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Muscle cars make pit stop in Rutland

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Sports and muscle cars traveling New England made a pit stop in Rutland.

The fifth annual Rally North America is underway and cruised through Rutland City Wednesday morning.

Eighty teams are participating in the multistate scavenger hunt that will cover 1,300 miles.

Rally organizers say there are 31 states being represented, and teams from Canada, as well.

In addition to cruising through the Northeast, the participants are raising money for Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for terminally ill children. So far, this year's rally has raised $86,000.

"At the end, everyone kind of gets it. Because the car scene and the charity, it all comes together. It is just great fit," said Scott Spielman of Rally North America.

"It was a lot of fun obviously having all the rally cars come into Rutland, is great for Rutland, some economic development. I talked to a lot of folks that were interested in coming back, really loved our state, and loved that Rutland opened up their arms to welcome them in," said Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont.

The drivers will cross the rally finish line in New Brunswick Canada Thursday.

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