The 2nd Trans-America Challenge 2015
7th - 28th June 2015
Follow the Rally Reports menu link Syd Stelvio's rally reports as the second ERA Trans America Challenge drove coast-to-coast across America.
The Trans-America Challenge is an exciting classic car rally from sea to shining sea, through the spectacular sights of the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’, organised by the hugely experienced ERA team with over 65 international events under their belt.
The journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada, to San Francisco on the west coast of the United States will take the participants through some of the best and most spectacular scenery and roads that both the Canada and the United States has to offer in the company of fellow enthusiasts.
Among the Participants
Entries for the 2nd Trans-America Challenge reached the Rally Office from as far afield as Japan and America. Paul and Sandra Merryweather who led our first Trans-Am into Vancouver have returned with their Mercedes 450SL; Richard and Isobel Squire have entered a Shelby Mustang GT350. The second placed crew in 2012, Phil Garratt and Kieron Brown, who drove an E-Type, and who went on to win the Peking to Paris in a Fangio-spec Chevrolet Coupe, have entered again... returning this time with a most unusual car choice: a Triumph Stag. This surprised us so much we went away to drill down into the archives on this website and couldn't see any other attempt to finish a rally in a Triumph Stag, so, Triumph history of sorts could be made on this event. Michael Eatough and Morgan Roberts and have entered a Fintail Mercedes.
Find the latest list of Trans America Challenge crews and cars on the Participants page.
Claudia and I wish to thank you and your entire team for a wonderful time. We truly enjoyed the rally, the incredible roads and sceneries, the tremendous experience and last but not least, all the wonderful new friends which we hope to see also in the future...
Car 42 – Marco Halter / Claudia Engelhardt