October 25 to October 27, 2019
THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUNTAIN RALLY REVIVAL GAMRR 2019 Oct 25th-27th 2019. History of the Event:The flag dropped on the very first GAMR on Thanksgiving Day of 1953 and the rally continued every November through 1957. Described in the April 1956 issue of Auto Age as Americas longest, toughest, and coldest rallye, the races attracted driving teams from across America, Europe and Scandinavia. Conducted the weekend of American Thanksgiving, the rally typically featured challenging snowy weather through New Yorks Adirondack, New Hampshires White, and Vermonts Green Mountains. Tire chains were an absolute mustIn its day the Great American Mountain Rallye attracted top teams from around the world. The Rootes team entered Sheila van Damm in 1953 and 1954. Stirling Moss also competed in this rally in 1954. The great Maurice Gastonides, the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally winner, was a competitor as well. One year, multi-time world driving champion, Juan Manual Fangio was the official starter. The current event includes 3 days of Rallying. Day 1 will start in the Capital District of New York State and run Northerly thought the center of the Adirondack Park to Lake Placid the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics with lodging at an exclusive inn. Day 2 of the event will include a loop from Lake Placid North and West to the Saint Regis and Saranac Lake Regions and will end back at our exquisite host inn. Day 3 will see us traveling East through the High Peaks and Keene Valley to Lake Champlain where a short ferry ride will take you across the lake to Vermont. The last leg of day 3 will take us South through the Western edge of Vermont and the Green Mountain Forest, including a number of the infamous gaps that traverse the Green Mountains. The culmination of the rally will once again end at Hemmings Motor News our host from last year with a scoring and a reception in the museum.Total mileage will be approximately 550 miles over 3 days. Additional details a web page link and package pricing will follow upon final negotiations with food and lodging vendors in May. Please respond to the email link and I will add you to our email list for updates.