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1st time this National event starts on the West Coast Saturday 6/22/19 10am teams from America United Kingdom Canada Australia Switzerland Japan 9 days 2300 miles Inland Empire Riverside, Ca to Pacific Northwest Tacoma, Wa $150,000 prize money. Figure Saturday start will be crowded strolled downtown Thursday 6/20/19 captured some Sights & Sounds out front of host hotel. Enjoy!

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The event was started in 1983 by Tom McRae and it takes its name from the 1965 movie, The Great Race, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. The movie is a comedy based on the real life 1908 automobile race from New York to Paris. In 2004, Tony Curtis was the guest of the Great Race and rode in his car from the movie, the Leslie Special.

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I saw a few of them on Dominigoni Expressway this afternoon. A 36 Ford Coupe was stopped right by the MWD entrance. I stopped and talked to them, but they had a sweeper vehicle coming to pick them up or help. The car had Hagerty all over it. Nice people. Then as I was making a left a few more passed by me. I got a picture of a 1947 Chevy Coupe, (I think). Saw a few more in the rear view mirror. Should have turned around and got more pictures, but was in a hurry. Had just finished my bike ride and was dead tired.
 

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I saw a few of them on Dominigoni Expressway this afternoon. A 36 Ford Coupe was stopped right by the MWD entrance. I stopped and talked to them, but they had a sweeper vehicle coming to pick them up or help. The car had Hagerty all over it. Nice people. Then as I was making a left a few more passed by me. I got a picture of a 1947 Chevy Coupe, (I think). Saw a few more in the rear view mirror. Should have turned around and got more pictures, but was in a hurry. Had just finished my bike ride and was dead tired.
Majority of them had auto transporter deliver cars so they were all over Inland Empire getting seat time fine tuning test driver/nav runs preppin' for 9 days 2300 miles in attempt to win the prize was told 9 yrs ago 13 yr old & his Grandpa won Great Race took home $100,000 1st Place the two had been to several starting when the kid was 8 yrs old. Couldn't resist had so much fun hanging out Thurs went back down for the Great Race 2019 Official Start talk about fun closed down Mission Inn Av 150 cars side by side next to Mission Inn & hundreds of people Riverside did the Inland Empire proud glad I went both days it was the 1st time starting on the West Coast though I'm told it has ended in San Bernadoo before this close couldn't miss it. Still working on the video lots of V8 horsepower Sights & Sounds just posted Great Race 2019 Official Start pics. Enjoy!
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