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You can now watch the 2019 Great Race TV in the comfort of your own home. The one-hour show, which aired Nov. 16 on Motor Trend television network, is available on the Great Race’s YouTube channel along with hundreds of other videos we have shot through the years. You can re-live all of the action […]

Wes Thompson, a two-year veteran of the Great Race, is now the proud owner of an iconic motorsports event in Canada – Targa Newfoundland. Wes, along with fellow Canadian Scott Vidler as his navigator, made friends all over the West Coast during the 2019 Great Race in their 1939 Ford with their stuffed animals and […]

Great Racer Jesse Jameson visited Chattanooga, Tennessee last week from Connecticut while in town on a business trip. The family’s company, Vibranalysis, is part of a massive construction on the Chickamauga Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. Team Vibe, which had two cars in the 2019 Great Race – a 1952 Fabulous […]

Ed and Brenda Hurst are selling their 1932 Chevrolet two-door that is Great Race ready. The car has its original interior that is in good shape and it has been updated to include hydraulic brakes, insert bearings in the engine and 12-volt electrical system. The car has won many Aces, which are still on the […]

Sharp Shooting in Texas

Three-time Great Race Grand Champion Howard Sharp also loves to hunt during the fall and winter, and each year he makes a week and a half long trip to northwestern Texas for a hunt. Mostly, he and his friends are on the lookout for big bucks, and as you can see Sharp bagged a nice […]

Great Racers Wed in Oregon

The Great Race is one big family, and we like to use the website to share news about the thousands of members all over the world. Lately, it has been sad news with the passing of Howard Jameson and Rex Gardner. In an effort to share some happy news, we are going to be posting […]

The 2019 Great Race television show will air this Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m. Eastern Time on Motor Trend TV (part of the Discovery channels on what was previously known as the Velocity Channel). The one-hour show will highlight the 2019 Great Race route from Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash., including all lunch and […]

We got an email from Rex Gardner’s daughter, Tonia, asking us to share the following information on Rex’s services after his passing on Monday, Nov. 4: Arrangements have been made for the Celebration of Life for Rex Gardner. Service will be at Nichols-Stephens Funeral Home, 10201 US Hwy 59, Grove, OK 74344 on Saturday, November […]

Rex Gardner, two-time Great Race Grand Champion, lost his short battle with cancer Monday night in Oklahoma. He was 81. Rex started competing in the Great Race in 1985 and was a mainstay in the event. He was best known in the last decade and a half for combining his love for vintage car rallying […]

The Great Race website blog post are to keep racers up to date on what is happening with the event, including what is going on in the lives of the participants. Lately, it seems, it has been the place to relay the passing of some of our friends or health issues others are dealing with. […]

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