SFR: Is it a race or not?
JG: The saying goes: ‘It's a rally, not a race.' What we get at the beginning of the rally is a sheet of paper with ‘gimmicks' on it. These are clues to items that you'll see as you're driving along the highways. So you'll have a picture of a sign and you'll be asked to identify the location of the sign or you'll have to pick out the fourth letter of the third word of a street sign on the left of mile marker 20, and you string these together to answer a question. The competition is who is able to solve those questions the fastest and the most accurately and basically make the best time over the distance.
So, really this is competitive road tripping?
I wouldn't say it's just a road trip, unless you also you want to boil Formula One racing to just guys in cars driving around in a circle.