Topic: Tow Rig Parking

My rally car is not ideal for flogging on the interstate, so I'm intending to tow from Oregon to Monterey and back. Is there anywhere we can leave our Land Rover Discoveries or '90s Ford Explorers and trailers during the rally?

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2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Tow Rig Parking

Red0ktober wrote:

My rally car is not ideal for flogging on the interstate...

Good, good. This is precisely as it should be.

Red0ktober wrote:

Is there anywhere we can leave our Land Rover Discoveries or '90s Ford Explorers and trailers during the rally?

None of which I'm aware. Certainly nothing near the start/finish, unless you want to risk parking for several days on some random side street. That seems particularly unwise during Monterey Car Week, though. Your best bet is to try arranging something directly with someone who lives in the area.

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mharrell wrote:
Red0ktober wrote:

My rally car is not ideal for flogging on the interstate...

Good, good. This is precisely as it should be.

Red0ktober wrote:

Is there anywhere we can leave our Land Rover Discoveries or '90s Ford Explorers and trailers during the rally?

None of which I'm aware. Certainly nothing near the start/finish, unless you want to risk parking for several days on some random side street. That seems particularly unwise during Monterey Car Week, though. Your best bet is to try arranging something directly with someone who lives in the area.

Yeah, I'd find a Lemons team in/around the Bay and see if you can drop off the tow rig there, then drive down to Monterey.

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Re: Tow Rig Parking

Red0ktober wrote:

My rally car is not ideal for flogging on the interstate, so I'm intending to tow from Oregon to Monterey and back. Is there anywhere we can leave our Land Rover Discoveries or '90s Ford Explorers and trailers during the rally?

I'm in Gilroy, about an hour from Monterey.  If it's not too big and/or obnoxious, you can leave it here.

bs

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I know some people in Santa Rosa, that's about 3 hours according to Google.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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I know someone from Monterey and I asked a while back about leaving my car at her place (previous plan) and she mentioned that you could park it at the airport, granted it would cost some money.

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Our backup car / way to get back to Florida incase of fire is being left in Northern Arizona. I'm very hesitant to bring any of my personal vehicles into California as I am sure they are borderline impoundable

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A couple years ago we looked at RV storage places in Salinas to drop a car/hauler combo for a couple weeks inbetween races.  The places we talked to were amenable to that for reasonable cost.

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i thought that half the battle is supposed to be getting your heap to the start of the rally  smile

Hope you find a place to keep it...

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bshorey wrote:

I'm in Gilroy, about an hour from Monterey.  If it's not too big and/or obnoxious, you can leave it here.

bs

Just an '03 Land Rover Discovery and small single axle race-car trailer. Nothing too obnoxious. Gilroy is right on the way there, might be a good place.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Tow Rig Parking

Red0ktober wrote:
bshorey wrote:

I'm in Gilroy, about an hour from Monterey.  If it's not too big and/or obnoxious, you can leave it here.

bs

Just an '03 Land Rover Discovery and small single axle race-car trailer. Nothing too obnoxious. Gilroy is right on the way there, might be a good place.

Sounds easy enough.  Best to email me if you decide to leave it here, bshorey at yahoo.  I don't seem to get updates to threads on this forum.

bs

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Cool, thanks. If my rally car just had a 5-speed, I would drive it the whole way. I took it on the interstate for a bit last week, it's not ideal. I don't know how the Tinyvette raced at all with an Opel 4-speed. If I keep this car after the rally, it's definitely getting a Getrag.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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Ear plugs?

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squirrel wrote:

Ear plugs?

Necessary.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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Tow rigs are for sissies.  We drive last year's rally car from Los Angeles, finished the rally, then drove it home.

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DieselSJ wrote:

Tow rigs are for sissies.  We drive last year's rally car from Los Angeles, finished the rally, then drove it home.

What was the car? I'm coming from much further away than LA.

My car has 80-ish horsepower and a 4-speed.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Tow Rig Parking

We're planning to drive, 102 hp and a 2 speed automatic trans. And a little bit of oil pressure. We'll see how far we get. It's something like 800-900 miles for us to get to Monterey.

Towing the car there would be smart. But this is the Lemons Rally....smart is something we don't see to often (except in Amanda's case)

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Well, my tow rig will probably be a $500 '97 Ford Explorer...

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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doubles your odds of showing up!  smile

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Re: Tow Rig Parking

Red0ktober wrote:
DieselSJ wrote:

Tow rigs are for sissies.  We drive last year's rally car from Los Angeles, finished the rally, then drove it home.

What was the car? I'm coming from much further away than LA.

My car has 80-ish horsepower and a 4-speed.

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I'm considering driving the car. Still some shakedown to do.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Tow Rig Parking

DieselSJ wrote:

Tow rigs are for sissies.  We drive last year's rally car from Los Angeles, finished the rally, then drove it home.

That's not bad, but last year I drove my rally vehicle from Seattle carrying my Concours d'Lemons vehicle in the back, finished the rally, entered the concours, drove home, then took both of them to the following weekend's Lemons race so the Cd'L entry could be used as a judgemobile.

(Admittedly all this was the hastily-assembled backup plan after my original rally vehicle destroyed its transmission halfway through Oregon on the way there. I'll try driving it there again this year.)

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: Tow Rig Parking

Red0ktober wrote:
DieselSJ wrote:

Tow rigs are for sissies.  We drive last year's rally car from Los Angeles, finished the rally, then drove it home.

What was the car? I'm coming from much further away than LA.

My car has 80-ish horsepower and a 4-speed.

We're planing on driving an MG Midget (65 horsepower and a 4 speed) from MN to Monterey.
If your car can make it in the rally, it can make it to the rally.






That said, we are budgeting an extra day or too on the return trip.

That guy that likes the Oldsmobile Diesel for some reason.

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Re: Tow Rig Parking

badbadbenbernanke wrote:

We're planing on driving an MG Midget (65 horsepower and a 4 speed) from MN to Monterey.
If your car can make it in the rally, it can make it to the rally.

Sweet! If you want to abandon the car in Oregon, I have a 200+ hp LX9 V6 and a T5 that would look great in it.

I'm warming up to the idea of driving the Kadett there and back. It's much quieter with a new muffler and running very nicely with a multiport megasquirt EFI conversion. Hella cheaty.

Still trying to address some warmth issues at a sustained 60-70 MPH cruise speed.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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no Death Valley this year, you'll be fine

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