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re:Pikes Peak/Mt. Washington debate
Mt. Washington is the oldest......
On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 email@example.com wrote:
> If my memory serves me correctly, as past Regional Executive for the
> Northeastern Pennsylvania Region SCCA, the Giant's Despair Hillclimb
> in Wilkes-Barre Pa. (Laurel Run actually) is the oldest running race
> still in existance. This fact was somewhat in debate as there were
> years it didn't run due to things like WWII or lack of organisation. I
> wish I could remember the fist year it ran, perhaps 1903-07?
> I have visited the AAMA (American Automobile Manufacturers
> Association) archives here in Detroit which is an incredible
> collection of automotive literature from turn of the century to
> present which is actually cataloged and cross referenced by subject in
> each article/document!! (Tough work before the days of computers!!).
> They had a publication that covered the event each year and I
> distinctly recall reading an article from the vintage I listed.
> Perhaps someone can back me up or prove me incorrect?? I just wish I
> had a better memory:>|
> Brian Vinson
> Ferndale, MI
> 86 5KCSTQ