About this event
For over 50 years ghosts, goblins, spirits and ghouls have haunted Cascade Sports Car Club's Halloween road rally. In bygone years, rally teams navigated through cemeteries or reached into a screaming victim's chest to find hidden clues, or worse.
Some say if you listen on a cold, crisp October day you can still hear screams at haunted locations like the legendary barn on Pumpkin Ridge or the slaughterhouse.
This year’s Ghouls Gambol offers an all-paved beginner-friendly tour-style road rally that takes about three hours to drive. The route will travel through forests and farmland brightly lit with autumn colors. The rally explores the Columbia River Gorge area, ending in Sandy. Expect beautiful views and great roads that are just fun to drive!
$20 per car for CSCC members
$30 per car for non-members
2345 NW Nicolai St, Portland, OR 97210
Schedule: October 31
*Optional Costume Concourse: 9:30 am
First car out: 10:01 am
First car arrives at finish (approx.): 1 pm
Results emailed: after all cars finish
Entry requires a street-legal vehicle, a licensed and insured driver, a navigator, and a smart device (e.g., cell phone or tablet) running the Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints app.
The Ghouls Gambol Halloween road rally will comply with Cascade’s 2020 Road Rally Rules: http://www.cascadegeargrinders.org/Files/Road_Rally_Rules_2020.pdf
Due to the continuing pandemic, Ghouls Gambol will be Cascade’s eighth TSsD (Time Speed social Distance) road rally conducted in compliance with the Cascade Geargrinders Coronavirus Message: http://www.cascadegeargrinders.org/news/coronavirus-message.pdf
*An optional Costume Concourse will start half an hour before first car is due out. Teams that choose to participate are asked to park in the parking lot, leaving an empty space between cars. If you choose to get out of your car, please wear a mask and maintain adequate social distance. Make sure your car number is easily seen on your costume and your decorated car. A ballot will be provided with your materials. Write your costume winner choices on your ballot and send an image of your ballot, along with photos of you and other teams, to the rally organizer before starting the rally.
Day-of-event on-site registration will not be available. Those who register online by the October 28 midnight deadline will receive an email on Thursday the 29th, providing further instructions including your car number assignment, instructions for registering your car number in the Competitor Richta app, and a link to e-sign the required event insurance waiver. Once you’ve completed these check-in steps, we’ll email the route instructions. You’ll need to print them.
On Saturday morning, leave the start by your assigned out time. Follow the route instructions to the end. Results will be emailed after all teams have completed the course. Prizes will be delivered to the winners after the rally.
The October 31 rally is open to everyone. It would be helpful to review the Road Rally Rules before the rally.
The driver must have a valid driver’s license and carry minimum insurance coverage(s) as required in the state where the vehicle is registered.
Each entry team must have a smart device (e.g., cell phone or tablet) running the most current version of the Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints app. Instructions for downloading and using the Richta app will be provided Thursday before the rally as part of check-in.
All occupants of the vehicle registered for this event - driver, navigator, passengers - must e-sign the required event insurance waiver. The link to e-sign the waiver will be provided Thursday before the rally as part of check-in.
A parent or legal guardian must sign a parental consent and release form for participants under the age of 18. Contact email@example.com if you need a parental release form.