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Tragedy has hit the Jameson and Socquet Great Race families as three-year veteran Howard (Ben) Jameson and his brother Scott Socquet have been killed in a helicopter crash outside of Las Vegas. Howard is the youngest son of Jesse and Linda Jameson, Great Racers from New Fairfield, Connecticut. Scott is Linda’s oldest son. Scott was […]

Two-time Great Race Grand Champion Rex Gardner has informed us he has lung cancer. It was just diagnosed this week and he is going to Tulsa for further tests to find out the level of seriousness it is. Rex has been a regular Great Racer since the second event back in 1984, winning twice with […]

John and Scott Hudson won another regional rally this weekend in their 1940 Chevrolet in the Northeast Rally Club’s annual fall event, this year in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. The Hudsons, who were third overall in the 2018 Great Race when it finished in Nova Scotia, had an overall score of 18.7 seconds. They beat out […]

Great Race director Jeff Stumb had the pleasure of being interviewed on “Cars Yeah” recently about the annual cross country rally. He talks about everything from his days as a competitor dating back to 1994 all the way through the 2020 route for next year. Host Mark Greene was actually at one of the stops […]

It’s always exciting to get our new issue of Hemmings Motor News in the mail, but it was especially exciting earlier this week when we saw that the Great Race was the cover story of this month’s issue. Inside, there are 10 pages packed with photos and captions, with dozens of pictures in total. Once […]

We always like to pass along good deals on old cars, especially ones that have completed the Great Race because that proves great reliability. Great Racer, Jim Caudle was just in town for the Coker Tire Challenge and let us know about his 1950 Ford, which is currently for sale. Here is some information that […]

This past weekend was the 14th annual Coker Tire Challenge. The event is a three-day cloverleaf rally based out of Coker Tire’s home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This year, the event was held entirely at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel, giving participants plenty of options for food and fun during the evening hours. Many of […]

We have just learned that Jessi Combs, self-proclaimed “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels,” was killed yesterday in Oregon trying to set a new land speed record in a jet-powered car. She was 36. Jessi participated in the 2016 Great Race from San Rafael, Calif., to Moline, Ill., in a 1927 Bugatti, and filmed it for […]

1915 Hudson For Sale

Looking for an older Great Race car to get the best factor? Seems like everyone is talking about getting an older car after Howard and Doug Sharp won in their 1916 Hudson and Dennis Holland and Dieter Kutz finished strong in their 1909 Buick. Well, here’s your opportunity from Howard Sharp: This is a 1915 […]

Through the generosity of the participants of the 2019 Great Race, we were able to raise $20,122 for the Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship Fund. The funds are being sent to AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) which administers the scholarship for the Great Race. One student from the 2019 Great Race, Jacob Derk from Alfred […]

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