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Geo-vehicle, Show & Shine 2017

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Hidden : Sunday, November 19, 2017
In Victoria, Australia
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Welcome to the fourth annual Geo-vehicle "Show & Shine". Yep we are doing it for the fourth year in a row, but this year we have moved it to the Spring and to Alexandra, and this year it is going to be a MEGA experience!!!!!

What: The fourth Geo-vehicle "Show and Shine" Event Cache.
When: Sunday 19th of November, 2017, beginning at 9:00am, should finish around 4:00pm.
Were: Netball Courts at Alexandra Showgrounds, specifically at the published co-ordinates.
Who: Absolutely everybody! You do not need to own or drive a vehicle to attend this event, but you will need a vehicle to enter the rally.
Why: ... because Geocaching is awesome!


Ok, So what is involved?


Well, that's pretty simple. There are a number of different levels of involvement that you can choose from:
  • Attending
    Sure, you can turn up at any time (9:00am-4:00pm) and sign the log book, if you want.
  • Join a team
    Of course joining a team would make the whole experience a lot more fun. If you don't own a vehicle or you're a bit embarrassed of your ride, simply ask one of the other teams if they have a spare seat for you to tag along in!
  • Enter a vehicle for judging
    Oh, now we are getting serious! If you think your vehicle has what it takes then enter it into the competition! Don't be shy either, none of us are professionals, it really is all for a bit of a laugh!


Overall Geo-vehicle of the Year.


Open to all vehicles. Will be decided by a rally around Alexandra and surrounding districts, this will NOT be decided by speed, but upon collecting "points" at various different waypoints.
Imagine the prestige, the fame and fortune of winning the Overall best Geo-vehicle of the Year! Also, the teams competing in the winning vehicle will have the honour of logging this event as a joint FTF!



For logistical reasons though, participation in the rally to win the Overall best Geo-vehicle, has to be limited to 51 vehicles only. Note, that this number has been increased from previous years to accomodate the larger than expected number of entries. Please also note that this year you will NOT be able to enter your vehicle on the day. All entries for the rally need to be in 1 week prior to the event, so cut off for entries to the rally is midnight on the night of Sunday the 12th of November. You can register your team for the rally by providing the required information on your "Will Attend" log, via a note on this page, or by emailing us.


A Car Rally sounds AWESOME can you tell me more?
Of course we can!

How do I enter my vehicle?
The best way to do this is to give your details when you log your "Will Attend" log. Failing that, include it on a note to this page, or email me the details. This year, you will NOT be able to enter your vehicle on the day.

What details do you need?
The following details will need to be provided...
  1. A name for your vehicle
  2. The team members who will be in your vehicle
  3. The Year, Make, Model and Type of vehicle
  4. Your preferred start time (see the table of available start times below)
  5. If you are willing to take extra people along and how many spare seats you will have.
  6. Optional, but preferred: A photo of your vehicle.


What time does it start?
The event kicks off at 9:00am. The first cars will be leaving at 10:00am.

What exactly will we be doing?
Now that is to be a pretty closely guarded secret, however I can tell you the waypoints this year won’t be as complex and as involved as they have been in previous years. It will though involve travelling around Alexandra and the surrounding area to various different waypoints, gathering information and objects to gain "points". Like previous years, there is no circuit, as you leave you will be given a map and the coordinates of the waypoints. It will be up to you to decide which waypoints your team is going to attempt and in what order. Most waypoints will be drive-bys with plenty of room for parking.

What will my vehicle need?
We would encourage you to load up your vehicle with every conceivable item that you could possibly ever think that may be required for a geocaching hunt. Not having the right equipment won't mean you can't finish, but it will mean you might miss out on valuable points! Things required from previous years included
  • jumper-cables
  • budgie smugglers
  • bicycle pump
  • keys
  • QR code reader
  • water
  • magnets
  • screw driver set
  • ....

What are the roads like?
To complete some of the the rally will require going down dirt roads. This is nothing that a low clearance 2WD car cannot handle with a reasonably skilled driver, unless it is specifically marked. There may be some slight corrugations and small to medium size pot holes. If it has been raining, there will be mud and puddles, so if you're precious about your ride, you might want to stay away.

How long will it take?
Each team is given 3 hours to complete as many waypoints as possible. It is unlikely that all waypoints will be able to be competed in this time though so it will be up to each team to decide which waypoints they want to attempt. Each team needs to be back within 3 hours of their departure time. If a team is not back within three hours then 1 point will be deducted for every 5 minutes they are late so you will need to factor this in when deciding on which WPs you are going to attempt!

