Amie Williams Associate Online Editor
July 14, 2016

There are few things better than hitting the wide-open road and taking America by storm through some of the most beautiful scenic back roads in the country. That’s what Rally North America is about, driving for a cause while taking the road less traveled. Forget all of that boring highway driving, and also forget about cell phone service; that’s all part of the fun.

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A total of 74 teams spent months raising money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine, that promotes joy and quality of life for children battling life-threatening illnesses and their families. Rally North America has raised over $100,000 this year for Camp Sunshine.

This year the 5-day charity rally started in Billings, Montana, and ends all the way in Portland, Oregon, where random checkpoints and clues are given each morning sending us on adventures all over the northwest. Day 1 started in Billings and brought us into the majestic mountains of Big Sky, Montana. On day 2, we were sent from Big Sky, Montana, to Great Falls, Montana. Just finishing day 3, the checkpoints brought us through Yellowstone National Park, as well as Glacier National Park that took us over 10,000 feet in elevation. We’re talking snow covered mountains in July, waterfalls, cows in the road, various wildlife, and windy narrow roads that hugged mountain cliffs. Day 3 ended in Kellogg, Idaho, with the next stop taking us to Washington State.

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Among the 74 teams competing, half of them seem to be modern Mustangs. One of those Mustangs belongs to Glenn Beck from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and he is piloting his 2006 GT also known as Team Limer. Glenn carries a fighting bee decal that says “Bailey’s Team.” Glenn met Bailey, who suffers from a rare blood disorder known as Diamond Black Fan Anemia, at the Camp Sunshine retreat in 2013.

Another team, Jeff and Gail Rushing, made the trip up from the panhandle of Florida in a 2008 Bullitt adorned with the number 38, which stands for the 38th Bullitt made for that model year. Stay tuned for more of our rally adventures and some of the modern Mustangs joining us on the road less traveled!

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