About this event
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON GAMRR 2022 IN MAY
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History of the Original Great American Mountain Rallye 1953-1957
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 “America’s 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 York’s Adirondack, New Hampshire’s White, and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Tire chains were an absolute must!
In 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. The late great 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 Manuel Fangio was the official starter.
This year will be the fourth running of the “Revival”. Our first three years were huge successes; and we plan on this year being as good; or better than last!
GAMRR is a Hybrid rally incorporating a “Tour” and a Regularity Rally traversing approximately 400 miles. There will be a course to follow through The New Hampshire Lakes Region, White Mountains and Maine utilizing written instructions (NRIs), a Tulip style of instructions and a short map reading section. This rally is well suited for inexperienced as well as veteran rallyists.
Sorry for the delay in opening registration; I am still awaiting one of my vendors for final pricing so that I can establish registration fee and finalize the registration forms. I have pushed it out to May 29th Hopes are I will have that info before then.
Thanks for you're patience.
Reservations for lodging have been made at a resort in Meredith New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Once again we are planning 3 days of rallying following a similar format to the original Great American Mountain Rallye of the 1950s.
Initial reconnaissance has begun to include fantastic New England roads and scenery. We will be following a number of miles of the original routes.
If you would like some info on the 2021 event to get the flavor of how it is run please visit:
Recent NY Times story about the Original Event:
Forthcoming in May