In the last few weeks I have posted several stories about the 2016 Rally Round The Erie Canal and Time-Speed rallies. This post includes a few more photos from that rally.
Our Door Sticker From The 2016 Rally Round The Erie Canal
One of the more interesting cars in the rally was a 1917 Peerless that was driven by, Klinger/Reckow, two executives from Hagerty Insurance. This car started out as a Peerless sedan. The car was converted into a board track racer at some time before it was abandoned after its racing career. At some point before it was acquired by Hagerty, a custom fiberglass rear end was added to the car.
The 1917 Peerless Board Racer Was Driven By Hagerty Insurance Executives
The Peerless had its own flathead V8 engine which looked like it gave the car good performance. The eight-cylinder engine has a capacity of 330 cubic-inches and capable of producing about 80 horsepower. The engine is connected to a three-speed manual gearbox.
In 2015 this car also driven by Jonathon Klinger and Davin Reckow won the Sportsman Division in the Great Race and also finished seventh overall. As a result, it seems that both the car and the crew are good performers!
The Peerless Engine Was A 330 Cubic Inch Flathead V8
Long time competitors in Time-Speed rallies is the team of Dave Haverty/Steve Pusey. They compete in Dave’s 1937 Ford shown below
1937 Ford Business Coupe
Another interesting car was the 1940 Ford convertible of the team of Kozloski/Sleeman. As can be seen by the door sticker shown in the photo below, this car has also competed in the Great Race. This past experience in the Great Race was the case with many cars/teams in the Rally Round The Erie Canal. The field was filled with good teams, therefore it was a great event to compete in. Doing well means something.
1940 Ford Convertible
Not only were there cars in the rally, but there were also several trucks. One of the nicest was the 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck shown below. I did not get a chance to talk to the owner, but from the sound coming out of that truck, it was clear that the original inline 6-cylinder engine had been replaced by a V8 engine.
1951 Chevrolet Pickup Truck
Cars of all ages, shapes and sizes were entered into the Rally Round The Erie Canal. The picture below shows a pair of Volkswagens parked beside our modern Mercedes-Benz and the 100-year old Peerless.
A Couple Of Volkswagens Parked Beside Our Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG
My rally driver/car owner for this event was Harald von Langsdorff. Harald took a number of pictures during the Rally Round The Erie Canal including the “selfie” shown below. This photo was taken as we were waiting to re-start after a transit.
Harald Took A “Selfie” Of Ourselves While Waiting For A Re-Start
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