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Two-time Great Race Grand Champion Gary Kuck has passed away after his battle with cancer. Kuck, from Lincoln, Nebraska won the event in his 1917 Hudson Indy car in 1998 (Tacoma, Washington to Haverhill, Massachusetts) and 1999 (Marietta, Georgia to Anaheim, California) as navigator. Rex Gardner was his driver both of those years. Kuck also […]

Dave Coon is selling his 1953 Chevrolet Club Coupe, which competed in this year’s Great Race with no mechanical issues. The car has the 235 inline six cylinder engine, Powerglide automatic transmission and has been upgraded to 12 volt charging system. It also has power steering. The car is equipped with a Time Wise speedometer, […]

The one-hour TV show on the 2018 Great Race from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia, will air on the Velocity Channel on Saturday, November 17, at 7 a.m. Eastern time. The show will feature all city stops along the route and most vehicles in the event. It highlights all of the highs (from […]

Dana and Doug Sharp have again won the Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Del., in their 1916 Hudson. Dana subs for Doug’s father Howard on this event. The couple from Fairport, New York had a two-day score of 15.84. They were followed by the father-son team of John and Greg Hudson from Baldwinsville, New York with […]

Scott Henderson’s funeral arrangements have been made, and they will be at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Mobile from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends starting at 10 a.m. I have added the link below for you to read his obituary.   Click Here For Information

Great Racer and 2018 Spirit of the Event winner Scott Henderson passed away Thursday morning, October 18, after a courageous battle with cancer. Scott and his daughter Mallory have become fixtures on the event in their teal colored 1964 ½ Mustang convertible, first competing in the X-Cup Division and eventually the Sportsman Division. Scott famously […]

Howard and Doug Sharp traveled all the way from Fairport, New York to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the three-day Coker Tire Challenge, and after it was finished, they carried home the trophy for first place. It was the 13th annual Challenge, and teams came from as far away as Vermont, Canada and Texas to compete. The […]

The weekly Lokar TV show featured the Great Race last week, and you can watch it online by clicking the link at the end of this post. It is a 21-minute video shot for their 30-minute TV show, but this is not the one-hour Great Race TV show which will air on Velocity in the […]

We’re extremely thankful for the support of Hemmings Motor News, and we always look forward to seeing the coverage that they put together for the magazine. The October 2018 Hemmings Motor News is fresh off the printer and it features a cover story on the Great Race. With 6 pages of coverage, and over two […]

Looking for a nice car to use in the Great Race? Why not go with one with a proven track record and a great handicap (factor) in scoring. Scott Thams is offering his 1929 Ford Model A speedster for sale and it has competed in a number of Great Races and regional rallies. Here’s what […]

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