Hemmings Motor News GREAT RACE is Coming to Willits!
Name:Hemmings Motor News GREAT RACE is Coming to Willits!
Date:June 25, 2019
Time:12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
The Internationally Famous Great Race is coming to Willits as it’s participants travers the coastal country roads of Northern California. Beginning in Riverside, CA and finishing in Tacoma WA. The Great Race pits antique and classic cars and their drivers and navigators against the clock. This is a chance of a life time to get up close and personal to some of the most rare and unique automobiles of the world. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history as these wonderful automobiles visit “The Heart of Mendocino County”
The History of The Great Race
Great events don’t happen by accident and they certainly don’t happen in the blink of an eye. It takes a lot of work to develop, organize and run an intricate event such as The Great Race, and it took a lot of work behind the scenes to get it off the ground, when Tom McRae and Norman Miller did just that in 1983. The two individuals were partners in the deal, and bought out an ailing race promoter who planned to race pre-World War II automobiles across the United States for a massive purse. There were plenty of folks who doubted the feasibility of an event of this magnitude, but with help from a crew of like-minded car nuts, McRae and Miller made it work. From the inaugural event in ’83, there have been lots of memorable moments.