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The annual Pumpkin Run was held last week in Millsboro, Delaware, and it was one of the largest fields ever at the event as teams prepared for the Great. John and Scott Hudson were the winners for the second-straight time in their 1940 Chevrolet, edging out Howard and Doug Sharp in their 1916 Hudson Hillclimber. […]

Chattanooga, TN — The RPM Foundation, a member of America’s Automotive Trust, is proud to announce that they have joined forces with the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. RPM will work with the Great Race to administer their X-Cup Grants, Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Awards, and the new X-Cup Team […]

Irene Jason, a three-time Great Race champion driver, passed away today. The Keller, Texas, school teacher and her husband, Barry won the race three straight years – 2012-14, something that had never been done before. In 2012 and 2013, the couple won the event in a 1935 Ford coupe with a three speed manual transmission. […]

Cameron Coker of Chattanooga, who participated in multiple Great Races as a navigator, has passed away after a tragic one-vehicle car wreck two days ago. Cameron participated with his dad, Corky Coker, while in his teens and later with former Grand Champion Greg Cunningham. When his father’s company, Coker Tire, bought the Great Race in […]

A rare and unique opportunity to own a Great Race winning vehicle has come up, and it would be perfect to use in the event in the coming years after a 21-year absence. This 1929 Ford Model A speedster was known as the Blue Flame special from 1993-99, and it won the Rookie Division in […]

Longtime Great Racer Ed Tourje, who navigated with his son Steven on just about every event since 2003, passed away earlier this week. Ed and Steven were very popular on the Great Race, as were their flathead Ford Coupes, “Stella” and Stella II.” His service information can be found here: https://www.brennanfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Edward-Tourje Ed was competitive but […]

Great Race Grand Champion John Sears, a veteran navigator since the 1960s, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 30. He was 77 years old. Sears won the Great Race in 1996 as navigator for Doc Hampton in a 1929 Ford Model A. That race started in Tacoma, Washington and ended in Toronto, Canada, and it […]

The 20th annual Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Delaware has been rescheduled for May 21-23, 2021, organizer Bob Bryan has announced. It had been scheduled for next month. The event is always one Great Racers look forward to every year and it is sure to attract a big field in May. Bob is a longtime Great […]

The 2020 Great Race has been postponed until June 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent spikes in cases in key states. The dates will be June 19-27, 2021, and the route will again be San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, S.C., with all the same great city stops we had scheduled for […]

If you get two Great Racers together on a livestream event you are going to hear a lot about the Great Race. And that’s what happened when Hagerty’s Brad Phillips brought Jay Reinan on his show for the topic of favorite oddball cars. The two made for a very entertaining hour and no less than […]

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