Scatter Rally – Bialitt Test – 11/10

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    • oktober 1, 2007 at 10:50 #16814

      During this year I have tried to attend as many veteran rallies as I could, I really enjoy the driving aspect of old cars. One thing I noticed at each event was the amount of work and people required to hold a rally. No wonder there isn’t one every two or three weeks.

      To try and fill the gap between the established veteran/historic rallies I am going to try and arrange a Scatter Rally. This can be arranged by a single person and you can drive it solo, with a co-driver, or with the whole family.

      There is no start point, control points or even a route. The night before the rally a task list is released on internet. There are two types of tasks, General and Specific. A general task will be to take a photograph of something you will find in many places, a specific task will be to photograph your car at a specific location. There is a specific finish point and time.

      To take part in a Scatter Rally you will need a car, digital camera or phone with a camera, a good map to plan your route ( is a good solution), a pen and paper to make notes.

      The following is what I am hoping for when a rally is held:

      The day before the rally:
      – You get the Scatter Rally Task List off internet.
      – Read through the instructions carefully.
      – Locate all the Specific Task locations on a map.
      – Decide if you will take a long leisurely scenic trip or a quick point or point drive.
      – Plan your route so that you end up at the finish point.
      – Calculate your start time so that you finish as close to the finish time as possible.

      On the day of the rally:
      – Start out from whereever you are.
      – Drive the route you have planned and complete all the tasks.
      – Have as much fun as possible, but drive responsibly.
      – Hand in your photos/notes at the finish point.

      I am hoping people will find the rallies a good outing for the family or a good excuse to get the car out on the road to blow out the cobwebs.

      To test the Scatter Rally concept I am planning a short test that will finish at Cafe Bialitt on the 11 Oct in time for the monthly Saab Skånia meeting. The tasks I have selected are all within a 8km radius of the finish. To complete all the tasks shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes.

      I will post the web address for soon that has details on the Scatter Rally and the upcoming test.

      I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions and if anyone will be interested in taking part in the test rally.

        oktober 2, 2007 at 21:54 #112538

        I have created a web site for the Scatter Rally information.

        You will find more information on the site and there is a better description on how the Scatter Rally will be, click on the ”A Typical Rally” link at the top of the page.

          oktober 3, 2007 at 06:17 #112554

          Hey Gary,

          sounds like fun – if I get my new engine put in the red 96 you can count me in..


            oktober 3, 2007 at 08:19 #112559

            Per-Erik: Good luck with the new engine, will keep my fingers crossed.

            As this is a test, it doesn’t matter what car you are driving, and as it is a short one, it shouldn’t be too much of a detour for those attending the Bialitt meeting.

              oktober 3, 2007 at 08:49 #112560

              oh, but going to Bialitt I must have a SAAB! I can’t show up in my clunky old Mitsubishi like I did one time – Boy, did I feel out of place! 😉

                oktober 5, 2007 at 18:24 #112709

                I have completed all the work for the Scatter Rally test and went for a dry run today to check the distance and time it would take. Couldn’t have asked for better weather to end up at Cafe Bialitt.

                From taking the photograph at the first Specific Task till I arrived at Cafe Bialitt took 22 minutes and I drove 17km.

                As the finish is at the next meeting your trip should only be extended by about 10-15 minutes, so hopefully people will test the concept.

                  oktober 8, 2007 at 17:15 #112906

                  This sounds like great fun even though I don’t have the time to attend Bialitt this time (either). I’ll watch from a distance (a three day seminar in Denmark regarding school management) this time.

                  As soon as I get the pickup passed at the Bilprovningen I’ll show up!

                  By the way, a question rose: If I solve all my tasks using a digital camera, I reckon there must be some means to present my solutions at the finishing point (i. e a computer). Half the fun should be to compare the different solutions to the same task with the other competitors, shouldn’t it?

                    oktober 8, 2007 at 17:21 #112907

                    Mats – I will post a report/images on how things go on Thursday. Hope you get the pickup through besiktning soon.

                      oktober 10, 2007 at 16:07 #113027


                      The task list for the Scatter Rally test is now available on the Scatter Rally web site.

                      Please remember that this is a test so there are not too many questions or places to visit. Looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow night.

                        oktober 10, 2007 at 18:20 #113036

                        Where can i find the information in swedish?

                          oktober 10, 2007 at 18:24 #113037

                          Anders – Sorry, but I’m not able to personally translate the information into Swedish.

                            oktober 10, 2007 at 18:32 #113039


                            send me the information as a text-file – I’ll translate it for you and send it back, so you can post it on your site! I’ll get it done during the evening if you get it over to me – use the e-mail adress in my profile!


                              oktober 10, 2007 at 18:40 #113041


                              Thanks so much for offering. I have sent an email with a text file attached.

                                oktober 10, 2007 at 19:07 #113044

                                Swedish translation is in your inbox Gary! 🙂

                                  oktober 10, 2007 at 19:12 #113047

                                  Så jättetrevligt!

                                  Vilka härliga vänner vi har i Saab-Skånia (Gary och P-E mfl) 🙂

                                  Jag kommer givetvis. Hade hoppats på ”Sonettväder”, men det tycks inte bli så.
                                  Hoppas att ingen misstycker till en Sab 9-3 SSLT 2,0t ´05 🙁

                                  Annars får ni gå in på min hemsida (finns i profilen) och kika på Sonetter och 93B S.

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