the most copied event in North America… is
February 14 - 16, 2014 in North-Western Nevada.
NVTR2014 is a Navigational Adventure and promises to
be more exciting than ever! Whether you're a past participant, a fellow
enthusiast, or geocacher, NVTR has something for you.
NVTR was born in 1995, and after a season of work, the first event
was run in December of 1996 in Fernley, Nevada. That year seven teams, of
two cars each, participated in this special event, an event that combines
GPS Navigation, the searching for Waypoints and off-road driving.
NVTR is a combination of Camel Trophy, the Warn Challenge, and
Geocaching, which we pre-date by some years. Everyone is welcome!
The object? Each participant is given XX hours, normally 12 to 15
per day, to search for and collect Waypoints over a given area. Route
books are distributed to each car, in it you’ll find as many as 100
waypoints, five to a page. Each waypoint is shown in Longitude and
Latitude form. Each waypoint has a particular points value from 100 to
1000, the higher the points value the more difficult it could be to find,
or get there.
The twist? There isn’t enough time to collect all of the waypoints
in the book. Scoring is simple, the team with the most points at the end
of the event wins! But it is not a simple as that, as Mandatory Waypoints
and Special Tasks can either add points, or take them away, as being late
carries a 200-points per minute penalty, hence time management is key.
Waypoints can be almost anywhere; a road sign, a Nevada Historic Marker,
in a tree or bush, a geocache, or even a stick in the ground. For 2014,
some of the great driving and navigational tasks of years gone-by will be
back… should be great fun!
Once again this years event promises to be full of fun and adventure!
Teams: Each vehicle will have a Driver & Navigator. Every two cars
will make a “team”; this is done for the safety of all participants… due
to the vast terrain and weather that could be encountered. Each
team must have a 4WD vehicle… more stock vehicles have won NVTR than not,
so NO, you don’t need a modified vehicle to participate.
Required Items: Here are a few of the required items needed to
participate; GPS (we suggest two), Compass, Nevada Atlas by DeLorme,
Laptop (permitted, not required), pen/pencil, note pads, flashlights, work
gloves, winter clothing, suitable boots, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher,
shovel, snow chains, reflective tri-angles x2, recovery gear, and on-board
food & drinks. All items must be secured inside the vehicle. We
suggest they be strapped, attached or bolted down. See rules for details
on Items Required and Tech Inspection.
Time Frame: NVTR2014:
start time is scheduled for 8:00am, then it’s two days of adventure,
waypoints, and maybe a Special Task!
This year’s event will be based at Nevada (exact hotel location TBA), the exact
being kept secret until the day of the event. At preset we are working
with the State of Nevada on bringing you the best ever Nevada Trophy!
Don’t delay on entering, sign up today for this unforgettable event.
Welcome Meeting, to include Registration & Tech Inspection, February
2:00pm to midnight.
Scoring: Scoring is via points earned vs. points lost. The team with
the highest overall scored will be deemed the overall winner of
Everyone is welcome… First-timers seeking fun and adventure.
The Awards Breakfast will take place Sunday @ approx 9:00am.
Starting order for NVTR2014 is determined by your Paid Entry
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN – get your entry in today!
Pre-Entry fee is $350 per car.
Post entry $400.00
after February 1, 2014.
Only 30 vehicles / 15 teams (2 cars per
team) are permitted to participate, so get your entry in
today. Think you can win? Quit thinking and sign up
Entry forms are now available.
Executive Director, NVTR
e-mail: Off-Road Experience
in sponsoring/supporting NVTR? We've had some
great supporters over the years, and hope to see them back
Entry forms you need (click each of them to download):
1. Drivers Application Form
2. Navigators Application Form
3. Vehicle Registration Form
4. Emergency Medical Form
Note: All Form is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
To meet the minimum requirement, please read the Vehicle Preparation
We reserve the right to change schedule as needed.
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