Many of you are aware that Doug Bingham has passed away, so this Rally, while the 45th Annual is also the 1st Annual Doug Bingham Memorial Rally. The Griffith Park location has changed, and the new location will be at the William S. Hart Park in Newhall, CA. On October 23, 2016. I have never been to this park, so all I can tell you is what I googled - There is a museum on the grounds, and the address is 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321.. Side Strider Inc has a FaceBook page.
We have rented campground #1 & #2 at William S. Hart Park in Newhall California for October 22nd & 23rd, 2016. For many years Doug's Rally was a two day affair, camping on Saturday night, the Rally on Sunday. We're going to offer camping on Saturday in campground #2, reserving campground #1 for the Rally on Sunday.
The cost will be $10.00 for anybody displaying a sidecar rig on Sunday.
Both campgrounds will be open from noon on Saturday until 4 pm on Sunday. Campgrounds have shade trees, picnic tables, water, restroom facility and BBQ pits. Tent camping only (motorcycle tent trailers well be excepted as long as they have no bath room or waste involved), no motor homes, trailers or truck campers The main gates to Hart Park are open from sun-up to sun-down. If you need to exit the park after hours the gate nearest the office can be activated from the inside only. It's a pressure sensitive type activation, you'll need a heavy vehicle to activated the gate (I would think a big sidecar rig should be enough). If your outside and need in, you'll need to call someone in the campground with a big rig to trip the gate for you. We could not secure a food truck for this year’s Rally so please come prepared, there are plenty of fast food and restaurants in the area, your chose.
For those camping you need to arrive after noon on Saturday. For those attending on Sunday only you can arrive any time after sun-up. We do need to be cleaned up and out of the park by 4 pm Sunday, so please make arrangements to be packed an on your way by that time.
This will be our first time hosting the Rally, so please join us for what will most certainly be a great time and a great tribute to Doug Bingham.