An Autocross is a NCCC-regulated competition in which the Corvette driver has the opportunity to learn, improve, and demonstrate their skills on an autocross course that is not subject to public traffic and associated rules. The rules of conducing the Speed Event provide the NCCC member with a safe venue to enhance their driving ability, compete with group and class peers, and obtain enjoyment and competition thrills not otherwise available to the driving public. The Autocross is designed with safety as the primary factor and NCCC Speed Event competition extends the safety envelop by the provision of competitive events that minimize risk to driver sand Corvettes through individual timed competition. Autocrosses are held on paved surfaces, regardless of whether they are on a permanent racetrack or road course site, or on a temporary autocross surface.
An Autocross is designed to test driving skills in a race against the clock, not wheel to wheel with other cars. High speed events are normally held on a road course where Low Speeds are usually on a parking lot with the course defined with pylons but Low Speeds can also be on an established track using the pylons to manage the speed.
A wheel to wheel acceleration contest between two cars on a sanctioned drag strip at least 1/8 mile in length. A Drag Race is a contest of nerves, skill and raw power. When two cars pull up to the staging line, the mental contest begins: Who will stage first? Who will get the jump on the other driver without red-lighting? Who will judge the right amount of throttle to get off the line without bogging or going up in smoke?
NCCC provides three forms of sanctioned drag racing:
Compares two or more timed runs for consistency where the winner is determined by the difference in time runs, regarless of the overall speed through the course.
Competitors can participate in continuous lapping sessions on a defined road course in a controlled, non-racing situation. Drivers are divided into run groups based upon experience level, not the car they drive in the event. Points earned are based soley upon the driver's time for thier single best lap time during a continuous run session.
A very low speed autocross-like event with the added features of a navigator to assist the driver and a variety of gimmicks that the driver and/or navigator must perform in order to successfully complete a run.
The types of gimmicks that are included as parts of a timed run are only limited by the imagination of the Event Chairpersons, if they are in good taste and done in the spirit of having fun (hence the name FUNkhana).
A little friendly embarrassment of the entrants is okay and can make the Funkhana an exciting spectator event.
The entrants may be required to start and stop the car, backup the car, turn the engine on and off, get in or out of the car, operate the seat belts and perform gimmicks in or out of the car while the car is stopped or in motion - SAFETY FIRST!
A Rallye is similar to written directions one gives a friend for getting to a new house in the suburbs. Perhaps it seems like a challenge. It is more than a test of one’s ability to follow directions – more than intense observation. It includes an aptness for doing seventeen things at once – including and adherence to a timetable speed of, let us say, 28.8 miles an hour.
A Time-Speed-Distance Rallye is planned so that an entrant should never exceed a legal speed limit. Entrants are given a set of route instructions with average speeds to maintain an is usually composed of a series of separately timed legs to avoid speeding near the end of the Rallye by the cars that are behind time.
The Rallye will have a minimum of one check point which are the centers of activity, setup by the Rallye officials, with facilities for timing cars as they arrive. This type of Rallye is scored on TIME ONLY – not distance.
The Rallyemaster presents route instructions and questions that the alert Rallysist must follow and answer along the Rallye route. The Rallysist can be required to test out their navigational abilities and match their wit and skill with the Rallyemaster. Answers to questions may be found on either side of the road.
This Rallye is scored by following instructions, providing correct answers and being in the by the pre-announced time given and is not scored by any type of CHANCE or unknown factor.
Examples of Gimmick Rallies include:
Chance Rallies are fun Rallies. Usual navigational demands are minimized, courses are relatively simple, average speeds are readily obtainable or unnecessary. There are many varieties and are scored by CHANCE requirements set up by the Rallyemaster. Questions can be answered almost anywhere, and in any way, depending upon the Rallyemaster and the instructions given.
Luck is all important. Several Checkpoints are set up and as each car pulls into the checkpoint, the DRIVER or NAVIGATOR draws the cards. The winner is the car which comes in within the specified time with the highest or lowest, as identified at the drivers meeting, poker hand assembled from the cards drawn.
Scored by following route instructions, answering questions and getting to the end point as close as possible to a hidden unknown time. Getting in earlier or later results in accumulating penalty points which are factored into the final score.
Usually an easy route that takes the entrants from one physical or skill endeavor obstacle to the other. The entrants can do anything from shooting baskets, rolling dice, dropping pins in the bottle, to casting into a floating hula hoop – the possibilities are as fun and as crazy as the Rallymaster’s imagination.
Rallyemaster gives choices and the Rallysist must make a decision concerning a route direction. If the decision proved to be incorrect, the entrant must go back to the point of decision and take an alternate route.
In an Economy Run, cars are grouped in classes according to age, engine size and gear ratio. Good performance in an Economy Run calls for intensive preparation of the car. A big contributing factor in getting good fuel mileage is the way you drive.
Keep your foot light on the accelerator and drive as if the fuel were costing you eight dollars a gallon. An Economy Run can be thought of as a special form of Rallye where the scoring (placement) of the entrants is determined not by how close they can stay to a predetermined time schedule or how many questions they can answer but how little fuel they have to use to complete the required route.
"A show or contest of vehicles and accessories in which the entries are judged chiefly on excellence of appearance and turnout." The Concours had its origin in Europe but came into its own in America in the late twenties and early thirties. A sporting event, the Concours was designed to produce a showing of individual refined examples of all automotive marquees.
The CORVETTE CONCOURS is the displaying of fine individual examples of the Corvette marquee. Many shows include mdoels from the '50s solid axle cars, the ever-popular '60s "mid-year" cars, the '70s and the high-tech cars of the '80s, '90s and '2000s.
These examples of the Corvette's aesthetic beauty, as well as its engineering excellence, are grouped in classes and judged on a point structure designed to reflect the degree of each unit's individual excellence.
The participating Corvettes are placed in established NCCC classes that take into consideration the year, model, style, degree of originality and correctness of restoration. Corvettes participating in the Concours event must meet certain minimum standards. The Corvette that is driven regularly is encouraged to participate in a class within the Wash & Show group or the Street Show group, thus not in direct competition with show quality cars that are not often exposed to the open road and its wear and tear.
All drivers MUST be at least sixteen years old, carry and present at registration a currently valid driver's license to operate an automobile on the public streets. Any license or permit which requires another licensed driver in the car is not acceptable. Drivers younger than eighteen years old may not enter High Speed Events.
All entrants MUST completely and truthfully fill out the registration form. All entrants, workers, and participants' eighteen years and older MUST also sign the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement and any other release documents that may be required by NCCC. Entrants, workers and participants younger than eighteen years old must have a parent or legal guardian present and submit a properly completed Parental Consent, Release and WAIVER OF Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement and a Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknoledgment and any other release documents that maybe required by NCCC.
Participants Drivers, "competition vehicle" owners and sponsors, mechanics, pit persons, actual officials of the event, announcers, ambulance crew, tow trucks or push car crews, news persons, photographers, pit gate workers and all other persons that have been granted permission to enter the "restricted area".
In order to encourage future participation and to orient furture drivers, passengers are encouraged to ride with competitors during Low Speed Autocross events.
The Host Club for an event may make the determination that no passengers are allowed under any circumstances, or further restrict passengers beyond the stipulations of this section of the Rulebook. This information may be published on the official event flyer and must be announced at the Driver's Meeting.