The Dixie Highway had several variations through the years, and one route went right through Wapakoneta, Ohio. And the Great Race will veer off it’s northern trek on this day to dip into the Buckeye state for just a few miles for a lunch stop in the hometown of the first man to step foot on the moon – Neil Armstrong. Racers will not be able to leave town without noticing the incredible late 1800’s architecture on the buildings downtown.
In the early days of the automotive industry, it was Indiana and not Detroit or Michigan that led the way. There were more car companies in Indiana than any other. And no town was better known than Auburn for turning out those cars. The Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles were built there and the Great Race will stop in Auburn, Indiana at the ACD Museum, which houses the finest collection of those marques in the world. They also highlight other automobiles manufactured in the state. It has been more than 20 years since the Great Race stopped at the ACD Museum, so it will be a special treat for all involved. Auburn has also become home to one of the greatest auctions in the country – Auctions America. One happens around Labor Day and during the ACD Festival. The other auction happens in May. The folks at Auctions America have a special treat in store for the racers, and more details will be available soon.