October 24, 2022 -postings from our Face Book page
On October 17th, 18th & 19th the fourth running of the Great American Mountain Rally Revival (GAMRR) took place. If you include the four years of the original event from the 50’s The Great American Mountain Rallye (GAMR) this would be the eighth running.
24 cars, (48 contestants) meet in Meredith New Hampshire at The Inn at Mills Falls https://www.facebook.com/millfalls on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Half of the field were new entrants, which is great for the event since bringing in new blood is a way to prevent the event from becoming stale.
Monday morning final registration was followed by a Rally School which was conducted by famed rallyist John Buffum.
The morning started cool, but clear as cars left for the “prologue” run to Club Motorsports https://www.facebook.com/ClubMotorsports in Tamworth.
When we arrived at the track around noon, we had lunch in one of the newly constructed garages where John answered questions about the Richta timing app & our Route book format.
Cars were lined up in groups of eight by class and after a safety talk a driving instructor led them onto the track for parade laps.
To say the track is amazing doesn’t do it justice. From their web page:
“Club Motorsports is a premiere country club for enthusiasts of vintage and performance cars and motorcycles at the edge of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. On hundreds of rolling wooded acres with breathtaking views, we’ve built a heart-pounding ribbon through the woods: 15 turns over 2.5 miles with an elevation change of 250 feet.”
Groups got to run 4-5 controlled laps and then could drive to the top of the property on the service road to view spectacular Fall color.
Major kudos to Pat Curran and the group at Club Motorsport for sharing their fantastic facility!
As the first car off after lunch left for the afternoon “timed section” it started to shower; perfect timing.
Later that evening we had a welcome reception for the group where more formal introductions were made by the group, and we got to speak about the upcoming days itinerary.
The next morning at breakfast I could already see the comradery that was forming.
At that point I knew this was going to be a great event!
Pics from Day 1: