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Chattanooga gave us a SUPER send off this morning. We had lots of folks visiting with us who liked seeing our cars. There was a special ceremony for our start and huge crowds to cheer as we left town. It is hard to describe the excitement when we start our cars and we are off […]

Look out here we come!!!

Yesterday was the “practice” run which was good for us because we had lots to practice!! All I’m going to say is the Navigator in our car (me) needs to be more alert! Fortunately Gary was very forgiving Today is the official start and we will start our journey to Vermont. All of us leaving […]

The fun begins!!

Excitement in Corkyville! Great Racers are arriving and the pre-race activities are in “full swing”!! Maxine has been thru tech inspection and has gotten all her stickers. We did the speedo check this morning and all is well. Today will there will be time to visit with friends. If you are near any of our […]

Pulling into the Great Race parking area at Coker Tire. Glad to be in Corkyville and part of the exciting adventure. Anxious to see our Great Race family.

We’re off!!!

In the truck pulling trailer with “Maxine” on the way to Chattanooga to the start of The Great Race. Coker Tire in Chattanooga TN to Hemmings Motor News in Bennington VT — WOW What an adventure!!!!

Random thoughts

Three days before we will be in Chattanooga. I know we will have great fun! Corky Coker and all the Coker family (family includes the many great employees of Coker tire) will see that all is planned to perfection for the Great Racers We will soon be ” on the road” for an event that […]

With less than a week before we go to Chattanooga for the Great Race I’ve decided it’s time to make a list so I won’t forget any necessary items. MY LIST Bourbon — this is for the auction not for drinking Blue highlighters Pink highlighters Red pins Lap board for instructions Clock Batteries Stopwatch Gary […]

Autism Benefit Auction

Great Race Hosts “Auction for Autism” During Friday Night’s Kickoff Dinner at Coker Tire The Great Race began in 1983 when a couple of car guys, Tom McRae and Norm Miller, got together and bought out an ailing race promoter, who had attempted to organize a vintage car race from California to Indiana. After acquiring […]

No Turning Back

Well we made the 2400 mile tow from California to Chattanooga.  Left the Packard and trailer at Coker Tire while we proceeded to Asheville for a family reunion.  So now we are committed.  Did not get as much driving in the car as we wanted due to last minute issues.  We never think we have done enough preparation.  […]

FINAL COUNTDOWN

One week from today we will be on our way to Chattanooga. After months of planning and preparation it will be time for the Great Race. I’m the type of person who likes to have everything organized so I plan to take this next week making sure we are ready to rally. Gary tells me […]

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