2012 Rush To Gold Bridge
Entry and Event Information
August 18th to August 19th 2012
Early motoring in B.C. was simply about “getting there”. The Rush to Gold Bridge returns enthusiasts to a time when remote roads, sheer drop-offs and untouched scenery were the order of the day. Forget GPS, cell phones, roadside assistance or common sense…where we’re going, none of them work! Participants in the Rush to Gold Bridge are pioneers of motoring! It’s just you, your tools, your wits, and hopefully a helping hand from the car behind you. Crazy road choices, breakdowns in the middle of nowhere and a rugged ‘western frontier’ atmosphere mark the theme for this adventure. If gold miners from the 1800’s could have travelled via Healey and Sprite, this would have been their event.
This two-day event begins in Hope B.C., location TBD, and returns to Squamish the following day (Two day, one night event). To ensure an “adventure”, the route will remain secret until competitors receive their entry packages at registration. Way-finding instructions will be detailed and clear, and will not require any calculations or rally knowledge. The event consists of mixed paved and gravel roads, with some significant mountainous terrain. Driving is scheduled during daylight hours. Accommodations will be vacation cabins, lodges and/or ranch house rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
The Rush to Gold Bridge is organized by Squamish Classic Car Adventures and West Coast Rally Association, following the BC Rally Regulations, and using straight-forward route instructions.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2012
- Entry deadline
Friday, June 1st, 2012
- Entry forms and Supp. Regs. Released.
- Fifteen (15) entries accepted on first-come, first-served basis. An additional 10 spaces may be released once hotel and meal space is confirmed. Successful applicant’s cheques deposited on June 15th, 2012.
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
9:00-10:00 Registration and Tech Open (location TBD)
10:15 Driver’s Meeting & Event Introductions (Mandatory Attendance)
10:30 Depart Hope
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
15:00-16:30 Approximate finish time in Squamish, BC
Vehicle Acceptance & Required Equipment
The Rush to Gold Bridge is open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1979 and earlier. “Vehicles of Interest” from 1980-1989 will be accepted upon organizer approval. Classic Trucks, sporting period-correct looks are also eligible. Think you’ve got a unique car that fits, but doesn’t meet the age category? Feel free to contact us.
All vehicles must meet legal roadworthiness standards, and generally be ready for a long weekend of driving through mountains and winding roads. A pre-event tech inspection, more rigorous then the Spring Thaw’s, will check for the following mandatory items:
- Minimum of two roadside warning triangles (30cm or larger per side)
- Proof of current insurance & Driver’s Licenses.
- All four (4) tires in good condition, exceeding minimum tread depth.
- Minimum of one spare tire
- Brakes in good condition.
- Functioning headlights, tail-lights, and brake-lights.
- Tow strap
- Snacks and 1L of water per participant
- Additional 1L of water for water-cooled vehicles
Highly Recommended Equipment
- Tool kit
- Booster cables
- Fire extinguisher
- Simple spares (points, fluids, etc.)
- Spare Fuel container and fuel (securely stored and vented to exterior of vehicle)
Decals & Event Graphics
As part of the event registration package, entrants will be issued with two Rush to Gold Bridge number decals – one for each side of the car. We will be using high quality removable vinyl to ensure that they will come off your car with the least amount of fuss.
Accommodation & Meals
The organizers of the Rush to Gold Bridge will cover the room fee and taxes for one nights’ accommodation with the event. Rooms will be vacation cabins, lodge rooms and/or ranch house rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
Each team will receive a private two-bed room with two occupants per room, unless otherwise requested on the entry form. Additional rooms, upgrades and special requests will be accommodated as possible, with all additional charges being the responsibility of the entrant in question. Please indicate on the entry form any specific needs you may have.
Entrants are reminded that we are travelling into some of the last-touched remote areas of BC and accommodations will match the spirit of the adventure.
Three meals are included in the entry fee (Day one dinner, breakfast and a lunch at the finish) Guests with allergies or other dietary concerns are advised to list requirements on the entry form.
A credit card for each team will be required upon check-in at each hotel as a damage deposit, and for incidentals. The organizers will not provide damage deposit coverage for any participants of the event.
Procedure for Registration
Please download and complete the PDF Entry Application form. Once complete, print the form and mail it to the Registrar’s address below along with a cheque for the full amount.
Entries will be considered on a “first come, first serve” basis. Vehicles which don’t meet the 1979 or earlier requirement are encouraged to use page two creatively.
Base Entry Fee: $350.00
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) $ 42.00
Total Entry Fee $392.00 CAN or USD
Entry deadline, July 15th, or when all spaces are filled.
DOWNLOAD: ENTRY FORM
Cheques and money orders are payable to:
“Squamish Classic Car Adventures”
Registrar Address (send entries here):
Classic Car Adventures
#32-1200 Edgewater Dr
Canada V8B 0E7
In an effort to keep the entire adventure and group close-knit, we are booking hotel rooms for all participants of the event. As such, we find ourselves bound by unique cancellation issues.
Cancellation before July 15th
Cancellation of your participation in the event before July 15th will result in a full refund.
Cancellation between July 16th and August 1st
Cancellation of your participation between the dates of July 16th and August 1st will result in a $130 refund unless we can fill your hotel room with another waitlist entry. In this case we will refund your full entry. Any cancellations will be filled in the order received.
Cancellations after August 1st
Cancellation of your participation after August 1st will result a refund of $130.