Crossing the Finish Line at the 2017 Great Race!

July 3, 2017

Today’s the day that we celebrate the exciting conclusion of the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. We’re so blessed to have this opportunity to drive old cars on the back roads of America and the excitement culminated with an excellent finish in Traverse City, Michigan. Thousands of people were on hand to watch, and we had a great time welcoming the racers through the gate. The folks at Hagerty welcomed us with open arms, and provided an excellent lunch and awards banquet. Congratulations once again to Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry for winning the race and more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. We’d also like to congratulate the other division winners:

Expert (and Overall): Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry, 1932 Ford, 44.55 seconds
Grand Champion: Howard and Doug Sharp, 1916 Hudson, 1 minute and 00.72 seconds
Sportsman: Mike Weaver and Craig Jongerius, 1931 Ford Model A, 1 minute and 46.11 seconds
Rookie: Olivia and Genna Gentry, 1963 Dodge Dart, 2 minutes and 33.44 seconds
X-Cup: Galax, Virginia, 1928 Ford Model A Roadster, 4 minutes and 34.56 seconds

X-Cup Winners:

Rookie Winners:

Sportsman Winners:

Grand Champion Class Winner:

Expert Winners and overall Grand Champions:

Spirit of the Event Award, Ted and Mary Stahl:

4 comments about “Crossing the Finish Line at the 2017 Great Race!”

  • From Joplin Rally to The Great Race……one of the most exciting things I’ve had the privilege to experience in a long time! So many wonderful people involved. Thanks for all the hard work!!! Finally, thanks Team Vibe #79 for the privilege of being a part of this phenomenal experience! You

  • Congratulations to the winners as well as all the participants! We have enjoyed keeping up with the updates along your journey. Thank you for keeping those classic cars on the road!

  • Thanks for all the photos, updates and live feeds on Facebook, we have enjoyed following this event. We felt privileged to have you travel through our wonderful state of Indiana on your journey.

  • These photos and updates are awesome. Following my brother in law, Brando Pistorius, #99, from Alaska. I can hardly wait to hear his stories!

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