catskill conquest rally
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
"It’s absolutely the most fun you can have in a car, with your clothes on. Compliments to you and here’s looking forward to next year !"
- Chuck Schoendorf,
1952 Cunningham C3
From Devil Wagons to Mud Larks
In 1903 the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers sponsored an 800-mile endurance run from Weehawken, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA. Thirty-four competing automobiles departed on October 7, 1903 and traveled up the Hudson Valley and then through the Catskill Mountains. Reaching Delhi on the second day in a driving rain, they continued on through Franklin and then to Binghamton and beyond.
Our 2017 Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally included 20 entrants ranging from a 1913 Maxwell 40 to a 2015 Tesla Model S 85. We visited 7 host communities along a 90 mile section of the historic 1903 Endurance Run route.
The 2018 Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally followed the historic route starting from the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper and ran 75 miles to Unadilla on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. The rally included 30 entrants, such as a 1933 Franklin Olympic (seen below).
The 3rd Annual Catskill Conquest Rally on September 21st, 2019 included 21 cars ranging from a 1932 Packard 900 Roadster to a 2018 Mercedes Benz. We followed the historic route from Mount Tremper to Unadilla.
The 4th annual Catskill Conquest Rally took place with Covid precautions on September 26, 2020. We had a breakthrough year with 54 entries ranging from a 1917 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup to a 2019 Honda Insight, with plenty of vintage sports cars and American cars of the 1930s ,'40s and '50s. Our route included a drive over Cabin Hill from Andes to Delancy and a stop at Polar Bear Ice Cream.
4th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally, September 26th, 2020.
3rd Annual Catskill Conquest Rally, September 21st, 2019.
2nd Annual Catskill Conquest Rally, September 22nd, 2018.
Photos from the 2017 Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally.
Historic Automobile Endurance Runs, LLC
3024 State Route 28
Shokan, NY 12481
Tel: (845) 657-6982