Stay Tuned for 2018 details!
Here’s the info from last year to give you an idea what this is all about:
Date: August 26-27, 2017
Day 1: Lethbridge- Coleman- Hwy 40- Kananaskis- Cochrane- Water Valley- Carstairs (566km)
Day 2: Carstairs- Drumheller-(Royal Tyrell Museum)- Arrowwood- Vulcan- Lethbridge (402km)
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 to buy, repair, and modify vehicle. Safety items such as tires and brakes, as well as fluids and filters do not count toward budget.
Proof of purchase price (bill of sale), and receipts to prove total spent on vehicle must be presented. Photographic evidence to prove originality of vehicle condition is also required.
No $1 nice cars that you bought from yourself – keep it real folks (if you really do want to bring something that isn’t epic, then see the next point).
If someone wishes to enter an actually nice vehicle, worth over the budget amount, to simply come and enjoy the trip, this is fine, however they will not be eligible to win any prizes.
Entry fee: $50 Early Bird entry fee, if registered before August 1, 2017. $75 Late entry fee after.
Competitors are responsible to pay for their own gas, food, and hotel (camping will also be an option).
Camping is available at Carstairs Campground’s overflow lot, cost is $20 per tent/car.
Charity: This year, the GBC will be raising money for Two Wheels for Life, a charity which provides doctors in Africa with motorcycles to use to reach their unreachable patients, and help reduce the spread of disease. You can learn more about this charity on their website: http://www.twowheelsforlife.org.uk/
Any remaining money from our entry fees will be donated to them. As well, you can earn extra bonus points for the challenge, by getting friends and family to donate on your behalf. They can do so at this link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1012855&stop_mobi=yes
Bring along proof of your donations, and you will recieve 2 points for every dollar donated!
Eligibility: Any street legal (insured and registered) vehicle. Temporary “In Transit” permits are OK.
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 1980s
+100 for 1970s
+150 for 1960s
+200 for 1950s
+250 for pre-1950
Make of Vehicle:
+-0 for Japanese, American, German
+50 for Korean, Swedish
+100 for Italian
+125 for English
+150 for French
+250 for Eastern Block
+100 for a defunct automaker, and +50 for every decade past 1990 the automaker has been out of business
+0-150 for Costumes, Theme
+0-100 for Vehicle Modifications, decorations (fitting with theme)
+0-100 for General condition of vehicle/likeliness to fail
On the Road:
+50 for finishing the day
+10-150 for optional checkpoints and challenges en route
+0-150 for creative roadside repairs
+2 FOR EVERY DOLLAR DONATED TO OUR CHOSEN CHARITY IN YOUR TEAMS NAME (see above for info)
+1 per km travelled in your beater, greater than 200km to get to the start of the event
+50 for a special edition vehicle
+200 for a vehicle with no roof at all
+75 for best youtube post of the day
+0-150 for junkyard parts gained en route or parts obtained from locals
-LOTS for poor behavior!
+250 for rescuing a stranded team and carrying them the rest of the trip
+200 pts for outfitting vehicle with sleeping accommodations, and subsequently camping in.
+??? May be awarded at random by organizers…
Start: Will be meeting and starting together from Lethbridge, at the North lot of Southland International, 4310 9th Ave N, at 8:00am on Saturday August 26th.
Finish: Finish Banquet/Awards ceremony will be held at 7pm on Sunday, at Moxie’s Lethbridge, 1621 3rd Ave S.