Is there anything else I might need?
You will definitely require a full tank of fuel, a writing implement and a smart-phone with fully charged batteries and a QR reader. It's probably a good idea to pack some lunch too. There are numerous other things that you may need to gain points, so just pack everything imaginable.

Are there any other rules?
There are heaps of other rules! We like to confuse you:
  1. Each vehicle must have at least two team members.
  2. No vehicle should carry more passengers than it is licensed to carry
  3. The driver of each vehicle has to comply with all Victorian driving laws and therefore can take no part in navigation of the rally (looking at GPS, reading maps, making decisions etc). He/she can only take instructions from passengers as to which direction to drive in.
  4. The Driver of each vehicle must be in full control of the vehicle at all times. The rally is NOT time based, all speeding laws must be followed, and obviously drive slower if the conditions require.
  5. Whilst every effort has been made to place the waypoints where there is plenty of off-street parking for multiple vehicles, waypoints must be passed if the road conditions or traffic does not allow safe stopping.
  6. The driver has complete responsibility for duration of the event for his/her passengers safety.
  7. Starting times will be staggered every 3 minutes between 10:00am and 12:30pm. To get your preferred starting time, let us know when you want to start when you send us all your other registration details. This is strictly on a "first come first served" basis.
  8. Unlike previous years, you need to be ready at your allocated starting time. Once all starting times are finalised 1 week prior to the event, there will be no option for changing your starting time. If you are not present and ready to go at your allocated starting time then your paperwork will be placed on a table for you to pick up if and when you finally arrive. You will still be required to return back three hours after your allocated starting time.
  9. All other rules will be outlined to you at your allocated departure time.


2017 Geo-Vehicle of the Year Rally - The Teams
Start Time Vehicle Name Make/Model Team Members
10:00am BIRDO2 Nissan Xtrail surefoot24
10:03am Blue Samurai 2009 Mazda 3 Hatch paultheball
10:06am NicNax 2015 HRV Honda WeRAmused & MazzyMay
10:09am Shitty Chicken Gang Bang Suzuki Vitara 4WD skysong and RestrictedID
10:12am Mazzy Marvel 2011 Blue Mazda 2 Neo, hatchback fam_o_five
10:15am The Scooby Doo Subaru Forester Mummy Short Legs & Kato Potato
10:18am The U-Beaut Work Ute! 2015 Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab 4x4 chof_hoe x2, posums
10:21am Za Cat Mobile Diahatsu Sirion, 2000 Zedaycee, Tally Tiger, Angelique_Anja
10:24am available available available
10:27am available available available
10:30am Harry 1996, Hilux, LN106, Dual cab 4WD locus cache
10:33am available available available
10:36am available available available
10:39am available available available
10:42am available available available
10:45am Team Toyota 2008 Toyota Prado Happy pants, omegaman1971 & Snap Happy
10:48am available available available
10:51am available available available
10:54am available available available
10:57am available available available
11:00am Trekkers Geocruiser 2016 Toyota Landcruiser wagon Tassie Trekkers
11:03am available available available
11:06am available available available
11:09am available available available
11:12am available available available
11:15am available available available
11:18am available available available
11:21am available available available
11:24am available available available
11:27am available available available
11:30am available available available
11:33am available available available
11:36am available available available
11:39am available available available
11:42am available available available
11:45am available available available
11:48am available available available
11:51am available available available
11:54am available available available
11:57am available available available
12:00pm Carkisser's CACHER Mobile 2015 Hyundai ix35 2WD Wagon carkisser and JSando
12:03pm available available available
12:06pm available available available
12:09pm available available available
12:12pm available available available
12:15pm available available available
12:18pm available available available
12:21pm available available available
12:24pm available available available
12:27pm available available available
12:30pm available available available



That's it???
Almost, just some legal issues for you to consider....

As cache/event setter/organiser I cannot accept any responsibility for any problems encountered during the day, including motoring accidents, speeding etc.

Like all caches, it is entirely your choice to take part in the event. By setting out to this event, the driver is responsible for any third party action that may arise during the day. I as an organizer am not responsible for any actions that you take.

Before signing up for this car rally I would like to highlight the following from the Terms of Use Agreement that everybody signed off on as part of creating an account on geocaching.com.

Section 2A – Use of Our Service – Inherent Risk.
YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH HIDING OR SEEKING A GEOCACHE AND OTHER LOCATION-BASED ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SERVICES AND AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS GROUNDSPEAK, LANDOWNERS ON WHOSE PROPERTY GEOCACHES ARE LOCATED, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO SERVE AS REVIEWERS, TRANSLATORS AND FORUM MODERATORS/ADMINISTRATORS FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR LOSS SUFFERED BY YOU THROUGH THE USE OF OUR SERVICES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.



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