Rallye by the Bay, September 18-19-20, 1998

The San Diego Bay Rallye & Luau turned out to be a great success for the second year in a row. Forty buggies participated in the weekend events at the Sandiego Naval Training Center (NTC).

Winnie produced another award winning rallye that took us on a bewildering trip around Mission Bay. Along the way we looked for clues to answer questions that were in the form of rhymes. A few clever questions and instructions kept several of us driving in circles.

The rest of the afternoon was filled with "fun" events that included:

  • A "Blind Driver Slalom" The "Blind Driver Slalom" required a blindfolded driver to drive through a series of gates (two rubber cones) in the parade ground area with verbal directions from his navigator.
  • A Timed Tire Change
  • A "Push Drag" was an elimination race (pushing only - i.e. no engines) over a 20 yard course.
  • A Timed Slalom that consisted of a short course of rubber cones that required drivers to zig-zag, back-up, parallel park, and accelerate to the finish line. A few cars came prepared for the slalom with lowered suspension and low profile tires. Other off-road cars had to get their suspensions strapped down to prevent un-wanted "tuck & roll". All timed participants were required to wear helmets as there was a lot of slipping, sliding, and tire squealing going on.
  • A Valve Cover Race where club members entered cars made from valve covers that raced down an inclined ramp.
  • A toy Manx race that featured gas powered COX antique model cars. A dozen toy cars were entered by club members but only a few made it to the end of the track.

Saturday evening we feasted with a sumptuous Luau that included teriaki beef, marinated pork, and fresh baked salmon. The entertainment incuded a Polynesian dancers that performed dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, and New Zealand.

Sunday's drive took us around Shelter Island, Harbor Island, and to the "Star of India" - San Diego's ancient sailing vessel and museum. Bruce arranged the buggies in front of the ship to get a group photo.

MANX DUNE BUGGY CLUB "SHOW 'N SHINE" WINNERS

The results of the "Show 'N Shine" are as follows

BEST OF SHOW---------------------TOM SZWAJKOS
BEST MEYERS MANX-----------------JEFF TERRY
BEST MANX-TYPE-------------------ARNOLD CARISOZA
BEST TOW'D-----------------------STEVE WIDDOWSON
BEST OFF-ROAD--------------------CARL MAYFIELD
BEST STREET----------------------ROBERT YAHN
BEST UNCONVENTIONAL--------------JEFFRY JAY LeBOUEF
                                (Berry Mini-T)
OVER-ALL WINNER OF STREET RALLYE-JAY HULET

RALLYE by the BAY SPONSERS

The sponsors who provided gifts for our drawings included :

ANDY'S AUTOGLASS-----------------Vista CA
B & R BUGGIES--------------------Oceanside CA
BUG SHIELDS BY DINO--------------Anaheim CA
CARL MAYFIELD--------------------Lakeside CA
FIBER-TECH-----------------------Santee CA
GENE BERG ENTERPRISES------------Orange CA
GOLDMINE VW PARTS----------------Whittier CA
GREG REED------------------------Santee CA
INTERSTATE VW USED PARTS---------Vista CA
JOHNSON'S BUG MACHINE------------Santee CA
KAR TEK--------------------------Chino CA
KYMCO MOTORSPORTS----------------Costa Mesa CA
MULSANNE ENTERPRISES-------------Torrance CA
LATEST RAGE----------------------Alpine CA
OFF ROAD WAREHOUSE---------------Escondido CA
THE O.V.W. CO.-------------------Escondido CA
RICHARDS KNIFE SHOP--------------Valley Center CA
SANDBUGGY SUPPLY-----------------Santa Fe Springs CA
SMALL CAR CONNECTION-------------Hesperia CA
SO CAL IMPORTS-------------------Long Beach CA
SONRISE RV-----------------------Escondido CA
steve's--------------------------El Cajon CA
UNIQUE IMPORTS-------------------Mission Viejo CA
VEE DUB PARTS UNLIMITED----------Huntington Beach CA
VISTA TRANSMISSION---------------Vista CA
VW PARADISE----------------------San Marcos CA
WEST COAST METRIC----------------Harbor City CA


More photos from the RALLYE by the BAY

Tom's red Manx with Turbo Corvair power is a beauty.


This blue Manx is a "Show 'N Shine" winner.


A pair of Corvair powered buggies.


Manx cars in front of the Star of India.


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