Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: 100 Acre Wood & Trespasser\'s Will rallies
Last year I was the "Green Light." They provided a Subaru WRX with a green rotating light. My job was to follow the last competitor to provide emergency medical service and communications, and to let the workers know that the road is open and they are free to leave. Another time I worked at a finish control, recording the "in times" of each car.
Every other year I used my Jeep, either for vehicle recovery - both competitors and workers - to provide communications, or to set up control points.
The first year I attended was in 1977, before I got the Jeep. I used my Chevy 4WD short bed to do recovery and run messages. It was the year we had 20 inches of snow in the woods two days before the rally. Trying to keep that truck in the middle of the tracks made by the narrow-track rally cars convinced me that I had to get a new Jeep.
Anyway there are many more jobs that don't need a Jeep than that do. You might enjoy working a marshall point. Your job is to keep spectators and natives out of the road, and tell the start control if they don't obey. Once the rally starts it's easy to keep them back, and you get to watch the whole thing from what are usually VERY good places.