The Globe and Mail: The story of the Trans-Canada Rally

The Globe and Mail: The story of the Trans-Canada Rally. “The rally – which took place from 1961 to 1968, and in 1971 – sent competitors 6,400 kilometres across farmer’s fields, through sucking mud, over gravel roads and sometimes snow, with no GPS and often only each other for support. Amateurs like Myrna and Bill Williams and Tinkerbell, their miniature poodle, competed against professionals like Monte-Carlo Rally winner Paddy Hopkirk, Formula 1 driver Pedro Rodriguez, and three-time Le Mans winner Luigi Chinetti. ‘It’s a very well-kept secret,’ said Marcel Chichak, who runs the [rally web site.] His comprehensive archive of photos, documents and press clippings paint a picture of a gruelling, anything-goes event.”