Author Archives: Steve McKelvie

A Frontenac (The Canadian Falcon) 60th Anniversary Reunion

This could be a small reunion!  The Frontenac was a one-year only car that was sold in Canada only as a Canadian version of the 1960 Ford Falcon.  I made far more complete postings about this car on January 25, … Continue reading

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Swedish Article About The 1956 Great American Mountain Rally

Recently I posted a story that was published in the December 10, 1956 issue of Sports Illustrated about the 1956 Great American Mountain Rally.  In that post I asked to be made aware of any other stories about the Great … Continue reading

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The 1969 Mustang E: A Very Rare Mustang

Recently I was contacted by Tim Wise who told me about a car that he has – a 1969 Mustang E.  This is a car that I have never heard of.  Apparently it was built by Ford specifically to compete … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated Report On The 1956 Great American Mountain Rally

For some years I have been searching for information about the original runnings of the Great American Mountain Rally.  Recently Gary Hamilton found a report about the 1956 Great American Mountain Rally in the December 10, 1956 issue of Sports … Continue reading

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Updated 2019 Great Race Route Information

The 2019 Great Race is now completely sold out, but they have established a waiting list for the 2020 running of this event.  For the 2019 event more details of the route, showing more information on the overnight locations and … Continue reading

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First Two Canadians In The Monte Carlo Rally

I was looking through past issues of Canada Track & Traffic when I noticed the brief story shown below in a 1964 issue.  Apparently, the first two Canadians to enter the Monte Carlo Rally was the team of Sam Nordell … Continue reading

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Changes Coming To “Hemmings Classic Car” Magazine

Almost 2 years ago I posted on this website that Hemmings was going to cease publishing Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car magazine.  Several months later they did.  Those of us who had subscribed to  Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car were … Continue reading

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Finally Road Testing The Blunik II Rally Computer

Today I got out on the road with the Blunik II rally computer.  I need to become familiar with this rally computer as I will be using it for the first time in the 2019 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique.  Recently … Continue reading

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Canadian Shell 4000 Winner Reg Hillary Passes

I was informed today that long time Canadian rally driver Reg Hillary passed away on Tuesday, December 4th in his 98th year after a life well lived. The following post is based on a story by John R. Wright on December … Continue reading

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Building An External 2-Wire Wheel Sensor

As a result of a new rally computer that I have, I needed to have a wheel sensor fitted with a 2-wire sensor.  In addition, because I am an itinerant rally navigator, I need to be able to install the … Continue reading

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