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Old School On YouTube

Among the boxes of stylish T-shirts from Great Races past, we’ve stumbled onto video tapes from the original television shows of the early events. Many of you may know that television has always played a huge role in the race and we are keeping that tradition alive and well today. We’re throwing segments from the […]

Great Race Family

I had planned to write about Gary preparing the car but recent events changed my mind. Yesterday there were serious storms and tornados in our area. Fortunately we are fine. However, since last night we have received numerous calls, emails and texts from our Great Race Family checking if we are okay. We know that […]

Rookie Mentoring Program

The rookie mentoring program that we began last year will be enhanced for 2012. Our goal is for new participants in this event to have a great experience and join this great sport in future years. This year we intend to assign a veteran team to each rookie team before the race to assist with […]

The oldest car in almost two decades will compete in the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty as 100 vintage cars make their way around the Great Lakes in June. Former Grand Champions Alan and Mary Travis have never shied away from a challenge. They won the Great Race in 1993 from […]

Well, I’m a bit late with a monthly posting.  I try to get ‘er done around month’s end, but January was a BUSY one!  I have a much bigger crew to manage now, and scattered coast-to-coast.  So travel and long days for work have stunted my OTHER projects a bit.  Fortunately, Bob Ensign has been […]

The total purse for the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is going to be $118,500, event Director Jeff Stumb has announced. The Grand Champion of the race will receive a minimum of $25,000. The total purse is an increase of 32 percent over last year, and the Grand Champion is guaranteed to pocket at least $5,000 more than last year.

The other major increases are the addition of daily prize money and an increase of one extra paid position in each division and class. “And we increased the total amount paid out in each class as well,” Stumb said.

Here is the breakdown of overall and class prize money:

The total purse for the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is going to be $118,500, event Director Jeff Stumb has announced. The Grand Champion of the race will receive a minimum of $25,000. The total purse is an increase of 32 percent over last year, and the Grand Champion is guaranteed to pocket at least $5,000 more than last year.

The other major increases are the addition of daily prize money and an increase of one extra paid position in each division and class. “And we increased the total amount paid out in each class as well,” Stumb said.

Here is the breakdown of overall and class prize money:

The 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty got a big boost Jan. 6 when an article and photograph about the event ran in the New York Times. Click the link below to read the entire story (the race will be closer to 2,300 miles, not the 1,000 reported). http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/racing-against-time-around-the-great-lakes/?emc=eta1

Here are a couple of announcements from the Great Race staff: Car numbers will be assigned beginning Feb. 1 to those who have registered and are paid in full. Veterans, as always, will get the number they had in last year’s race. Veterans who missed last year can get their requested number as long as […]

Some folks like to know exactly where they’re going, before they ever start.  Few Great Racers are like that, though – and I’m no exception.  Indeed, I suspect that one of the things I like best about this game is just that, its open-ended quality.  Well, when I set out to make a new Great […]

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