Our events are not TSD's*, where we tell you what speed to drive and keep track via timed checkpoints. At the same time, they aren't like your typical cruise where you follow the other cars bumper-to-bumper. At CCA events, we encourage you to enjoy the road at your own pace and give you the freedom to drive as you normally would if you were on your own.
In practice, most of our guests seem to settle out into groups of 2-8 cars, travelling along the route at a similar pace. Usually on the first day friends from various clubs tend to stick together, but by day two or three you travel in these wonderful mixes of british, italian, american and german automobiles.
The routes are planned so that if you are driving at the speed limit you have approximately 1 hour of time during the day for fuel stops and lunch, arriving at the hotel approximately 1.5-2 hours before the start of dinner. Certainly enough time to enjoy a parking lot hang out, and then do whatever preparations for dinner you require. Guests who stop more frequently for photos, or longer lunches, may find they arrive closer to the start of dinner.
Guests are reminded each morning at our 'drivers' meeting that we're traveling on open roads, where other traffic, animals, kids and enforcement officers might be found around every corner. We employ a system we call "The Yellow Card Rule" to ensure guests don't drive too enthusiastically, and to date have never had a major issue. Thankfully, it seems, classic car enthusiasts recognize the best thing to do is drive in a manner which means we can run the event again next year!
*TSD - A TSD is a "Time, Speed, Distance" rally where the organizers tell you the speed you must drive over a given section of road. The car is timed on this section, and points are given if you travel too fast, or to slow, over the given section. It's a common style of rally event for classic cars, but not something you'll find on a CCA event.