Great Race 2013–Movin’ on Down the Road!

June 24, 2013

Great Race 2013

The rolling circus keeps moving south, on our way to a final destination of Mobile, Alabama! Today’s route involved a quick jaunt to Peoria, Illinois, and then a drive through the countryside to the town of Hannibal, Missouri. Between Davenport and Hannibal, racers faced many obstacles with flooded roads so our Rally Staff made some changes and gave the racers a clear path to start rallying. It was another tough day on the route, with LOTS of speed changes, as well as local traffic through several small towns, such as Tennessee, Plymouth, Canton and many more in Illinois. Oh, and we forgot to mention that it poured down rain during the morning speedometer calibration run. And though we saw plenty of storm clouds during our route, the rain held off for most of the day, resulting in a hot and humid stop in Hannibal, where we were greeted with a huge turnout! Check out our favorite pictures from the day!

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20 Year Great Race veteran Rich McKone was the first car in at our Peoria, Illinois lunch stop, since it is home town. He received a warm welcome!

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The turnout in Peoria was huge! The park was packed!

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We had a great view of the Mississippi River, and the massive bridge that reaches into downtown Peoria.

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The all-girl Hagerty team pilots this ’69 Camaro SS, and manages that 396 pretty well.

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Another Hagerty team is fielding a Great Race favorite, the Green Dragon, a 1917 Peerless racer!

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Big storm clouds on the horizon…

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The Stahl’s had a car load!

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Big crowds filled the streets of Hannibal, Missouri!

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Happy Birthday to Sawyer Stone, who turned 20 years old today!

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The Parc Ferme in Hannibal, Missouri was packed! Thank you Hannibal for a GREAT stop!

19 comments about “Great Race 2013–Movin’ on Down the Road!”

  • Take good care of those California boys… San Diego want them back in one piece 😉 I sure wish I could be there! What a spectacle!

  • Thanks for coming through Peoria today, it was a magnificent sight to see all the race teams and their vehicles. What a treat, and a great way to start the week off. Safe travels, and keep up the great work. You guys do the hobby a tremendous service by stopping and letting the public see, hear and smell these vintage steeds do what they were meant to do…drive!

    Cheers!

  • Thanks for making Hannibal one of your overnight stays on the trip. Hope you enjoyed Hannibal as much as we enjoyed having you here!

  • It was amazing watching the cars go by. Loved seeing the husband and wives. Fathers and sons and all the groups. I was the one sitting in a lawn chair in my front yard west of Peoria Ill. Hopefully can do it with my children in the future when I get my projects done

  • We really had a great time seeing all the cars in Hannibal,mo with my wife and mother who will be 91 this year.

  • Saw u all at Hannibal yesterday lots of great cars and trucks keep up the good work and be safe……..

  • Watching your progress as you all head into Paragould, AR tomorrow. Be safe!! The crew at Terry’s Cafe on Pruett Street hope to see you for our lunch buffet. Fried chicken and fish, beans with ham, cornbread, fries, tots, misc veggies and salads. With drink and tax, it’s only $8.50! Have a wonderful race!!! 🙂

  • Hello everyone participating in the Great Race…Looking forward to seeing you come to Cape Girardeau, Mo. A big crowd will be waiting your arrival. Have fun….

  • Go Rita, Kirk and Wayne. I bet Randy is looking down and cheering you on. Hope to see you in Mississippi on Thursday. Be safe, have fun and be in it to win it. We will be looking for # 20 leading the pack. God’s speed. John

  • Hello! Great Race and Good Mornin’ Ed & Tom ‘car # 28′!!!! Looks like ya’ll doin’ Great…we’re getting ready, puttin’ on the finishing touches to a Great day for the Great Race in Crowley, Louisiana and we’re ready to… “Let the Good Times Roll”…Ya’ll take care, have fun & God speed!!! See Ya’ll on the 29th!!!!!! Ms Charlotte

  • Fantastic my first at the event. Been following for years. Finally did one in person. We were at the Hannibal stop. Hot and muggy, but once the cars came in didnt notice the weather at all.. Thank You Jonathan and Davan!!! They signed my picture and introduced me to Mr. Holliansworth who signed it also, who was the driver in my pic. GREEN DRAGON. It was a HIGH to talk with them!! And find a TWA (TRANSWORLDAIRLINES)connection with Mr. Holliansworth. Trying to find a way to make it to Mobile..NUMBER ONE ON MY BUCKET LIST TO DRIVE AND BE INVOLVED IN THIS EVENT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • It’s been fun watching the scores we wish Edward & Steven the best CAR 57 rooting you on to victory!!!!! Looks like so much fun wished we were their. Be Safe..

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