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It is my pleasure to announce that Pete Soper is the new organizer of the Mendocino
Rally and the Chair of the Mendocino Rally Group. Pete has been the Mendocino Rallymaster
and Clerk of the Course for the last two years. Many of the improvement at Mendocino
are a direct result of his involvement, including our expansion from a one-
In 2010 I had a vision of returning performance rallies to Northern California, after an absence of nearly 30 years. With the outstanding success of the 2014 Mendocino Rally, I can say that vision has been realized.
A “dream team” of individuals came together to form the Mendocino Rally Organizing
Committee and attend to the thousands of details necessary to conduct a modern day
performance rally. In addition to Pete, I was honored to work with Pat Coyle (the
best Communications Chief in the business), Mike and Paula Gibeault (notes, scoring,
and excellent advice), Michel Hoche-
Since 2010, the Mendocino Rally Group has conducted four performance rallies, an SCCA sanctioned time and distance rally, and has helped promote the Primitive Racing Rally School and RallyCross in Santa Rosa. I’ve enjoyed the ride, but it is now time for me to become a spectator, and let Pete do the driving.
Best wishes to all, and Have a Good Time,
A Change of Command