• Great Race 2012 Event Page •

The Great Race is a cross-country rally that pits driver/navigator teams against the clock and against each other. This year’s event will be around the Great Lakes, covering 19 cities, 2 countries and 4 states. Entrants will participate in a timed, controlled-speed, endurance competition over scenic public highways and roads. The scores for each team are the result of a team’s ability to follow all designated course instructions precisely.

Following specific course instructions, teams navigate through 4 to 7 timed checkpoints each day. Their arrival time at each checkpoint is recorded and compared against the perfectly driven route, with each second off the perfect time, (either early or late) counted as penalty points. The winning team is the one with the lowest overall score (the most accurately driven route) at the end of the event.

• Grand Championship – past Grand Champions;
• Expert – previous top finishers;
• Sportsman – just getting the hang of it;
• Rookie – both driver and navigator must have less than 2 days’ Great Racing experience;
• X-Cup – Student Teams

Antique Vintage Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles with body and drive train built 1969 and earlier.

Click for the current roster of teams for the 2012 Great Race.

• Business/Corporate Entry – $5,000
• Private Entry – $4,000
• X-Cup Entry – Contact us

Prize fund is determined by the number of entrants; bragging rights and trophies for the Top Finishers in each Division and Top Rookies with additional prizes to be announced. The Great Race awards trophies and prize money to competitors. Prizes are awarded in each division as well as teams with the most “Aces”. Trophies are awarded up to the top 7 positions in each class.

Click for a complete breakdown of the prizes for the 2012 Race.

If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to head over to our registration page to get your entry in for 2012, we’re going to have a race like never before.

Click for the full list of 2012 Great Race Regulations

Click for Directions to Pre-race Long-term Parking in Dearborn, MI

Click for Directions to Traverse City MI and Pre-race hotels


Click for full 2012 Great Race Schedule including times for each stop.

Click on the names of each city below for more information about each stop.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Start: Downtown Traverse City, Mich.
Lunch: Shore of Lake Huron in St. Ignace, Mich.
Finish: At the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Start: Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Lunch: Downtown Elliott Lake, Ontario
Finish: A&W on Long Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario
Monday, June 25, 2012
Start: Sudbury, Ontario
Lunch: Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound, Ontario
Finish: Heritage Park in Barrie, Ontario
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Start: Barrie, Ontario
Lunch: Zurakowski Park in Barry’s Bay, Ontario
Finish: Hazeldean Mall in Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Start: Kanata, Ontario
Lunch: Confederation Park in downtown Kingston, Ontario
Finish: The Fairgrounds in Watertown, New York
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Start: Watertown, N.Y.
Lunch: Erie Canal in downtown Fairport, New York
FinishPierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo, New York
Friday, June 29, 2012
Start: Buffalo, New York
Lunch: Downtown Franklin, PA
Finish: National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Start: Warren, Ohio
Lunch: The Carousel in downtown Mansfield, Ohio
Finish: Downtown Findlay, Ohio
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Start: Findlay, Ohio
Lunch: Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Grand Finish: The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan


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