The Great Race 2021
The Great Race is a time, speed, endurance rally, open to cars built before 1972.
Tom McRae and Norm Miller organized the first Great Race, back in 1983. They worked hard to promote the event and turned it into one of the greatest automotive events of all time. The Great Race is a time, speed, endurance rally, meaning the goal wasn’t to get to the finish line first, but to precisely finish each checkpoint in a pre-determined amount of time. Each vehicle has a driver and a navigator, and the team uses a calibrated speedometer to make sure they stay on schedule, according to the day’s route.
It’s a grand event that turns average car guys into local celebrities, as these classic cars make their way through small towns on their way across the country.
Temple Texas is the first overnight stop of the race. Come downtown to the Santa Fe Plaza to see all the amazing cars.