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, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Along the way west, we will stop at all of the iconic Route 66 landmarks, including the world’s largest rocking chair, the Cadillac Ranch, the Wigwam motel, the Petrified Forest, the Santa Monica Pier and downtown Seligman, Arizona, just to name a few. Registration will open July 28 for the 2015 event.