Date: August 25-26, 2018

Day 1: Lethbridge- Radium Hot Springs (w/ slight detours) 467km

Day 1 Route


Day 2: Radium- Golden- Lake Louise- Cochrane- Black Diamond- Lethbridge (635km)

Day 2 Route


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

Any parts obtained for free, traded for, or pulled out of personal collections are counted at junkyard prices toward your budget.

Any cars obtained via trade or free, are valued at a fair market value (on the cheap side)

Teams can attempt to sell parts off their cars to gain money back toward the budget

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, if paid before August 1st, 2018. Late entry fee for after this date is $75.

Camping will be available at the Horsethief Hideout, located between Radium and Invermere, BC.

Cost for camping is $15 per person, and can be paid along with your entry fee.

Charity: This years chosen charity is The Last Chance Cat Ranch, a 100% volunteer organisation, dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for all cats.

“The Last Chance Cat Ranch is the largest cat rescue south of Calgary, Alberta.  We are a not for profit, no-kill rescue organization.  Our mission is to save cats and kittens from untimely deaths.  To provide necessary veterinary care to homeless and abandoned cats.  To find furever homes for abandoned and stray cats, and to provide TNR (trap-neuter-release) to shy cats when financially able to do so.”

You can read more about LCCR on their website:

Donations can be made by teams, or friends/family on your behalf at or via cash at the event’s finish banquet.

Bring along proof of your donations, and you will recieve 2 points for every dollar donated!

All remaining proceeds from the Entry Fee will go directly to the LCCR.

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:
+100 for 1980s
+150 for 1970s
+200 for 1960s
+250 for 1950s
+300 for pre-1950

Make of Vehicle:
+-0 for Japanese, American, German
+50 for Korean, Swedish
+100 for Italian
+125 for English
+150 for French, or Chinese
+250 for Eastern Block
+100 for a defunct automaker, and +50 for every decade past 1990 the automaker has been out of business

Judge’s Decision:
+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


+1 per km travelled in your beater, greater than 200km to get to the start of the event

NEW! +100 for vehicle purchased without the help of the internet, ie bought from a newspaper classified or supermarket community board (save a copy of the ad!)

NEW! +20 if the ad for your car contained the phrases “Ran when Parked” or “Needs TLC”

NEW! +75 for a car with a Turbo or Supercharger, +200 if you home brewed it yourself from junkyard parts!

+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: Silver Automotive, 3042 2 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB

Finish: Nico de Graaf’s Acreage, located between Lethbridge and Coaldale, AB. (Exact directions will be contained in the route book) We will be having a BBQ, and fire, bring cash!

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