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Sept 27-29, 2019


Join our Patreon page (patreon.com/drivingwhileawesome) to get early registration…this event will sell out fast.

What is the Sierra Rally?

The 2019 Sierra Rally is a three-day event, running Sept 27-19 throughout Sierra mountain range in California.

If you have a penchant for interesting cars and you happen to live near the Coastal Range, you already have quite a bit in common with us at Driving While Awesome.

There are plenty of vintage rallies throughout California, but none of us at DWA! had cars that qualify...so we started our own. We are all about diversity and we have had everything from a 1962 Bristol to a 2007 Ruf RGT participate. We’d like to offer you an opportunity to join us for a weekend tour of some of our favorite parts of California.  

No horsepower figures needed, this is not a race. All cars from the beginning of time-now are considered, but... we have standards. We want cars with a sense of occasion. Sell us on why you and your car should be on the Coastal Range Rally.

How much is it typically?

  • $350 - me myself and I (Driver)

  • $550 - driver and co-driver

The entrance fee typically includes the following:

  • 2 dinner parties

  • Rally T- Shirt (by Heel and Toe Apparel)

  • Rally stickers

  • Socks (by Striipe Design)

  • Rally map

  • Snacks

  • Raffle entry (prizes donated by our generous sponsors)

  • Roadside assistance provided by Hagerty Insurance

  • An awesome weekend, and more...

*You will need to book and pay for your own hotels. We will provide you with our recommended hotels once you are accepted.


This year's event will start near Sonora, CA on Friday September 27th and end near Porterville, CA on Sunday September 29th.

I want to go, how do I sign up?

Registration will open for Patreon members on Monday, 7/15 and to the general public on Thursday, 7/18 *Sign up for our email list at the very top of this page for all general DWA! notification, including announcements that registration is open.


  1. (link will be posted above) Fill out email and name and click Subscribe to list -  This subscribes you to the 2019 DWA! Sierra Rally email list. We have you do this to validate your email for later communications.

  2. Confirm subscription - In your email click the link to confirm your subscription to the email list. This will take you directly to the registration form.

  3. Fill out registration form and pay - You'll also have a link in email if you need to come back later. On the registration page do the following:

    • Choose the number of people in your car and click “Add to Cart”

    • Fill out the registration form

    • Pay entry fees

  4. Your registration is entered.


  • Entry fees are non-refundable. This event will run rain or shine, and we reserve the right to alter the route at any time. Please ask your boss, your family, your pets or anyone else who may affect your plans BEFORE signing up. Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • Spots are limited, and registration is handled on a first come, first served basis for cars that fit the spirit of the event. (If your car doesn’t fit the criteria below then we’ll let you know and refund you within a few days)

  • Criteria: All cars from the beginning of time to present day are considered, but we do have standards. We’re hoping to keep the rally full of cars with a “sense of occasion” and the registration form has some space to tell a little history of you and your car.

  • Please No Vehicle Substitutions Without Prior Approval.    

  • Price does not include accommodations.

  • After registration closes we will send everyone the recommended hotels along with start time and location.

  • We’re looking forward to it!!!