Sun, Apr 7, 2024

Tour and Rally School

Marriottsville Assembly Point

About this event

PCA Chesapeake’s Tour & Rally Committee is pleased to offer, once again, a Tour and Rally School. It is designed for PCA members who want to learn about or bone up on gimmick and time-speed-distance (TSD) rallies, in preparation for the gimmick and TSD rallies in this year’s Porsche Parade, as well as in our own region. It is also aimed at members who may be interested in learning to plan and and create their own driving tours or in volunteering to be lead drivers. 
The day will begin with breakfast at the venue in Marriottsville. There will be one classroom session on tours, one on gimmick rallies and one on TSD rallies. Attendees will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. A short TSD rally will follow, to give the attendees a chance to apply and reinforce their  classroom learning. Participation in the rally will be OPTIONAL, but will be encouraged. Each rally driver will need a navigator. Solo school participants will be paired. 
Our rally instructors will be longtime experts and veteran PCA members Bob Rassa (TSD) and Steve Graham (gimmick). Tour & Rally Committee Co-Chair Aniano Arao will serve as the tour instructor. 



  • When: April 7, 2024, Sunday, weather permitting
  • Assembly time: 8:30 AM breakfast 
  • Assembly point: The Marriottsville address will be sent to registrants via e-mail by April 6. 
  • Classroom sessions: 9:00 to 11:45 AM  
  • Lunch break: 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM  
  • Lunch venue: Facci Ristorante, Ellicott City, MD 
  • Lunch: Attendees will be billed individually or per couple at the restaurant.  
  • TSD rally and awards ceremony: 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • TSD Rally Route: Delightful backroads in and around Marriottsville

By signing up for and joining any of our driving events, registrants acknowledge and assume all the risks in and full responsibility for their participation. PCA waiver forms must be completed and signed by all, online or on paper. Note that planned events are subject to change, for weather-related or other reasons.


  • Registration will open at 1 PM on March 15 and close at 1 PM on April 4.  
  • PCA members and their guests must be registered and confirmed to join this event. 
  • Drivers must be adult PCA members with a valid driver’s license. 
  • Each driver can only have one passenger, who must be willing and able to serve as navigator. 
  • Fee $5 per adult; maximum fee $10 per car; minors (17 and younger) free. 
  • MotorsportReg charges a $2 service fee for every registration (not for every person). 
  • Tour and TSD Rally School documents will be sent to confirmed registrants by April 6 via e-mail. 
  • This event has capacity limits for cars and people.  
  • All interested PCA members should register ASAP. Remember: first-come, first-served. 
  • Each driver should bring a smartphone, a clipboard and pencils for the navigator to use. 
  • If you have already registered and need help to cancel your registration, refer to this link for detailed instructions.
    • For cancellations after the registration close date, refunds will be given only if your registration can be filled by someone on the waitlist.


QUESTIONS: Send school-related and lunch-related questions to Tour & Rally Committee Co-Chair Aniano Arao at

Attendees (18)

Hansel Buckingham
Carolyn Bernota
Dan Laurent
Richard Townsend
Bob Rassa
Jonathan Mester
Bill Kearney
Chad Wasileski

Marriottsville Assembly Point

Marriottsville, MD


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PCA - Chesapeake

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