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Kirkwood, Missouri

The 2015 Great Race was the second time Kirkwood , Missouri had the honor of hosting this great event! We can’t wait to host it a third time, especially after winning the “Best Overnight Stop” both times!! What a way to bring the community together.

Kirkwood served as this year’s official start to the race which brought over 8,000 people to our downtown district to see the cars and to experience Kirkwood. It also helped to kick off the inaugural “Kirkwood Missouri Route 66 Festival”, an event we hope to continue until well past the next time the Great Race comes to town.

I would like to thank the Great Race organization for choosing us as the start city and for helping to walk us through the planning and execution of the event. Their partnership, assistance and experience is invaluable. Also, thanks to the drivers who were more than friendly and proved to be super ambassadors for the race.

Kirk Hutchison
Chairman Kirkwood Missouri Route 66 Festival featuring the 2015 Great Race

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

The Great Race in Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Fantastic event, multitudes of people in our historic downtown, restaurants packed, community-wide buy-in, genuine excitement and so much more. Simply stated, for Cape Girardeau, “The Great Race” was a GRAND SLAM event! Would we do it again – you bet!

Chuck Martin
Executive Director at Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau

Cooperstown, New York

The Great Race was a wonderful event for Cooperstown ? many folks commented that it was the best event ever on Main Street! The event drew many people, from locals to out-of-town visitors. The organizers were stellar ? the organization and event itself were flawless. And, the event created an opportunity for local organizations to collaborate.

Deb Taylor
Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

The Great Race is an incredible opportunity to showcase your community and bring a very unique, well-recognized attraction to your community. The Great Race team is a good partner with first-rate attention to detail and a good promotional plan in place. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau would welcome The Great Race back to Franklin County any time and encourage other communities to partner with The Great Race. You will be glad you did, and so will your community and visitors!

Janet Pollard
Director of Tourism, Franklin County Visitors Bureau

New Bern, North Carolina

We were absolutely thrilled with the Great Race on all levels. The organization was amazing and the event itself was too. The feedback and response we have gotten from the town has all been phenomenal….everyone has asked for the event to come back! Our experience with the Great Race was wonderful and we would truly love an opportunity to work with you all again and to host you back here in the future.

Melissa Riggle
Tourism and Sales Service Executive, New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

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