Here we go! It’s time to start rolling on the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. We always kick things off with a warm-up rally on Friday afternoon, and we call it the Hagerty Trophy Run. It’s a half-day rally that gives everyone a quick dose of what’s to come when the green flag drops. Before that, we had our annual meeting with all staff, drivers, navigators and support crews to cover announcements and special appearances by Jim Menneto from Hemmings Motor News, Kyle Smith from Hagerty, Wade Kawasaki from Legendary Companies, and several others.
With this year’s event starting in San Antonio, the drivers had to cover quite a few miles of busy interstate traffic just to get far enough out of town to get on the clock. It was hot, and the course was challenging for both rookies and veterans of the race. We’re looking forward to waving the green flag tomorrow morning at the Alamo, and then embarking on this nine-day, 2,300-mile adventure. We’d love for you to ride along, so stay tuned to our website for daily updates, and then check out the Great Race Facebook page for additional content along the way.
Craig Floyd was the top bidder at tonight’s auction for Sarah Stahl’s incredible Great Race painting
X-Cup Trophy Run Winners: Team Murfreesboro, TN
Rookie Trophy Run Winners: Mary Jane and Dylan Horne
Sportsman Trophy Run Winners: Jim and Kayli Menneto
Expert Trophy Run Winners: Neil Myerscough and Shanna Chatraw
Grand Champion Division (and overall) Trophy Run Winners: Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry