Great Race is on the Cover of October 2015 Hemmings!

And even better than that, the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is featured in an awesome 10-page article that covers all the highlights of our epic journey from Kirkwood, Missouri to Santa Monica, California, along historic Route 66. Jim Menneto and his crew at Hemmings did an outstanding job with the coverage, and you should be receiving your copy of the October 2015 issue of Hemmings Motor News soon. We’re assuming that you already subscribe to the world’s largest collector car marketplace…but in case you don’t, click here to get more information. In the mean time, go to your favorite newsstand or book store and pick up a copy of the October 2015 issue and read all about the 2015 Great Race!
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Great Race Rolls onto Your TV this Month!


The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty TV show will air four times before the end of January on MavTV. There will be 10 p.m. airings on the East Coast and West Coast. It all begins Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10 p.m. Pacific (1 a.m. Eastern) and will last for one hour. It will air immediately following the Lucas Oil Modified Series from Blythe, Calif.

The following Thursday night, Jan. 22, it will air at 10 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Pacific). It will air again that night three hours later (10 p.m. on the West Coast).

The final showing in the month will be on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10 p.m. Pacific (1 a.m. Eastern).

MavTV is the new home of many of the old Speed Channel favorites such as My Classic Car, Stacy David’s GearZ, Dave Despain, Dream Car Garage and Two Guys Garage. MavTV is seen in more than 80 million homes across the country. It is on Dish channel 248, Directv channel 214 and Verizon channel 810. It is also available through cable providers Comcast, Time Warner and Charter.

Please check your local listings for the dates and times in your area.

Awesome Great Race Coverage in Hemmings!

We hope everyone reading this are already subscribers to Hemmings Motor News. It’s the best car magazine out there, and we’re very excited to tell you guys that the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is featured on the cover of the October 2014 issue. Inside, there is a beautiful six-page article with great, in depth coverage of the event. Also featured in the issue is an advertisement for the 2015 Great Race, which will travel historic Route 66! Check it out!
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Made it to Maine!

Our fleet trucks are still on the way up to Maine, but Great Race Director, Jeff Stumb is already on hand. Cars are beginning to filter in, and our whole crew of staffers should be arriving in Ogunquit, Maine tomorrow afternoon. Thursday is tech inspection, Friday is the Hagerty Trophy Run and Saturday starts the greatest car guy adventure you can do every year! The weather is beautiful and we’re ready to show Maine what the Great Race is all about. Stay tuned for lots of updates in the coming weeks, as our journey begins.
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Get Your Popcorn in Bennington!

Hemmings Popper
During our stop in Bennington, Vermont, home of our title sponsor, Hemmings Motor News, you’ll be able to buy a cup of popcorn for ONE DOLLAR! That’s right, we’re not talkin’ movie theater prices–one buck gets a cup of popcorn, and all of the proceeds go to Rex Gardner’s autism foundation. The coolest aspect of the popcorn experience is the 1928 Ford Cretor Popcorn Truck–if you see it in Bennington, stop by and get a cup!

Hemmings Returns as Title Sponsor for 2014 Great Race

Hemmings Motor News is considered “The Bible of the Collector Car Hobby since 1954”, and it has been the number one supporter of the Great Race since our rebirth in 2011. Publisher, Jim Menneto, is a huge rally enthusiast, and participates in each Great Race (among other rally events) with his 1932 Ford speedster. We’re proud to have Hemmings Motor News on board as the title sponsor for 2014, and we’ll even have a hosted lunch stop in Hemmings’ hometown of Bennington, Vermont on Sunday, June 22, 2014, starting at 12:05pm Eastern time.
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2014 Rally Final Planning Underway

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.

Great Race Represented at the Lake Mirror Classic


Our good buddy, and mega Great Race supporter, Jim Menneto attended the Lake Mirror Classic with his 1932 Ford speedster last weekend. He is a regular at the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, and he’s also the President of Hemmings, so we certainly appreciate everything he does for the Great Race. This week, he sent us a picture of his Speedster with our 2014 Great Race poster in clear view. We can’t wait to do the Maine to Florida route, and you can bet this blue roadster will be along for the ride!

Great Race Surpasses Last Year’s Entries, Nears 100

Great Race 2013

The 2012 Great Race around the Great Lakes produced a record number of rookie entries into the event – a number many thought would never be broken. Well, one year later, that number has been broken with more than 50 days to go before the 2013 race takes off from St. Paul. Currently, there are 28 rookie teams entered in the Great Race, from as far away as California and Florida.

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Raime Brown joins the Great Race staff


Raime Brown has joined the Great Race staff in Chattanooga to help with administrative duties, and Great Racers will get to know her over the coming months on the phone and in person, Director Jeff Stumb announced. She will be helping with registration duties and working with participants, sponsors and everything Great Race related as well as continuing in her role as Tour Coordinator of the Coker Museum, which she has held for more than two years. “And Raime will be with us on the Great Race this summer so everyone will get to meet her,” Stumb said.


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