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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 […]

No one has ever accused John Corey of doing anything the easy way when it comes to the Great Race. I met John for the first time in 2006 in Texas at a regional rally being held in San Marcos. I was building my 1916 Hudson Hillclimber and he was restoring his 1961 Imperial convertible, […]

The Great Race on Route 66 was a smashing success on the Velocity television network Saturday. The worldwide expose of the Great Race continues to introduce the event to hundreds of thousands of new fans. And all 19 stops on the event – from the start in Kirkwood, Mo., to the finish in Santa Monica, […]

The Great Race on Route 66 TV show will air Saturday, December 10, at 6 a.m. Eastern time on Velocity television network. It is the premiere showing of the 2015 event from Kirkwood, Missouri to Santa Monica, California. The one-hour special chronicles the highs and lows of more than 100 teams in their vintage automobiles […]

The most Great Racers at one time in more than a decade have advanced into Expert Division due to their performances on the 2016 Great Race. In all, nine racers have been re-classified from Sportsman to Expert, including 2016 Sportsman winners Bryan and Ian Deering. The Deerings also finished sixth overall in 2016 in their […]

As many of you know by now, the Great Race if full of very interesting characters. And one of those we have featured here before is longtime Great Racer and checkpoint worker Liz Sutter, who spends her winters in Antarctica. Well, Liz is at it again, rubbing shoulders with more big wigs – this time […]

The Great Race was well represented at last week’s “Hat Trick for Heroes” events hosted by GroupeStahl in Michigan for Veteran’s Day. Jay Leno was the star attraction on Thursday night as more than 400 gathered at the Stahl Automotive Museum for his performance. Great Racer Ted Stahl introduced Leno and before Ted could sit […]

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