August 23th to 25th, 2018 (to be confirmed in January 2019)
- 2019 Rush to Gold Bridge Supp Regs Document
- 2019 Rush to Gold Bridge Entry Form
- 2019 Entry List
Please note: this is not a Spring-Thaw style event!
What is the “Rush to ‘Gold Bridge’”?
The Rush to ‘Gold Bridge’ (R2GB) is our end of August, 3 day driving event, organized by Classic Car Adventures. Originally conceived as “Dave’s Birthday Touring Adventure”, our first year took us to Gold Bridge…and thus the event was called “The Rush to Gold Bridge”. The actual destination is subject to change on a yearly basis, but the name remains the same! The event features a mixed Tarmac and Gravel route, with additional instructions for those who’d prefer a 100% tarmac adventure. Each entrant will receive both route options, along with maps to show when and where each route will cross similar points. We’ve made every effort to adjust the routes and timings so that all participants can meet up for breaks mid-day, and arrive at the hotels at a similar time.
Imagine, if you will, a group of Classic Car Enthusiasts who literally just love to drive and hang out together. Some of us are going to try some gravel roads. The other members of our group, the tarmac set, is made up of folks who love to get out and drive, but really aren’t sure about subjecting their cars to some gravel. That, in a nutshell, is the “Rush to Gold Bridge”.
The route for the 2019 R2GB will remain secret until entrants receive their “route-book” at registration. Instructions for this year’s event will be a combination of Google Maps instructions, photocopies of older CCA event route books, relevant map sections, and GPS destination points (where available). Entrants are expected to arrive with good humour, a willingness to explore and a sense of humour when a road is found to not exist, or a locked gate is encountered. You will not need any special rally equipment or rally knowledge. The event consists of paved and gravel roads through mountainous terrain, with driving scheduled through daylight hours.
A sense of humour, and adventure, is expected of all our entrants.
The R2GB is open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1989 and earlier. Sorry, no motorcycles on this event. We have been known to accept a truck or two, and even a couple of ‘retro cars’ made after 1989. If you think you’ve got a unique vehicle that should qualify, simply send us an entry form or contact us, we’ll see if we think it fits with the group. Vehicles, purchased from Craigslist specifically for this event, are accepted regardless of year…but only if you show us the ad listing an asking price of $500 or less!
Forest Fire Policy
In the weeks leading up to the event, if there are any concerns about forest fires in the area of the route (or back-country travel), the organizers will be in full communication with the entrants. Our primary goal is to ensure the event continues and we all meet for a weekend of driving. If backcountry travel is not allowed (or recommended) we’ll consider a tarmac-only event. If forest fires put our route, or guests at risk, we’ll consider changing our route to a safer location. Entrants will hopefully understand our desire to keep both you and our forests out of harms way!
Full event details will be posted in June 2019