Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 Great Race Comes to Canada

This summer, several vintage and classic cars (150 are currently signed up) will be driving from Buffalo, New York, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, via Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New Brunswick, in this year’s version of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race. Sounds like serious fun for the competitors, and anyone lucky enough to be living on their route.

The race starts at 10 am, Saturday, June 23, at the Buffalo Transportation Museum, and members of the public are welcome to come and see them off. From there, they’ll be driving through the New England states and the Maritimes, to arrive at the Waterfront Warehouse in Halifax on July 1. You can check out this year’s route HERE and the list of cars and drivers HERE. The winning rally team gets a $50,000 cheque, but I doubt that’s why anyone participates.

The Great Race started back in the 1980s as a race across the United States for vintage cars, but is now open to classic cars as well, and has a somewhat shorter route, which changes from year to year. Among the cars slated for this year’s run are some Ford Model As, a Hudson Pikes Peak Climber, an Auburn Phaeton, an American LaFrance Speedster, and a Peerless Green Dragon.

Check out this highlights video from last year’s race to get a taste of the experience for yourself.


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