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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.

Great Race Represented at the Lake Mirror Classic

By Great Race
October 22, 2013


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!

Warm Up Rallying in Talladega

By Great Race
April 17, 2013

Talledega on track

Taylor Merrill of LaGrange, Georgia, and his trusty Model A roadster have seen tens of thousands of miles on the Great Race over the years. Taylor, a Dairy Queen franchise owner, does not compete every year, but in the last 10 to 12 years he has probably competed more than half a dozen times, most with his son Todd at his side navigating.

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Great Racers in the Sunshine State

By Great Race
February 28, 2013


Great Racers have been all over Florida in the last few weeks, including a group of Northeastern rally fanatics who were in the Sunshine State for Speed Weeks at Daytona. In the photo are Great Race veterans Peter Hersey, Steven Tourje and Bill Josler.


Making the Transition

By Great Race
February 19, 2013

Great Race sportsman team

This is what the Great Race is all about…moving up from class to class until you reach the top of the heap! Chad Nelson was one of the first X-Cup guys back in the day and even though his school is no longer involved in the event, he has continued to keep young people involved in building old cars and taking them on the race.
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Great Race is in the News!

By Great Race
June 14, 2012

1930-ford-speedster competes in Great Race

With all sorts of media attention, the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is off to a great start! We’re glad to see many of the teams get attention from local media during the preparation for the event, and here’s one of several that we’ve run across so far. The featured piece is about Lockport, New York residents, Doug Stolzenberg, Brent Powley, Keith Wallace and Rick McIntosh, who are tackling the Great Race in a 1930 Riley-Ford racer. The four-man team will share driving duties, and compete in the Sportsman division. Click HERE to read the article about their team, which ran in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal!

Early’s Honey Stand enters Great Race!

By Great Race
May 31, 2012

Erskine Early used to transport honey from the hives to his roadside stand in a car similar to what current Early’s Honey Stand owner Curt Gibbs will be driving in the Great Race. Gibbs and his son, Curtis, will pilot a 1932 Ford Roadster around the Great Lakes.

1932 Ford Roadster Great Race competitor
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1916 Buick Speedster For Sale!

By Great Race
April 27, 2012

Is the Great Race on your bucket list but you don’t have an old car to participate in, well how about this 1916 Buick Speedster that Great Race veteran Bryan Dickson has for sale. And it’s a steal at only $15,000.

1916 Buick Speedster

Click the picture for MORE pictures of the car!

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Get Well Soon to Great Race Legend, Curtis Graf

By Great Race
March 26, 2012

Anyone that has ever participated in even one Great Race knows the legend of Curtis Graf. I call Curtis my friend, but I don’t think there has ever been a person he has met that didn’t consider him their friend as well; Curtis is just that kind of guy that loves everyone and everyone loves him.

Curtis Graf Great Race Legend

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Pumpkin Run Prepares Racers for the 2012 Great Race

November 2, 2011

Our buddies up North have a very cool (literally) rally event, and it’s called the Pumpkin Run. It’s held toward the end of October, and it’s based out of Millsboro, Delaware. The event sends rally-racers through the scenic land of the Northeast, and it has raised over $40,000 for the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company’s Building Fund. It’s a great rally for a great cause, and many of our friends and Great Race participants join in on the fun.

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Diehard rally enthusiasts, the Feeney's piloted their very popular '36 Ford police car to a 13th place overall finish.


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