A record 41 teams started their engines for the 33rd Road Rally held on Independence Day.
The rally's start and finish line was at Timbers parking lot. Teams were required to answer nearly 100 questions and team Big Smiles finished first. Second place went to team Islands Rats with The Munsters team coming in third and The Fab Four in fourth place, which earned them a free entry into next year's Road Rally.
Contestants could also vie for best decorated vehicle, which went to team Witches and Devil of East Lake.
Rally Master Randy Carson is ready to wave the starting flag for returning contenders Granny's Gang.
(Photos by SHANNEN HAYES)
"Thanks to Sanibel Grill and Timbers for providing the start/finish line and for hosting an after-glow party," said Rally Master Randy Carson. "Thanks are also due to the many volunteers and members of the San-Cap Optimist Club."
Sponsors by category include: Lions Paw John and Martha Wolf, Dave and Donna Edwards, Rochester Resorts/Tween Waters Inn; Junonia New-Way Concrete Forms, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, San-Cap Community Bank, San-Cap American Legion Post 123, Timbers/Sanibel Grill, Island BBQ/Splash Man Pool Service; Conch West Wind Inn, Pinochios Original Italian Ice Cream, Casa Ybel Resort, Lily & Co., Royal Shell, John Grey Painting, Doc Fords, The Island Store, Great White Grill, Tuttles Seahorse Shell Shop, Over Easy Cafe, Pak & Ship, South Seas Resort, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Nave Plumbing, Lighthouse Cafe, Tammy's Total Care, and Island Sun, Sanibel Cafe, Lazy Flamingo, One Source Realty, Islander/Island Reporter.
"Get ready for next year's rally it ought to be a good one," said Rally Master Richard McCurry,
See full Road Rally results in the July 20 edition of the Islander.