Grandfather Mountain Hill Climb
Event date: 21 June 1953
The Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News, Monday, June 22, 1953
Three Burlington drivers won
honors in the "hill climb contest"
conducted by the Sports Car Club
of North Carolina at Grandfather
Mountain near Linville yesterday.
Top honors for the two and one-
half mile run up Grandfather
Mountain in the Class 1, six cylin-
der division went to Stanley Hunley
of Burlington, who drove his Ja-
guar over the course in a record
time of four minutes and 50
Pete Mann of Greensboro, driv-
ing an American-made Nash Hea-
ley, placed second with a time of
In the Class 1 MG division, a
tie for first place occurred between
Tommy Way of Burlington and
Howard Kern of Greensboro with
times of five minutes and 15
Homer Hunley of Burlington
placed second with a time of five
minutes and 45 seconds.
The one-hour "hill climb test"
began at 7 a.m. The starting point
was the Grandfather Mountain en-
trance on Highway 221 just off the
Blue Ridge Parkway. The finish
line was the Convention Table Rock
parking area at the top of the
Edited by Rupertlt1, 14 February 2018 - 21:28.