Ocean's 13 Rally

It’s official! In July, our Santa Monica Sports Car Club is going to start having fun with our cars again. Many of us have really missed First Friday Niter Rallies and longer Saturday events over the last three months, so we are doing both next month. The July 3rd event will use some fantastic twisty stretches of pavement and get us to Moorpark in about 90 minutes and about 50 miles of driving.

The July 18th event will literally take us to the clouds on mountain roads that have to be seen to be believed. On our checkout run, I could not get the smile off my face as I looked one way at the view across the ocean to Santa Catalina Island and the other way to Santa Ynez Canyon. This tour course is about 140 miles long, so electric cars can join us for this adventure, too. We have found restaurants that are open for lunch and afternoon meals and practice Covid safe distancing.

Both events will double the fun by using the Richta Competitor Rally app on your smart phone to handle scoring. That means no stopping at checkpoints, no control cards and instant scores showing up on your phone. There are electric charging stations within a few miles of the start and finish of both events. Bring your face mask and your own pen so you don’t have to share. Please go to SMSCC.ORG for more information. We are We are sponsored by SCCA.

Change in plan! The July 3rd FFN will end in Santa Clarita.