The Great Race to stop in Germantown summer 2013 | Arts & Culture
The Great Race is a time, speed, endurance rally, open to cars built before 1969.
According to the website, Tom McRae and Norm Miller organized the first Great Race, back in 1983.
They worked hard to promote the event, and turned it into one of the greatest automotive events of all time.
As participants motor down the mighty Mississippi next summer- they will take an overnight stop in Germantown June 26.
The stop in Germantown will be the last on Day 5 of the 9-day race. It is the only overnight stop not on the Mississippi River until the finish, but the two prior stops in Germantown in 2003 and 2007 were such huge successes that race officials wanted to come back.
It is is expected to bring up to 100 antique automobiles to Exeter Road next to the Municipal Park for the $150,000 event.
The Great Race’s goal isn’t to get to the finish line first, but to precisely finish each checkpoint in a pre-determined amount of time.
Each vehicle has a driver and a navigator, and the team uses a calibrated speedometer to make sure they stay on schedule, according to the day's route.
It's a grand event that turns average car guys into local celebrities, as these classic cars make their way through small towns on their way across the country.
The route will take drivers through some of the most amazing backroads this country has to offer, and gives car guys a great excuse to get out and drive an old car.