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The company Signature TransCanada Inc., located at 75 Blvd des Châteaux, Suite 322, in Blainville, Province of Quebec, Canada, is organizing:
From September 5th to September 21st, 2024, the TransCanada Atlantic Challenge.
From September 20th to October 5th, 2024, the TransCanada Pacific Challenge.
From September 5th to October 5th, 2024, the TransCanada Coast To Coast Challenge.
A TransCanada Challenge is a Grand Touring ride reserved for historic classified cars whose first registration date is between January 1st, 1945 and December 31st, 1993.
The purpose of the TransCanada 2024 is to allow owners of vintage vehicles to run and showcase their vehicles, without any notion of competition or sporting event, under optimal road and safety conditions.
TransCanada Challenges are designed to promote the discovery of Canada’s landscape, natural, wildlife, cultural and historical heritage. Everything is organized in such a way that each participant, in her or his vehicle, can complete predetermined route, creating indelible memories.
TransCanada Challenges take place on roads open to the public, in compliance with the Canadian Highway Traffic Act, is not subject to any particular classification and does not give any priority or privilege to its participants with respect to other road users.
TransCanada Challenges take place only in Canada for an average period of 15 days and over a distance of about 5000 Km. The TransCanada Coast To Coast Challenge will be twice as long in time and distance. Each route is continuously dotted with various tourist activities, discoveries, local cuisine tastings and many other points of interest.
A TransCanada 2024 Challenge is a secret itinerary ride, which crews will discover as they progress along the roads of the different Canadian provinces. The itinerary will be revealed at the time of departure, by being displayed in the vehicles on a computer support provided to the crews beforehand. This equipment will also be an easy and quick way to be in contact with the TransCanada Organization, its Mechanical Assistance or its Medical Assistance and an efficient, quick and reliable means of communication if an information had to be diffused urgently to a crew.
Any person who makes up a crew and who will be required to drive a vehicle participating in a TransCanada 2024 Challenge, must provide a sworn statement that she or he holds a valid driver’s license, and, for certain countries, has at least one driving ability point.
The crew must respect at all times with the Highway Traffic Act in force in Canada. The crew is personally responsible for all tickets and statements of offense that are issued to him.
The crew must imperatively be present at the start of each stage and comply with his departure schedule as well as with the time slots that will be given for activities or meals.
The crew assumes all the consequences of a lack of punctuality.
The crew has the obligation to install in his vehicle, at each departure, the computer support that will allow him to know the itinerary to follow and to remove it at each arrival.
The crew is the only one responsible for the supply of his vehicle in gasoline and oil.
The crew will have to comply with the instructions received from the TransCanada 2024 Organization and to use certain gas station to refuel his vehicle.
The crew acknowledges the authority of the TransCanada 2024 Organization, and accepts that all decisions made by the TransCanada 2024 Organization are final and without appeal.
The crew acknowledges that the TransCanada 2024 Organization will sanction any abusive or inappropriate behaviour, will cancel the departure of any vehicle that it deems to be about to drive while impaired and reserves the right to exclude a crew from the TransCanada 2024.
In the event of postponement or cancellation of the TransCanada 2024 for any reason, the amount paid by the crew will be refunded in full, to the exclusion of any other form of compensation or indemnity. TransCanada 2024 will reimburse the amount received in Canadian dollars and will not take into account any currency fluctuation.
Each crew must agree and comply with all the different parameters of the TransCanada 2024 that are included in the different chapters.
Upon delivery of the vehicle to the port of departure, the TransCanada 2024 Organization will ask to see the original vehicle registration certificate and a current insurance certificate confirming that the vehicle is adequately insured to operate in Canada until October 10th, 2024 inclusive.
Upon delivery of the vehicle to the port of departure, checks will be made to ensure that the tires and the windshield are in good condition, the vehicle lighting is functional, there is a jack and a spare tire, and that the vehicle complies with noise emission legislation. Failure will result in the vehicle not being shipped and the crew being declared ineligible to participate at the TransCanada.
The TransCanada 2024 Organization will provide each crew with two plates (rally type plates) that the crew must install on their vehicle. One plate must be visibly installed on the front of the vehicle and the second on the rear of the vehicle. These plates must not obscure, even partially, the official license plates of the vehicle.
The TransCanada 2024 Organization will provide each crew with a small plate equipped with suction cups, with the number assigned to the vehicle. This small plate must be installed on the inside of the rear side window on the traffic side. It must always be visible and properly installed as long as the vehicle is engaged in the TransCanada 2024. In the event of abandonment, the crew must return it to the TransCanada 2024 Organization.
For the duration of all TransCanada 2024 Challenges, the starting orders will be defined by the TransCanada Organization and communicated to the crews at the end of their daily stage.
Departures will be staggered with a one-minute sequence. The TransCanada 2024 Organization reserves the right to modify this start sequence to accommodate certain circumstances or situations.
During a TransCanada 2024 activity, each crew will be notified upon his arrival on the activity site of his departure time and he will have to comply.
Should any problem occur on a participating vehicle that would force its immobilization, TransCanada Mechanical Assistance will respond with a service unit and, if necessary, provide towing to a local, referenced, TransCanada-affiliated garage.
Under the sole authority of the crew, the repair will take place at the garage. The cost of the repair and the cost of spare parts will be the responsibility of the crew.
– If the vehicle is immobilized more than 100Km from the end of the day’s stage or if an arm of the sea or a river separates it from the end of the day’s stage, the crew will be accommodated near the garage and will assume the costs.
– If the vehicle is immobilized less than 100Km from the end of the day’s stage without an arm of the sea or a river separating it from the end of the day’s stage, the crew may decide to be accommodated near the garage and assume the costs or to return, with the Mechanical Assistance vehicle, to the originally planned stage accommodation. The TransCanada 2024 Organization will be responsible for returning the crew to their vehicle and assisting them the following day.
If the vehicle cannot be present at the start of the scheduled stage 48 hours after its immobilization, the vehicle will be withdrawn from the TransCanada. The crew will have 2 options:
A) Continue to follow the TransCanada, renting a vehicle at their own expense.
B) To leave the TransCanada.
If the crew decides to leave the TransCanada 2024, the Organization will arrange for the repatriation of the crew to the first Canadian airport that offers a connection to the destination airport of the crew. The cost of changing airline tickets will be the responsibility of the crew.
The crew will be responsible for the cost of bringing the vehicle from the location where it was immobilized to the departure area for return shipping.
No refunds will be given if a crew drops out or if a crew is excluded from the TransCanada 2024, regardless of when they drop out or are excluded.
The TransCanada 2024 Organization reserves the right to make any modification to these rules and to the schedule of the proposed Challenges.
The TransCanada 2024 Organization reserves the right to stop and cancel, one or both Challenges, partially or totally, at any time, if circumstances require it.
The computer equipment is loaned to the crew, who will be responsible for it throughout their participation in the TransCanada 2024. The loss or a voluntary or major damage of this equipment will be charged to the crew 1500,- CAD (Canadian Dollars).
Numbers will be assigned on a first-come, first-registered basis for the TransCanada 2024.
Numbers will be revealed on the day of the reception of the vehicle by the crews, in Canada.