We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Annual Covered Bridge Road Rally. The weather was damp, but the leaves and the bridges were great. We had folks from Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and even South Bend!

This year, we went through the Conneaut bridges and stopped at a checkpoint at Tim and Cindi Wing’s. Then we were off to the Molen-Gulf Bridge, the nation’s longest, in Ashtabula and the new pedestrian covered bridge below it. After backtracking to Olin’s Bridge, we stopped for lunch at Covered Bridge Pizza in North Kingsville. After lunch, we went west to Geneva and its tiny West Liberty Bridge, turned south, and then back east, visiting 7 more bridges, the infamous Calhoun Road, and our State Game Lands. Last was Harrington’s Bridge, the last surviving in West Erie County. There was lots of Halloween displays and a couple huge teddy bears make out of hay rolls. We finished at Valenzia in Albion with awards, dinner, and many prizes.

There were 5 Novice entries and 4 Equipped, with a total 13 entries being Subarus. Chuck Larouere/Rick Beattie won in a very pretty Mitsubishi 3000 GT. Many thanks to Dave Hammer, Kathy Vanderwende, Greg Lester, Bob and Brenda Nick, Joel Donaldson, Ron Madurski, Rob Moran, and Dave Tristan Kolsito.

2017 Covered Bridge RoadRally

1st Overall, 1st EquippedChuck Larouere & Rick BeattieMitsubishi 3000GT26
2nd Overall, 2nd EquippedRon Johnstonbaugh & Ken SwarmAudi 200 Quattro34
3rd Overall, 1st StockAdam Spieszny & Piotr RoszczenkoEagle Talon TSI AWD47
4th Overall, 3rd EquippedDavid Sellers & Janis FordSubaru Impreza48
5th Overall, 2nd StockMark Swick & Melissa SteeleSubaru Outback140
6th Overall, 3rd StockBrandon Legath & Erica FergusVolkswagen GTI156
7th Overall, 1st NoviceLane Tuttle & Michael WildmanSubaru Impreza165
8th Overall, 1st LimitedJacki Elliott & Gary KowalskiChevrolet Equinox214
9th Overall, 2nd NoviceTerry & Channon McConnellSubaru Outback222
10th Overall, 3rd NoviceKyle & Ashley BenichSubaru WRX241
11th Overall, 4th NoviceRandy & Cathy SlomskiChevrolet Avalanche245
12th Overall, 5th NoviceAlex Slomski & Lance DunnHonda Civic Si252
13th Overall, 4th StockNancy & Jim ShafferChrysler Pacifica278

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