I Plan To Meet Up With The Trans-America Rally In Old Forge, NY

The Endurance Rally Association’s Trans-America rally is now under way.  Yesterday the competitors left Halifax, Nova Scotia and spent the night in Moncton, New Brunswick. Today the cars’ rally route took them to Edmundston, New Brunswick.  The competitors will end up on June 28 in San Francisco, California.

Trans Am Rally Emblem 2015

The 2015 Trans-America rally route is shown below.  It looks like quite an interesting route.

Trans Am Rally 2015 Route

2015 Trans-America Rally Route

On Thursday June 11 the competitors will be traveling from Quebec City to Old Forge, New York.  Old Forge is located in the Adirondack Mountains area of New York and is very scenic.  Years ago I rode my motorcycle through this area and I have some fond memories of the Adirondacks.  I plan on driving up to Old Forge on June 11 to meet up with the rally cars.  I hope to get there early enough to take some pictures of the rally cars as they approach Old Forge from the east on Route 28.

Old Forge New York Area Map R1

The Old Forge, New York Area

In particular, I look forward to meeting up with Michael Eatough who is competing in his 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S sedan.  This is Michael’s second Trans-America rally, as he competed in the first Trans-America rally in 2012.

One of the things that I look forward to seeing in Michael’s car is a new GaugePilot unit, which is a multi-purpose instrument that has very impressive rally navigation and timing capabilities.

Mercedes-Benz Rally Car

Michael Eatough’s 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S Fintail Rally Car

With the exception of the Great Race, it is not often that a long distance marathon rally is relatively close to my home, so I cannot pass up the chance to see these rally cars up close and say “Hello!” to the rally competitors.

For more information on the 2015 Trans-America rally check out the event’s website at

http://www.endurorally.com/pages/the-2nd-trans-america-challenge-2015

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3 Responses to I Plan To Meet Up With The Trans-America Rally In Old Forge, NY

  1. Fred Gallagher says:

    Let’s look out for each other Steve.
    Look forward to meeting you there!

  2. Mike Mazoway says:

    Cathy and I will be there. I have friends, one an Old Forge resident, that will be chasing the event. They plan on photo ops east of town. I will be looking for you.

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