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Great Race makes a pitstop at Patriots Point

  • Monday, June 23, 2014

Antique autos with Patriots Point mascot Scrappy PROVIDED

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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will make an overnight stop in historic Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on Friday, June 27. The event is free to spectaors (with a $5 parking fee), to help welcome the racers as they stop for the night at Patriots Point, starting at 4:30 p.m. The cars and racers will be on display for approximately two hours. This classic car event is known worldwide as the premier old car rally, and the event spans more than 2,000 miles each year. Thousands of spectators flock to the cities and towns along the route to see the pre-1972 cars and trucks, which are battling for $150,000 in prize money.

More than 100 vehicles are competing in this year’s Great Race, with the oldest being a 1915 Hudson. Recognizable cars, such as the “General Lee” and a real-life recreation of “Doc Hudson” from the Pixar movie “Cars” will be in competition, as well as a number of rare and highly valuable vehicles. “When the Great Race pulls into a city it becomes an instant festival,” Great Race Director Jeff Stumb said.

This event is totally free to the public and allows spectators to get up close and personal to all of the vehicles. The event takes place at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, and spectators will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see more than 100 vintage vehicles, as they make an overnight stop in town. For more information, please visit www.greatrace.com.

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