First Annual Dow Fall Tour -
The group posed for a shot before taking off

6th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally

6th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Minuteman Airfield
302 Boxboro Rd, stow, ma, 01775

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Join us on October 8th for the 6th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally! 

It was originally just a tour but we switched it to a gimmick rally – you still get to drive a pretty course but now you must stay focused and attempt to answer questions about the landmarks you pass. You will have written directions and a GPS route as well.  Do people still get lost?  Yes.  Do drivers and navigators get in arguements?  Yes.  Has the event caused a divorce? Unclear.

We do this rally in honor of the late Charlie Dow and his wife Martha – longtime, active NER and board members and all-around Porsche enthusiasts. Their kids will be attending so come and say HI!

Those of you who were part of the previous tours/rallies will recall we toured the quaint towns and rocky seacoasts of both the North and South Shores, then Central MA, then a route that explored the historic Colonial areas of Massachusetts and last year we did a Rhode Island start but a Massachusetts finish.  This year we will again start and finish at the Stow Minuteman Airfield but, unlike two years ago, we will head farther west for some really great roads. 

Unlike last year, when lunch was built into the entry fee, you are on your own when you get back to the start/finish. You may bring a picnic (and chat with the others) or enjoy lunch at the new Fourth and Field restaurant (replaces Nancy’s) while we tally up the answer sheets and determine the winners. There will be trophies for first and second place and a surprise one (so stay tuned).

You should plan on a day that starts at 9am and ends around 2pm.  There will be a gimmick rally – details are being worked out but it will be fun and maybe a little devious. The cost is $20 per car (you are on your own for lunch).  Scroll down to register; if you have trouble with the form, you can also register on eventbrite.  You will need to provide your name, email, cell number (so we can contact you if you get lost!) and a “fun team name.”

HERE IS AN IMPORTANT POINT:  At the Newcomer’s meeting a common question was “I’m not sure that I want to jump into a DE or an autocross, what is the best activity for me to try first so I can meet other members?”  WELL, THIS IS IT!  (Or the Summer Party – that works too!).  This is a great event to bring a kid or kids and come in a Macan (or stuff the really small ones in the back of the 911).  The kids can help with the gimmick rally (they have better vision than you do and aren’t busy driving) and will have a blast.    Questions?  Contact Bill Seymour.


Thank you to our hosts Stow Minuteman Airfield!






First Annual Dow Tour - in car shot