The Georgetown Jaunt Rally on Sunday, August 28th is a fun, easy drive of about 40 miles from the Glasgow, Dela. area to the Kitty Knight House on the Sassafras River in Georgetown, Md.
You can run the rally in the Observational Tour class, answering questions about things along the route, or run in the TSD (time-speed-distance) class with the challenge of coming closest to the assigned average speeds.
We have reserved the covered porch at the Kitty Knight House where we can dine, celebrate the class winners, and enjoy the view of the river and the harbor.
“The History of Motorsports in Delaware” A well researched and written article on this subject, that may be of interest to our members, appeared in the Coastal Delaware publication July 3, 2016. Written by Rae Tyson, Correspondent for Delmarva Media Group, this publication is distributed in the news section of the Sunday News Journal, part of the USA Today Network & Delmarva Media Group.
When the first cars and motorcycles appeared on Delaware’s primitive dirt road system in the early 1900s, it was only a matter of time before enterprising promoters devised some sort of competitive event.
In fact, the first known car race in Delaware was on dirt roads, three years before the construction of the famed DuPont Highway began in 1911.
Indeed, the first recorded automobile race in Delaware was probably the 1908 “Bonnet Contest,” which had competitors racing on public roads from Newark to Wilmington and back. The bonnet was a British term for the hood of the car. And here is the rest of the story…………
Join us as we explore some DE backroads and learn some History about some of DE Old Military Forts and important River Ports. We will meet at The Sheraton South off Route 95. The address is Old Airport Road, New Castle, DE. Registration opens at 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 16th and the 1st car will off at 1 PM.