Hershey week for the Great Race was as successful as always, including a chance to renew friendships with people like Mike and Cindy White from Reliable Carriers. They do a wonderful job each year on the race and are excellent representatives for their company. The South Carolina residents spend most of their time on the road, and they were proud to show off their new rig for the upcoming year while in Hershey. Mike says it is just as nice as the last one, but the new one is a little easier to get in and out of tight places.
In other news from Hershey:
·The AACA board approved to again award three $1,000 grants to high school and college X-Cup teams for the 2016 Great Race. All X-Cup entries will be provided with the forms to fill out for the grant, and a committee will decide which teams are awarded the grants. The money can be used by the X-Cup teams for expenses associated with the race, including travel. The grants were offered for the first time in 2015, with McPherson College, Alfred State and Ponca City (Okla.) each receiving $1,000 grants for AACA.
·Alfred State had its 1953 Power Wagon on display all week at Hershey and generated a lot of attention for the school, the X-Cup program and the Great Race.
·Great Racers Ed and Brenda Hurst of Pennsylvania had their original 1913 Chevrolet Royal Mail on display at the meet Saturday at Hershey. What a neat Great Race car that would make.