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Our 1936 Packard (which my navigator wife calls Molly Maroon) is almost ready to go.  Since rebuilding the engine, I have been fighting various little problems.  I now know more about tuning a Packard than I thought possible.  Had the car all ready for a car show last weekend and on the way to the […]

What Lake?

When we tell people we are going on the Great Race one of the first comments we hear is, “Oh you must see beautiful countryside!”    I remember our Rookie year we were driving on a curvy road with frequent speed changes.  As the driver my focus was keeping the car on the road, looking ahead […]

Are you sleeping?

I will never forget one morning our Rookie year … We were on a transit (not being timed) on a freeway in Colorado.  It was about 9:30am and I had the ’41 Packard pegged on 50 mph.  After a bit Pat leaned over and said, “Are you asleep?”  I looked at the speedometer and said, […]

Patrick is working away on our ’31 Buick Racer.  We are hoping the weather here in Oregon clears soon and warms up to at least 60 so we can get the old gal out of the house and on the road for a test run late next week!   Oh well, that is my Navigator/Mechanic’s problem.  […]

48 Days and counting!

Wow, here we are only 48 days until The Great Race and our “new” ’31 Buick Racer is in pieces in our house (not in our Garage – actually IN our house!)   Finally after a week of panic about our brake problems we think it is solved and Patrick is frantically beginning reassembly of the […]

After spending most of the winter in pieces in our garage Maxine is finally back together and running. With a big smile on his face, Gary tells me Maxine is in good condition and he is pleased with her performance. YEA HIP HIP HOORAY!!! Since Maxine is in good rally condition then the pressure is […]

Ready, Set, let’s Go!

We have fifty cars entered so far in the Hemmings Great Race. I think that is pretty dang good for mid April! We will get another 20 to 30 more by race time for sure. It is going to be a good event! Our staff here is doing some great work and continue to work […]

The phones are ringing, email is burning up the internet and the mailman just asked us if it was Christmas cause of all the mail coming in on the Great Race. Our people are working hard to get things ready for the Hemmings Motor News 2011 Great Race. Things are really hopping! Like a Broadway […]

Updates – April 14th

This Week’s email update comes to you from our Director of Competition, John Classen. Hello Great Racers, Rachel and I have just finished Course Run #2 for this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race. It was a challenging run. In the south, we had days of heavy rain and a morning of thick fog. And […]

Updates – April 14th

This Week’s email update comes to you from our Director of Competition, John Classen. Hello Great Racers, Rachel and I have just finished Course Run #2 for this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race. It was a challenging run. In the south, we had days of heavy rain and a morning of thick fog. And […]

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