If there has ever been a family that truly “gets” Great Racing, it’s the Knowles and Gentry family. Joe Knowles planted the vintage car rally seed many years ago, and it has trickled down through the generations. Even though Joe went to be with the Lord several years ago, TWO of his cars rallied with us this year on the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The Pop’s Passion team of Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry have been running in the Expert division for years in Joe’s 1932 Ford Cabriolet, and they have always performed well. And while they’ve always been in the money, they had never sealed the deal with a Grand Championship. So, to say that the tensions were high at the finish line is a giant understatement. It came down to two teams, and as Corky Coker announced the winner, the whole Knowles and Gentry clan erupted in screams, laughter, tears and hugs all around. It finally happened for this long time rallying family, and it was in front of a crowd of thousands in Traverse City, Michigan. The excitement and the emotion of this moment was something to behold, and you can bet that Joe Knowles is one proud pop right now.