My recent post about the 1978 Criterium du Montreal stage rally prompted Frank Beyer from upper New York stage to send me an article about the 1975 Criterium du Quebec. This article about the 1975 Criterium du Quebec was published in the December 1975 issue of the short-lived Rallye magazine.
Cover From The Short-Lived Rallye Magazine
For more information about Rallye magazine look up a story that I posted on this website on November 4, 2013.
This article was written by Doug Shepherd and Gordon Chiasson. It is interesting that in my recent post about the 1978 Criterium du Molson Doug Shepherd was the co-driver for John Buffum. There was no mention in the 1975 article if Doug competed in the 1975 Criterium du Quebec in addition to writing about it.
John Buffum and Vicki Won The 1975 Criterium du Quebec
This rally was based in Ste. Agathe, a lovely town north of Montreal. Years later I competed in the Defi Rally, which was also based in this town, with Tim Penasack in his Audi. The 1975 Criterium du Quebec was a very tough rally. There were 34 starters, but only 7 finishers! By the way, I never finished the rally that I started in Ste. Agathe either and I’m still mad about the turn left at tee that was a drawn as a L3 tulip.
The winners of the 1975 Criterium du Quebec rally were John Buffum with co-driver Vicki driving a Porsche Carrera. Due to all of the DNFs, they finished 15 minutes ahead of the second place car J. Demers/C. Roy in a Datsun. It is interesting to note the name of the driver in the 6th place finisher – J. L’Estage.
For the complete Rallye magazine article click on the attached pdf file below.
I want to thank Frank Beyer for sending me this article about the 1975 Criterium du Quebec. If you have any questions about this post, please leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net