That’s right, we have nearly filled the 120-car field for the 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagety, which travels from San Rafael, California to Moline, Illinois via the Lincoln Highway. There are only a few spots left, so if you want to partake in the road trip of a lifetime, don’t delay…the spots are limited and we’ll be sold out soon. Our route is Lincoln Highway themed, with visits to the Bonneville Salt Flats, Mount Rushmore and much more! If you’re interested in signing up, please click HERE for info, or you can call the hotline, 1-800-989-7223 […]
It sure doesn’t feel like a month has gone by since the Great Race family was on Route 66, but time flies when you’re having fun. Here at the office, we’ve been preparing for the 2015 Coker Tire Challenge, a three-day vintage car rally based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It happens every September, and this is the 10th annual event, so it’s sure to be extra special. With daily routes going into North Georgia, Northeastern Alabama and Southeastern Tennessee, the scenery will be beautiful. Also keep in mind that there is a lot of cool stuff to do in Chattanooga, Tennessee. […]
The 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty has been announced, and the event will start in downtown San Rafael, California on the same streets where the movie American Graffiti was filmed in the early 1970s. The 9-day, 2,400-mile antique car rally will kick off Saturday, June 18, 2016, in San Rafael and will visit some amazing sites along the way including the Golden Gate Bridge, the California wine country, Lake Tahoe, the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Rocky Mountains, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and the Mississippi River.
The Great Race X-Cup high school team from Ponca City, Oklahoma, was treated to a VIP visit to Jay Leno’s Garage in California the day after winning the high school and college division in the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The team, which beat out two-time defending champion McPherson College of Kansas and Alfred State college of New York as well as another high school team from Mobile, Alabama, competed in a 1956 Buick convertible and finished an impressive 18th place overall. Jeff Mahl, who is pictured with the team, spearheaded the effort to get the […]
As the banquet ended I couldn’t help myself from running onto the stage and giving the biggest hug I could manage to our newest recipient of the Spirit of The Event award (Brian Goudge, aka Motormouth). Motormouth has been a huge part of The Great Race for as long as I can remember. He has sacrificed endlessly for the race, even missing his grandchildren’s school banquets, and I could not think of a better person to receive one of my favorite awards. When I 1st started writing these I began to find myself reading through his each night for inspiration, […]
We’ve covered all sorts of terrains and endured many tough weather conditions over the last week or so, but today was by far the toughest, as we had to navigate Southern California traffic! All joking aside, we had a short day of rallying before breaking for lunch as the Nethercutt Museum. It is without a doubt one of the most amazing car collections in the world and we enjoyed our short time there. We need another excuse to be out West so we can check it out and spend some more time. By 2:30pm, we had fully taken over the […]
Still in disbelief that tomorrow is the last day, the day the Grand Champions will receive their bird, and every last penny of the prize money will be handed out. Disregarding the weather the few days before the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty began the weather has been absolutely beautiful, a little warm, but still beautiful. Tonight in San Bernardino I was extremely excited to see that the crowds were huge! The National Anthem was great, and as the cars began to roll in the sales began to pick up! I am very excited to see everyone […]
It’s getting close to the end of the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagery, and the action is getting hotter than ever. Today’s route started in the Lake Havasu City heat, with temperatures in the mid-90s as we left the hotel first thing in the morning. We crossed the state line into California, and made the long trek to Twentynine Palms for our lunch stop. The drive through the desert was hot, lengthy and difficult with an extra challenge of trains crossing as the racers were on the clock. The crowd was huge at Twentynine Palms, as […]