Frequently Asked Questions
What will it cost to participate?
Each two-person team pays their own expenses. Figure on 600 miles worth of fuel, modest hotel rooms for two days and meals: roughly $500. Beyond that, each team pays a registration fee (to be determined but it was $100 in 2016) that supports the infrastructure of the run: Rally door tags and window clings for the vehicles, route guides and the cost of promoting the run itself including this website.
Am I required to solicit $500 in donations?
It is the goal of each team to raise $500 for the partner charity; in 2017 this will be the Boston Children’s Hospital. The $500 number is a goal, not a requirement. Some will raise more, some less; some may raise nothing at all. Hopefully every team will be able to contribute something to this worthy cause, so it's all good. All donations are 100% tax deductible and go 100% to the charity.
How is the run conducted—are we together at all times?
Generally yes, the ABRR is conducted "caravan style" with the cars staying together, although we may break the group up into several "flights" depending on the number of cars involved. Each team will get a detailed route guide at the kickoff. We make group stops for fuel, rest, etc. at intervals. Teams are encouraged to bring two way "walkie talkie" type radios to keep in touch and of course we all have cell phones these days.
Can I run the route myself or is a co-driver mandatory?
You can run the route by yourself if that's your wish. Several teams are solo efforts.
Is GPS allowed?
Of course! We will be posting routes you can load into your GPS on the Itinerary page.
What if I break down?
In a British car? Heaven forbid! In actuality, there have been few problems on the Run that could not be fixed at the side of the road by the participants, but in that unlikely event, there will be a support vehicle provided by Historic Motorsports towing an enclosed trailer to recover the fallen entry. Inside the trailer will be a "car of shame" (a modern car) in which the displaced team will finish the Run. But let’s just assume that won’t be needed, shall we?
Only 30 Teams, will I get in?
Unfortunately, we do have to limit the number of teams for the logistics of driving, hotels, and meals. Teams will be registered on a first come basis. You have to mail in your registration form with your check for the registration fee for it to count (sorry, email, scans, faxes, text messages, pigeons, don't count). We will take the first 30 forms we receive in the mail and then start building the waitlist.