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NCR 2019 Rally Event 1 - May Meander

NCR 2019 Rally Event 1 - May Meander

PCA - North Country - Rally & Show

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Hannaford Supermarket, Bedford, NH

Registration closed May 10, 2019 11:59 PM on May 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2019 11:59 PM on May 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens March 15, 2019 12:00 AM on March 15, 2019 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from March 15, 2019 12:00 AM to May 10, 2019 11:59 PM

May Meander -- NCR Rally Event #1 for 2019

Starting in Bedford (just West of Manchester), we will complete a clockwise loop that explores some of the very beautiful hills and valleys of Western New Hampshire.  The route has been designed to provide an enjoyable Porsche experience and is guaranteed to keep your navigator alert to its twists and turns.  The entire route is about 150 miles in length with rest stops before and after lunch.  Lunch itself will be just over the border in Bellows Falls, VT at the very popular Popolo restaurant.

A walk of about 0.2 miles from Popolo restaurant east along Bridge St brings one to the Vilas Bridge (closed to vehicle traffic) where one can overlook The Bellows Falls Petroglyph Site.  This Site, (designated Site VT-WD-8), is an archaeological site containing panels of precontact Native American petroglyphs.  Located on bedrock west of and above the Connecticut River, they depict a rarely-seen assemblage of anthropomorphic figures that is believed to be unique in New England, and uncommon even in surrounding geographic areas.  The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.  It has been suggested the Abenaki created the carvings.  If the Abenaki were indeed responsible, the westward orientation of the carvings may hint at their meaning.  In Abenaki folklore, a dead person’s soul travels westward when it leaves the body.  These faces may have been way markers, pointing the way to the afterlife.  Adding to this theory, an Abenaki burial ground was found not too far from the site.  Some say no one really knows. 

The petroglyphs are located on the Vermont side of the Vilas bridge.  Standing on the Vermont side at the end of the bridge, look over the south railing.  The petroglyphs are located directly downward by the water's edge (look for yellow paint markers).  Binoculars are recommended as it is difficult to see the petroglyphs clearly from the bridge overlook.  It is difficult and potentially dangerous to descend to the site.  [Sources:;]  Further information, perhaps more authoritative, can be found at Iroquois Beadwork Blog and Obscure Vermont.

If you are an active Rally participant, you know each event is unique.  Some feature roads with a faster pace, others offer interesting destinations, and some combine both.  If you have not yet sampled the NCR Rally Program, check out photos on the NCR website and in Northlander, then join us for our first event in 2019.

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Assembly Point: Hannaford Supermarket Parking Lot, 4 Jenkins Rd, Bedford, NH 03110

& Waivers:                8:30 am
Mandatory Drivers Meeting:  9:00 am
Departure:                             9:30 am



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Hannaford Supermarket
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