Great Racers Gather at the Automobile Driving Museum

March 1, 2016

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Seventeen current and past Great Racers gathered at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California last week as part of the museum’s tribute to the 2016 Great Race along the Lincoln Highway. A half dozen past Great Race cars are on display and will remain throughout March in the museum. Bill and Carolyn Croker drove all the way down from Northern California to meet with the group. Carolyn reports that the Great Race cars displayed nicely. Veteran Janet Hedke had a lot of great photo albums, information and paraphernalia (stop watch, clock, daily instructions, lap board, etc.) on display.

“It was fun seeing Great Race family and catching up,” Carolyn said. “We use to live in El Segundo 50 years ago when we first started a career with Chevron, so it was fun to see all the old places we use to haunt.”

You can find out more information about the event at: http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/lincoln-highway/

Below are some of the photos Carolyn took at the American Driving Musuem.

Seventeen Great Race Veterans and Rookies gathered at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California, Saturday February 20th.  The morning gathering included interested museum attendees with presentations given by Milt Thomas, Bob Marak, Tom Nawojczyk, Erin and Brad Kaplan.

Seventeen Great Race Veterans and Rookies gathered at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California, Saturday February 20th. The morning gathering included interested museum attendees with presentations given by Milt Thomas, Bob Marak, Tom Nawojczyk, Erin and Brad Kaplan.

Bill Croker led a session in the afternoon for the 2016 Great Racers after getting to know each other over lunch.  He explained in more detail what Great Racers need to know and answered questions for the Rookies entering the 2016 Great Race.

Bill Croker led a session in the afternoon for the 2016 Great Racers after getting to know each other over lunch. He explained in more detail what Great Racers need to know and answered questions for the Rookies entering the 2016 Great Race.

Those who were able to attend included Milt Thomas, Bob Marak and his navigator Bruce Bernbaum , Brad and Erin Kaplan, Tom Nawojczyk, Wally Leach, Don Musche, Erbie Daw and his navigator and support team, Dwight Allen and his navigator Ron Allen and their support Doug Allen, Bill and Carolyn Croker. There were 6 Great Race cars on display in the Museum, with excellent information, scrap books kept by Janet Hedke, samples of instructions, and videos of Great Races.  The cars on display were brought in by Steve and Janet Hedke (two cars), Tom Nawojczyk, Milt Thomas (Beerster Boys), Brad and Erin, and Bob Marak.

Those who were able to attend included Milt Thomas, Bob Marak and his navigator Bruce Bernbaum , Brad and Erin Kaplan, Tom Nawojczyk, Wally Leach, Don Musche, Erbie Daw and his navigator and support team, Dwight Allen and his navigator Ron Allen and their support Doug Allen, Bill and Carolyn Croker. There were 6 Great Race cars on display in the Museum, with excellent information, scrap books kept by Janet Hedke, samples of instructions, and videos of Great Races. The cars on display were brought in by Steve and Janet Hedke (two cars), Tom Nawojczyk, Milt Thomas (Beerster Boys), Brad and Erin, and Bob Marak.

One comment about “Great Racers Gather at the Automobile Driving Museum”

  • The Great Race family is wonderful! Thanks to all of the racers who volunteered their time to go to the Automobile Driving Museum to help promote our fantastic event. And thanks to Tom and all the good folks at the ADM in El Segundo.

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