Sat, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 28, 2022

The Great Beater Challenge

Rocky Mountain House

About this event

GBC 2022- “Muskeg Mishaps”

 

Date: August 27-28, 2022

 

Route:

Day 1: Rocky Mountain House, AB – Grande Cache, AB (approx. 419km)

 

Day 2: Grande Cache, AB – Rocky Mountain House, AB (approx. 532km)

 

Goal:

Adventure trip with unlikely beater cars, trucks, and vans. Points awarded for creativity, ridiculousness, and misfortune. This is NOT a race, and any illegal road behavior is punishable by law, and not condoned by the organizers.

 

Entrants may be solo, or in teams to help split cost.

 

Budget:

$700 CDN to buy, repair, and modify vehicle. (Foreigners use current exchange rates)

 

Safety items such as tires and brakes, as well as fluids and filters do not count toward budget.

 

A Safety item can be considered as something which would make the vehicle safe to operate, without adding to the reliability of the vehicle. Any questions regarding whether an item is safety or not, please see our FAQ page.

 

Proof of purchase price (bill of sale), and receipts to prove total spent on vehicle must be presented. Please provide a copy of the original ad if you can as well.

 

No $1 nice cars that you bought from yourself – keep it real folks

 

Any parts obtained for free, traded for, or pulled out of personal collections are counted at junkyard prices toward your budget. (You can use the Pick N Pull website to look up part values.)

 

Any cars obtained via trade or free, are valued at a fair market value (on the cheap side). Any questions regarding the value of a vehicle, please send me an email.

 

Teams can attempt to sell parts off their cars to gain money back toward the budget, up to a maximum of 50% the original purchase price.

 

Vehicles which run over budget can still enter, however will receive a penalty of -3pts per $1 over budget.

 

Entry fee:

$60, if paid before July 15th, 2022. Late entry fee for after this date is $100.

 

Entries open April 1st, 2022!!

 

These funds go to cover the event insurance, pay for our volunteer sweep teams fuel costs, awards, and any remaining money is donated directly to our chosen charity.

 

Entries and payment are handled by MSReg. Link will be provided and posted in all locations prior to opening of entries.

 

Free camping will be available at the Grande Cache Ball Diamonds.

 

Charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

 

Teams are free to raise money independently for any charity of their choice, be it our selected one, or another which is close to your heart. Please provide proof of your donations to receive said points.

 

Eligibility:

Any street legal (insured and registered) vehicle. Temporary “In Transit” permits are OK.

 

Due to event insurance regulations, Teams will need to provide a completed copy of the ASN Self-Tech Declaration, indicating that you declare your vehicle to be road worthy. I will provide a link to entrants to print and sign these forms prior to the event.

 

We will also require you to sign an Event waiver at the start location. This must be signed by and competitors, and passengers. A minor waiver will be provided for the parent/guardian of underage passengers to sign.

 

Scoring:

Competitors will be scored based on multiple categories. Scoring takes place at the start of the event based on vehicle and team entry, and again at the finish based on pictures taken/challenges achieved on the trip.

Age of vehicle:

+50 for 1990s

+100 for 1980s

+150 for 1970s

+200 for 1960s

+250 for 1950s

+300 for pre-1950

 

Make of Vehicle:

-200 for Russian (Sorry Lada folks, this is not your year…) 

+-0 for Japanese, American, German

+50 for Korean, Swedish

+100 for Italian

+125 for English

+150 for French, or Chinese

+100 for a defunct automaker, and +50 for every decade past 1990 the automaker has been out of business

 

Judge’s Decision:

+0-250 for Costumes, Theme, Vehicle Modifications

+0-250 for General condition of vehicle/likeliness to fail

 

On the Road:

+50 for finishing the day’s route

+10 and up, for optional checkpoints and challenges en route

 

Other:

+1 per km travelled in your beater, greater than 100km to get to the start of the event (up to a limit of 300pts)

+100 for vehicle purchased without the help of the internet, ie bought from a newspaper classified or supermarket community board (save a copy of the ad!)

+100 for a vehicle rescued from a field (photo proof please!)

+20 if the ad for your car contained the phrases “Ran when Parked”, “I know what I have”, or “Needs TLC”

+100 if you compete in a sanctioned motorsport event with your beater prior to the event (ie. Autocross, drag racing, rallycross, ice racing, etc)

+50 for a special edition vehicle

+100 for a factory convertible with the soft or hard top removed

-LOTS for poor behavior!

+200 pts for outfitting vehicle with sleeping accommodations, and subsequently camping in.

+??? May be awarded at random by organizers…

 

-Special for our trip to Northern AB-

+150pts for Suspension lifts

+50pts for Truck Nuts

+100pts for Exhaust Stacks

 

Feature Car:

This is a car that would usually not be a high scoring car, or something a bit obscure, that we will issue bonus points to a team which runs one in the event. This time it is double the fun with 2 POSSIBLE OPTIONS!

 

Chevy Sprint/Pontiac Firefly/Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift +150 (plus an extra 50 pts if it is a 1.0L 3cyl, +50 pts if Turbo, +100 if convertible (as listed above))

 

Chevy Lumina APV/Pontiac Trans Sport/Oldsmobile Silhouette +150 (Bonus 100 pts if it’s decorated either like a dustbuster vacuum or the space shuttle)

 

 

Start: Rocky Regional Recreation Center, 5332 50 Street & Will Sinclair Dr, Rocky Mountain House, AB

 

Tentative schedule:

Meet @ 8am sharp for initial judging/ worst car show in the world

9:30am Driver’s meeting

10:00 Start

 

Finish: Rocky Regional Recreation Center, 5332 50 Street & Will Sinclair Dr, Rocky Mountain House, AB

 

Scoring, awards, and sharing stories! We will try to have everyone in by late afternoon/supper time. Full details on the finish to come at a later date.

 

 

I look forward to seeing you all! Please check out our new Frequently Asked Questions page if you have further questions

Event requirements

Entrants will be required to electronically sign a liability waiver and a self-tech form prior to the event, via speedwaiver. Details will be shared with entrants closer to the event.

Any teams with minors travelling along will also need to fill and sign a parental consent waiver.

Entries (49)

RB
Rodney Badiuk
DW
Darcy Wall
AE
Adam Eklund
LW
Lee Wakefield
JC
Jeff Canavan
RR
Rocky Robinson
AP
Andrew Parker
PB
Peter Brook

Rocky Mountain House

Rocky Mountain House, AB

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

The Great Beater Challenge

The Great Beater Challenge

Sat, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 28, 2022