The City of Owensboro will host a stop during the Great Race of 2021. The 120+ antique, vintage, and classic cars are the celebrities that you can view and admire during the rally.

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 The Great Race Rally Makes a Stop in Owensboro

Make plans on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 as the world’s finest antique automobiles pull into town around 5:00 PM. It will be a sight to behold and classic car enthusiasts won't want to miss the spectacular event. You can also enjoy some live music and great food while you admire the classic vehicles. Live music will be performed at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well. The Owensboro Riverfront will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Great Race Rally!

About the 2021 Great Race

"Once the race is finished, participants in the event will have covered more than 2,300 miles over a span of just nine days. The start will be in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, TX on June 19. The race will finish on June 27 in Greenville, S.C. Teams and cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada and every corner of the United States will be participating in their vintage automobiles dating back as far as 1916. All vehicles have to be manufactured before 1975."

"The Great Race, which began 38 years ago, is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled time, speed, and endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. A team, which consists of one driver and one navigator, is tested for their ability to follow precise course instructions and their ability, as well as the car’s, to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times. Teams are scored at secret checkpoints along the way and are penalized for each second either early or late. As in golf, the lowest score wins. More than $158,000 will be awarded to top finishers in several divisions!"

The 2021 Great Race Sponsors

Join hundreds of auto enthusiasts on the Owensboro Riverfront. I just love the roar of the engines and hanging out with fellow classic car enthusiasts. I'll be there with my 57' Chevy to soak in the atmosphere thanks to Don Moore Automotive, Daviess County Fiscal Court, City of Owensboro, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ole South BBQ who are making it all possible!

Classic car enthusiasts will come together to celebrate all things on wheels!


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