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Longtime Great Racer Ed Tourje, who navigated with his son Steven on just about every event since 2003, passed away earlier this week. Ed and Steven were very popular on the Great Race, as were their flathead Ford Coupes, “Stella” and Stella II.” His service information can be found here: https://www.brennanfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Edward-Tourje Ed was competitive but […]

Great Race Grand Champion John Sears, a veteran navigator since the 1960s, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 30. He was 77 years old. Sears won the Great Race in 1996 as navigator for Doc Hampton in a 1929 Ford Model A. That race started in Tacoma, Washington and ended in Toronto, Canada, and it […]

The 20th annual Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Delaware has been rescheduled for May 21-23, 2021, organizer Bob Bryan has announced. It had been scheduled for next month. The event is always one Great Racers look forward to every year and it is sure to attract a big field in May. Bob is a longtime Great […]

The 2020 Great Race has been postponed until June 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent spikes in cases in key states. The dates will be June 19-27, 2021, and the route will again be San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, S.C., with all the same great city stops we had scheduled for […]

If you get two Great Racers together on a livestream event you are going to hear a lot about the Great Race. And that’s what happened when Hagerty’s Brad Phillips brought Jay Reinan on his show for the topic of favorite oddball cars. The two made for a very entertaining hour and no less than […]

For those lucky enough to be on the 2018 Great Race from Buffalo to Nova Scotia they will remember the overnight stop in Gardiner, Maine. That’s the hometown of Peter Prescott and Gardiner was the winner of the Best Overnight stop because of the hospitality, the turnout by the community, the lobster for dinner and […]

This 1929 Ford traditional style Hi-Boy had no expenses spared and was built right. New Brookville Roadster steel body, fresh built Model B block with Miller overhead valve unit, dual Stromberg 97’s, hydraulic brakes, 16″ Dayton knock off rims with stainless steel spokes, ’32 grille, overdrive, red leather interior with black carpets…amazing car. Car is […]

Olivia Gentry comes from a racing family, as her father Oliver is a veteran dirt track racer and her mother Beth is a Great Race Grand Champion. The 19-year-old from Newnan, Georgia has the commitment and determination to find the winner’s circle wherever she races, whether she’s meticulously driving a nine-day journey across 2,300 miles, […]

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 6, 2020 – The 2020 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club has been rescheduled for Aug. 22-30 from San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, S.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Race, out of an abundance of caution for the participants, spectators and the small towns along the […]

The Vintage Car Rally Association has donated once again to Skyuka Hall in Chattanooga, Tenn., to support its new STEAM Lab. This time the donation was $42,172, making the total contribution to the school and its STEAM program almost $100,000. The first grant from the late Rex Gardner’s visionary association was to start the program […]

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