1st Annual Gary Bell Rally 2019
In honor of a long time BRR-PCA member and rally enthusiast we held our first Annual Gary Bell Rally. The rally was planned by Bill Hume and Gary Templeton with input from others. The event began with the requisite waiver signing, safety briefing, and rally overview. The 14 cars plus the lead and chase cars were staged at the release site, the Sportscar Clinic in Roanoke, Va. and set off on the course in approximately 2 minute intervals. The route traveled through Roanoke with the navigators guiding the driver, finding stopping point to capture images, and noting answers to rally questions. A fun route through Roanoke and Franklin County took the group to its first stop – the Homestead Creamery in Wirtz, VA. After the brief stop, where most participants were seen enjoying the homemade ice cream, the navigators guided their drivers through the back roads of Franklin and Pittsylvania counties before meeting at our final destination, the Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center. Following a tour of the center the rally results were announced and awards were given out.