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    Hello fellow Triumph and car enthusiasts.

    I thought I'd share with you an exciting event I will be part of putting on this October.

    It is the Great American Mountain Rally Revival.

    Thought you might be interested in the running of the Historic 1950's New England Rally this October.

    I have been Rallying on and off since the late 70's and a few years ago meet up with a co worker in my industry (Civil Engineering - I am a professional Land Surveyor)

    Steve is an extremely talented and sought after Navigator who has Rallied all over the world including the Monte Carlo, Baden Classic, LeJong just to name a few.

    Steve had posted a blog about this rally which peeked my curiosity as a New Englander and as a Surveyor. I spend 6 months re-tracing the original route from written instructions only and utilizing Garmin Basecamp software Google Earth and the internet was able to recreate the route.

    Steve and I have spent many weekends running and checking the directions and noting the changes in roads throughout the rally.

    We will be running the final recce of the entire route this weekend. Registration is open; a link to more about the rally and how to register follows.

    Please feel free to contact me at GAMRR2018@Gmail.com if you would like more information.

    Hoping to see some of you there.

    Here is a summary of the event and some links to more information:

    "Automotive rally teams from the northeastern U.S. and beyond will gather October 12–14, 2018, to challenge their cars and themselves in a 700-mile Revival of the Great American Mountain Rallye (GAMR), a European-style endurance event that was held annually from 1953-1957 in upstate N.Y. and New England..."

    For more information on the Historic Rally and where to register please follow the links below.

    https://stevemckelvie.wordpress.com/?s=GAMRR

    SCCA Registration page:

    https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...adrally-899014

    Regards:

    Gary J. Hamilton, Rally Master
    978-500-8039
    Steve McKelvie, Rally Chairman




  • #2
    Gary,
    This is a significant event, especially as most big vintage rally’s are unaffordable to most. Well done for partnering in its organization.
    I particularly enjoyed Sreve’s website that you linked.

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    • #3
      Bump:

      final route is done, registration closes Sunday the 30th.

      We have an entrant driving all the way from Kansas in a TR3.

      Come on guys, we need more representation from Team Triumph.

      Pic of a Jag passing an MG in Lincoln Gap Vt.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Roverguy View Post
        ...We have an entrant driving all the way from Kansas in a TR3....
        Would that happen to be a '59 TR3A from Leavenworth? Quite an adventure in a classic car!
        1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
        2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
        Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
        Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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        • #5
          It is a '59, Yes quite the adventure!

          Update-another photo from 55- a checkpoint with a TR2 manning the clock and Route Map.

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          • #6
            Any results posted somewhere yet? The rally was scheduled to finish on Oct. 14.
            1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
            2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
            Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
            Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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            • #7
              Nothing posted yet, we just got back last night from 3 amazing days of fall rallying in New England.

              I will tell you however a 59 TR3 competed and ran flawlessly the entire weekend, not to mention a roadtrip from Kansas just to get to the start.

              He will be writing a story about it.

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              • wbwood
                wbwood commented
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                Yep. Friend of mine. No surprise that his car ran flawlessly. Looking forward to hearing and reading his stories about the rally.

            • #8
              I found SOME results of the rally posted at https://stevemckelvie.wordpress.com/...-is-completed/ .
              The '59 TR3A finished third in the Classic Class.

              Warren
              Last edited by wbwood; 10-17-2018, 11:14 AM.
              1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
              2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
              Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
              Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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              • #9
                Hi all, here is some more on GAMRR2018:

                https://stevemckelvie.wordpress.com/...-is-completed/

                We are already making plans for GAMRR 2019!

                We will be looking for more entrants in the classic and 70's era; especially some British entrees.

                We will also be looking for volunteers for check points as well as other workers in New England and upstate N.Y.

                I will post a link to our website once its up.

                If you would like to be added to the mailing list please send me an email at:

                GAMRRRALLY@GMAIL.COM

                Cheers:
                Gary Hamilton- Rally Master
                Last edited by Roverguy; 11-28-2018, 01:45 PM. Reason: Added contact email

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                • #10
                  Hemmings.com recently published a very nice article about this rally.

                  https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/1...rally-revival/


                  Warren
                  1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
                  2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
                  Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
                  Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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                  • SapphireBlue72
                    SapphireBlue72 commented
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                    Thanks for the link to photos & write-up, Warren.
                    Shame to see all those modern cars, though.
                    It's just a pretty drive for them, no challenge, and they don't look too vintage, either.

                • #11
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                  Last edited by Roverguy; 11-28-2018, 04:31 PM.

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                  • #12
                    SapphireBlue72

                    "Thanks for the link to photos & write-up, Warren.
                    Shame to see all those modern cars, though.
                    It's just a pretty drive for them, no challenge, and they don't look too vintage, either."

                    Not true, you are competing in classes of same vintage vehicles; and all rally equipment still needs to be of the same vintage that was available at the time of the original running.

                    Yea, it was a pretty drive; but for everybody.

                    And by the way the 37 Caddy placed first overall; even against the modern day cars!

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                    • SapphireBlue72
                      SapphireBlue72 commented
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                      OK.
                      Enjoyed the photos & story.

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