The Events are timed, controlled-speed, endurance rallies- not top-speed races. Each vehicle must follow a prescribed common route while attempting to maintain average speeds. These event regulations apply to all the Florida Car Marathon rallies.
These events is organized and sanctioned by DAROMO PRODUCTIONS, LLC.
The Florida Car Marathon is governed by these regulations, and any supplements issued.
Starting the first stage of the Florida Car Marathon constitutes acceptance by each competitor of these and any other rules or regulations governing this event.
ELEGIBILITY FOR AWARDS:
To be eligible for any prize a team must complete all the days of the competition in accordance with the following requirement:
1.- The competing vehicle must pass all required Technical inspections.
2.- The competing vehicle must start Stage 1.
3.- The team must not be disqualified.
4.- Prizes are based on cumulative score of each team.
5.- All competing vehicles and contestant are subject to search by the Florida Car Marathon officials at any time during the competition.
Refusal to allow a search is cause for disqualification. If unexpected circumstances should prevent the completion of the event as planned, Florida Car Marathon may alter or terminate the competition and awards in a manner, which, at its sole discretion, Florida Car Marathon feels is equitable and fair. ALL TIMES AND RULES DETERMINED BY Florida Car Marathon WILL BE FINAL
PRIZES & AWARDS:
Winners will receive an award after certification of the results by event officials. Types and distribution of prizes will be announced at the award ceremony.
Eligibility for Entry:
Contestant and support crew members must be persons of good character.
Florida Car Marathon vehicles entries must be of a model year 30 years or older [1983 in November 2014]. The Florida Car Marathon will accept at his option any interest car with less than 30 yrs old.
1.- The entry fee for the 2016 Florida Car Marathon will be published in November 2015.
2.- Last day of entry will be 10 days before the Florida Car Marathon.
3.- All modifications to the vehicle from the original model must be written in the
entry form and approved by Florida Car Marathon officials. Once accepted, vehicle entries
must not be changed of transferred without written permission of Florida Car Marathon.
4.- The Florida Car Marathon Committee may reject any entry application without stated cause.
If the entry is not accepted, the entry fee or deposit will be refunded.
5.- Upon acceptance of entry, deposits and total entry fees are non-refundable.
6.- Neither inability to complete the event nor disqualification is cause for refund
of entry fees.
TIME & DISTANCE INSTRUMENTS:
The use of measurement instruments is not subject to restriction of any type.
ORDER OF START:
The order of start the first day will be determined according the car production year.
It is strictly forbidden to pass over the organization car identified with number 0. The competitors whose car number is comprised between 1-30 will not be allowed to pass over the organization car identified as “0”.
Between 31-70, over the vehicle identified as “70”.
Each entrant must certify that the vehicle entered is properly licensed, insured, and fully legal for use on public roads, and that it is owned by the entrant, or with the authorization of the owner. Each competing vehicle must be covered by liability insurance and must carry at least $250,00/500,00/100,000 limits of liability, or $500,000 combined single limit of liability.
Each entrant must provide a copy of the declarations page of his or her insurance policy or certificate of insurance naming the entry vehicle and showing coverage dates and limits of liability. If any entrant’s competing is involved in an accident or incident at any time during the event, the entrant must provide written details of the accident and witnesses to Florida Car Marathon at the first opportunity to do so.
All the documents Must be presented prior to the competition. All participants must sign a notarized Relevance of Responsibility to be able to participate in the Florida Car Marathon Precision Car Florida Car Marathon.
TIME, SCORING, AND CHECKPOINTS:
Vehicles will not be advice in advance of the timed or observation checkpoints or vehicle verification or registration points.
The test system will be measured using Self Timing where the competitors must notify the time of passing the zone between the references given in the book road.
The average speed will be chosen by the competitor, but it may not exceed the speed limited. The competitors must stick to that speed in all Self Timing zones.
The first Self Timing zone between two self timing points with the note: “Zone that determines the speed average” will be the speed that must be maintain in all the self timing zones.
All the other Self Timing zones will have the note: “Self Timing zone begins”.
The competitors must write the time of passing in each zone.
An OBSERVATION POINT may be used to verify that vehicle are following correct route, operating vehicle are safe and legally or for verification of rules inspecting the vehicle and occupants. There is an official point at the end of the Florida Car Marathon to collect any time allowance request.
OFFICIAL TIME AND MILEAGE:
MEASUREMENT: Official time is measured with a car equipped with measure standard of all vehicles racing in the Florida Car Marathon.
