This past weekend while at the Covered Bridge Rally at Mount Snow in Vermont, Scott Beliveau, one of the top rally competitors in the northeast USA, gave me a box of out-of-date rally material such as rule books from various years and events. Among the box of “rally goodies” was a package with about a dozen issues of a magazine entitled “Rallye Magazine”. This magazine was primarily about car rallying in North America. The first issue of this magazine was published in October 1975.
The First Issue of Rallye Magazine
The cover art work on the early issues is very impressive. In fact, I found the whole magazine to be impressive with many articles that are very interesting to anyone interested in car rallying – either stage rallying or TSD rallying. I am not sure how I missed this magazine back in 1975/76. I guess that I was busy with starting a new job after university and trying to become a responsible adult. Or perhaps it wasn’t widely available on newsstands in the Toronto area.
I have included some images of the covers from some of the Rallye Magazine issues that I have.
A Lancia Stratos Was Portrayed On The Cover Of The Second Issue Of Rallye Magazine
I have copied the Table of Contents and the publication details from the second issue, November 1975, in order to show who was involved at that time and the type of articles that were featured in Rallye Magazine. I recognize many of the names of the people involved with this magazine.
Typical Stories Featured in Rallye Magazine
The issues of Rallye Magazine that I have only extend into 1976. I know very little about the (short?) history of this magazine. If someone can provide me with information on what happened to this magazine or the story behind it, then I would greatly appreciate finding out more about it. Either leave a comment at the bottom of this post or contact me directly via email at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net
The rather sad thing about this magazine is that it appears that it could not survive in an era when there were more rallies in North America than there are now. This does not bode well for the prospects of an equivalent paper-based rally magazine being successful these days. Too bad.