Great Race 2023 – Day 4 – Memphis, TN to Russellville, AR

June 27, 2023

Day 4 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Coker Tire is in the books! We started our day in Memphis, Tennessee, and had to jump on the interstate to make our way to the back roads. We started the day’s timed route in Eastern Arkansas, and spent quite a bit of time on long straight stretches of farm land. Corn, soybeans and rice were popular crops, and we even got to see a few crop dusters making passes alongside our route. The long morning run led to lunch in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where we grabbed a burger and hopped back on the road. Although we saw some rain in the afternoon portion of the route, it cooled things off considerably as we tackled twists, turns and elevation changes. Toward the end of our run, we climbed Petit Jean Mountain, and made a quick stop at the Museum of Automobiles. From there, we made our way into Russellville, Arkansas for an awesome evening stop that was packed with people. As the scores were tallied, we saw yet another single-digit winner…this time it was Brad and Erin Kaplan in their 1966 Ford Mustang with a score of 7 seconds. That makes four different winners in as many days. Lots of Aces and smiling faces at the finish line this evening, as well as a special Great Race couple celebrating 64 years of marriage. Take a look at the pictures and stay tuned for more coverage!

24 comments about “Great Race 2023 – Day 4 – Memphis, TN to Russellville, AR”

  • Was great to see all these fantastic automobiles in Russellville last night. My hat is off to the photographers who have captured some expert photos along the way. It’s great to see all involved having a great time doing what they love!
    Thanks for visiting Arkansas !

  • Brad and Erin, congratulations 🎉 from Sister!

    Dave and Sue, happy anniversary and thanks to Linda Pike for our phone call!

  • Love seeing all the great pictures and smiling faces!! Thanks for the wonderful commentary – it allows one to ‘come along’

  • So much joy to be spread around! Congratulations to yet another winning team…so happy to see that little white Mustang running so well! Congratulations Brad and Erin.
    To the Reeders…you are such a special couple! What wonderful smiles! I’m sorry that I’m not there to smell the roses!

  • Looking good ” 2 ‘Ol Buggers” in the 61 VW ragtop!
    Drive 🚗 safe and have a Great Race 🏁 👍!!
    Hopefully we will see 👀 you in Joplin!

  • Really enjoyed viewing and photographing all the rallyists at Graceland and into Arkansas! A terrific group of people and vehicles!

  • Was so great to meet Weston (15 yr old) and his Grandfather Bob (82 yr old) in their vintage ’74 Toyota Land Cruiser #158 ! They were having some mechanical issues with the front brake calliper but our shop was able to help get them back on the road before the start of the race this morning. Go team #tijuana taxi !

  • We were in Auburn on Sunday and loved and at the same missed participating in this great event.

    Kate and I would like to do it next year for our 8th time.

    Kate and Jack Hausmann
    You all have fun.

  • Just seen all the cars coming through the pig trail in Huntsville, AR Thank you for sharing my granddaughter loved it.

  • Thanks for a wonderful morning. I just picked my granddaughter’s up in Russellville AR. this morning around 9:30AM. I’m bringing them to Alma, AR. for a visit. So on way back home we were traveling Interstate 40 West and were able to some of these wonderful cars. The granddaughter’s were very impressed by the vintage cars we saw. Ages 5 and 7 and also brought back some memories this 71 year old Grandfather. Thanks for the memories

  • When y’all post the daily winner names could you also include their car number so we can look them up in our race program?
    B Rad & Marlene
    St Augustine

    Go Maggie #38 vroom

  • Congrats to everyone, especially The Cobra Experience Team. Hang in there- we are supporting you All the way!!!

  • We stayed at Petit Jean and almost went to the Automobile Museum the day before. We wound up going Tuesday and pulled in right about the time the first cars began pulling in. Having teenagers it was a FANTASTIC day! We were absolutely thrilled to be a small part of this piece of history.

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