Snowflake 68!

From 02/04/24 8:00 AM until 02/04/24 2:00 PM
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Starting at the HAUPPAUGE PALACE DINER, located at the intersection of Route 347
(Smithtown Bypass) and Route 111, 3/4 mile east of Veterans Hwy (Route 454) in Hauppauge,
L.I. (Follow Route 111 North from the L.I. Expressway Exit 56.). Breakfast and registration in
the Diner's club room. Please park in the back area of the diner.

Registration 8:00 AM OPEN TO ALL First Car off at 9:31 AM 

Pre-Registration FEE (per car): Rally only $35
Rally and Lunch for 2 Persons $85
Day of Event FEE (per car): Rally only $40
Rally and Lunch for 2 persons $95
Lunch only $30 each

Finishing at the River Walk Bar & Grill 40 Peconic Ave. Riverhead, NY 11901 631-591-2215

Make direct inquiries to Rich Mooers 631-513-0089 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


As has been the tradition, Snowflake is a TSD (time speed distance) rally. Participants are given specific speeds to travel as they follow the instructions given along the route. The more accurate you are at maintaining the expected
speeds, the better you will do when we record your “due time” at unannounced places, also known as checkpoints. 

What does this mean? How do I participate? What preparation do I have to do? Why would I subject my Porsche to winter weather?
There are levels of preparation/participation in Rallies. You can choose. The simplest way to participate is to follow the turn-by-turn route instructions given at registration. You can simply enjoy a fun drive like a Tour or Trek. The Rally ends
with lunch where you can enjoy the fellowship with old and new friends. There is no special preparation needed for the vehicle you use in the Snowflake.
Choose the vehicle best suited for the conditions of the day. In the 67 years the Snowflake has run, temperatures have been recorded with a range from -4 to 60 degrees with snow, rain, and bright sun.
If you want to enter the competition of TSD you will work to maintain the speeds given in the route instructions. The Snowflake, like most Rallies has individual sections. When you start each section, you try to maintain the speeds given in the
instructions. You will pass places where you will be timed. These locations are called checkpoints. We have calculated the exact time you should pass each checkpoint. Penalty points will be given for each second early or late of the exact
time. The teams with the fewest accumulated points are the winners.

Scoring the Rally is done by the Richta App. This is a GPS-based App that you can load onto your smartphone. The App will automatically record the time as you pass a checkpoint and enter it into the App. A detailed explanation is available
when you register under event files or at

The Rally will start at the Hauppauge Palace Diner (located at the intersection of Rt 347 and Rt 111 in Hauppauge).

The Rally will end at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill 40 Peconic Ave. Riverhead, NY 11901 We have planned for a special Rally Lunch menu (included in your registration) for entrants. The committee will quickly tabulate the scores for the
anticipated presentation of trophies and prizes to the winners. Come and join us for a fun filled adventure as we explore some of the most scenic roads on Long Island’s East End. Driving a Porsche in the Snowflake is not required.
ALL cars, SUVs are welcome. Simply remember it is the “Snowflake Rally”. Please drive an appropriate vehicle for the weather forecast.
Snowflake is open to anyone who wishes to join us for a fun day!

8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Registration at Hauppauge Place Diner
9:00 A.M.-9:15 A.M. Drivers’ Meeting
9:31 A.M. First car starts Rally.
12:45 P.M.-1:45 P.M. Lunch at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill
2:00 P.M. Trophy Presentation

Rich Mooers, Rally Master

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