A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 5, 1959

IN a sports car rally, the course may lead over mountain pass and dirt road, through herds of cattle and city traffic, and the only sure way of covering its crises is to ride along. That is what TIME'S Bayard Hooper did in the seventh running of the Continental Divide Rally, the toughest of them all. Signed on as navigator to Sam Arnold in a British Peerless, Hooper brought his driver home a creditable seventh —from which he was disqualified in advance, since he had already scouted the course in line of duty. See SPORT, Rally in the Rockies.

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