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Great American Mountain Rally Revival - Sept 13-15th - Stowe Vermont

Added to Calendar: 09-13-21, 09-14-21, 09-15-21

gjh2007

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Hello:

I know we are running right after the British Invasion; however this event has been rescheduled because of Covid from last year.

I am reaching out to you about the event we have planned in Stowe Vermont this September.

It is the 3rd year of the revival of the Great American Mountain Rallye which was originally run from 1953 to1957.

Numerous British cars competed.

We would love to have some cars from the other side of the pond participate this year.

The following is a brief history of the event as well as info for the 2021 event.

Attached are some pics from British cars that participated in the 1955 event.

GAMRR 2021 - SEPTEMBER 13TH, 14TH, 15TH - STOWE VERMONT

Registration in open May 1!

We hope you can join us for three fantastic days of rallying in beautiful Stowe Vermont at our host inn The Trapp Family Lodge.

John Buffum, multi-time USA Rally Champion and past European event Rally champion has agreed to be the Clerk of the Course for GAMRR. John was available last year to perform the Recce with my input during the closure of the State of Vermont to out of staters since he lives just north of Burlington. His extensive knowledge of “great” rally roads was instrumental in putting together a fantastic route. John’s vast experience in Stage and Regularity rallies will cement GAMRR as one of the premier Regularity rallies in North America.

GAMRR is a Hybrid rally incorporating a “Tour” with a Regularity Rally. There will be a course to follow through northern Vermont utilizing a Tulip style of instructions and a short map reading section. Monday’s ‘Prologue’ rally is a short run north of Stowe to get everyone familiar with the route instructions and the timing; it will be preceded by a short ‘school’. Tuesday’s rally follows the 1955 route over Smuggler’s Notch to the Canadian border and then heads south through the chain of islands and along the shores of Lake Champlain before its return to Stowe. Wednesday’s event swings to the south - again following a route from the 50’s – this time from 1956. You’ll encounter 4 mountain passes during its clockwise loop. The Rally with include approximately 400 miles of incredible Vermont and NY roads.
GAMRR is similar to the Monte Carlo Historique, which has 300 + cars driving around southern France over 5 days; many 'cool' cars with drivers who want to enjoy the idea that they are in a competition, even though they may not be overly concerned with winning; many have service crews and meet up with friends or other competitors along the way. (We assume no one will be bringing their own crew to GAMRR!). Last year Hagerty provided a free weekend of towing for entrants; we are hoping to secure them again this year.

A true TSD (Time Speed Distance Rally) utilizes checkpoints (controls) throughout the entire route and thus requires you to ‘stay on time, all the time’. It is not our intention to create a rigid “structure” like a TSD; we feel you should be able to adjust your speed faster or slower as you want, provided you are not in Regularity (timed) section. You can even make a couple of short stops along the way - but there is a general time schedule throughout the day that you need to follow (it is a rally after all). GAMRR will allow you to interact with other entrants during the day’s competition and afterwards to share stories at the bar.
There are a number of sections throughout each day where you have to roll up your sleeves and try to stay exactly on time; these are the Timed Sections of the Regularities. In these sections we will be employing a modern system of GPS timing, eliminating the need for control workers. The timing system also enables us to have as few or as many controls as we see fit. The scoring will be performed via an automated system, which will allow a timelier reporting of daily scores.

We do, however, want to maintain the flavor of the original rally and thus we will be limiting the technology that can be used by contestants. In theory if the technology did not exist in the 1950’s or early 1960’s it is not allowed (with a few exceptions) for GAMRR.

As we enter the third year of this revival rally (after our break from Covid last year), we are incorporating “lessons learned” during the first two years.

We are dedicated to keeping this event in the spirit of the original events of the 50’s with just a touch of modern-day conveniences.

More Info and Register here:
> The Great American Mountain Rally Revival <


Gary J. Hamilton, Rally Chairman
GamrrRally:at:gmail.com
 

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