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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.

Big Fun at the Pumpkin Run

By Great Race
October 21, 2013


Doug and Dana Sharp of Fairport, New York, won the 13th annual Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Delaware, this weekend in a 1916 Hudson. They were followed closely by John and Scott Hudson who are also from New York in their 1940 Chevrolet. Third place went to Ed and Steven Tourje of Uniondale, Pennsylvania, in their 1939 Ford.

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Raime Brown joins the Great Race staff

By Great Race
March 4, 2013


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.


Great Race 2012 is a Wrap!

By Great Race
July 1, 2012

As we wind down from our enormous awards banquet and dinner at The Henry Ford Museum, we reflect on the past 9 days, and the incredible journey we have completed. We started in Traverse City, Michigan on June 23rd, and now we are in Dearborn, Michigan after 2,300 miles of intense rallying around the Great Lakes. We made stops in Canada, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, and we have finally reached the end of our trip! But before all that we still had a great route for the final day of competition, which involved a great deal of scenic farmland before blasting into Ypsilanti, Michigan for lunch. While there, we visited the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, which is actually the last remaining Hudson dealership in the country.

Great Race 2012
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Great Racers Roll into Ohio!

By Great Race
June 29, 2012

Whew, it’s hot! Today’s route was challenging enough on its own, but when you add heat and harsh sunlight into the mix, it certainly gets interesting. We’ve been blessed with great weather during the multi-day event, but we definitely had summer-like conditions during today’s epic drive. We started the day in front of the beautiful Adam’s Mark hotel in downtown Buffalo, New York.

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Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry on a nice country road during today’s route.

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Great Racin’ in the Empire State!

By Great Race
June 28, 2012

Today’s Great Race route took us through scenic New York state, leaving from our overnight stop in Watertown. Lots of farmland and orchards made for a beautiful drive in the country side of the glorious Northeast. We drove through Pulaski and even went to Mexico…we didn’t even know that was a town in New York! From there, we motored through the hilly landscape of rural New York.

Great Race 2012
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Day 4–Still Truckin’ in Canada!

By Great Race
June 26, 2012

We’re still rollin! Today, we had a long route that took us from our overnight stop in Barrie, Ontario to a lunch stop in Barry’s Bay, Ontario. It was a scenic drive with awesome views of multiple lakes and the chance to see some good ole Canadian wild life. Several of our guys saw some moose out in the wild, and the moose gets bigger every time the stories get told! We had a great ride into the small town of Barry’s Bay, where a great crowd turned out to greet the racers!

Great Race 2012
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Day 2 Highlights from the Road!

By Great Race
June 24, 2012

This morning, we packed up and headed for the border as our first task of the day. All racers, staff and support crews made it through customs with absolutely no issues, and we were on our way to the starting point for the day. By factoring in a few minutes of buffer time in case customs took a while. So, as the racers made their way into Canada, they had an extra long speedometer calibration period and a bit of free time before officially going on the clock. From there, it was quite a bumpy ride, as the day’s route sent racers onto a secluded road that snaked through miles of twists and turns, as well as a few one-lane bridges.

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Crossing into Canada early this morning!

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St. Ignace Lunch Stop

By Great Race
June 23, 2012

The beautiful town of Saint Ignace, Michigan welcomed the Great Race convoy for an awesome lunch stop! We had great car positioning, right on the main drag through town, which was very, very close to the water. All in all it was a great stop, and we were also welcomed by a nice car show in conjunction with our parc ferme in town. Check out some of our favorite shots at the stop, as well as a few photos on the way to the stop!

Great Race 2012
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Need Practice for the Great Race???

By Great Race
May 10, 2012

Northeast Rally Club

If you would like to try a Great Race style rally to get ready for the Great Race, check out the Northeast Rally Club 3-day rally in beautiful northeast Pennsylvania on May 18-20. This is a fun rally with instructions and rules very similar to the Great Race. Got to the Northeast Rally Club website: http://www.northeastrallyclub.com/ and click on “Forms and Paperwork” for more information and an entry form.

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