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The Miracle of Mason City

By Dave Hauman Since 2000, when I watched The Great Race pass through in Bloomington, Illinois, it had been an aspiration of mine to participate. In 2016, when my 1970 Jaguar E-Type qualified, I, along with Kool Kat’s Krewe members Dave Fitch and Craig College, signed up to race. The course that year ran from…


Rallye Glenwood Springs

Rallye Glenwood Springs, Colorado from June 7-9, 2019 For car lovers in Colorado, summer can be a long time coming. Spring in Colorado is known as the “mud season,” when skiers and snowboarders reluctantly hang up their gear while the summer sports people count the days until June. In April, 1952, sports car enthusiast Hazel…


2017 Classic Motor Rally

Modern driving events run the gamut from luxury tours like the California Mille to budget affairs like the Targa California, with more traditional rallies like the Targa Newfoundland available for dedicated time-speed-distance aficionados. The Classic Motor Rally falls somewhere in between, combining a traditional TSD format with an optional driving tour for those entrants that…


In the Pursuit of Happiness

Shortly after getting my driver’s license I learned how to speed. Going fast was fun and going faster was more fun. The reality of it was, I grew up in rural Michigan and my first car was a Spitfire with a blown head gasket and rust everywhere. Old license plates were used to reinforce the…


The Legend of King Cod

A gathering of rally racing legends By John Sprinzel From Fishy Beginnings… If you have ever purchased a pair of competition driving gloves, they probably came from John Hopwood’s glove business, and if you have ever eaten fish and chips in the Manchester area, it is pretty certain that Roy Fidler’s company supplied the fish….


800 Miles of Freedom

On the road with the 2005 California Melee Rally By Jeff Guzaitis Things just didn’t seem to go my way on the 2005 California Melee. After months of reviving a homebuilt special that hadn’t moved under its own power in 40 years, I was rolling onto a narrow shoulder amidst a cloud of steam and…


No. 106: The Most Famous Austin-Healey in America

The men who helped build a legend By Leonard Emanuelson Your mother was right—hanging out with the right people will breed success. That sage advice holds true for automobiles too. Number 106 rolled off the Austin-Healey assembly line in 1957 as a standard 100-6 production car. Except for numerous chance encounters with passionate Austin-Healey racers,…


Glenwood Fire Sale

Things get hot at an MG rally By John Lane It was a heated anniversary at the MG Car Club’s 50th annual Rally Glenwood Springs. This year’s event was cut short by a freak wildfire that consumed more than 11,500 acres and caused $4.5 million in damages. The event began on Friday with a guided…


The 1954 Alpine Rally

By Paul Richardson The international rallies in Europe in the ’50s were run over some of the most testing routes imaginable, especially the Criterium Des Alpes, commonly known as The Alpine. As its name implies, the rally was essentially contested over the high Alpine passes of central Europe and was generally regarded as the toughest…

Are We Rallying Yet?

Last spring I cried from sheer terror on this pass. I just wanted to get down off Red Mountain before a great chunk of the melting snow that was dropping on the road in near-MG-sized snowballs decided it wanted a ride down with us. I’d wanted to take more pictures, I wanted to put the…

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