TIMES & SCORING:
Timing: Official time is referenced to Florida Car Marathon clock. Times are in hours, minutes and seconds. Time will be available at the beginning of each day. The team with lowest total score is declared the winner of the stage. Subsequent positions are determined in the same manner. The oldest vehicle as winner will determine ties, if both are of the same year; the first to register will be the winner.
POSTING THE SCORES:
The scores will be posted at the end of the day.
1.- Difference between the official time and the self timing time: 1 second.
2.- To not inform Self timing time: 10 seconds.
3.- Biggest penalty: 10 seconds.
4.- Missing the final CHECK POINT: DNF [Did Not Finish]
1.- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence.
2.- Consuming alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances while
3.- Dangerous or reckless driving which may include speeding.
4.- DNF Stage 4.
A lead car will precede the Florida Car Marathon to insure that the Florida Car Marathon route is clear and correct. The Executive Committee, at its discretion, may discard a leg render it unsuitable for competition. Such a decision will be posted.
TIME ALLOWANCE REQUEST:
Delays on the route. If you are delayed on the instructed route by circumstances beyond your control, such a blockage of the route by a train, or need to assist at the scene of an accident, and if the circumstance is witnessed by another contestant or Florida Car Marathon. You may request a time allowance and present it to the Florida Car Marathon official at the finish line. If it is not presented at the finish line, it won’t be accepted.
Emergency reduced speed.
INSTRUCTIONS AND TECHNICAL ORIENTATION:
The instructions are a series of directions, which are used to follow the Florida Car Marathon route. They are numbered in ascending numerical order, and are to be executed in that order. Each Stage instruction will be available to each car 20 minutes before the official time for the team to start the stage. Each team’s official starting time is determined by adding their starting position in minutes to the official start time.
Each instruction will have 5 columns. Technical orientation with all the rules will be sending by e-mail. Also, 7 days before the date of the Florida Car Marathon there will be a technical explanation in a place to define. The Florida Car Marathon will never enter a private road, dirt road, driveway, parking lot, or unpaved road without an instruction. The route will not make illegal turns, illegal speeds, or illegal entries [as against one-way traffic].
A free zone is a portion of timed course where no timing checkpoint will be encountered.. All free zone will be instructed in the course instruction.
SIGN AND LANDMARKS
The sign may be at your left or right side of your route, or occasionally overhead. That will be explain in the technical instruction and orientation Signs painted on road surface, will not be used. Reference text from a sign may be in full or in part; if it is in part, it will be a principal part of the sign. Emergency Signs may be erected on the Florida Car Marathon route for additional or emergency information. You should follow these signs.
1.- At any time, the maximum speed will not be over the posted speed limit or 50 MPH, whichever is less.
2.- A required time for traveling between two points may sometimes be given in lieu of a required average speed. This is called TRANSIT. [It is up to you at what speed you drive at the transit, for our Florida Car Marathon purpose 50 MPH will be the time considered between those two points].
3.- The instruction route will never have an speed over the official road speed.
You will be using a GPS as a speedometer for your car.
TECHNICAL INSPECTION, REINSPECTION:
Technical inspection. Each vehicle must pass Technical Inspection by the Florida Car Marathon prior or during the Florida Car Marathon All competing vehicles are subject to technical re-inspections at any time during the Florida Car Marathon. Failure to do so will disqualify the vehicle.
SPECIAL DISPLAY AREAS:
Also referred, as PARC FERMES [CLOSE PARK] will be designated at the start and the finish of each day. Hours will be specified during which entry vehicles must be in designated areas. Vehicles will not be removed from the Display Area during specified periods without specific permission from the Chief Operating Officer. Violations of this rule will disqualify the vehicle.
Plastic and fiberglass replica bodies and components will be accept under
Florida Car Marathon ‘s option.
Vehicles must be in excellent road-worthy conditions and present a good appearance The Florida Car Marathon is open to any vehicle, any year. The following miscellaneous equipment is required: [if the equipment is not complete vehicle will not be permitted to participate]
One operational fire extinguisher, dry chemical in cars over 30 yrs old.
One first aid kit.
One tow rope or chain, at least sixteen feet in length.
One-gallon container with water.
1.- Electric fuel pumps are permissible.
2.- Auxiliary fuel capacity tank are permissible.
3.- Electronic ignition are permissible.
4.- Generator may be exchanged for an alternator.
5.- Conversions from mechanical to hydraulic brakes are permissible.
6.- Electric wiper are permissible.
7.- Self starter is permissible.
8.- Headers, dual exhaust pipes are permissible.
9.- Auxiliary electric fans radiator are permissible.
10.- Conversion from 6V to 12V are permitted.
11.- Radial tires could be used.