Great Race 2013–We Made it to Davenport!

June 23, 2013

Great Race 2013

Despite bad weather, closed roads and more bad weather, we have landed in Davenport, Iowa for the evening! We had all sorts of obstacles to conquer, from rock slides and fallen trees to washed-out creeks and flooded roads, but we’re here, and we’re safe, so that’s all that matters. Our day started in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and we actually had to make a last minute route change, thus throwing out the first few legs of the day’s route. Eventually, we made it to Dubuque, Iowa for lunch and ate a delicious BBQ sandwich and followed that with a sack of kettle corn! From there, we passed through the small town of Bellevue, Iowa, which was packed with spectators, as the race came through town, passing by the Mississippi River. We then hit the back roads and saw plenty of rolling hills in the Iowa farmland. Now, we’re camped out in Davenport, Iowa and combing through all of our pictures and video. Check out our favorite shots of the day, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute updates!

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

Last minute route changes caused racers to skip legs of today’s route.

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

Our lunch stop in downtown, Dubuque, Iowa!

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

We passed through the small town of Bellevue, Iowa after lunch, and the town official blocked off the road to let us through without any issues. It was great!

Great Race 2013

Bellevue came out in full force, even though their town wasn’t an official stop of the Great Race. The Lincoln club was well represented!

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

This is not what you want to see, but Chad Nelson got his Model A speedster back together and on the road to finish the day in Davenport!

Great Race 2013

Speaking of Chad Nelson, check out this huge billboard featuring his car at the Iowa 80 Truckstop!

Great Race 2013

Iowa 80 Truckstop gave Great Racers the royal treatment, providing FREE gas to every racer!

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

The crowd in Davenport was HUGE!

Great Race 2013

Great Race 2013

5 comments about “Great Race 2013–We Made it to Davenport!”

  • Enjoyed the wide variety of cars. It was good to see such great cars being driven and not just in a museum. The true
    Enjoyment is the the drive not just the destination. Hope to see a river road Great Race come through Quadcities in 2014.
    Talking to the teams was very interesting to hear some of the stories of past races.

  • What an event! It is wonderful to see so many vintage cars and so much enthusiasm of the people involved. Hope Cape Girardeau is a wonderful stop. Good Luck to All.

  • Our local VCCA (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America) will be welcoming u-all in Washington, Mo. tomorrow morning when you stop fort lunch before going onto Cape Girardeau, Mo. for the evening.

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