The temperatures were hot and so was the action today on the FINAL day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. Today’s route sent us into South Carolina, where country back roads made up the majority of the timed course. Day 9 is always just a half day of rallying, but it’s packed full of instructions and packed full of checkpoints. Mix that with the fact that racers cannot throw out any legs, and you have a crucial day of competition. After the morning rally, we went to the BMW Car Club of America Museum in Greer, South Carolina for a great lunch. Then, it was time to jump back on the highway and head to the finish line on Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina. Thousands of people joined us to cheer on the racers, and welcome them to town. It was incredible to watch the racers breathe a giant sigh of relief as they rolled through that finish line gate. The motto “to finish is to win” rings true each and every year, as we navigate more than 2,000 miles in old cars. Check out our highlights of the Day 9 rally as well as the finish line ceremonies. We’ll make a separate post about the Grand Champions so stay tuned!
Stage 9 Winners: Josh Hull and Trevor Stahl