Jon Valentine to be Starter and Grand Marshall for Luzerne County Historical Society’s Inaugural Road Rally in the Valley, Wyoming Valley BMW to Sponsor Sunday, August 4, 2019

When the Luzerne County Historical Society presents the inaugural “Road Rally in the Valley” on Sunday, August 4, 2019 the field will be flagged off by legendary local racer Jon Valentine. Valentine of Dallas, PA, is a multi-time champion of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and has competed around the world at locations such as Giants Despair to venues such as Watkins Glen International where he holds a class lap record. Valentine has driven everything from MGs to AC Cobras, and brings his years of experience to the starters post for this all new event.

Teams participating in the rally will begin at Wilkes University Parking #5 (behind the Henry Student Center with entrances on South River and South Franklin Streets, Wilkes-Barre), where they will receive a book of site clues. Each site clue, when decoded, leads to a historic site in the Wyoming Valley. Teams drive to the location and snap a photo of themselves at the site with The Citizens’ Voice (provided – special thanks to our media sponsor, The Citizens’ Voice!). Upon completing the clues, teams return to the finish line at III Guys Pizza, 51 South Wyoming Avenue, Edwardsville. This is not a timed event. The team with the most correctly decoded clues in the lowest mileage is the winner! Check-in opens at noon; the rally starts at 1 p.m. and the awards ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. Registration is $30 per carload for LCHS members and $40 per carload for nonmembers. For more information, or to register a team, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email

The Rally in the Valley is sponsored by Wyoming Valley Motors BMW, 1470 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, the area’s premier luxury car dealer, a part of the Ed Napleton Auto group which operates more than 83 dealerships in six states across the US and includes 74 franchises housed in 46 different locations and employs over 3000 people.

Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. For more information, visit our website, Follow us on Facebook at