFICATIONS]

THIS YEAR, WE WILL HAVE ONLY ONE LEG FOR THE ENTIRE RALLY.  THERE WILL BE GAS AND BATHROOMS STOPS, BUT NOT SIGHTSEEING STOPS SO THAT WE CAN GET TO THE FINISH LINE IN TIME FOR LUNCH

WEDNESDAY October 18th  
Rally School 07:00-09:00 PM INCLUDED (Dinner Optional)
   
FRIDAY October 20  
Rally Gathering & Breakfast (Courtesy FCM) 6:00 AM Coffee / Pastries INCLUDED
Rally Departure Lineup / Starting Line
WE WILL DEPART IN RALLY NUMBER ORDER - IF YOU HAVE A LOW NUMBER,
PLEASE BE THERE EARLY TO HAVE TIME FOR BREAKFAST.
06:40 AM - 7:00 AM LAST CAR DEPARTS!
IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS DUE, YOU WILL BE MOVED BACK TO THE END OF THE LINE.  WE WILL NOT WAIT PAST 7:00 AM, SO IF YOU ARE NOT THERE IN TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THE BOOK AND START ON YOUR OWN AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE.
Rally Re-Group and Snacks [SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUTE] TBA INCLUDED
Arrive Finish Line 12:30 PM
Lunch 01:00 PM INCLUDED
Hotel Check-in OWN
Poolside Meet Up [DETAILS TBA] 03:00 - 05:00 INCLUDED
The 300 Mile Rally Dinner Dance Gala and Trophy Presentation
[Music by DJ Elvis! DANCING - PRESENTATIONS - FUN!]
07:00 - 10:00 INCLUDED
   
SATURDAY October 21  
Gathering 07:00 AM [PLEASE BE ON TIME!]
Leave for Car Show 07:15 AM
Car Show Day Activities 08:30 AM - 3:30 PM OWN
Return to Hotel on your own schedule YOU CAN STAY AND HANG AROUND LAKE MIRROR SIGHTSEEING
Group Dinner at Hotel Restaurant 7:30 PM - OPTIONAL (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
   
SUNDAY October 22  
Breakfast  09:00 INCLUDED
Hotel Checkout OWN
Leave for Miami 11:00 AM
Lunch [SOMEWHERE ON THE ROUTE BACK HOME] 12:00 NOON INCLUDED
Arrive Miami 03:30 PM

  Registration for Thunderbird Club members, is subsidized by the Club  CLUB MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS
     
                         CAR REGISTRATION: NOW     TO AUG  31    [CAR & DRIVER]    
                         CAR REGISTRATION: SEPT 1  TO SEPT 30    [CAR & DRIVER]    
     
PASSENGER/GUESTS REGISTRATION: NOW    TO SEPT 30   [PER PERSON]    

REGISTRATION AMOUNT INCLUDES ONLY THE CAR AND THE DRIVER
PASSENGERS AND GUESTS MUST EACH REGISTER ALONG WITH THE REGISTERED CAR
 
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2017


NON T-BIRD CLUB MEMBERS - CLICK HERE TO CONSIDER JOINING THE CLUB TO SAVE ON THE REGISTRATION AND GET OTHER BENEFITS
[NO NEED TO OWN A THUNDERBIRD TO BELONG TO THE CLUB - CHECK OUT OUR MEMBER ACTIVITIES ON THE HOME PAGE]
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTES
THIS "FOR FUN" NON-PROFIT EVENT, THE MONEY CHARGED IS ONLY TO COVER THE EXPENSES SUCH AS THE SIGNS, MEALS, SNACKS, ETC.
THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT, YOU MAY BRING YOUR CHILDREN, OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, OR FRIENDS IN THE CAR WITH YOU BUT THEY MUST REGISTER

