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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club is a time, speed, endurance rally. Today, we learned about endurance, as the racers tackled some of the toughest roads in Wisconsin. Early in the morning route, we saw a long stretch of secluded road, which was marked as “Rustic”. It had sections of […]

As the race wears on, we made our way into Wisconsin, after a tough battle with rush hour traffic near Chicago. Once we got off the Interstate, things got better, as today’s route sent us on a beautiful tour of Wisconsin farm land. The rolling hills and scenic views were great, and the course was […]

As we make it past the half way point of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club, we cross two more states off the to-do list. We started our day in Ohio, and the teams had another tough day that included more tough intersections and stop and go instructions. This […]

Wow, what a difference a day can make! We’ve spent the entire first three days of the 2022 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club with unseasonably chilly temperatures. That changed today! We started our day in Erie, Pennsylvania, where the temperature was already higher than it had been all week. From […]

We covered a lot of ground on Day 3 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. We started our day in Binghamton, New York, after last night’s amazing stop. We quickly hopped on the interstate to get out of town, and found our way onto the back roads of Southern […]

Day 2 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club brought a number of challenges for the drivers, navigators and of course, the cars. We rolled out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut and made our way to the backroads for a scenic route that featured hills, narrow roads and countless small towns. […]

We’ve been waiting on this day all year! This morning, we dropped the Green Flag at beautiful Rocky Point State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. Actually, the green flag duties were handled by Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee and Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi. An estimated crowd of 10,000 people swarmed the park and lined the […]

The Friday before the green flag drops is always an exciting day on the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. We started the day with a huge meeting that included all staff, drivers, navigators and support crews. All together, we had more than 500 people on hand. The morning meeting gives […]

It’s that time of year! Jeff Stumb is on site in Warwick, Rhode Island to begin off-loading and checking in participating cars. This is always exciting, and gets our week started off at a steady pace, building up to the green flag on Saturday. We’re just a few short days away from the start of […]

McCollister’s Auto Transport has been named the Official Transporter of the Great Race, director Jeff Stumb has announced. McCollister’s has 35 years of experience in the enclosed auto transport business, and they are recognized for their outstanding customer service and support, as well as a team of experienced, well-trained drivers. “We are excited to welcome […]

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