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The 9th annual Coker Tire Challenge is less than two months away, and entries from around the country are pouring in. Entry fees have remained the same again this year for Run For Fun and for Dash For Cash. The Coker Tire Challenge will be held Sept. 18-21 in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, with the three-day, cloverleaf rally covering three states. The event will begin Thursday, Sept. 18, with registration, tech inspection and rally school followed by a reception in the Coker Tire Museum. The action will begin Friday morning as the rally heads toward Huntsville, Alabama, with competition in Tennessee, […]

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Three-time Great Race Grand Champions Barry and Irene Jason have decided to retire from competition while on top. The Keller, Texas, couple became the first team in the 31-year history of the Great Race to win the event three years in a row when they crossed the finish line in Florida June 29. Now they are going to enjoy a new chapter in their lives that doesn’t involve antique cars or rally competition. “We decided before the race that win, lose or draw it was going to be our final one,” Barry said. They went out in style winning $50,000 […]

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The Great Race has lost two of its most iconic veterans dating back to the founding of the event in 1983. Grand Champion Dave Teter, a veteran of more than 20 Great Races, and Chic Kleptz, an innovator who regularly campaigned in a Marmon automobile, both passed away in the last week. Teter, who won the 1986 race from Disneyland to New York City, last participated in 2012 with Dr. Rich McKone. Teter lived in Newark, Del., and had planned to visit the racers at the stop a few weeks ago in Valley Forge until his health took a turn […]

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Great Race officials have announced that there will be no price increase for Private entries for the 2015 Route 66 event. The Private entry fee will remain $5,000, and a $500 discount is available for those who pay a $2,000 deposit by Sept. 30 and the balance of $2,500 by Dec. 31. The Business/Corporate entry fee will increase $500 to $7,000 for 2015. The Business/Corporate entry fee is also eligible for a $500 discount for those who pay a $2,000 deposit by Sept. 30 and the balance of $4,500 by Dec. 31. The Great Race will start in the St. […]

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With the successful 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty less than two weeks behind us, we are already turning our attention to the 2015 route. The Great Race next year will have a Route 66 theme and start in the St. Louis area on Saturday, June 20, and will finish in Southern California on Sunday, June 28. The Trophy Run on Friday will head east into Illinois so that the Great Race will travel on parts of Route 66 in all eight states where the Mother Road once ruled. From Missouri westward we will visit Kansas, Oklahoma, […]

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If you know legendary NASCAR promoter, Humpy Wheeler, then you know that just getting “a word” from him is not an option. This man has stories that reach WAY back into the heyday of NASCAR, and he’s been around racing all his life. It was truly a pleasure to have Mr. Humpy Wheeler participate in the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty this year. After returning from the event, he sent his overview of the event…keep reading to check it out! After having promoted more than 5000 events in my life ranging from 600 mile NASCAR Cup […]

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That’s right, for the third year in a row, Barry and Irene Jason have WON the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. They brought a new car to the event this year, but they undoubtedly had it dialed in before hand, as they nailed the very first day. They scored a perfect day on day one, but had a couple of rough days after that, which caused them to play catch-up all week. Jeff and Eric Fredette held the lead for most of the week, but the Jason’s came back on the last couple of days with […]

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The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty has a $150,000 purse, and lots of folks left our awards banquet with a check in their pocket. With payouts from $1,000 to $50,000, the racers have LOTS of reasons to come back and try again next year. By the way, we’ll tell you a little bit more about next year’s route in a later post. Congrats to all of the winners in all five racing divisions. You guys and gals rocked! Congrats again to Barry and Irene Jason for the overall win (their third in a row!) and a […]

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Wow. That word best describes our finish today in The Villages, Florida. The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty has seen a lot of great finishes in a lot of great towns, but this one will go down in the record books as one of the greatest of all time. Thousands of folks lined the streets, well before it was show time. The temperatures were hot, the humidity was off the charts and the sun was harsh, but The Villages supported the Great Race by rolling out the red carpet for us! Little did we know that […]

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On the final day of competition in the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, there is always a lot of tension in the air and this year was no different. With less than a half second separating the first and second overall position, it came down to a tricky morning route to determine the winner. Our morning started earlier than normal, with the first cars leaving Jacksonville at 7am. From there, we rolled to Ocala, Florida, where we had an outstanding stop at National Parts Depot. The fine folks at NPD opened their doors and fed us […]

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