Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Great Race

If you live on the East Coast you may have seen  a steady stream of vintage cars passing through your town. 

The starting point this year was Ogunquit, Maine and will end in Florida on Sunday,  nine days later.

The Great Race is not a typical one where the fastest wins.  Instead, competitors must cover the leg of the race in as close to the optimum time it should take following speed limits and traffic patterns.  Penalties are assessed for being too fast.  Each vehicle has a driver and navigator.  Vehicles must be pre 1972.  


Official race clocks are installed in each vehicle.

The shine on these cars was so bright and the chrome aglow. Whitewall tires -  spotless.   You would think they  just came off the showroom floor.




Super clean inside and out.



It's a little tight in this car.  The steering wheel has to be removed so the driver can get in.


Don't forget the snacks.


Ready set.....On your mark..............



If the race is stopping in your town  stop by and cheer them on.

If you see them on the road be alert.





Visiting today at Little Things Thursday

and                      Outdoor Wednesday

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful event and love the vintage cars and the rules of the 'race' ~ Great shots for Little things ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. These are so cool! I love cool classic cars!

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  3. Awesome classic cars! That seems like a fun event.

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  4. Some look like the first car my parents owned. What a fun event, do the cars all drive together?

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  5. That would be so cool to watch! Love those old cars.

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  6. Last year the race began in St. Paul at the Back to the 50s Car Show! We watched them all pull out full of strategies and maps and each driver planning how he could win the big prize money. Fun to see them on the other side of the country in your neck of the woods!

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  7. I wish we could be in the pathway . . .
    It would be a site to see!

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