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    Confusing Award

    Just got the October issue of the club magazine. On page 88 are listed the "2011 Rally Awards". One of these has me wondering as to the accuracy of the awarding.

    Oldest BMW ridden to the rally 1978?? I can't believe that this is correct.

    I saw many /5 and /6 and older bikes at the rally, too many to have been trailered. How did this machine qualify as the oldest ridden to the rally?

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    It's a self nomination process. You have to register your bike in that catagory to be considered. They don't wander the grounds looking for candidates.
    If you don't register in that catgory, you can't stand a chance of winning.
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    In addition to riding a old bike to the rally you have to sign up for that award.

    4 minutes late.

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    Sign up as in register & put the year of the bike on the form at the registration tent ? Or do you mean some other type of registration that I was unaware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiles View Post
    Sign up as in register & put the year of the bike on the form at the registration tent ? Or do you mean some other type of registration that I was unaware of?
    Go to the tally and awards table. Sign up for that specific award.
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    I can't for the life of me recall anything in the rally information that indicated that one had to nominate them self for an award. If it is listed please guide me to it.

    Have I carelessly missed this or is it not publicized?

    It would be nice if the awards accurately reflected the demographics of all rally attendees not just those who choose to nominate themselves.

    Again, I thought that the information on the registration form was culled for this, If not why bother to fill it out completely.

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    I don't necessarily disagree. But certain awards require verification, such as the Grand Tour award, etc. Voni and I would have won this year if we had signed up. After 2nd or 3rd a few years in a row we simply neglected to sign up this year.

    There is also the issue of extracting data from several thousand forms written by folks in many formats vs. reviewing the sign up sheets. Sure, age is easy. Bike ridden to rally might or might not be the same as when a person preregistered in March.
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