Route And Results Of The 1955 Great American Mountain Rally

This past week Jeff Becker, from New York, sent me a copy of an article that was printed in the New York Times in November 1955 about the 1955 running of the Great American Mountain Rally.  The story included the following cartoon outlining the 1,200 mile route that was covered in the two days of the rally.

Route Of The 1955 Great American Mountain Rally

From the New York Times article I was able to prepare the following table showing the top ten finishers.

Top Ten Finishers In The 1955 Great American Mountain Rally

Finish Driver Navigator Car
1 Donald D. Kriplen Charles W. Rickert 1950 MG TD
2 Stewart Blodgett John Baugh 1954 Triumph TR2
3 William Buick Emil Buick 1955 Austin-Healey
4 Wallbridge Bailey Inge Bailey 1954 Austin-Healey
5 William Baldwin W. J. Harrison 1951 MG TD
6 John Ryan Richard Turner 1956 MGA
7 Roland Gingara Clement Barnard 1955 Jaguar XK140
8 George Fog Peter Bullard 1953 Jaguar XK120
9 Buel Kinne Frank Neyland 1954 Austin-Healey
10 E. J. Schellenberg W. Ray Dewees 1955 Porsche Speedster

There were 57 finishers of the 61 cars that started the rally in New York City.  The Factory Production Team prize was won by the Hillman team, while the Team Prize was won by Austin-Healey.

I was pleased to get this information and once again I would like to thank Jeff Becker.  If you have information about the Great American Mountain Rally, then please forward it to me.  I have collected some information about the rally, but I am always on the lookout for more.

If you have any comments or questions about this post, then please leave a comment below, or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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