Sat, May 6, 2023

BVR Cheese Rally w/Poker Hands

Blain's Farm and Fleet

About this event

SCCA Blackhawk Valley Region Presents

The “Bob Phillips” Memorial CHEESE Road Rally (Poker Run)

Saturday March 25, 2023


Join your fellow car enthusiasts for this 4 hour, 80 mile Poker Hand Road Rally

Bob Phillips was a long time BVR member and Rally competitor.  He was the Rallymaster for many, many CHEESE Rallies before he passed away.  It was originally called the “Ides of CHEESE Rally”, and was run in March, with Awards being chunks of great Wisconsin Cheese!!!  BVR is pleased to restart our Rally program with the CHEESE Rally honoring him!!!

You and a partner (driver and navigator) will be issued a set of Route Instructions that will take you on a scenic drive through the marvelous country roads in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.  

This is a "Tour" type rally and there are no timing, route traps or tricks - just drive, enjoy the great roads and country scenery.  This is a rally designed especially for people with little or no rally experience.  The course can be traversed at rally speeds with normal precautions and observing all normal traffic regulations and rules of the road.

The object of the rally is to follow the prescribed route and arrive at each checkpoint so you may make a card draw from a deck of cards.

Checkpoints will be set up along the way to monitor how well you are following the route and give you the chance to draw a good card for your Poker Hand, and Awards will be presented to the teams with the best Poker Hands.  

Start location: Blain’s Farm & Fleet

                          4567 E. Rockton Rd, Rockton, IL 61073

End location:   Monroe, WI


9:30 – 10:30am Check-in opens
Competitors Meeting
11:00 am Competitors start off on Route
3:00pm (Approx) All Competitors should be finished with the Route

Rally Cost: 
SCCA members $30.00 per car

Non-Members $35.00 per car
A minimum of 2 people per car is required, but you may have up to 4 people per car.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  

Sound interesting?  Want further information?

Contact your Rally Master: Tim Marx (815) 218-2206


Event requirements

These forms must be filled out for ALL minors participating and the parental consent must accompany them.  These must be printed in color and submitted to the National office to be approved BEFORE the event or better yet - complete them Digital Minor Waiver online and skip the notary and the mail!  

Digital Minor Waiver Instructions

Snail mail version: 

Instructions for Minor Waiver and Parental Consent



These General Instructions and any addenda govern this event

  1. Driver will be required to have a valid Driver's License 
  2. Street legal car that is Mechanically Safe to drive
  3. Liability Insurance at the level your State requires
  4. Both Driver and Navigator (crew members) must be 18 years of age and must sign the SCCA waiver, as well as all other passengers that will be in the vehicle.  There is a four (4) person limit to each vehicle.
  5. Contestants under 18 years of age must present an SCCA minor waiver release form signed by their parent or guardian, these can be dowloaded from the registration page or email your confirmation of the digital waiver being on file at the National office before the event to the cheif registrar
  6. Pen/pencil/highlighter
  7. Clipboard
  8. Car Odometer/GPS/GPS Phone APP that shows your mileage
  9. Smart Phone/Map System that shows your location (Things happen i.e.: Your looking at a pretty Farm Cow and miss a sign)(It’s a CHEESE thing)
  10. Please keep your Headlamps on
  11. Download the Rally Generals PDF for Full instructions     

 Blackhawk Valley Cheese Rally Generals PDF

Blain's Farm and Fleet

Rockton, IL


Road Rally organized by

SCCA - Blackhawk Valley Region

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Event over!