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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.
Save the Dates for the 2022 Rally Season!
Sunday, May 22, 2022: The 2nd Saratoga ABC Rally visiting Artists, Battlefields and Covered Bridges, run with the Saratoga Auto Museum. We will go into Vermont this year, visiting a former home of artist Norman Rockwell and crossing five covered bridges. We return to the Bennington and Saratoga Battlefields, Grandma Moses homestead and Will Moses' Mt Nebo Gallery
Sunday, June 12th, 2022: A New Rally: The 1st Schoharie Turnpike – Kaaterskill Clove Road Rally brings us to Greene and Schoharie Counties and follows the 1803 Schoharie Turnpike to the Old Stone Fort Museum. We follow the Schoharie Creek to Museums at Gilboa and Prattsville and a stop at the Mountaintop Arboretum, with descent of the Kaaterskill Clove. The start is at the Village of Catskill's Dutchman's Landing Park on the Hudson River.
Saturday, September 24th, 2022: The 6th Catskill Conquest Rally commemorating the 1903 Auto Endurance Run follows the Catskill Mounatins Scenic Byway. We visit the Cauliflower Festival in Margaretville, the Hanford Mills Museum, the Franklin Railroad and Communtiy Museum and finish by crossing the Susquehanna River in Unadilla.
Saturday October 15th, 2022 (or Sunday October 16th): The 4th Catskill Covered Bridge Rally. This is a favorite following 13 watercourses and crossing historic Covered Bridges in the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve. Final date will depend on responses to the earlier Sunday rallies.
We have scheduled our first two rallies on Sundays. This is in response to hearing from esteemed garage owners that Saturday was a work day. A Sunday drive is a time-honored tradition and I hope that this accommodation will be a success. All rallies are noncompetitive and for the pure enjoyment of driving beautiful rural roads and visiting interesting attractions. All cars are welcome, and we usually have a wide range of participants.
4th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally, September 22nd, 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.