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Dick Burdick, five-time Grand Champion of the Great Race, passed away Sunday in his hometown in Texas. He was 88. Burdick participated in every Great Race for the first 25 years, winning three times in a 1924 Bentley Speedster (1989, 1990 and 1992), once in a 1916 Hudson racer (2000) and once in a 1934 […]

The Atlantic Nationals – the largest car show in Canada with more than 2,000 cars, tens of thousands of spectators and big-name celebrities – is the newest Great Race sponsor as well as the host for the Day 7 overnight stop in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Friday, June 29.   Founded in 2001, the five-day […]

The Great Race was spotlighted during last weekend’s Northeast Motorsports Expo in Augusta, Maine, thanks to Great Racer Peter Prescott, Maine Boyz Racing and the company EJP. Great Race director Jeff Stumb was a guest at the Expo, which featured not only the June 26 overnight stop in Gardiner, Maine, but the other four Maine […]

The Great Race has announced the 2018 Event Regulations are posted and available for viewing on the website. There are no major changes again this year to the rules, but each contestant is responsible for reading and understanding the regulations. Obvious changes are the dates of the event and the promoted city stops, beginning with […]

For over the last 10 years Edward and Steven Tourje from Uniondale, Pennsylvania have been racing their 1939 Ford One mile at a time for Autism. On Wednesday December 6th 2017 they represented the Vintage Car Rally Association (VCRA) by presenting The Vista School with a holiday gift, a $45,000 donation to purchase a slightly […]

The 2017 Great Race television show has aired on Velocity, but if you missed it or forgot to record it you don’t need to worry because it has been posted on the Great Race’s YouTube channel. The TV show highlights most all of the vehicles, including of course the winners – Beth Gentry and Jody […]

Dozens of rookies get to experience the Great Race every year, as Dave Burrows did in 2017. And Dave did it right from the start to the finish. He bought and restored a 1948 Mercury woody wagon for the event, and he documented every step of the way from buying the car to crossing the […]

Bob Coker Passes Away

Frequent Great Racer Bob Coker passed away Nov. 9 at his home in North Carolina at the age of 82. Known affectionately as “Uncle Bob” around the Great Race and Coker Tire, Robert Edward Coker loved Buicks. He got his love for antique automobiles from his father, and through the years had owned some of […]

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