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[Archive of Registration Forms for a 1957 Ohio Road Rally Race]

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[Archive of Registration Forms for a 1957 Ohio Road Rally Race]

125.00

An archive of entry forms for a Sunday, May 26, 1957 road rally, the "Johnny Appleseed Rallye," staged by the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Club of Mansfield. The event appears to have been dominated by popular European roadsters of the day (applications are notated with MG, Porsche, Jag, VW, Austin Healy, etc... The occasional American make does appear, though we count only about 3 in a field of more than 80 ("T-Bird," "Pontiac," and "Nash-Rambler.")

The entry fee was $8/per and while the specific route of the race is not disclosed, the Northeast Ohio section of the SCCA continues to run the race over a 140 mile rural course through Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Harrison counties, south of Canton. The forms are arranged roughly in the order of finish, with the apparent winner being an Earl D. Pfeifer, Jr. (Canton, Ohio). Additionally of note, we count at least four female drivers (and several more navigators), the highest finishing being the driver-navigator duo of Virginia M. Kirk (also of Canton) and Charlotte L. Hursh who claimed an impressive 5th overall and 1st in the ladies division.

An exceedingly ephemeral record of American sports car and rally racing of particular interest to Ohio. 

[Auto Racing] : [Ohioana]. [Archive of Registration Forms for a 1957 Ohio Road Rally Race]. Mansfield, Ohio: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Club, 1957. About 88 completed entry forms (printed forms, filled out in manuscript ink) and 3 manuscript ink ledger pages. All housed in an about contemporary snap-ring binder. Additional, brief manuscript notes of correspondence occasionally attached to forms. Contents with general mild handling wear. Solidly very good.

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An archive of entry forms for a Sunday, May 26, 1957 road rally, the "Johnny Appleseed Rallye," staged by the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Club of Mansfield. The event appears to have been dominated by popular European roadsters of the day (applications are notated with MG, Porsche, Jag, VW, Austin Healy, etc... The occasional American make does appear, though we count only about 3 in a field of more than 80 ("T-Bird," "Pontiac," and "Nash-Rambler.")

The entry fee was $8/per and while the specific route of the race is not disclosed, the Northeast Ohio section of the SCCA continues to run the race over a 140 mile rural course through Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Harrison counties, south of Canton. The forms are arranged roughly in the order of finish, with the apparent winner being an Earl D. Pfeifer, Jr. (Canton, Ohio). Additionally of note, we count at least four female drivers (and several more navigators), the highest finishing being the driver-navigator duo of Virginia M. Kirk (also of Canton) and Charlotte L. Hursh who claimed an impressive 5th overall and 1st in the ladies division.

An exceedingly ephemeral record of American sports car and rally racing of particular interest to Ohio. 

[Auto Racing] : [Ohioana]. [Archive of Registration Forms for a 1957 Ohio Road Rally Race]. Mansfield, Ohio: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Club, 1957. About 88 completed entry forms (printed forms, filled out in manuscript ink) and 3 manuscript ink ledger pages. All housed in an about contemporary snap-ring binder. Additional, brief manuscript notes of correspondence occasionally attached to forms. Contents with general mild handling wear. Solidly very good.