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Big Honors for an Outstanding Great Racer

By Great Race
January 14, 2014

Renault

Back in 2012, we were delighted to see Alan and Mary Travis arrive in Traverse City, Michigan with their 1907 Renault. The car was a handful, with major mechanical maintenance and repairs needed before and after each leg of the race, but it was one of the most popular cars of the event. Nearly two years after it completed the Great Race, the car is still in the limelight, as it took home the Director’s Choice award at the inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance. Click HERE to see the article written on Hemmings’ website!

Great Race Winnings Put to Good Use!

By Great Race
August 27, 2013
Navigator of car #83 (Team Jedzie Boat) and 2012 Great Race Rookie division winner, Ian Deering, with his recent purchase  -  A 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible with a 260 V-8 engine and a 4 speed transmission.

Navigator of car #83 (Team Jedzie Boat) and 2012 Great Race Rookie division winner, Ian Deering, with his recent purchase…a 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible with a 260 V-8 engine and a 4 speed transmission.

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Chad Nelson Featured on “This Car Matters”

By Great Race
May 14, 2013

Great Race 2013

Most Great Racers recognize Chad Nelson and his yellow Model A boattail speedster, and if you have been following the Great Race blog for any length of time you know that Chad is building a new Model A speedster for the 2013 event. And most of you probably know that Chad started in the Great Race as a X-Cup team member. After that, he was so hooked on the Great Race that he competed as a private entry. Then he went back to his hooks and put together his own X-Cup team as a mentor to the youth in his hometown in Florida.

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Great Race TV Coverage Listings!

By Great Race
February 22, 2013

Great-Race-TV-Show

We were just informed that the time slot changed for Hot Rod TV on Speed Channel! The Great Race will be featured on an episode of Hot Rod TV, which will air on March 23, at 10am Eastern Time. It will re-air on Sunday, March 24 at 7am AND 10:30pm Eastern Time. Check your local listings just to be sure…you don’t want to miss it! Here’s a link to Speed’s listings for Hot Rod TV, http://www.speedtv.com/schedule//filter/program/808771

Great Race TV Show Update!

By Great Race
February 7, 2013

GR-Speed-2013-TV

We have just reviewed the Great Race television show which will air on Speed on Saturday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) as an episode of Hot Rod TV, and I can tell you without a doubt it is the best show about our event ever. And I have seen them all. The time it airs in each time zone may vary, so check your local listings. Here is a link to Speed’s listings for Hot Rod TV: http://www.speedtv.com/schedule//filter/program/808771
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Great Racer Spotted!

By Great Race
January 28, 2013

Great Race Speedster

This past weekend, our Coker Tire cohorts were in Pomona, California for the Grand National Roadster Show. They sold tires, wheels and accessories, and also had event photographer, Tommy Lee Byrd on hand to take a bunch of cool pictures. He came away with hundreds of pictures, and spotted Great Race car #18, which is a wild Buick Speedster campaigned by “The Beerster Boys”. Milt (Peewee) Thomas is from Garden Grove, California and put his rally car on display for all to see!
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Hooked on the Great Race

By Great Race
January 10, 2013

1947 Chevy Great Race

It’s always fun to watch the new participants in the Great Race to see how much they like it. Everyone enjoys it, but there are always several folks each year that enter to try it one time and get hooked. And then there are those that get hooked and enjoy preparing a new or different car for the next race. That’s the way it was for me. I believe it was the same for Gary and Jean Ann Martin, Pat and Pat Brothers, Rodney Rucker, Dave Reeder, Howard Sharp, Chad Caldwell and Alan Travis among others. And from the 2012 Rookie Class, I believe the same can be said about Ted Stahl and Buddy Green. And now you can add John Wagner to the list.
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Tornado Hits Downtown Mobile

By Great Race
December 27, 2012

Mobile Alabama Great Race 2013

You may have heard on Christmas Day that a rare December tornado struck downtown Mobile, Alabama, where the finish of the 2013 Great Race will take place. It destroyed Trinity Episcopal Church on Dauphin Street and nearby Murphy High School in what is known as the midtown area of Mobile. It is only 17 blocks straight down Dauphin Street to Bienville Square, the site of the finish of the Great Race on June 30. Bienville Square and that part of beautiful tree-lined Dauphin Street where spared.
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Great Race TV Show to air on Speed Channel

By Great Race
December 15, 2012

Great Race 2012 to air on Speed channel

The 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will air on Speed on Monday, March 11, and it will be shown multiple times over the following months as an episode of Hot Rod TV. It will be in prime time, but the exact time will not be announced until late January.
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2013 Great Race Starts in St. Paul, MN on June 22

By Great Race
November 19, 2012

St. Paul, MN Great Race 2013

The State Fairgrounds in St. Paul and the “Back to the 50s” car show will be the starting point for the 2013 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty on June 22, race promoters have announced.
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