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The city of Riverside, Calif., is gearing up for what is expected to be a huge start of the Great Race in mid-June. Being the start city is much more than just the start of the race. The city is planning several special events for the racers, including an opening banquet on Friday night in […]

Great Racer Peter Prescott, who headed the committee to bring the Great Race to his hometown of Gardiner, Maine, last year, has been recognized with a Special Service Award by the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in bringing the event to town. The antique car rally stopped overnight in Gardiner June 26 […]

Two-time Great Race champion Bobby Hadskey is thinning his collection and has decided to sell his very rare 1933 Ford roadster. And since it is a Great Race ready car he wanted to let all of the racers know about it. This car was actually raced by another Great Race champion – Dave Reeder. Bobby […]

Pre-war vehicles has always been the backbone of the Great Race. And in this case, the war we are talking about is World War I. The 2019 Great Race will take place more than 100 years after the end of the “War to End All Wars,” but there will be at least seven vehicles that […]

We love it when a Hemmings publication hits our desk. Whether it’s the flagship Hemmings Motor News, or the Classic Car or Muscle Machines titles, we can always count on great content. Our copy of the April 2019 Hemmings Muscle Machines landed at the office this week and we were thrilled to see an article […]

Little did Scott Henderson know when he volunteered to represent his hometown in the Great Race in 2013 what exactly he was getting into. The team which was supposed to represent Mobile, Alabama, had to drop out with less than a week before the event was to begin in St. Paul, Minn. Local officials in […]

Seven Great Racers have moved up a division by virtue of their performances in the 2018 Great Race. Of course, the winners of the event, Jeff and Eric Fredette, have moved up from the Expert Division to Grand Championship Division. The Illinois team won the 2018 Great Race when it finished in Halifax, Nova Scotia, […]

There are several cars for sale that may be interesting for Great Racers as potential rally vehicles or just as historic pieces of Great Race history for a collection. First is a Model T that was very famous in the 1990s in the Great Race. A fellow named Rossi Morris, the Lone Racer, campaigned this […]

We have just learned that Great Race navigator Steve McKelvie has passed away at his home in Franklin, Mass. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Steve was a navigator for Harald von Langsdorff in 2017 and 2018 in a 1972 Mercedes 350SLC. He was 67.  Steve wrote extensively about his Great Race exploits as well as other […]

In the early days of the Great Race, there were many pioneers willing to take old races cars and speedsters and cross the country from one end to the other multiple times, and one of those men was Lewis DeLong of Lodi, Ohio. Lew was in every Great Race from 1983 to 1991 and although […]

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