Great Race 2023 – Day 9 – The Grand Finish in Colorado Springs, CO

July 2, 2023

To Finish is to Win! That’s the motto of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Coker Tire, and we experienced the thrill of the finish line in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. Crossing the finish line of this grueling nine-day, 2,300-mile challenge is an accomplishment in itself, and the racers had a very tricky half-day course to finish out the intense competition. At the end of the timed portion of the day, racers got to tour Garden of the Gods before rolling into town. A great crowd of people came out to congratulate the racers as they passed through the gate. We had storms all around us at the finish line, but we weathered the storm, despite our finish line arch blowing over in a tremendous gust of wind that caught everyone off guard. We’ll have a comprehensive post of all the winners coming soon, but for now, take a look at the scene from today’s route and finish line.

9 comments about “Great Race 2023 – Day 9 – The Grand Finish in Colorado Springs, CO”

  • Thank you Geoff, Angelia, Houston, John CLassen, and all your team.
    Great credit to all involved with organizing, competing and service/companion teams.
    Great up to date coverage and scoring, real roller coast to be watching from a distance.
    If all goes to plan we hope to be there next year. We did it once in 2018, as a once in a lifetime bucket list thing…… then AGAIN in 2022….and keep coming BACK…… for more!!!
    Best wishes to all
    david and Peter
    Team Phoenix (1966 Volvo 122S)

  • Good job Peter and Susan! Dad and I enjoyed following you two and all the others on the site. We are looking forward to hearing about the adventures you had along the race.

  • While there is nothing to compare with being a part of the Great Race, following the teams on this site and other social media has made it possible for fans of the event to feel very much connected.
    Congratulations to all involved for achieving the motto of , “To finish is to win!”
    Cheers to 2024!
    “MotorMouth “

  • Congratulations Team The Cobra Experience!! You did it!!
    Thank you to all invoked at The Great Race for the pictures and posts to keep us up to date!
    I love the motto “To finish is to win”! Congratulations to all the Racers!

  • Looks like a lot of fun! Please include me in announcements for the next one. I think I would like to participate.

  • Monster Motors Hot Rod Garage of Colorado Springs had a great time at the finish line. Wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying the cars and drivers!

  • How can I get in touch with the owner of #60 1930ish model A with a modified 4 banger. I’d like to continue the conversation with the Chiropractic Physician that began in St. Augustine.

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