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Photo Scavenger Hunt / Road Rally

Meet: Greg’s Gas Plus north of I-20 (Exit 1) on Martintown Road, North Augusta – map

If you want to feed up and brag about how well you are going to do in the event there will be a pre-rally breakfast starting around 8:00 AM at the Waffle House map on the southern side of Exit 1 of the Interstate.

Details and sign up are on the dedicated Facebook Event Page. Go there NOW!

10 comments to Photo Scavenger Hunt / Road Rally

  • Tom Varallo

    Not everyone does Facebook -please post the details on our website

  • Shirley Dyer


    Mike and I will be there (@ 8 or 9 AM) unless we have a family event
    to prevent us – Thanks for organizing this – Sounds like fun !

    Shirley Dyer

  • David Brock

    Here are the details as posted at the Facebook event page. There may be further or modified details given at the start line. We will need to have someone there to sign up any new members that may show up. (I am expecting at least 1 and have invited others.) I do plan to use Greg’s as the start line but am not ready to post that on a public Facebook page.

    The Master’s Miata club (Augusta, GA) will host a photo scavenger hunt / road rally. The event will be suitable for beginners and up. Any Miata may be entered. Free for members. Membership is $10 for one year. Cars will leave the start at 3 minute intervals starting at 9:30. The finish will be about 1-1/2 to 2 hours later. The finish will be about 20 minutes from the start. There is no speed or time component to this rally. All traffic laws must be followed. The start location will be near South Carolina exit 1 of I-20. The exact location will depend on the number of entrants and will be posted later.
    Road Rally Instructions
    1. This Road Rally is NOT a race.
    2. Cars shall follow the printed instructions as closely as possible, observing safe, indicated speeds. The emphasis is on SAFETY, accuracy, observation and FUN.
    3. Ask as many questions as you have prior to the race. Do not assume anything.
    4. Drivers must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and vehicles must be legally registered car.
    5. In this event, teams of people in cars follow a set of driving directions to get from the start point of the rally to the Rally Finale. Along the way each team will take digital photographs as instructed.
    6. Each car shall have a team of two (2) people, a driver and a navigator.
    7. Each car will be given only one (1) set of directions.
    8. The following equipment is required: device capable of taking and displaying digital photos, Google Maps.
    9. The following equipment is not required but is recommended: Google, pencil, paper, and clipboard.
    10. The rally vehicles will be sent off one by one at timed intervals. After the group welcome, announcements and any instructions from the Rally Master, the cars will line up and be given a number.
    11. At the start of the rally the first car will be invited to the starting line by the Rally Master. At that point, the car will be given any last minute instructions. Once the car is ready, the Rally Master will give the clue sheet and clearance for the car to start. The next team is then invited to the starting line. That car will be given clearance 3 minutes after the previous car received clearance and the clues will be handed to the navigator. This repeats until all cars have left the starting point.
    12. Upon completion of the course, your photos will be checked for accuracy. Your course completion distance will be recorded.
    13. Always follow the road you have previously been instructed to be on until another instruction directs you to the next road.
    14. You will not be instructed onto any private roads or drives but you may find you need to enter a public or commercial parking lot or entrance for a photo. Otherwise, always stay on public roads.
    15. A road is defined by name. If you are following Elm Street and have not been directed off of it, stay on Elm Street even if it turns at an intersection.
    16. Course instructions:
    xxxx – find an object. It will be visible from the road.
    “xxxx”- Find the words (letters, numbers, symbols) in quotes. These will usually be found on a sign but could be on a mailbox, a pole, on the road itself; basically anywhere but they will be meant to last. Temporary signs, bills and the like must be ignored. It will be visible from the road.
    N,E,S or W – At the next intersection, take the road that travels as closely as possible to the cardinal direction given: north, east, south or west. Continue on that road until directed off of it even if it changes directions.
    L or R – Turn onto the next available road to the Left or Right.
    X – An intersection where you can go left, right or straight.
    T – An intersection where you cannot go straight but must turn right or left.
    U – Reverse direction. On a divided road, reverse at next opportunity.
    17. Photo instructions:
    [xxxxx] – Take a photo showing the things in the brackets.
    Driver or Navigator – photo must show the face of the person.
    Car – Photo must show substantially the entire car from front to back or side to side and from the bottom of the tires to the top of the windshield or roof (top).
    18. Only roads with government issued street signs count as roads.
    19. Any road with a government issued street sign is a road even if it looks like a park, parking lot or some other feature more than it looks like a road.
    19. Roads marked as private or dead end are not roads.

    Example –
    101. “Rusty’s Pizza”
    102. [car with pizza]
    103. L at X.
    Find a sign with the words “Rusty’s Pizza” on it. Take a photo of the car. The photo must also have a pizza. (Feel free to get creative. The rally master may have been thinking of the painting of a pizza found on the Rusty’s Pizza sign but if you use a real pizza or something else and can convince the rally master the photo directions were followed, you will get the points.) Continue on the current road until you reach an intersection. Turn left.
    The winners will be the driver and navigator who get the most photos correct. In the event of a tie, the winners will be decided by the odometer reading closest to the official mileage.

  • David Brock

    I tried to post a photo of the navigator’s trophy above but I don’t see it. I am trying again here and hoping for better luck. If it doesn’t show up, it can be seen at the Facebook event page.

  • David Brock

    Two additional rules:
    21. If a competitor catches up with you, stop and let them pass. Start again once they are well out of sight.

    22. {Off course clue: xxxxx} – If you find this item, you are lost. Go back and try again.

  • David,

    There is a mechanism to put a photo in the comment, put it is in an un-intuitive spot, right after the big “Post Comment” button and it does not appear you can edit one in without doing a song & dance.

    So I’m going to try putting the photo in this post and see what happens.

    …and…it doesn’t work. Sigh. So I shrunk it up and did it manually by uploading it to the media library, copying the url and pasting it in using the img button on the comment edit page.

    Rally Navigator's Throphy

  • Mike Dyer

    Is this event “Rain or Shine”??? …
    Predictions are for RAIN !

  • What? Got hole in the top? Your paint made of watercolors? The rain isn’t predicted until P.M. and if you are still driving the course by then, you might be lost.

  • David Brock

    Just did my last check on the course. I found no road blocks, missing signs, or washed out bridges. As long as nothing changes between now and tomorrow morning, all is set. I have endeavored to design a rally that will challenge you and yet seem very fair. I’m looking forward to finding out if I was successful in both goals. see you all in the morning.

  • David Brock

    And the winners, with all 9 correct photos and within 1 mile, are Patrick Cumby and Jeanne DeLamar Cumby. Thanks for everyone who came out.