There is no question that our motto of “to finish is to win” held true today. The folks who crossed the finish line in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan felt like they had truly won this great adventure that we call the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The real winners of this event are the hundreds of thousands of people who saw these old cars in their hometown, on their back roads and out on the interstate. They got to see a rolling car show of epic proportions, and you never know–our little 2,300 mile, 9-day ride could’ve kick-started a love affair with old cars for lots of boys and girls. For us, the finish line ceremony is full of emotion. Families, friends and fellow racers are so happy to see that their loved ones tackled this great challenge. It’s so easy to concentrate solely on the magnificent cars on the race, but we want to make a post that focuses on the people…this is what finishing the Great Race looks like!