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2014 Rally Final Planning Underway

By Great Race
April 9, 2014

The Great Race makes it a point to rally drivers through some of the most interesting and challenging terrain our vast country has to offer and this year is no different. For 2014 the eastern seaboard plays host to thousands of miles of mountains, countryside, marshlands and coastal seascapes. Race Director Jeff Stumb is on the road this week and next sorting out some of the last details that make it possible to rally a hundred cars in and out of so many small towns along the route.

One thing is certain, if you’re racing this year or aspire to, you should be working on your cars to get them ready to make the spectacular run from Maine to Florida. You won’t want to miss a single mile this summer. Veterans will tell you that having your competition car well sorted out and road tested makes a huge difference when the green flag drops and the competition begins.

Look for more updates from the road like the one below, as Jeff Stumb makes his way down the incredible east coast enroute to the Florida finish.

Positions for 2014 Great Race are Filling Up Quickly!

By Great Race
December 30, 2013

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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will enter the New Year with at least 86 paid entries for the 2014 event, Director Jeff Stumb has announced.

That is more than 30 ahead of the pace at the same time last year. That also means that there are only 14 more spots available for the 2014 race from Maine to Florida since the cutoff is 100 cars.

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Get Your Entry Fee Discount NOW!

By Great Race
September 25, 2013

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The entry fee for the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida was announced several months ago, but the time to get a $500 discount is running out.

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Brad Phillips stops by Great Race Headquarters

By Great Race
September 11, 2013

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Great Racer Brad Phillips from Hagerty stopped by Great Race headquarters at Coker Tire last week in a 1959 Chrsyler 300C. He was driving it from the Atlanta area to Michigan to get it ready for the Colorado Grand in September. The car belongs to Great Racer Chad Caldwell of Newnan, Georgia.

The 300C made it all the way to Grand Rapids, Michigan, without a hitch, but a clogged fuel line forced it to be towed the last 150 miles into Traverse City where it will undergo some fine tuning before heading out to Colorado in a few weeks. Brad said the car was a dream to drive and that its sweet spot was at 70 mph on the interstate.

John Hollansworth’s ’33 Pierce-Arrow up for Auction

By Great Race
August 13, 2013

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Great Race legend John Hollansworth has done a lot for the collector car hobby in general. He has been an amazing ambassador for the Great Race for more than two decades. He has been involved in Indy car racing, as has his son. He has been a board member of the Collectors Foundation, even serving as chairman recently.

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Great Race 2014 to Start in Maine, End in Florida

By Great Race
July 8, 2013

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Great Race officials have announced that the 2014 event will start in the state of Maine on Saturday, June 21, and end in Florida nine days later on Sunday, June 29. The start and finish cities, as well as the other stops along the way, will be announced later this month.

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Great Race 2013–Grand Finish in Mobile, Alabama!

By Great Race
June 30, 2013

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We’re blessed to be the adventure of a lifetime that we can do every year! And the 2013 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty has come to an end in grand style today! We did some intense rallying this morning, then stopped in Irvington, Alabama for lunch and a couple laps around the Mobile International Speedway oval track. It was tons of fun, and we had an all out fish fry, thanks to the kind hosts! Then, it was time to make the short drive into downtown Mobile, Alabama for the Grand Finish, where we’d find out the final scores and see where everyone stacked up. Matching their incredible job on last year’s race, the unstoppable team of Irene and Barry Jason wheeled their 1935 Ford coupe to victory, taking home the HUGE $50,000 Grand Championship prize! It’s impressive just to win one Grand Championship, but back-to-back wins is almost out of the question with the level of competition we have these days. Congrats to all of the winners in each class, and a big congrats to Sister McRae, who won the Tom McRae Spirit of the Event award this year! Thanks for all of your hard work, and dedication to the Great Race! Check out our favorite shots of the day, and stay tuned for the final scores!

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Great Race 2013–Cajun Madness!!!

By Great Race
June 29, 2013

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We’ve visited hundreds of towns in the 30 years that Great Race has been around, but today was one of the best days in Great Race history, in terms of the towns we visited! The crowds were incredible in both our Crowley and Covington stops, here in Louisiana and you wouldn’t believe the awesome food that we were given! The folks in Crowley and Covington took Cajun cooking to a whole new level! We rallied through some of the low lands of Louisiana, seeing a few swamps along the way. We also traveled across the loooooong bridge on I-10 on our way to and from Crowley. When we arrived at lunch, Ed Habetz and Tom Regan were the first in the line of cars, and they certainly got a warm welcome to their home town! The stop in Covington was also packed with spectators, as thousands of folks lined the streets to see each and every car roll through the finish gate. With only one more day of competition remaining, the race is getting tight, and we’re ready to see who will take home the $50,000! For now, check out our favorite shots of the day and be sure to check back tomorrow to find out who wins!!!

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Great Race 2013–Down in Louisiana!

By Great Race
June 28, 2013

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We’re officially in Cajun country! We rallied from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Baton Rouge, Louisiana today, but we made quite a few turns along the way. We made a lunch stop in Natchez, Mississippi, after driving on the Natchez Trace Parkway, and got a great view of the river, while we enjoyed a great meal. Then, we hit the road to Baton Rouge, finding all sorts of interesting roads along the way. The canopies created by intertwining tree branches created a very cool view, and it gave the racers a break from the intense sunshine. Overall, we had a great day of rallying, with lots of good food thrown in the mix. Check out our favorite photos of the day, and follow along with us as we go deeper into Louisiana tomorrow with a couple of very exciting stops in Crowley and Covington!

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Great Race 2013–Down South Rallyin’

By Great Race
June 27, 2013

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Yet another day of rallying has placed us firmly into the South, and you can certainly tell by the temperature! Upper 90′s made for a hot, sweaty and sunny day behind the wheel, but we did find an interesting farm sprinkler on a back road somewhere in Arkansas. The farmer may have misjudged the projection of his mega sprinkler, and it ended up spraying on the racers! Aside from the quick cool down, today’s route was grueling. We started at 7am in Germantown, Tennessee and drove 225 miles to our lunch stop in the small town of Monticello, Arkansas. We had a great crowd, and then witnessed LOTS of great crowds lining the streets as we passed through small towns such as Parkdale, Arkansas. Then, we rallied our way into Louisiana for a few minutes, and then back into Mississippi for our evening stop in Vicksburg. Again, we saw a very nice turnout in the downtown area, and ate a scrumptious meal, while listening to some authentic blues. Here are our favorite shots of the day!
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