Details about the Grand Start of the 2017 Great Race!

June 23, 2017

We’re gearing up for a big day! Saturday, June 24th is the start of the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The Grand Start venue will be located on Main Street, between 8th and 12th Streets in the Historic Springfield district of Jacksonville, Florida. You can use “2023 Main Street North” as an address to get you there. The cars will start rolling into place at 8:45, and our program will begin at 10am. Famous drag racer, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits will be waving the green flag at 10:30am, and the cars will be leaving in one minute intervals. With 120 race teams registered, we’re looking at two hours of action! Cars ranging from 1916 to 1972 will take part in the festivities, and we’ll have all sorts of souvenirs, including our famous program books for sale so that you can keep a piece of history from this fantastic event. Please join us for this rare chance to see millions of dollars worth of vintage iron embark on a 2,300 mile, nine day journey!

5 comments about “Details about the Grand Start of the 2017 Great Race!”

  • I would like to have one of those books. Will the great race be coming thru Vienna ga. On June 26th, Vienna is 50 miles north of Tifton, ga. On US route 41 highway?

    • click on the link above for “The Route” … maybe you can figure out if it will pass thru Vienna…. they are headed to Chattanooga… I believe they are following the old Dixie Hwy… good luck, it is worth seeing!! I’ve seen it twice and so sorry I missed the start yesterday in my town!! Dang!! Did not know about it…. boo hoo

  • Is the race on schedule for participants to be in Newnan, Georgia, for lunch tomorrow? I want to try to see the cars there.

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