What is a Classic Car Rally ?

The Mille Miglia in Italy is named as the top open road classic car rally, while nowadays many rallies have been held in Japan too.

Usually participants take part in a rally in pairs, a driver who drives and a co-driver who assists the driver. Co-drivers play an important role such as navigating or time management in a competition, so that drivers can concentrate on driving. You can say that not only drivers but also co-drivers are a main player in a rally.

In a classic car rally, participants compete on their skills, not on speed.

In a P.C.(prove cronometrate) competition, participants competes for how accurately they can drive a designated section at a set time. The skills to handle their classic car accurately are tested.

In addition, unless participants receive a stamp at all points set on the route as proof of passing and complete the rally, they won't be eligible for the prizes.

And one more thing, an undisclosed checkpoint is set on the route and participants are checked if they violate the traffic rules. This is called Secret Checkpoint (SCP) and if they violate the rules, their points will be deducted.

A classic car rally is a race where participants follow the traffic rules and can enjoy driving with their beloved car, and at the same time it entertains the eyes of roadside spectators.

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Competition in Classic Car Rally

About P.C. competition

Participants do not compete for speed in a classic car rally.
We adopt a competition called "P.C." in this event.
Let us explain P.C. here.

"P.C." stands for Prove Cronometrate, and is also called "Line-stepping Competition". Participants drive a designated section and compete for "how close their time is to a set time".

For example, when it says, "P.C.1-8 seconds", the closer their driving time of Section P.C.1 is to eight seconds, the higher point they get.

Measurement lines are put on a P.C. competition ground and participants are timed in 1/1000 second increments just at the moment their vehicle steps on the line. Points are added according to the difference between their time and the set time, for example, zero second difference is 1,000 points and one second difference 200 points.
P.C. competitions are held at dozens of places and the rankings are determined by the final total points.

In the case of traffic violations, earned points will be greatly deducted as a penalty.
route book

A route book handed out to participants describes which section and how many seconds to drive. The figure above is an example. In this competition, participants must drive with a set time in mind and the skills to handle their beloved car accurately is put to the test.