Alcan Winter Rally 2008

TeamD is going on an adventure. Here is what you need to know.

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What are we doing?

The Alcan Winter Rally is an ultimate challenge. A unique driving competition spanning ten days from February 17 to 26 and 4850 miles from Seattle, Washington to Jasper, Alberta by way of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. It is both a journey and a destination for which simply surviving to the finish is an accomplishment.

Who dares this adventure?

TeamD’s 2008 Alcan effort will be comprised of four clever, attractive and witty pairings:

Eric and Steve at the Arctic Circle Eric Horst and Steve Willey – The founders of TeamD, Eric (driver) and Steve (navigator) began competing in 1999 and have participated in four previous Alcan events. They will be driving the black 1990 BMW 325 iX.
Dan and Hans at Thunderbird '07 Dan Comden and Hans Adomeit – Dan (driver) ran as a navigator in Winter Alcan ’04 and worked Summer ’06. This is Hans’ (navigator) first Alcan. Their ride is the green 1985 Saab 900 Turbo.
Marvin and Jeff win PCC trophy Jeff McMillen and Marvin Crippen – Marvin (navigator, on the left) served as head of scoring for Summer Alcan ’06. This is Jeff (driver, right) and Marvin’s first Alcan as competitors. They will be competing in a blue 2002 Subaru WRX sedan.
Marinus and Renee Marinus and Renee Damm – Marinus (driver) and Renee (navigator) began TSD rallying together in late 2005. They were introduced to TeamD when, on their first winter rally, Thunderbird 2007, they pulled Eric and Steve out of a ditch. Never having participated in an Alcan Rally, they’ll be TeamD’s novice team in 2008. They will be in the red 1990 BMW 325 iX.

Other Alcan Teams

Of course there are other teams in the rally. Here are the ones that have web sites/blogs:

Our Sponsors

The TeamD Alcan Winter Rally effort is sponsored by: Yakima, McNamara Signs, Scanwest Autosport, Smart Service, 180 Design, Half Ass Racing and, of course, ourselves. We heartily endorse all of their products and services and appreciate their generous support. See our Sponsors Page for details and links to their web sites.

About the Alcan Winter Rally

The Alcan Winter Rally is the most challenging Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally in North America, if not the world. First run in 1984, the 2008 event is the 17th running. The event will be the Starting on February 17, 2008 in Kirkland, Washington teams from near and far will undertake this challenge. They’ll travel north into Canada, through Quesnel, New Hazelton, the Cassiar Highway, the Alaska Highway, Whitehorse, Dawson City, the Dempster Highway and five days along, they reach the pinnacle, arriving in Inuvik, Northwest Territories — over 2600 rally miles straight North. The hardy will want more, and take the added challenge of a round trip to Tuktoyaktuk, 150 miles further North on a seasonal ice road which runs on top of the Mackenzie River. The rally then returns south, traveling the famous Alaska Highway to its origin and finally to a finish in Jasper, Alberta. Ten days and 4850 miles total. In addition to the tortuously long distances and challenging timed sections there will be three unique ice racing events (on day two, four and eight) which see the teams going for speed on race tracks snowed under or lakes frozen over. The driving days will be long, but the winter days will be short. Temperatures will be consistently well below freezing and past events have seen -56F. Taken together this is a challenge to both man and machine. Careful planning and preparation are essential, mistakes can be costly. Complete details can be found at the Alcan Winter Rally website.

Prior TeamD Alcan Rally Adventures