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Speed Racer Scavenger Hunt Road Rally

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If you are a big-time fan of Speed Racer and want to get in to the mood before seeing the film, join us for the Speed Racer road rally.

What is a "road rally," you ask? It's part driving challenge, part scavenger hunt, all themed around the Speed Racer TV show and movie.

Competitors in the road rally will meet up and begin checking in at the Alamo South Lamar at 1:30 PM on Saturday, May 10. At 2:00 sharp, drivers will run to their cars in the Le Mans fashion and begin the hunt. Teams can number 1 member all the way to 6, but must all be in one vehicle.

Although this contest is modeled after Speed Racer, actual speeding is discouraged. We'll be enclosing everyone's licenses in a sealed envelope, and if this envelope is opened for whatever reason (the most common of which is being pulled over by the cops), you are disqualified from prizes. Drive safely and respect the rules of the road.

Teams need to bring to the starting line 1) A digital camera (also bring your USB cable or card reader, as we will be uploading the photos and watching them in the theater before the awards are handed out. 2) A drivers license for ever member of your team 3) $10 for incidental expenses along the way. Bonus points will be given for each member of your team dressed as Speed, Racer X, Pops, Mom, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle or Chim Chim, and for anyone who has a giant M on their road rally vehicle.

Other than that, just bring your A-game and be ready to have fun.

Check in will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 7:00 PM (location TBA soon).

The $25 Road Rally ticket includes entry in the competition and 2 tickets to the 7:00 Saturday screening of Speed Racer. If you have more people on your team, you can reserve additional seats at the screening for $8.50/person. We'll have a reserved section blocked off for all competitors in the road rally. Following the screening, we'll display a slide show of the highlights from the team photos and award the prizes.

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