2015 Rush To Gold Bridge
Entry and Event Information
May 29th-31st 2015
SURVEY: The 2015 Event Survey will be released January 2nd
DOWNLOAD: Supplementary Regs coming Feb 1st
DOWNLOAD: 2015 Entry Form Coming Feb 1st
New for 2015
2015 brings some significant changes to the Rush to Gold Bridge event and format. To begin with, we’ve moved the dates from late August to end of May, in an effort to avoid the radiator-exploding high heat of B.C.’s interior mountains. We could insert a joke about air-cooled VW’s running fine from the cold of Antarctica to the deserts of the Sahara…but then our regular guests would probably point out that Dave’s aircooled VW has had more motor rebuilds then insurance sticker updates. Regardless, we’ve moved to a more heat-friendly time of the year! Our second big change for the Rush to Gold Bridge will be a move from “fully-organized, all-inclusive” style of previous years, to more of a low-cost “road-trip-adventure” type of affair. We had great success with road exploration weekends this past year, and thought why not offer that to all our classic car friends.
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. Well, okay, it’s really not that extreme, but you should be prepared for some remote driving. You’re travelling with a group of people, we just wanted to highlight the fact that you’ll be driving on both Tarmac and Gravel roads with some significant mountainous terrain. Driving is scheduled during daylight hours.
Schedule coming Feb 1st
Vehicle Acceptance & Required Equipment
The Rush to Gold Bridge is open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1979 and earlier. “Retro Classics” 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 one roadside warning triangle (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)