GILMORE GARAGE WORKS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HEADS TO 2017 GREAT RACE
The esteemed Great Race, a highly competitive cross-country road rally made up of all vintage automobiles, will be traveling through Michigan and make a mid-day public stop at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI on June 29th.
Over 120 pre-1972 autos will be traveling more than 2,400 miles from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI—much of it along the historic Dixie Highway—in a nine-day vintage car endurance rally competition. Unlike the name implies, it’s not about high speed racing, but an endurance rally where following precise instructions and arriving on time each day are key.
The entire competition takes place without the use of any cell phones, GPS or maps!
More than 100 teams come from all across the United States and foreign countries to compete for nearly $250,000 in prize money, with about six teams from high school and college programs running in a special class. The X-Cup Division doesn’t compete for cash, but for possible student scholarship funds and what will be “an experience of a life time,” according to Fred Colgren, Education Director of the Gilmore Car Museum.