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Bunny Run Road Rally - Sat. May 19th starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

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I am a member of the Westchester Sports Car Club and we sponsor a few rallies during the year and I thought I would post the information on the various sports car forums I belong to. I think there may be some interest in a scenic drive through the upper Westchester area. These rallies are low pressure/fun competitions involving following directions and observing posted "rally signs" along the route. Generally you drive approximately at the posted speed limit and you are penalized for arriving at the finish early or late.

One word of warning, I was surprised to learn that there are still some public dirt roads in Westchester and they are sometimes included in WSCC rallies. I had no problem driving my sports car on these public roads but some people freak out if their shiny cars come anywhere near a dirt road. You decide if that matters to you, any street legal car is welcome.

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Westchester Sports Car Club
2018 Bunny Run Road Rally
Saturday, May 9th 2018
starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

THE RALLY: will be a low pressure timed organized drive on public roads starting and
ending in Westchester County. You will be asked to follow directions given to you at
the start. Entrants should have a light for reading route instructions, a watch, paper,
and a pen or pencil as well as something to write on (such as a clip board). A four
function calculator may be helpful. No auxiliary lights above headlight level will be
needed or allowed. (Note that New York state law prohibits such lights.) No hand held
spot lights, please. No alcoholic beverages allowed before or during the rally. More
than two people in a car will be appropriately penalized. No driver only cars will be

THE EVENT: will start from the Grand Prix New York parking lot, 333 North Bedford
Road (Route 117), Mt. Kisco, NY and end at Amore’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, 1 Kent
Place, Armonk, NY.

REGISTRATION: opens at 5 PM and continues to 6:30 PM. There will be a drivers’
meeting at approximately 6:30 PM. Cars will be sent off at 7:00 + the car number in
minutes (i.e. Car 35 leaves at 7:00 + 35 minutes or 7:35). Entry fee is $20.00 ($15.00 for
WSCC members) per car. A $5.00 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after

TROPHIES: awarded to top 10%. (To qualify for an award, the team has to finish.) A
WSCC Credit Certificate (good for free entry at any WSCC event) may be chosen in
place of a traditional trophy. Dash Plaques will be given to all entrants.

FUTURE RALLIES: Fall Rally – October 13, 2018 Turkey Tour – November 17, 2018
For more information visit our internet address: HTTP://WWW.WSCC.ORG
or email INFO @ WSCC.ORG

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Is the next event going to be open to other vehicles such as motorcycles?
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I don't remember ever having a motorcyclist asking to participate in one of our road rallies. I do not think it would be allowed. We already have safety rules against single driver only entrants. You just cannot read directions, watch for "rally signs", write down the "rally signs", calculate average speed, mark off completed instructions, and drive safely all at the same time.

Any street legal car or truck with two or more entrants is welcome. We do give small penalty points against extra people because that gives you more eyes to find the "rally signs". (although you should get a bonus for delays caused by "too many opinions" arguments.)
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Due to bad weather, blocked roads, downed trees, etc. the Bunny Run starting in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. has been postponed to June 16th.
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2018 Bunny Run Rally Master Letter
by Ken Frey

First, let me thank all the people who helped me put the rally together. My
thanks to Co-Chairman Dave Trezza who cold ran the rally, helped write a
couple instructions I was having a problem defining and helping me put up the
Bunny signs. My thanks to Diane Mays who could not run the rally due to a
schedule conflict. She cold ran the rally and spent Sunday helping me pick up
the signs so I could get with family and celebrate Father’s Day. Thanks to
Debbi and Gary Kanzler for doing the rally registration. My thanks to Frank
Cardone for designing and ordering the dash plagues and manning the
Checkpoint with me. Thanks to Ed McGuirk for showing up to work and helping
us at the checkpoint. Thanks also to Jesse Lipscher who took my raw data and
turned it into results.

All the Bunny signs were seen by rallyists and were picked up the
following day. It was a very tight competition with only three points separating
the top two teams. Eric Trautmann and Allison Colon led the competitors
followed by WSCC members Gary and Debbi Kanzler. Not too far behind were
Brian Johnston and Sean Johnston. The next WSCC team after the Kanzlers
were members Mike Caroll and Tim Farrelly in seventh place, then club
members Don Mays and Mark Connelly in eighth place. Club members Jesse
Lipscher and Barbara Gebela ended in tenth place.

The hero of the rally is Grandma. All hail Grandma!!! Her son, Dennis
Byrnes, showed up and registered as the driver with his Mom, Terry Byrnes, as
the navigator. It was a family affair with Dennis’s niece in the back seat along
with her boyfriend so they could see and learn what rallying was all about.
Behind them in another car was Dennis’s son and daughter. The family has
been rallying for about 35 years. They remember starting rallies at the Kensico
Dam. When Grandma and her team got out of the car at the finish, she was all
smiles as she walked with her cane into the restaurant. I commented that she
looked very happy. Her response was “I like to win!” How well did Grandma
do? Grandma missed the time by only five seconds and was the only
competitor to nail the mileage. The penalty of the two people in the back seat
gave that car 1000 penalty points or it would have been a slam dunk win for the
Byrnes team. Seventeen of the eighteen cars finished the rally. It was nice to
hear a number of people say they enjoyed the rally route, showing them some
new roads and new big houses.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Fall Rally on October 13 and
Annual Turkey Tour on November 17. Have a great summer!
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