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Great Racer and 2018 Spirit of the Event winner Scott Henderson passed away Thursday morning, October 18, after a courageous battle with cancer. Scott and his daughter Mallory have become fixtures on the event in their teal colored 1964 ½ Mustang convertible, first competing in the X-Cup Division and eventually the Sportsman Division. Scott famously […]

Howard and Doug Sharp traveled all the way from Fairport, New York to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the three-day Coker Tire Challenge, and after it was finished, they carried home the trophy for first place. It was the 13th annual Challenge, and teams came from as far away as Vermont, Canada and Texas to compete. The […]

The weekly Lokar TV show featured the Great Race last week, and you can watch it online by clicking the link at the end of this post. It is a 21-minute video shot for their 30-minute TV show, but this is not the one-hour Great Race TV show which will air on Velocity in the […]

We’re extremely thankful for the support of Hemmings Motor News, and we always look forward to seeing the coverage that they put together for the magazine. The October 2018 Hemmings Motor News is fresh off the printer and it features a cover story on the Great Race. With 6 pages of coverage, and over two […]

Looking for a nice car to use in the Great Race? Why not go with one with a proven track record and a great handicap (factor) in scoring. Scott Thams is offering his 1929 Ford Model A speedster for sale and it has competed in a number of Great Races and regional rallies. Here’s what […]

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 […]

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