|Debut Rally||Press-on-Regardless Rally 1973|
|Last Rally (if applicable)||Rallye de Portugal 2000|
|Date of Birth||4 October 1943|
|First Win/Best Finish|
John Buffum (born October 4, 1943, in Wallingford, Connecticut) is the most successful U.S. rally driver ever, winning 11 national titles and 117 national championship events.
From 1977 to 1980, when British Leyland dropped out of U.S. racing, he won both the SCCA ProRally series and the North America Rally Championships. In 1981, he competed with an Audi 80 and Peugeot 504, but they were not competitive compared to Rod Millen's factory Mazda RX-7 rally cars.
In addition to his North American schedule, Buffum cherry-picked rallies in Europe, where he became the first and still the only American to win a European Rally Championship event, taking the 1983 Sachs Rally in West Germany and the 1984 Cyprus Rally, both with Audi Quattro. He also ran the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally in a Porsche 911.
He also helped restart the Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race in 1990.