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

7th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally

7th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Billiards Cafe
39 Main St., Ayer, MA

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Join us on October 13th for the 7th Annual Charlie and Martha Dow Fall Rally! 


OK, keep it quiet but this year we are planning a sneak attack on North Country Region!  We are going to gather in Ayer and then follow a course that takes us onto some of the prettiest roads in Southern New Hampshire.  NCR won’t know what hit them!  Massholes unite!

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!

The event was originally 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 arguments?  Yes.  Has the event caused a divorce? Unclear.

The rally will also end in Ayer where we will gather at the Billiard’s Cafe (Autocrossers have long had their post race beers here).  Early finishers can have a beverage (adult or not) as we await all entrants to finish and results to be tallied. You will enjoy lunch (choice of sandwiches, pizza or Italian sausage – included in entry fee) and then we will announce winners and award trophies.

You should plan on a day that starts at 9am and ends around 2pm.  When you register 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.






First Annual Dow Tour - in car shot