Navigator Newsletter

 Another Pumpkin Run is over and from the comments I received, it was a good weekend.  I enjoyed seeing everyone as I raced from the start line to pit stops and lunch stops and then back to the finish line.  It’s always a hoot watching Dana Sharp wheel that Hudson around tight corners and curves.

Thanks to everyone that joined us and our sponsors, we were able to donate $6,500 to the Millsboro Fire Company and give the Millsboro Police Department $500 for their Needy Family Fund.  THANKS! THANKS!

I do have a correction to make.  I found out the Hershey Car Show and Swap Meet is the weekend that we planned to have our rally.  Because so many members of our rally family attend the Hershey event, I was able to change the 2018 Pumpkin Run to October 19-21, 2018.  Please make a note of the date change.

I want to thank Doug Sharp for becoming President of the Northeast Rally Club and I thank everyone for supporting me for the last 17 years.

Also, I want to thank Joe Roche for handling our website  .

I hope everyone has a healthy and safe winter and that you will join Howard and Doug in Fairport, NY next May for our spring rally.


Bob Bryan

Rally Round the Erie Canal

Fairport, NY

May 4, 5 & 6, 2018

Wow, can you believe it?  I was one and done, now I’m two and done.

Announcement:  NERC Spring Rally 2018 will be in Fairport, NY as it was in 2016.  The dates are May 4, 5 & 6, 2018.   I have confirmed with the Egypt Fire Hall and the Hampton Inn and everybody is on board with the dates. The Fireman’s committee replied with “Bring it on!”

I will do my best to duplicate what I did in 2016.  We are only taking 50 cars, so get yourself on the list with a $200.00 deposit.  Please make the check out to Lowell Twitchell NERC and send it to me, Howard Sharp 445 Loud Rd.  Fairport, NY 14450.  Balance to be paid in the Spring of 2018.

Thank you all for giving me, Howard Sharp, the opportunity to host this spring event again.



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Message from Brian Craig, official photographer of the NERC

Photos of the 2017 Pumpkin Run Rally are available at

I am so fortunate to have spent the weekend with the greatest navigator and life partner, Pauline. She never stops making me better. Thanks to her we finished 1st in SOP and earned 3 ACES!! We are both blessed to be able to be able to enjoy the company of our friends from the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club and Northeast Rally Club. The Tourjes, Hursts and Rutledges shared information with us that kept us on track and on time and we appreciate their help. So many people to thank, so little space. Bob Bryan deserves special recognition for his service as president to NERC. Thanks to everyone for a memorable rally.

It’s October!

And you know what that means – it’s time to run with the Pumpkins! I have it on good authority Jim Feeney has completed the course instructions and is giggling like a schoolgirl over what he’s going to do to the competitors.  Let’s show him who’s boss!!!  Who is with me!?!

Check it out, it’s the newest rally car (assuming it gets finished in time), Joe Roche’s 1964 GTO he has been restoring over the last 7 or 8 decades.

July 2017 Navigator Newsletter


P.O. BOX 547 MILLSBORO, DE 19966

It’s summer and fall is coming, time to get your rally shoes on.  The Pumpkin Run 2017 is almost ready to go.  Jim Feeney is entering the instructions as I send this letter and entry form.  I have enclosed an entry form, but they can be printed from our website (thanks Joe Roche)  I have blocked a number of rooms at the MICROTEL by Wyndham in Georgetown, our host hotel for the last two years (302-858-5111).  They have another function the same weekend so if you plan to join us, make your reservations now and ask for the NORTHEAST RALLY CLUB rate and also ask about their cancellation policy.  They are holding our block of rooms until September 15th.

Another Great Race is now history.  If you attended last year’s Pumpkin Run you will remember this year’s winners. Beth Gentry and Jody Knowles were the overall winners with Beth’s daughters (also ran in the Pumpkin Run) winning the Rookie Division.  There were many from the Northeast Rally Club entered in this year’s Great Race and I have listed them on page 2.

Again, if you plan to join us in October, please return your entry form as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please call me (302-934-1246) or email me at

Enjoy your summer and mark your calendar now for the 17th annual Pumpkin Run.


Bob Bryan





Howard and Doug Sharp (3rd overall and 1st in Grand Champion Class)

Harald von Langsdorff and Steve McKelvie

David and Paul Dort

Josh Hull and Trevor Stahl (7th overall and 5th Expert Class)

Ken Creary and Lauren States

Brian Blood and Steve Keller

Dave Haverty and Steve Pusey

Gary and Jean Ann Martin

John Corey and Dale Kasson

Sam and Anne Pratt

Jim and Louise Feeney (10th overall)

Larry Tribble and Rock Rookey

Brian Lockwood and Chris Millikin

Steve and Ed Tourje

Bob Bryan and Mike Bitterman

John and Scott Hudson  (6th overall and 4th Expert Class)

Olivia and Genna Gentry (1st Rookie Class)

Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry (1st overall and 1 Expert Class)

Bill and Susan Greene

Guy McDorr