Monthly Archives: June 2014

Additional Rally Books By David Hebb

In a comment left by Jay Nemeth-Johannes about my post on a book about American rallies in the 1950s, Jay noted that David Hebb had updated the specific book and had written other rally books.  In that vein, I have two (sort … Continue reading

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Book About American Rallies In The 1950s

A couple of days ago I posted a note that I was looking for some information about the 1954 Great American Mountain Rally.  Since that time I have got some good information about the rally.  Scott Morris of Ontario sent me … Continue reading

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Half-Way Leaders In The 2014 Great Race

As the Great Race approaches the half-way point, I thought that I would take a look at the various class leaders after Day 4 of the competition.  There are a lot of very good teams in the Great Race, so … Continue reading

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Tom Jaycox’ Jaguar Enthusiasts Picnic

On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending a picnic with some Jaguar enthusiasts at Tom Jaycox’ Jaguar Restoration shop in Canaan, Connecticut.  It was a great day with interesting people and interesting cars.  Tom has a number of Jaguars … Continue reading

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Looking For Information About The 1954 Great American Mountain Rally

I am working on an issue related to the 1954 running of the Great American Mountain Rally.  I believe that in 1954 this was the only FIA listed rally in the USA.  I understand that the Rootes Group entered at least two Sunbeam Alpines in … Continue reading

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2014 Great Race Starts In Ogunquit, Maine

Today I went up to Ogunquit, Maine to watch the start of the 2014 Great Race.  It was quite a spectacle. Over 100 hundred of all ages, shapes, sizes, and sounds all lined up to tackle this 2,100 mile long, 9 … Continue reading

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Colorado Grand – A Spectacular Tour Through The Mountains

One of the most prestigious car events in the USA is the Colorado Grand.  This is a tour takes place every year in Colorado and attracts car owners with 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction.  The event covers about … Continue reading

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Timewise 825 Speedometer: A Great Tool For The Great Race

I recently added a new piece of rally navigation equipment to my toolbox of equipment that might be needed in a car rally – a Timewise 825 speedometer.  These calibratable speedometers are required for good scores in time-speed rallies.  In a time-speed rally … Continue reading

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Lotus Elan – The Lightness Was Built In

One of the better performing sports cars of the 1960s is the Lotus Elan that was made from 1962 to 1973.  It was the replacement car for the stylish Lotus Elite.  The Lotus Elan was made in four versions – S1, S2, … Continue reading

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Triumph In South Africa

Over the past two weeks I have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Darryl Hurter, a Triumph enthusiast from South Africa.  Darryl has been sending me photos of his car and of other Triumph cars in South Africa.  Some … Continue reading

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