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Every year for the Great Race participants choose a variety of ways to get to the start city. Some, in fact the majority this year, call Reliable Carriers and have them pick up their vehicle and deliver it and then catch an airplane to the start destination. Others have a support truck and trailer and […]

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 8, in Carencro, La., for longtime Great Racer Richard Fredette who passed away Wednesday morning at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was 75. Services will begin with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro. Interment will be held at a later […]

Great Race Grand Champion G.R. Pike has a nice brand new Ford Model A engine for sale. It was built by Grand Champion Rex Gardner but G.R. never got around to building the car, so he is offering it for sale for $2,900. It is race ready for those with a Model A looking for […]

Several Great Race cars were damaged in a tornado in the early morning hours Thursday, May 23, in Jefferson City, Mo. The cars, which were originally stored in Brad Epple’s airplane hangar at the airport, had just been moved to a storage facility due to record flooding in the area which is expected to put […]

Longtime Great Race navigator Ty Holmquist of California passed away recently and we wanted to share his obituary. Ty navigated for his wife, Pam, as well for Curtis Graf and John Hollansworth over two decades of Great Racing always finishing near the top of his division. Below is Ty’s obituary.   Ty Holmquist passed on […]

Howard and Doug Sharp of Fairport, N.Y., ran away with the Spring Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Del., over the weekend in their 1916 Hudson Hillclimber in the Northeast Rally Club’s kickoff of the rally season. The Sharps posted a 17.16 score, almost doubling the second-place time of 32.39 turned in by Pennsylvania’s Corky and Tim […]

Another fantastic Great Race rally car has come up for sale. It is a 1935 Ford that has been in several Great Races with a couple of different owners, most recently Bryan Dickson of Texas. He drove the car to the win in the Sportsman Division in 2013. Here is what Bryan says about the […]

Great Racers know Ted Stahl and GroupeStahl as the man and the company which provides the wild and popular Great Race shirts during the event each year. They have become known in Great Race circles simply as the “Stahl Shirts.” And most are aware the company does a lot of T-shirts around the world with […]

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