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“Big Daddy” Don Garlits has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the start of the 2017 Great Race by officials in Jacksonville hosting the event. Garlits, from nearby Ocala, is the legendary drag racer with 17 World Championship Titles to his credit and is one of the biggest names in all of racing. The […]

Seven Great Racers gathered in Wilmington, North Carolina Tuesday evening as part of Hagerty’s Amelia Island Or Bust tour. The tour started in New England Sunday and will end Thursday at Amelia Island prior to the annual concours event there. The group was led by Great Racer Brad Phillips and the Wilmington stop was hosted […]

The 2016 Great Race TV show aired on Velocity Saturday, but if you missed it don’t worry because it is now on the Great Race’s YouTube channel. The 9-day, 2,400-mile rally from San Rafael, Calif., to Moline, Ill., had the closest competition in history. That, plus the amazing scenery along much of the Lincoln Highway, […]

In just under four months the Great Race will start in Jacksonville, Florida with 120 antique and classic automobiles taking the green flag on Main Street in the Historic Springfield district of the city. Those on the 2014 Great Race will remember the reception the participants got as they entered Jacksonville as part of the […]

The 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will air for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 25. The one-hour show of the rally from San Rafael, Calif., to Moline, Ill., along the Lincoln Highway will air on Velocity at 6 a.m. Eastern Time. It features most of the cars in the race […]

Great Race Director of Competition John Classen and his lovely wife Rachel have returned from the southern tip of South America where they visited the end of the Pan American Highway in Argentine Tierra del Fuego. The highway runs more than 17,000 kilometers from there to Alaska. Notice Classen is wearing his heavy Great Race […]

Champion Oil, a recognized leader in purpose-built enthusiast lubricants and annual corporate sponsor of the Great Race, a classic car competitive rally those races this year on public roads from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI. The winner of the Great Race receives $50,000 and total prize money for the event is $150,000. In addition […]

Garrett Jenkins (the gentleman on the left) is recovering from surgery in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital after a terrible motorcycle accident just before Christmas, Great Race partner Craig Rubright has reported. Jenkins has been a navigator for three straight races in Rubright’s 1937 Ford, and they have been improving every year. In the 2016 Great […]

With the New Year comes the annual release of the Great Race Event Regulations for the upcoming season. As usual, there are only minor changes from past year’s regulations. There has also been more of the continuing process of cleaning up of wording to make it as user-friendly as possible. This will be the second […]

Each year, the Great Race’s X-Cup division gets stronger and stronger and with that comes new student teams entering the event. And in 2017, one new X-Cup team will be from the Gilmore Car Museum’s “Garage Works” program. Garage Works is an after-school program that provides hands-on involvement with maintaining and restoring vintage cars, and […]

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