YOU MUST (OPTIONALLY) REGISTER ON YOUR OWN FOR THE LAKELAND AUTO SHOW OR THE LAKE MIRROR CONCOURS
WHICHEVER ONE OF THE TWO SHOWS YOU WILL BE ATTENDING - CANNOT ATTEND BOTH SINCE THEY RUN SIMULTANEOUSLY
!IMPORTANT!
BOTH SHOWS DO NOT ALLOW GATE REGISTRATIONS - YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER IF YOU WILL BE ENTERING YOU CAR IN EITHER SHOW
THIS MUST BE DONE WITH AMPLE TIME SINCE THE CONCOURS MUST APPROVE YOUR CAR AFTER YOU SEND PICTURES
BOTH SHOWS WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION BY OCTOBER 1st AND IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED, YOU WILL HAVE TO PARK IN THE PARKING GARAGE, NOT IN THE SHOW
 
DETAILS AND APPROPRIATE LINKS WILL BE POSTED HERE AS SOON AS THEY SHOW DETAILS ARE POSTED FOR THIS YEAR
IN THE MEANTIME -
CLICK HERE - FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SHOWS AND THE RELATED EVENTS


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE 300 MILE RALLY REGISTRATION AND MUST BE RESERVED BY YOU SEPARATELY
THE SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM RATES (FOR RALLY PARTICIPANTS ONLY) , WILL BE HONORED ONLY UP TO SEPTEMBER 30 AND ONLY UP TO THE FIRST 35 ROOMS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
PLEASE CALL AND RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISCOUNT
THE LAKD MIRROR AUTO SHOWS ATTRACT OVER 40,000 EXPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS EACH YEAR SO HOTEL ROOMS FILL UP FAST!


3101 Golfview Road Sebring, FL 3387

$109 FOR LAKESIDE ROOM
$104 FOR INSIDE ROOM
[THESE ROOMS REGULARLY RENT FOR UP TO $165]

YOU NEED TO BOOK TWO NIGHTS, OCTOBER 20 AND 21
DON'T WAIT! REGISTER NOW AND SECURE YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE THE BLOCK IS SOLD OUT
THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR RESERVATIONS IS 863-471-9400
MUST MENTION THE "300 MILE RALLY" BLOCK, TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT
[DISCOUNT AMOUNT WILL BE HONORED ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED WITH THE RALLY]

YOU CAN SEARCH THE WEB FOR OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA, YOU DO NOT NEED TO STAY IN THE HOST HOTEL
HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU STAY AT ANOTHER HOTEL, CERTAIN ITEMS SUCH AS BREAKFAST, ETC., WILL NOT BE INCLUDED



REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

IF YOU DON'T PAY DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS YOU CAN CLICK ON THE VERIFICATION EMAIL
OR YOU CAN RETURN TO THIS PAGE, CLICK THE Buy Now BUTTON BELOW, AND ENTER THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT



 INDIVIDUAL RALLY COMPONENTS

 
 






 
 

LAKELAND CAR SHOW AND LAKE MIRROR COUNCOURS

Downtown Lakeland
Online registration opens July 1!

The Lakeland Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is a wonderful display of more than 650 show vehicles surrounding the restored, 1920’s art deco-inspired Lake Mirror Promenade in Downtown Lakeland. Now in its 18th year, the show is considered one of the “must attend” collector car shows in the southeastern United States.

Previously named Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, this event attracts over 40,000 spectators and draws top car collectors from all over the southeast. Additionally, this show serves as a support event to the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
[ALL EVENTS ARE OPTIONAL FOR RALLY PARTICIPANTS]

10:00 am Opening Ceremonies Lake Mirror Park
10:00 am Lakeland Car Show Downtown Streets
10:00 am Lake Mirror Concours Lake Mirror Park
10:00 am New Car Show Munn Park Area
12:00 pm Bill Tower Interview MIDFLORIDA Downtown Stage
12:00 pm Autobiographies Lake Mirror Amphitheater
12:00 pm Terrace Hotel Waiter Parade Promenade
01:00 pm Vintage Fashion Show Lake Mirror Amphitheater
02:00 pm Lakeland Auto Show Awards MIDFLORIDA Downtown Stage
03:00 pm Lake Mirror Concours Awards Lake Mirror Amphitheater







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