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The 2019 Great Race television show will air this Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m. Eastern Time on Motor Trend TV (part of the Discovery channels on what was previously known as the Velocity Channel). The one-hour show will highlight the 2019 Great Race route from Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash., including all lunch and […]

We got an email from Rex Gardner’s daughter, Tonia, asking us to share the following information on Rex’s services after his passing on Monday, Nov. 4: Arrangements have been made for the Celebration of Life for Rex Gardner. Service will be at Nichols-Stephens Funeral Home, 10201 US Hwy 59, Grove, OK 74344 on Saturday, November […]

Rex Gardner, two-time Great Race Grand Champion, lost his short battle with cancer Monday night in Oklahoma. He was 81. Rex started competing in the Great Race in 1985 and was a mainstay in the event. He was best known in the last decade and a half for combining his love for vintage car rallying […]

The Great Race website blog post are to keep racers up to date on what is happening with the event, including what is going on in the lives of the participants. Lately, it seems, it has been the place to relay the passing of some of our friends or health issues others are dealing with. […]

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 […]

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