Fri, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018

The Great American Mountain Rally Revival

Salem Golf Club

About this event

Automotive rally teams from the northeastern U.S. and beyond will gather October 12–14, 2018, to challenge their cars and themselves in a 700-mile Revival of the Great American Mountain Rallye (GAMR), a European-style endurance event that was held annually from 1953-1957 in upstate N.Y. and New England.  

Driver-and-navigator teams competing in the GAMR Revival (GAMRR) will gather on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem, NY, for orientation/inspection. Teams will receive route instructions in a written narrative and original 1953 Mobilgas Maps of Southern and Northern New England: identical to those of 60-odd years ago. Then, drivers will start their engines and  navigators will guide them northward through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and then back over the Vt. border to the finish line on Sunday, October 14 at Hemmings Motor News in Bennington, VT.

The original GAMR, described in April 1956 by Auto Age as “America’s longest, toughest, and coldest rallye,” was the first U.S. rally listed by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile [FIA.] It attracted local amateurs, top drivers from American car clubs, automotive factory teams, and driving celebrities.

Only roads appearing on these maps will be included. All teams will be restricted to equipment similar to that used in original GAMRs:

  • Rally odometers with up to 2 distance displays are permitted; rally computers providing average speed information are not allowed, except for Halda Speedpilots.
  • Mechanical calculators and slide rules are permitted; electronic calculators are not.
  • Paper speed tables are permitted; electronic speed tables are not.
  • Clocks and stopwatches are permitted without restriction.
  • GPS mapping assists are not permitted.

General:  Entry will be limited to 35 cars.  General Instructions will be posted on the NER website.

Priority Registration:   Those who register on by 11:59PM August 15, 2018 or by mail with the form below, postmarked by August 13, 2018 will have entry priority.        

Final Registration and Scrutineering:  Friday Oct 12, 8:00AM-10:30AM at the Salem Golf Course in Brewster, NY.  Come to final registration early, attend an optional rally school, and enjoy breakfast snacks.

Start:  First car off at 11:00 AM plus car number in minutes.

Finish:  Sunday Oct 14 approx. 2:00 PM, awards ASAP.   At Hemmings Motor News In Bennington, VT

Registration Fee:  (per vehicle) $1,350 which includes Friday and Saturday night hotels, breakfasts, dinners, route instructions, maps, rally plates, door stickers, sweep truck services, rally school, and awards.

Questions? Contact Gary Hamilton,

Paper registration form

Event requirements

At the 2018 finish line, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded in 3 classes:

  • Original: Cars that could have competed in 1950s GAMRs (model year 1957 or older)
  • Classic: Cars of model years 1958-1989
  • Modern: Cars of model years 1990 or newer

Salem Golf Club

North Salem, NY


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SCCA - New England Region - RoadRally

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