Monthly Archives: March 2014

Triumph Returns To Victory At Daytona!

Triumph is back!  A Triumph motorcycle racer, Danny Eslick, dominated last weekend’s 73rd Daytona 200 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Daytona International Speedway, winning from the pole and leading 44 of the 57 laps.  This victory came 47 years … Continue reading

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International Rallying: Another Stuart Turner Car Rally Book

Stuart Turner is one of my favorite authors.  Probably because he is the one of the most prolific writers about car rallying.  He was a top navigator in the major car rallies of the late 1950s and early 1960s.  Then he … Continue reading

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Gary Hamilton & I Get Class Win At The Frost Heaves Rally

On March 1, 2014 the Frost Heaves rally was held with its start and finish in Milford, New Hampshire.  Initially I had planned to drive in this event, which would have been the first time in over ten years that … Continue reading

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Empire State Performance Rally – USA’s Only Tarmac Stage Rally

Last week I got an email from Jim Blumenfeld who is the Volunteer Coordinator & Chief Stage Captain for this year’s Empire State Performance Rally.  This year the Empire State Performance Rally will be held on April 26 – 27, 2014.  … Continue reading

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A Great Reference For The Big Healeys

Recently I have posted some information about the rally history of the big Healeys and one of their top drivers, Pat Moss.  A great book on the big Healeys arrived after I made those posts, but I wanted to specifically mention this … Continue reading

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Disputing The Moss/Jenks Roller Notes Invention Story

There is no doubt that one of the greatest drives in  racing history is Stirling Moss’ 1955 win in the Mille Miglia race.  Many times part of the reason for his success, in addition to being a great driver with … Continue reading

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The Big Healey: Dominant Rally Car In The Early 1960s

In a recent post I noted that I am reading a biography about rally driver Pat Moss.  In general, her best results came when she was driving an Austin Healey 3000.  In the early 1960s the Austin Healey 3000, known as the … Continue reading

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2014 Steel Haul & Laurel Run Rallies Later This Month

The Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Car Club and the Steel Cities Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be hosting two car rallies later this month – the Steel Haul on March 22 and Laurel Run on … Continue reading

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Paulo Ceretta Returns From the 2014 19 Capitales Historico Rally

Paulo Ceretta has just returned from competing in the 2014 19 Capitales Historico rally in Uruguay.  The rally is named the from the 19 provincial capital cities that the rally passes through during the five days of the rally.  Paulo competed with his … Continue reading

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Biographical Book About Rally Driver Pat Moss

As a result of my apparent obsession with books about car rallying, I recently acquired a book entitled “Harnessing Horsepower” which was written by Stuart Turner about rally driver Pat Moss.  Pat Moss was a very successful rally driver in … Continue reading

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