Sold: Great Race veteran 1946 Ford Tudor

Sold! Thank you for your interest!

Jim Rutledge’s Great Race Ford Tudor, veteran of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Great Races. Flathead V8, 3 speed manual, Cloth interior. Needs some attention as the car hasn’t been on the road for a couple of years. Known issues: The brakes aren’t working, and electrical system has a few issues. Needs starter button and under dash wiring repair.

NERC in the news!

North East Rally Club’s Pumpkin Run May 19-21 to benefit Millsboro Fire Co. | Bay to Bay News

MILLSBORO — With spring just around the corner, plans are shifting into high gear for the 22nd annual Pumpkin Run road rally, a fundraiser for the Millsboro Fire Co.

Presented by the North East Rally Club, with Joe Roche as the rally master, the event will be held May 19-21, featuring half- and full-day courses throughout the Delmarva region. The competition tests skill, navigation, calculation, teamwork and the ability to decipher precise instructions.

The field traditionally features many classic vehicles, which, via staggered starts, will take to highways, usually traveling well below posted speed limits.

The 2022 run drew entries from as close as Maryland and as far as California, in cars ranging from a 1932 Buick to a 1969 Saab, as well as several open-air vehicles.

For information, visit here or the club’s Facebook page.

2023 Pumpkin Run

Ok, it’s time to start thinking RALLY. Spring is just around the corner and so is the 22nd annual PUMPKIN RUN in Millsboro, DE. The dates for this year’s rally are May 19, 20 and 21, 2023. I have included an entry form for you to complete and return to me. They will also be on our website (thanks to Joe Roche who is also this year’s Rally Master).

In my last mailing I told you about the limited number of rooms at our host hotel, TRU by HILTON, this will be our 3rd year at this hotel. Any rooms not reserved by April 26th will be made available to the public. There is another event the same weekend so please make your reservaons as soon as possible. Be sure to ask about their cancellaon policy. The hotel contact number is 302-515-2100 and ask for NortheastRally Club block and special rates. If this hotel sells out, contact me for a list of other area hotels,

I will send a schedule of events as it gets closer to rally Time.

On the entry form, please indicate if you will a:end Thursday’s NO HOST DINNER. Please print your email address and I will let you know when I receive your entry form. Again, more info will follow.

For questions



RIP Jim Rutledge

James Rutledge Obituary – Tri-County Independent (

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Jim was a staple at NERC for many years, bringing several beautiful old Fords to the events since the late ’90s when we were part of another organization. Above is his much loved ’51 Ford Deluxe seen here in the early 2000’s. He also ran a ’47 Ford Tudor, a ’30 A and a ’52 F1. He won what I believe is a record number of TVs from the door prize pools, more than a few ‘Best in [category]’ awards, and authored more good times in my life than I probably even know. He will be missed. He is reunited with his beloved Johanne and is probably tinkering on some old piece of crap in the afterlife.

Jim is the reason I ever started rallying in the first place. I thank him very much for that.

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