Three Great Race X-Cup teams – McPherson College of Kansas, Alfred State College of New York and a high school team from Ponca City, Oklahoma, has been awarded the first-ever X-Cup grants from the Antique Automobile Club of America. Each team will be presented with a $1,000 check at the start of the 2015 Great Race in Kirkwood, Missouri, next month.
The 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is packed with 120 classic cars and trucks. In order to stay on schedule, we’re going to have to work as a team. That’s why we devised the registration and tech inspection schedule last year. It worked very well, and we’re utilizing it again this year. Please click HERE for the schedule!
During last year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, we were approached by a videographer, who was gathering footage for a TV Show called Driving America. It was to air on the National Geographic network, and we’ve been anticipating the show’s debut ever since. We have recently heard that the show will be a two-hour special on National Geographic channel, and it will air on Monday May 25th at 9pm Eastern time and Pacific time. We don’t know how much (if any) of the Great Race footage will be used, but it’s sure to be a great show, […]
New Yorkers dominated the Northeast Rally Club event in Millville, New Jersey, last weekend in preparation for the Great Race this summer. Howard and Doug Sharp, of Fairport, New York, and winners of the 2011 Great Race, finished first in their 1916 Hudson. They were followed closely by Scott and John Hudson of Baldwinsville, New York, in their 1940 Chevrolet. Third place was Louise and Jim Feeney of Endicott, New York, in their 1936 Ford Police Car. Fourth was Ed and Steven Tourje of Uniondale, Pennsylvania, in their 1939 Ford and fifth was George Sweezey and Andrew LeBier of Mansfield, […]
Hemmings Motor News has been “The Bible of the Collector Car Hobby since 1954″ and returns as the title sponsor for 2015. The involvement of Hemmings is huge, not just from a monetary standpoint, but from endless support from Jim Menneto and the whole crew at Hemmings. Jim is enthusiastic about rallying, and enjoys the Great Race, as well as other rally events every year. We’re glad to have him back in his ’32 Ford speedster, and we’re glad to have them back on board as the title sponsor for 2015. Hemmings offers four awesome monthly magazines, including Hemmings Muscle […]
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is a little over a month away. It takes a lot of preparation to get a vintage car ready for such an intense road trip, so we’ve created a car safety check list for our rookies. Veteran Great Racers can also use it, but this check list is very beneficial for folks who have not experienced the Great Race in the past. Click HERE to view the PDF!
We love extraordinary Great Race vehicles, and this 1953 Dodge wrecker is a cool one! It is being campaigned by the Alfred State College X-Cup team, and they are working hard to prepare the truck for a big road trip on Route 66. Funding for automotive programs is always limited, so the folks involved in this race team have set up a GoFundMe page, which makes it easy to donate to their Great Race program. As of this morning, they’ve raised about $3,600 with a goal of $5,300. Do what you can to help this team reach their goal, and […]
Beth Gentry and Jody Knowles won the annual VCRA All-Stars for Autism rally in Joplin, Missouri, last weekend as part of their preparations for the 2015 Great Race. Gentry and Knowles, from Newnan, Georgia, drove their 1932 Ford Cabriolet to the win in the rally, which covered about 600 miles in Missouri and Oklahoma during the three day event. The team has won the event before, and they have won the Coker Tire Challenge in Chattanooga several times as well.
The Great Race has announced an increase in the total payout for this year’s event by adding $11,250 in daily prize money. Each day on the nine day event will see the winner of each division – Grand Championship, Expert, Sportsman and Rookie – get a plaque and a check for $250. In addition, the overall daily winner will receive another $250 to bring that team’s total winnings for the day to $500. Great Race staff will also present the plaques to the winners at the end of each day parc ferme. Checks will be presented at the closing banquet […]
The Unser Racing Museum has been added to the 2015 Great Race as a lunch stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Susan Unser and the Great Race have announced. All 120 cars entered in the Great Race from Kirkwood, Missouri to Santa Monica, California along Route 66 will be at the museum for lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Cars will arrive every minute for two hours and each car will remain for an hour giving the participants time to have lunch and to enjoy the museum. The last car will leave the museum around 2:30 p.m.