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March 15-17, 2019


What is the Coastal Range Rally?

The 2019 Coastal Range Rally is a three-day event, running March 15-17 throughout Central California.

The Coastal Range, is the name given to the mountains lining the Pacific Coast of North America, spanning from Alaska and Canada, down to Southern California and Mexico. From the ice fields of British Columbia to the mountains suspending Big Sur, the name Coastal Range invokes thoughts of rugged terrain, ocean vistas and classic scenes of western life. It’s no coincidence that the roads built to navigate these areas have a reputation all their own, some of which have been recognized as All-American roads no less.

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?

  • $300 - me myself and I (Driver)

  • $450 - driver and co-driver

  • $600 - three people

  • $750 - 4 people

The entrance fee includes the following:

  • Goodie bag (shirt, stickers, and more...)

  • Rally map

  • Raffle entry (prizes donated by our generous sponsors)

  • Roadside assistance provided by Hagerty Insurance

  • 2 dinner parties

  • An awesome weekend, and more...

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


This year's event will start near Los Padres National Forest early Friday morning and end near Priest Valley on Sunday.

I want to go, how do I sign up?

*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 CRR SPRING 2019 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. Yes, March 17th is St. Patrick’s day. 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!!!