Great Race Sneak Preview
With “The Great Race” less than a week away, we wanted to share our enthusiasm as we prepare to welcome this group to Mason City, Iowa! Over 100 vintage and antique vehicles will be on display at East Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with an arrival ceremony beginning at 12:55pm. You won’t want to miss this rally of vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles with body and drive train built 1972 and earlier!
Not only are these vehicles unique antiques, but they will be traveling through 8 states, over 1,967 miles and a total of 28 hours (not including stops or traffic) as they compete in this time-speed-endurance race!
Models of Cars that will be on Display
1932 Ford Roadster
1936 Railton Boattail Speedster
1941 Ford Pickup
1970 Toyota Corolla
(Please keep in mind these are not the exact photographs)
We would love to see the photos you take of “The Great Race”
as the teams roll into East Park on Saturday, June 25th –
Be sure to tag @visitmasoncity & #MasonCityIA
Teams are expected to arrive every minute until 3pm. During this checkpoint stop, the vehicles will be parked and on display. Spectators will have the opportunity to chat with the drivers themselves! Below is a list of some of the drivers and the vehicles they will be arriving in. The last car will depart East Park around 4pm.
For a complete list: greatrace.com
|Eji Chiba||1972 Isuzu 117|
|Jim Menneto||1932 Ford Speedster|
|Jamie Bestwick||1970 Toyota Corolla|
|Ken Creary||1965 Ford Ranchero Deluxe|
|Alberto Bazan||1966 Shelby GT 350 Mustang|
|Jerome Reinan||1918 American LaFrance Speedster|
|Rex Gardner||1962 Chevy Nova|
|Sam Pratt||1950 Chevy Deluxe|
|Dean Booth||1957 Chevrolet 150|
|Larry Tribble||1955 Chevrolet Bel Air|
|John Hudson||1940 Chevrolet Master|
Invite your Friends & Families… Do you have family and/or friends that have a passion for antique and vintage vehicles? Do they happen to live outside the Mason City area? No worries here, Mason City has fantastic lodging accommodations for those friends and family members who live a little further away.
If a friend or a family member needs help setting up lodging accommodations please visit: masoncityiowa- lodging – where you will find a directory of all lodging accommodations in Mason City, Iowa. For more on what Mason City has to offer visit: masoncityiowa-things-to-do