Road rally begins in Noblesville Tuesday


Eighty sports cars, muscle cars, and other unique rides driving 1,400 miles through some of the most scenic roads in the country will begin their trip in downtown Noblesville from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19.

Rally North America’s operations team has worked closely with Mayor John Ditslear, Economic Development Director Judi Johnson and Kori Peterson of the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau in order to bring the starting line to Noblesville.

“Noblesville’s local government was eager to get behind this event and quick to respond to any requests,” said Tony Intrieri, Rally North America operations manager. “That and the scenic Downtown Courthouse as a backdrop for our starting line location became the deciding factors during the selection process.

Rally North America’s Rally Dixie 2012 is a three-day, 1,400-mile automotive scavenger hunt being held to raise funds for The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Eighty teams of two people representing 28 states, and two providences of Canada will embark on a journey starting Noblesville and finishing in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. three days later. Secret check points are selected months in advance that each team must navigate to in order compete in the event.

Established in the winter of 2009, Rally North America Charities is a not-for-profit organization aimed at bringing automotive enthusiasts from all over the United States and Canada together for the purpose of automotive rallying and comradery. To date, Rally North America has raised more than $30,000.00 for its charity.