Several Great Race cars were damaged in a tornado in the early morning hours Thursday, May 23, in Jefferson City, Mo. The cars, which were originally stored in Brad Epple’s airplane hangar at the airport, had just been moved to a storage facility due to record flooding in the area which is expected to put four feet of water in the hangar in the next few days. The tornado hit just after midnight damaging Epple’s 1916 Hudson racer, his 1934 Ford produce truck, his 1965 Corvette and several other personal vehicles. Marybeth Lewis’ 1940 Cadillac, which was being stored there as well before being shipped to California for the Great Race, was also damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the three cars entered into the Great Race next month should all be repaired in time for the event.
4 comments about “Great Race Cars Damaged in Missouri Tornado”
Thank goodness no one was injured. Hope the repairs go smoothly and we will see you in California soon!
Sorry to hear about the damage, but they are true Great Racers! I’m sure Brad and Marybeth will be there and right in the thick of things. Best of luck!
man what a bummer. Wish I was closer, I would go help them out. I am sure the Great Race spirit will help them to get it done in time!
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