2017 Pancho Villa Rally


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Rally Dates October 19-23, 2017
Location Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM - Website - Google Map
Host Carolyn & Howard Efner
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Terry Rich Voice & Text: 520.748.0696 & Greg Schmuker
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The Four Corners Unit Southern New Mexico Rally — Pancho Villa III — October 19-23, 2017. We will convene at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM, near the Mexico border, for a three-night stay (four nights if you do an early arrival on Thursday, 19 Oct). On Saturday, Columbus, NM will be hosting a car show at the North end of the park near the office and museum. On Sunday, there will be an optional walkover the border lunch at The Pink Store, in Las Palomas, MX, and their famous Margaritas (while you shop)!

Pancho Villa State Park](http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/panchovillastatepark.html) includes an exhibit hall and historic structures, capturing the history of the 1916 Pancho Villa Raid on Camp Furlong. The Village of Columbus also has a historical museum dedicated to the raid.

Registration start on: August 21st, 2017
Registrations must be received by: October 17th, 2017 (NOTE: no refunds after October 14th, 2017)

The rally fee is $15 per rig with a cap of 20 rigs attendees will be responsible for their own camping fees – $14 per night with water and electric, payable on entry to the park. (The NM camping pass reduces the nightly fee to $4.) Pick up a payment envelope at the entrance kiosk, find the space you want and then pay at the entrance kiosk or the kiosk near the playground & showers. There are no sewer hookups available, but there is a dump station in the park. You do not need to make a reservation for a space. (In fact, the NM State Park reservation system is shut down as of 15 September.) We have reserved the Camp Furlong Recreation Hall at Pancho Villa State Park for Happy Hours, Pot lucks and the Italian Dinner. There is a kitchen and fridge for our use. We’ll have campfires each evening, weather permitting so please bring some fire wood to contribute!

Schedule:

Thursday, October 19th
  • Early Arrivals
Friday, October 20th
  • Rally Begins
  • 5:30 PM - Happy Hour in the Shelter
    • Bring an Appetizer to Share, your table service and drinks
  • Dinner on your own
Saturday, October 21st
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Coffee & Light Fare at the Hosting Site
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Car Show at the parking lot at the park office and museum area
    • There is no charge for the show for those camping in the Park
    • There will be drawings and a couple of food trucks on site as well
    • Check out the Museum while you are there - it’s pretty interesting
  • 5:30 PM - Combo Happy Hour/Dinner – Italian Pasta Dinner Provided
Sunday, October 22
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Coffee & Light Fare at the Hosting Site
  • 11:30 AM - Join Us and Head to Las Palomas for Shopping & Lunch at the Pink Store (Dutch treat … the waitstaff are fine with separate checks). Drive/carpool south about 4 or 5 miles to the border. There is a free parking lot to the right on the US side of the border. The Pink Store is about 1.5 blocks across the border. The Pink Store has a very civilized tradition of offering shoppers a free margarita to sip as you shop. Of course, it helps lubricate your wallet … but they do have great merchandise and reasonable prices … and it’s a very fun time.
  • 6:00 PM - Happy Hour/Potluck – Leftovers etc
    • Please bring a dish to share and your own table service and drinks.
Monday, October 23
  • Rally Ends. Happy Trails.