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On behalf of Maple Leaf Rally Club and our sponsors, I welcome you to the 46th consecutive running of the Rally of the Tall Pines, Bancroft, Ontario, brought to you by the same organizing team that brought you the event over the past few years.
I am pleased to announce that the Town of Bancroft is our Host Sponsor again this year. We always enjoy the friendly hospitality, and wide range of services that Bancroft has to offer.
We have made some minor revisions to the route and schedule and can promise you an exciting challenge. We have continued to build on our strengths to bring you a great rally on great roads in a great location. We have worked extensively with RallySport Ontario, the Town of Bancroft and the Ministry of Natural Resources, to obtain access to the best roads in Ontario.
Last year, after torrential rain on recce day, we were treated to mostly smooth dry conditions, rare for Tall Pines. This year we are looking for a return to the “Winter roads and Summer ditches” theme that we hadn’t seen for a few years. As we are again running at the end of November it is highly likely that we will. As always, tire choice will be a major contributor to success. Expect to see great competition on these incredible roads. Besides providing a wide variety of potential road conditions, our route will provide teams with serious technical challenges.
We continue to offer a compact route and a compact schedule over one long day. I know you will find good organization with the strong marshalling team the Tall Pines is known for. The Rally of the Tall Pines, Bancroft is an excellent event to bring sponsors, family and friends. It offers prepared spectator locations, a Spectator Guide, a ‘shakedown’ stage and a single service location.
Consider purchasing a VIP ticket for your sponsors or potential sponsors. This well developed program offers guests: comfortable buses, private viewing areas, hot snacks, a gourmet meal and a grab bag of Tall Pines goodies; the whole time rubbing shoulders with some of Canada’s top rallyists.
Accommodations in Bancroft get reserved early for the Tall Pines weekend, so if you are planning to enter, we recommend that you check out the accommodations listings on our website www.tallpinesrally.com and book early.
For 2016, descriptive stage notes will be available for purchase. A full recce day with the ability to plan your own schedule within specific time frames is also available. For those who don’t want to plan their own schedule a suggested schedule will be available for you. We have also arranged indoor parking locations for as many cars as possible.
We contribute to Bancroft’s tree planting program, so there can be more “tall pines” in the future and we encourage our sponsors to provide matching funds to this program. We use compostable products where possible and encourage our suppliers to do the same. On behalf of the organizing team, we hope you will join us this year and enjoy our unique and challenging rally.
We look forward to seeing you in Bancroft,
CARS Canadian Rally Championship (CRC)
RSO Ontario Performance Rally Championship (OPRC)