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Rally The Globe auto adventurers feature Quesnel in video

Cariboo experiences made a noticeable impact between Alaska and Cabo
The gold pan and the Mounties were the favourite photo backdrop for Rally The Globe participants, thrilled to have authentic RCMP members Cpl. Clint Tiessen and Const. Anne Bock welcome them to Quesnel. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Their trip covered 12,000 kms in 30 days in three countries.

Forty-seven crews from the Rally The Globe Vintage & Classic Car Club made their Alaska To Mexico Rally this summer, passing through communities on their route between Anchorage and Cabo San Lucas. The Highway 97 corridor from Dawson Creek to Prince George to Cache Creek (then east to Kamloops) was a key leg of their route, (actually, to be specific, they took the Blackwater Road into Quesnel, spending a lot of drive time on gravel) but the dazzling collection of pre-1970s vehicles didn’t just pass through Quesnel. By special advanced arrangement with mayor Ron Paull, they hit the brakes for an extended pit-stop at the gold pan for a photo opportunity with Mounties in red serge, plus mustering at the Cariboo Raceway for a “regularity” which are daily miniature competitions built into the journey. After scenes of the gold pan, some “ussies” with Quesnel RCMP Const. Anne Bock and Cpl. Clint Tiessen, and footage of racing at our track, the cameras moved on to Cache Creek, and points south.

Watch the whole 30-minute documentary film RIGHT HERE and look for signs of Quesnel starting from the introductory image (that’s Const. Bock in dress uniform on the cover), the general landscape at about the 8-minute mark, and the unmistakable scenes of our city at the 9:15 mark. Quesnel gets much more of a focus than most individual communities, so our local readers might want to Rally The Views just to give these spectacular vehicles and their adventurous people some thanks for the unique visit.

Frank Peebles

About the Author: Frank Peebles

I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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