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Discussion in 'Florida' started by mpatrizio, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Mike P.
    Apparently this group calling itself the "Robin Hood Rally" has hooked up with NBC for a reality show. Grand prize is a new F430, second prize is a 911 turbo. Seems like they figured out a fair way to equate the "race what you brung" concept.

    I've got no affiliation to these guys, I thought you all would like the idea.

    Here are the details and a link:

    http://www.robinhoodrally.com/

     
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  3. ILuv4Res

    ILuv4Res F1 Veteran
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    a deposit and fee to enter?? Skeptics unite.......
     
  4. SorpassoRosso

    SorpassoRosso Karting

    Jun 5, 2008
    78
    Mmm, Robin Hood. The name sounds so familiar. Oh, yes, yes. He was an entrepreneur with who "took" from the rich and fed the poor.
     
  5. Willybeen

    Willybeen Karting

    Aug 18, 2009
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    interesting concept... wonder how "skillfull" the drivers will be?
     
  6. BT

    BT F1 World Champ
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    Bill Tracy
    I fly lo 2 erf...
    :D
    BT
     
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  8. TheCarcierge

    TheCarcierge Formula 3

    Feb 1, 2004
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    Scott Saidel
    sign up with a volkswagen golf or mazda miata - if they do the weighting right, you should win every time even if you can only run 9/10s
     
  9. lussuria

    lussuria Formula Junior

    Feb 3, 2007
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    Heather Gambini
    someone sponsor me and im in!! :)
     
  10. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Mike P.
    I'd say a Mini or an Elise might do well also....
     
  11. REMIX

    REMIX Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Uh-huh...who pays the taxes on these things? Robin Hood certainly would have objected to that requirement.

    RMX
     
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  13. Sandy Eggo

    Sandy Eggo F1 Rookie
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    Jun 4, 2009
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    Yeah, smells like BS to me too.
     
  14. Uomo360F1

    Uomo360F1 Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2007
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    #11 Uomo360F1, Jan 10, 2010
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    Yes, it smells. They've posted the same on almost every high end car forum.
    Called NBC and they know nothing about this.
    Also Googled "Robin Hood rally scam" and found many similar answers.
    BEWARE
     
  15. Tom(Atl)

    Tom(Atl) Formula Junior

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    Here is his most recent email. I'm putting it in the quote tag so people don't think it is from me:

     
  16. Tom(Atl)

    Tom(Atl) Formula Junior

    Oct 29, 2006
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    The username for the event website was shared as:
    username: Robinhood
    pw: Rally1
     
  17. FJS961

    FJS961 Formula Junior

    Jan 30, 2008
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    The most recent solicitation doesn't mention NBC anymore. I found it concerning that it was promoted as something that was going to air on NBC when that was not the case. I saw a piece on the local NBC news affiliate (Hartford) that mentioned this event and reported that the organizers now claim it may or may not be filmed for an infomercial?? for what I don't know
     
  18. BigWilly

    BigWilly Formula Junior

    Jun 15, 2009
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    Has anyone tryed contacting them?
     
  19. coulthard fan

    coulthard fan Rookie

    Feb 5, 2008
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    Tifosi,

    The guy organizing this - Stephan Condodemetraky - is pretty well known here on the East Coast for his affiliation with Lime Rock and Skip Barber. I spoke to him on Friday at length about the event and I was satisfied that it is coming together. The way I look at it is that this is an opportunity to do the time trials that I regularly compete in anyway in a unique environment... on closed off public roads, instead of the usual Summit Point, Watkins Glen, VIR, etc.

    Don't get me wrong, I love going to traditional road courses and they are surely safer to race on, but this Rally appeals to me for the same reason the Newfoundland Rally is appealing, it looks like more fun than a barrel full of monkeys on crystal meth. Come on, admit it: there is a highway onramp near you where you have said to yourself "I wonder how fast I could take this if I mounted my Hoosiers?"

    With respect to the cost, again in my view there are always entry fees for amateur races and DE's, and this is no different. Some people are taking the view that because it is being pitched as a reality show or whatever, and they should actually be paid to "appear" on the show. Instead, I'm looking at it as a fun event that may also result in some relatively low cost publicity for my business. I am also aware of the $ costs and huge expenditure of time that the organizers must be incurring to put this on, and I doubt anyone else could put on a similar event for less.

    Scott
    http://www.tax-whistleblower.com/racing/
     
  20. Pepsi10

    Pepsi10 Formula Junior

    Nov 24, 2008
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    One of the roads they propose using is the Taconic State Parkway. This is a major busy road in the area. Seems like that would require major help from the local and state authorities to close it for at least an hour each day for two day consecutive days-outlined in the rally rules. I guess it is just an example of what the roads might be like.

    I wonder about the finances:
    100 participants x $5000 entry fee = 500K
    Minus $250K for Ferrari
    Minus $100K for Porsche Turbo
    Minus $50K for Corvette Z51
    = 100K left over to run the whole deal. But maybe there is sponsorship money etc.

    But the people involved seem to be reputable.
     
  21. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 15, 2006
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    How do you go from a Corvette at 3rd place to a pair of steak knives at 4th place. Is it so the 4th place winner can shank the winners and get all three?:eek:
     
  22. FLY YELLOW

    FLY YELLOW Formula Junior

    Jun 15, 2008
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    John Vag....

    Good One!!!............A Kia for 4th place would make more sense. No?
     
  23. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    Mar 16, 2003
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    email from Skip Barber Racing:

    ALERT: Robin Hood Rally

    You may have heard about a "Robin Hood Rally" through email, internet forums or because you recently received a post card or two in the mail soliciting participants for a reality TV show apparently being offered to various channels for airing this fall.

    It has come to our attention that the operators of Robin Hood Rally may have obtained unauthorized access to a Skip Barber Racing School mailing list from a third party and have been using it in connection with these mailings. Robin Hood Rally was never provided with any mailing list by SBRS nor did SBRS authorize them to contact our customers in any way.

    SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY WAY WITH ROBIN HOOD RALLY, nor do we endorse, promote or support this event, or any of its mailings.

    Robin Hood Rally has been the subject of a story from the NBC affiliate here in Connecticut refuting the rally organizer's original claim that the reality show being produced would air this fall on NBC, see http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/station/as-seen-on/Reality___Robinhood_Rally_is_not_NBC_Production_Hartford.html

    We apologize for any inconvenience and we are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again in the future. For more information on Skip Barber Racing School's Privacy Policy, please visit http://www.skipbarber.com/company/privacy/

    Jim Altemus
    Marketing Manager,
    Skip Barber Racing School
     
  24. Tom(Atl)

    Tom(Atl) Formula Junior

    Oct 29, 2006
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    Discussion on Rennlist on this subject:
    http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/racing-and-drivers-education-forum/543013-the-robin-hood-rally-3.html


    New email from Stephan Condodemetraky, just sent minutes ago:
     

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