Calling all Antique and Vintage Vehicle Enthusiasts!

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

          1932 Ford Roadster

1936 Railton Boattail Speedster

  1936 Railton Boattail  Speedster

1941 Ford Pickup.jpg

1941 Ford Pickup

  Toyota Corolla 1970

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:

Drivers Vehicles
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.

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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


About visitmasoncityiowa

Mason City, Iowa is best known as the hometown of "The Music Man", Meredith Willson. This charming town also showcases Prairie School Architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is home to the only remaning hotel in the world designed by Wright. The largest selection of Bil Baird puppets can also be found right here in Mason City, located in North Central Iowa.

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