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
|PLACE||DRIVER & NAVIGATOR||VEHICLE||POINTS|
|1st Overall, 1st Equipped||Chuck Larouere & Rick Beattie||Mitsubishi 3000GT||26|
|2nd Overall, 2nd Equipped||Ron Johnstonbaugh & Ken Swarm||Audi 200 Quattro||34|
|3rd Overall, 1st Stock||Adam Spieszny & Piotr Roszczenko||Eagle Talon TSI AWD||47|
|4th Overall, 3rd Equipped||David Sellers & Janis Ford||Subaru Impreza||48|
|5th Overall, 2nd Stock||Mark Swick & Melissa Steele||Subaru Outback||140|
|6th Overall, 3rd Stock||Brandon Legath & Erica Fergus||Volkswagen GTI||156|
|7th Overall, 1st Novice||Lane Tuttle & Michael Wildman||Subaru Impreza||165|
|8th Overall, 1st Limited||Jacki Elliott & Gary Kowalski||Chevrolet Equinox||214|
|9th Overall, 2nd Novice||Terry & Channon McConnell||Subaru Outback||222|
|10th Overall, 3rd Novice||Kyle & Ashley Benich||Subaru WRX||241|
|11th Overall, 4th Novice||Randy & Cathy Slomski||Chevrolet Avalanche||245|
|12th Overall, 5th Novice||Alex Slomski & Lance Dunn||Honda Civic Si||252|
|13th Overall, 4th Stock||Nancy & Jim Shaffer||Chrysler Pacifica||278|