Join Us On The 2015 Barn Finds Rally!


Update 4/29/15 – We have decided to make some changes to this event. Read more about them here!

From 4/19/15 – We hinted at it and now here it is! Come drive with us on some of the most exciting and scenic roads in Idaho! High speed sweepers, long straights, tight hairpins, and European style switchbacks await the lucky few who will join us on our journey from Boise, Idaho to the beautiful lakeside village of McCall, Idaho. The inaugural Barn Finds Rally will be held on Saturday, May 16th. An impromptu car show/pre-registration will be held Friday evening and the rally will start Saturday morning after a brief welcome meeting. Lunch will be provided during the day and an awards dinner will be held in the evening. On Sunday participants will be free to explore McCall or return to their respective homes. A detailed schedule and route book will be provided to all entrants. Keep reading for more details and an application form.

Mountain roads


Unknown to entrants, but a route book will be provided!

The historic Hotel McCall is situated right on the banks of the striking Payette Lake. We may never get to experience what the heroic rally drivers of old went through, but for a weekend we can dream about what it must have been like to retire to beautiful mountain resort after an exhausting, but exhilarating day of driving through the Alps! Late entries may have stay at one of our designated overflow hotels, so don’t waste any time getting signed up.


To maintain a vintage feel for this event we would like to stick to pre-80 sports and special interest cars, but as one of our readers pointed out, many of us own non-running barn finds. So, please contact us for exceptions. Real barn finds and survivors are encouraged, but not required. Anything interesting will obviously get extra thumb ups and respect points. An inspection checklist will be provided prior to the event, but it is always a good idea to have a AAA membership or something just in case.



Only $350 per vehicle! That fee includes lunch, awards dinner, and lodging on Saturday. Compare it to other low-buck rallies and you will see that this is a bargain!


Click here to fill out the application. We are currently limiting the field to 10 cars and asking that all applications be in by May 2nd, so hurry and reserve your spot today!


WANTED 1972 Yamaha G7S (80cc) These are now referred to as “cafe racers”, although we never heard of such a term in 1972. Contact

WANTED 2005-2007 Dodge Magnum RT Seeking a daily driver condition Dodge Magnum RT with AWD (no RWD models). Contact

WANTED 86-93 Ford Mustang Coupe I am looking for a low mile bone stock 1996-1993 STOCKmustang coupe to add to my private collection. Contact

WANTED Caterpillar Any Wanted Caterpillar , in any condition running or non running for restoration project parts machine Contact

WANTED 1949-1952 Dodge Club Coupe Must be in mint condition. Contact

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  1. Dolphin Member

    Darn, if one of my eligible resto-in-progress cars was ready I’d be there.
    I wish you the best for your first Barn Finds rally.

  2. Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

    Wow…you know I’d be there if it were anywhere on the East coast :-) Have a great time and I can’t wait to hear the stories!

  3. Leon

    You should have some souvenir rallye plates made up. I would be interested in one for my sons wall in his room. He already has a couple of French Rallye plates. Maybe sell some T shirts too

  4. carlos

    Wish I could go, my 1978 Honda accord is a semi barnfind but It won’t survive the 3 day trip to get there.

  5. Jeff Lavery Staff

    This is a screaming deal, fellas. Sounds like a great time ready to be had by all.

  6. PeteL

    Well, I am in Boise the week leading up to the 16th. I may be able to grab my Datsun 510 out of the storage in Portland, drive over to Boise the weekend before and run this! I think I will need to find a co-driver…

  7. davidg

    TSD with prize $$ next year?? We’ll be there. And several from the 2 local clubs

  8. david

    i wish i am in the uk

  9. Neil

    Would love to attend – but unfortunately, being in the UK, there is a big puddle in the way called the Atlantic :-)

  10. rjc Member

    I can’t make it just sold my 71 240z.
    But i’ve been to McCall and it is beautiful there.
    enjoy guys.

  11. Seth

    Cool idea
    Would love to join you guys but the trip across the pond is the biggest setback :)

  12. Benzino

    Hey Jesse,
    Only 10 slots? Are you full yet? What’s the status with sign-up and entries?

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      Not yet, we have a bunch of people who have expressed interested, but they must be procrastinating.

  13. Ray Kopczynski

    Dang, dang, dang~! Got the info via Reid Trummel: “Reid’s List” (Too short of notice! Already pre-committed to another gig that weekend…) But if you do it again next year!!

    Ray Kopczynski

  14. Mike Stinson

    Are the 10 available spots filled for the May Rally? I drive a 1979 Fiat Brava (one owner, Idaho registered) M

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      There are still spots available Mike so feel free to sign up. Hope to see you and your Fiat there!

  15. Randy

    Darn – I wish my rally car’s restoration (just started) was completed…

  16. Jim

    WOW – Too bad I have to work and have a car club function to do.
    Have fun

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