What is this?
The 2017 Chop Top Challenge is a road rally where teams compete to get the most points while traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas in a car that they chopped the top off of.

When is the rally happening?
March 31 - April 3, 2017. Teams will meet in Chicago at 8:00 AM on March 31and must arrive in Las Vegas by April 3 at 4PM. This is not an April Fool's joke.

What do I have to do?
CHOP THE TOP OFF!  Teams can compete in any vehicle, as long it was never offered from the factory with a convertible option, and they chop the top and the windshield off. Also, no jeeps, because that would be stupid.  Unless it’s a Grand Cherokee or something, that would be kind of awesome.

Where are we going?
Midwest to the desert. Teams will be driving from Chicago to Las Vegas. Along the way, they can earn points for challenges that will be announced the day of the road rally. You also might be stopping in Denver for some "activities".

What’s the deal with the points?
This isn’t a cannonball run.  The last thing we want is people chopping the top off crappy old civics and then driving 120mph and crashing into a tree or a truck or falling off a cliff or something.  So in order to make it competitive, and tons of fun, each team will earn points through challenges.  The list of challenges will not be given until the day of the road rally, so teams will have to strategize on the fly.  See the points page for a list of pre-event points that you and your team might care about.

How much money can we win?
That depends on how many teams sign-up.  The winning team will receive a cash prize of the total of all entry fees minus whatever Joe spends on beer.

Wait, why?
If you have this question, you’re not invited.