Press Release

Contact: Francis Richard
Rally of the Tall Pines
Tel: 416-855-7582
  Date: October 23, 2006


36th Running of the Rally of the Tall Pines Descends on Bancroft

Bancroft, ON – With just over one month to go before the Rally of the Tall Pines brings thousands of spectators to the municipality of Bancroft, there is still much to be done.

The 2006 Canadian Rally Championship overall champion will be crowned at Tall Pines, the final event in the calendar, but before that happens or before the national Television Coverage on the CHUM Television Network and the rally is seen by millions of households across North America, preparations continue on.

The week of November 19th over 250 rally organizers/workers, over 100 competitors and their teams, Sponsors, including local Bancroft sponsors such as Pizza Delight, Wayne’s World Polaris, Bancroft Rentals and Tim Horton’s, members of the media as well as the aforementioned thousands of spectators will begin to arrive, filling up hotel rooms and bringing millions of dollars to the local economy.

The Official Tall Pines Girls are supported once again this year by Mark’s Work Wearhouse stores of Peterborough and Lindsay. The official clothing line of the Rally of the Tall Pines, available for purchase on the weekend of November 24th and 25th at the event, is proudly sponsored by the two stores as they join this year as Official Outfitters. Don’t forget to bring your camera to have your picture taken at the event with the Mark’s Work Wearhouse Peterborough Tall Pines Girls!

The best Rally VIP program in North America is just one of the spectator draws. We will provide transportation, food and special reserved spectator areas where you can view the rally action. VIP packages are $135 CDN per person + taxes and can be purchased on-line from our website. ( The VIP packages sell out every year so don’t delay! Those traveling to Bancroft between November 6th and the 19th have the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets when dining in or ordering from Pizza Delight on Hastings Rd North, draw will be held by Carol Spooner, owner of Pizza Delight Bancroft, on Sunday November 19th.

On Friday November 24th on the open roads, competitors will have the opportunity to drive the stage roads and familiarize themselves with them in what is called Notes Familiarization. Competitors that participate will not be allowed to exceed the speed limit nor will they be allowed to drive their rally cars.

On the evening of November 25th after the winners have been to the podium, a catered, gourmet banquet from BBQ Catering will be held at the Dunganon Recreation Centre in the party tent starting at 10:30pm. Tickets are currently available on the Tall Pines website ( and will also be available at the door. This will be your chance to mingle with the competitors and the volunteers over a delicious meal!

The Rally of the Tall Pines is sanctioned by the Canadian Association of Rallysport and RallySport Ontario. Our sponsors include include L. Hansen’s Forwarding, CP Rail, the Town of Bancroft, Four Star Motorsports, Skid School Kincardine, Pizza Delight – Bancroft, Hotbits Suspension, Ontario Tourism, Bancroft Rental, Wayne’s World Polaris, Tim Horton’s Bancroft, Dirtmax Canada, ClearWater Design, StaggeredTime Solutions and the Maple Leaf Rally Club.

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