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Great Racer’s Car Collection Featured

By Great Race
September 29, 2014

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Clem Lange, a longtime Great Racer from Southern Indiana, and his car collection were spotlighted on WDRB Channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky, recently. Clem is also owner of Best Home Furnishings, which sponsored the Ace Award on the Great Race in 2012 and 2013. We thought Great Race fans would like to see Clem, who hasn’t been on a Great Race in several years, and his collection.

Click the link below to see the newscast:
http://www.wdrb.com/story/26646593/southern-indiana-mans-classic-car-collection

Coker Tire Challenge 2014 Recap

By Great Race
September 23, 2014

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What a great weekend of rallying in the Southeast for the 9th annual Coker Tire Challenge. It’s hard to believe Corky Coker has been putting on this event for so long, but it’s been a great experience, and it provides a more laid back atmosphere than the hustle and thrash of the Great Race. Our buddies at Hemmings and Hagerty always join the fun, so it’s always nice to spend time with those folks. Check out our favorite photos from this year’s Coker Tire Challenge, and continue reading to see the final scores.

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The Coker Tire Challenge Begins!

By Great Race
September 18, 2014

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With tech inspection out of the way, all of the racers are prepared for an awesome weekend of rallying at the Coker Tire Challenge in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’re ready to rally on this beautiful weekend, and there are lots of great participants geared up for the event. Lots of Great Racers are on hand, but we also have a few rookies, as well as a group of racers from the SCCA on the roster. We’ll post a photo recap and scores when it’s all said and done. Until then, stay tuned to the Coker Tire Facebook page for real time photos, as well as the Coker Tire blog for daily photo recaps!

GR 2015 Day 4: Amarillo, TX to Santa Fe, NM

By Great Race
September 18, 2014

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Note: This is the fourth of a nine-part series of Great Race Director Jeff Stumb’s thoughts on each day on the 2015 Great Race route after returning from setting up the stops for next year’s event. The fourth day of the Great Race will start in Amarillo, Texas, with a drive by of the world-famous Cadillac Ranch, and as the day goes on the participants will see more and more of what Route 66 is famous for.
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GR 2015 Day 3: Oklahoma City, OK to Amarillo, TX

By Great Race
September 17, 2014

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Note: This is the third of a nine-part series of Great Race Director Jeff Stumb’s thoughts on each day on the 2015 Great Race route after returning from setting up the stops for next year’s event. For the third day in a row, the 2015 Great Race competitors will have a dramatic scenery change, this time for the green pastureland of eastern Oklahoma to the rougher, more arid climate of west Texas. But this day features some of the most iconic sights of the entire trip, including the world-famous Cadillac Ranch.
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GR 2015 Day 2: Springfield, MO to Oklahoma City, OK

By Great Race
September 16, 2014

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Note: This is the second of a nine-part series of Great Race Director Jeff Stumb’s thoughts on each day on the 2015 Great Race route after returning from setting up the stops for next year’s event. Once racers leave Springfield, Mo., early on Sunday morning, June 21, on the 2015 Great Race, the terrain will begin to change. The slow rolling and wooded hills of Missouri will turn to flat and wide open pastureland.
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GR 2015 Day 1: Kirkwood, MO, to Springfield, MO

By Great Race
September 15, 2014

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Note: This is the first of a nine-part series of Great Race Director Jeff Stumb’s thoughts on each day on the 2015 Great Race route after returning from setting up the stops for next year’s event. Route 66 is an iconic part of this country and the automobile. They just go together like Mom and apple pie. Once we announced that the 2015 Great Race would have a Route 66 theme, the response was overwhelming. And it has continued through to today.
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Great Race Champion Recovering from Heart Surgery

By Great Race
September 12, 2014

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Irene Jason, three-time Grand Champion driver of the Great Race, is recovering nicely after quadruple bypass surgery last week. She is resting at her home in Keller, Texas. She had back pain during the event this summer, but didn’t know what it was. After returning home, she saw a doctor and he told her she might need stints. It was determined last week however that she needed the bypass surgery. Irene and husband Barry have won the last three Great Races – in a 1935 Ford in 2012 and 2013 and in a 1966 Mustang in 2014. Irene is the only female driver to ever win the race, and they are the only ones to ever win the event in a post-war automobile. The couple decided to retire after their victory in 2014.

The Great Race Family is Growing!

By Great Race
September 12, 2014

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Great Racer Jody Knowles and his wife, Kali, had their first child Jarrett Edward Knowles on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The baby was born at 3:05 p.m. He weighs 8.7 pounds and is 21 inches long. Jody and navigator Beth Gentry finished third overall in the 2014 Great Race in their 1932 Ford Cabriolet. Kali has been a member of the Great Race souvenir staff for the last three years. Young Jarrett Edward Knowles is a fourth generation Great Race family member, which started with the late Joe Knowles back in the 1990s. Jody and Beth are entered into next week’s Coker Tire Challenge regional event in Chattanooga, Tennessee next week, an event they have won several times over the last few years.

Cities Announced for the 2015 Great Race!

By Great Race
September 11, 2014

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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will travel historic Route 66 for its 2015 event, organizers have announced. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will start in Kirkwood, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis and finish at the Santa Monica Pier in California.
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