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Our time spent in Nevada was short, but we made the most of it with an awesome stop in Gardnerville, and we stayed in town a little later than usual this morning. We hit the highway and headed back into California, and started today’s timed course with a challenging climb up Donner Pass. While the […]

What a day! We covered a lot of ground on Day 2 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. We started the day in Lancaster, California, and hit the road bright and early. The morning route was straight forward and featured long stretches of scenic highway with snow-capped mountains to our left […]

Our days leading up to the start of the 2019 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty are always busy–paperwork, registration, tech inspection and general preparation for 9 days on the road. It can be stressful, but it’s all worth it when the green flag drops on Saturday morning. We had a beautiful setting […]

The Friday before the Great Race kicks off is always a busy day. We kick it off with a general meeting, which includes staff members, volunteers, drivers, navigators and support crews. Jeff Stumb gave everyone the rundown for the event, and then handed over the meeting to John Classen, the Director of Competition to start […]

Every year for the Great Race participants choose a variety of ways to get to the start city. Some, in fact the majority this year, call Reliable Carriers and have them pick up their vehicle and deliver it and then catch an airplane to the start destination. Others have a support truck and trailer and […]

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 8, in Carencro, La., for longtime Great Racer Richard Fredette who passed away Wednesday morning at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was 75. Services will begin with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro. Interment will be held at a later […]

Great Race Grand Champion G.R. Pike has a nice brand new Ford Model A engine for sale. It was built by Grand Champion Rex Gardner but G.R. never got around to building the car, so he is offering it for sale for $2,900. It is race ready for those with a Model A looking for […]

Several Great Race cars were damaged in a tornado in the early morning hours Thursday, May 23, in Jefferson City, Mo. The cars, which were originally stored in Brad Epple’s airplane hangar at the airport, had just been moved to a storage facility due to record flooding in the area which is expected to put […]

Longtime Great Race navigator Ty Holmquist of California passed away recently and we wanted to share his obituary. Ty navigated for his wife, Pam, as well for Curtis Graf and John Hollansworth over two decades of Great Racing always finishing near the top of his division. Below is Ty’s obituary.   Ty Holmquist passed on […]

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