Press-on-Regardless Rally

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Press-on-Regardless Rally (POR) is a road rally organized by the Detroit Region of the Sports Car Club of America.

The Press-on-Regardless was first run in 1949 as a 24 hour Time-Speed-Distance rally. In 1969, the POR became a stage rally. In 1972, the event was part of the International Championship for Manufacturers and then in 1973 and 1974 part of the World Rally Championship.

In the 1994, the Detroit Region dropped out of the organization of the stage rally, and re-organized the Press-on-Regardless as a brisk TSD rally. Rally America currently runs the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) over many of the old POR roads in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Press On Regardless is a registered trademark of the Sports Car Club of America.

Winners[edit]

Year Driver Navigator Car Comment
1949 Vincent E. Gardner Louise Gardner 1949 Studebaker Special 2 seater
1950 Howard Preston Mrs. Norm Couty MG TC
1951 Mr. Preston Mrs. Preston MG TC No first names given
1952 Georgianna Apolant Richard "Dick" Apolant MG
1953 Gib Hufstader Frank Walker 1939 Buick Century
1954 Ralph Durbin Chuck Gleason Oldsmobile
1955 Ralph Durbin Les Smith Austin-Healey
1956 Harry Beronius Marg Beronius VW
1957 Harry Beronius Marg Beronius Porsche 356
1958 Jim Bickham Barbara Bickham Mercedes 190 SL
1959 Richard Doyen Clay Gibbs Chevrolet Corvette
1960 Jim Bickham Willard Whistler Mercedes 190 SL Tie
Paul Stephens Barbara Bickham Sunbeam Alpine
1961 Dick Dittus Bill Wells Chevrolet Corvair
1962 Bob Jackman John Zabriskie Chevrolet Corvair
1963 Gene Henderson Fred Browne Chrysler
1964 Jon Davis Wayne Zitkus Plymouth Valiant
1965 Karl Goering Don Skinner Mercury Comet
1966 Tom Samida Ralph Beckman Plymouth Barracuda
1967 Gene Henderson Wayne Zitkus Ford Cortina
1968 Karl Goering Harry Ward Plymouth Barracuda M stage-Conners Flats
1969 Scott Harvey Ralph Beckman Sunbeam Arrow 1st year with stages
1970 Scott Harvey Ralph Beckman Sunbeam Arrow 1st year FIA
1971 Scott Harvey Tom King Plymouth Cricket
1972 Gene Henderson Ken Pogue Jeep Wagoneer 1st year FIA Championship, 1st 4WD vehicle win in rallying
1973 Walter Boyce Doug Woods Toyota Corolla WRC Round
1974 Jean-Luc Thérier Christian Delferrier Renault 17 Gordini WRC Round
1975 Sobiesław Zasada Wojciech Schramm Porsche 911 Last year FIA
1976 Bob Hourihan Steve Ruiz Porsche 911
1977 Hendrik Blok Tom Grimshaw Plymouth Arrow
1978 John Buffum Doug Shepherd Triumph TR7
1979 Taisto Heinonen John Bellefleur Toyota Celica
1980 Rod Millen Cam Warren Mazda RX-7
1981 Rod Millen R.Dale Kraushaar Mazda RX-7
1982 John Buffum Doug Shepherd Audi Quattro
1983 Hannu Mikkola Fabrizia Pons Audi Quattro
1984 Rod Millen R.Dale Kraushaar Mazda RX-7
1985 Rod Millen John Bellefleur Mazda RX-7
1986 John Buffum Tom Grimshaw Audi Quattro
1987 John Buffum Tom Grimshaw Audi Quattro
1988 Paul Choiniere Tom Grimshaw Audi Quattro
1989 Rod Millen Harry Ward Mazda 323
1990 Paul Choiniere Scott Weinhemer Audi Quattro
1991 Chad DiMarco Eric Hauge Subaru Legacy
1992 Dick Corley Lance Smith Mitsubishi Eclipse
1993 Carl Merrill John Bellefleur Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1994 Scott Harvey Ralph Beckman Eagle Talon Returned to Endurance TSD
1995 Bill Laitenberger John McArthur 1993 Subaru Legacy
1996 Jim Fekete Jim Shaffer 1995 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
1997 Mike Friedman Marc Goldfarb 1990 Eagle Talon
1998 Dan Coughnour Greg Lester 1996 Jeep Cherokee
1999 Mike Friedman Marc Goldfarb 1990 Eagle Talon
2000 Dave Parps Rob Moran 2000 Subaru Outback
2001 Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack von Kaenel 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
2002 Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack von Kaenel 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
2003 Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack von Kaenel 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
2004 Scott Harvey, Jr. Jim Fekete 1991 Eagle Talon
2005 Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack von Kaenel 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
2006 Dan Coughnour Joe Andreini, Jr. 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
2007 Dave Harkcom Dan Harkcom 1994 Audi S4
2008 Scott Harvey, Jr. Jack von Kaenel 1991 Eagle Talon 60th running of POR
2009 Dave Harkcom Dan Harkcom 1994 Audi S4 60th anniversary of POR
2010 Ron Johnstonbaugh Jack von Kaenel 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
2011 Scott Harvey, Jr. Rob Moran 1991 Eagle Talon
2012 Scott Harvey, Jr. Rob Moran 1991 Eagle Talon
2013 Edward Schowalter Daniel Harkcom 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX