Format: A Monte Carlo style rally open to any make, model and vintage of auto or motorcycle. This format (like Rainier's Alcan 5000) means legal speeds on open public roads. Entrants are offered about 80% scenic and challenging roads for just touring, and 20% scored "TSD" driving sections requiring precision, on-time driving with a penalty for early or late arrival
Route: 2005 Nor'wester will start in Kirkland, WA and head north to explore
the beautiful scenery and back roads of British Columbia. Williams Lake in the BC
interior will host our first overnight stop, then we'll visit the distinctly different
coastal village of Bella Coola the second
night. Day three will be spent cruising the
Passage on the BC Ferry
Queen of Chilliwack to Port Hardy on the north tip of Vancouver Island.
Driving resumes on the final day for a spectacular run down Vancouver Island to
the finish and awards in Victoria, BC.
Entrants: Teams so far are an unusual combination of background and experience: They include past Nor'wester and Alcan winners, LaCarrera Panamericana participants, and others simply there for the scenery and/or 2006 Alcan practice. Click here for an entry list.
So why do this if we all aren't serious about winning like in the old
days? For a chance to hear or re-tell old lies, practice new or old skills,
experience roads we've never seen or can't remember, or simply
honor some old friends
Entry Fee: The entry fee covers the four day rally, three nights of lodging, 2 lunches, and an award banquet. Food, fuel, and incidentals like reservations & fare for the August 17 BC Ferry from Bella Coola to Port Hardy are the responsibility of the entrant. Entry is $700 for automobiles and $550 for motorcycles, MasterCard, VISA, and PayPal are accepted.
Registration: A $100 deposit with registration will hold entries until July 15, at which time full payment is required. Fees (except deposit) are refunable until August 1, after which an additional $100 may be deducted. Click here for an entry form.
Classes: Six classes are offered, for details see Nor'wester's Regulations