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The 2018 Coker Tire Challenge will be held in Chattanooga September 20-23 and spots are still available for as low as $350. The annual regional rally starts with registration, tech inspection, rally school and a reception on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Coker Tire Museum. The rally kicks off Friday morning as teams from around […]

The 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is in the books, and we’ve gone through thousands of photos of each day’s competition. It’s always a daunting task, but the reward is remembering these moments for years to come. Our staff photographer, Tommy Lee Byrd, captures the exciting corners, scenic spots and sometimes […]

So, I took Bender (trusty ’54 Studebaker) to the Hemmings World HQ in Bennington, Vermont this evening, for the Cruise-In there. Bender is still wearing all his 2018 GR stickers, so it may have embarrassed the judges out of giving him all the awards he may richly deserve otherwise (conflict of interest and all that, […]

Tag Lewis, who passed away in Halifax on Monday, July 2, one day after the finish of the Great Race, is finally home in Ohio and services and funeral arrangements have been made. Visitation will be Monday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 17, from 2-8 pm both days at Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. The address is […]

The day after the awards banquet, I took Dale to the Halifax airport to fly home, and Sue flew in there to join me. We stayed the night then headed west, took the shorter ferry (from Digby to Saint John), stayed the night there, then drive to Portland via back roads and the smallest border […]

This is an important message from Great Race director, Jeff Stumb: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Great Racer Tag Lewis passed away after suffering a massive heart attack after the awards banquet in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Several of our Great Race staff are still here with us supporting Mary Beth […]

I mean the Great Race for 2018 is DONE. Congratulations to Jeff & Eric Fredette (our rookie mentors way back in 2006), who won the Grand Championship! Congrats to all the winners of their classes. And congratulations to all who finished this tough, bumpy-road event. Special, very appreciative thanks to the many good people in […]

Well. We made it to Nova Scotia! Bender ran well today. We kinda did, too. This is the second year Dale and I have run the Great Race, and we have gotten our communication conventions quite well-tuned and concise. At least for the basic operations (turns, signs, speed changes, etc.). Today, we were challenged with […]

We’ve had some HOT days on the Great Race in years past. 100 degrees with extreme humidity in The Villages, Florida and 115 degrees in Lake Havasu, Arizona come to mind. But we had an unexpected hot one today, as we crossed into Nova Scotia. This part of Canada is known for its frigid weather, […]

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