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Turkeye Rallye

November 23, 2008

The MG Car Club held their annual Turkeye Rallye Sunday, November 23. This is a fun-filled gimmick rallye where having a good navigator is helpful. As the "eye" in the name suggests, having a sharp pair to spot the clues while motoring along is a must.

As in past years, our Mid Atlantic Chapter participated in the competition with Ruth Arnold joining MGCC member Steve Boyce as his navigator. Bill and Karen Marshall and defending event champion Liz Ten Eyck, joined by her niece Julie rounded out our Chapterís teams.

The rallye combines two events in one. The first task is to follow the rallye map so you will be assured of reaching the final destination for lunch Ė as the actual name and location of the restaurant is NOT provided. The second challenge is to correctly answer as many questions as possible with clues provide throughout the route.

We started from our normal location at the West Marine parking lot in Woodbridge with Rallye Master David Gillette of the MGCC handing out the route maps and explaining very carefully how to interpret the directions and clues. Along with following the directions, you must also answer questions as you navigate the route, spotting such things as "who sponsors the highway clean-up" (Matthew & Jennifer) and "what does Mom make" (apple pies). The role of the navigator is critical to success.

Our route took us through the Town of Occoquan, through Lorton and on to Route 1 where we eventually made several laps of Mount Vernon neighborhoods. We all arrived safely for lunch at Primoís in Alexandria where once again the Mid Atlantic Chapter proved to have the best rallye teams with Bill & Karen having the most correct answers with Liz and Julie and Steve and Ruthie finishing in that order.

We would like to extend our thanks to David Gillette for preparing such a great rallye and for providing the coffee and doughnuts at the start!

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