The 2008 Carolina Trophy Vintage Road Rally took place September 14th – 19th in the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains throughout North Carolina.
The 4th annual Carolina Trophy continued as a competitive TSD and regularity trial in the spirit of the Mille Miglia and Alpine Rallye. Each team chose to be classified as either “competitive” or “touring”, giving both the serious and casual rallyist a comfortable home within the event.
2008 Premier Financial Services Carolina Trophy Champions:
- Hans Huwyler and Ross Schlabach, Austin Healey 100-6
- Don Polak and John Groomes, 1952 OSCA
- Terry and Carolyn Smith, Lotus Elan Sprint
Class A Champions: Gerd Schwarzkopf and Pierre Cloutier, Porsche 356 GS
Class B Champions: John and Susan Barrett, Ferrari 330 GTC
Class C Champions: Tony and Kathy Fontaine, Triumph TR8
Grand Highlands Trophy (Best Prepared Car Overall): Duncan and Cheryle Tilly, Jaguar XKE
Eddie Irvine Trophy (Spirit of the Rally): Tom Smith, Aston Martin
Smokin Leon Trophy: Chris Constantin and Beth Ann Semeraro, Lotus Cortina
The 2009 Carolina Trophy will be held September 13-18, based again at the Lake Lure Inn and Spa in North Carolina. Registration is now open at www.carolinatrophy.com.
Carolina Trophy Vintage Road Rally Photos and Video:
Here is a 10 minute video of the 2008 Carolina Trophy Rally. (Don’t be alarmed at the 1:05 minute mark).
[Source: Carolina Trophy]