Jun 19, 2011

And the Winners Are...

Corky Coker with Great Race Grand Champions, Howard and Douglas Sharp! - Photo by Corky Coker
On Friday evening, the Great Racers pulled into their final stop in Bennington, Vermont, having started in Chattanooga and competed for seven days.  Coincidentally, the major sponsor of this year's Great Race was Hemmings Motor News and their headquarters just happens to be in Bennington.  The winners, after trying for a win for more than 20 years, were Howard and Doug Sharp.  They were driving the oldest car in this rallye -- the 1911 Velie Racetype -- in which they have completed many, many Great Races.  Congratulations to these fine competitors and all the rest of the participants.  In the Great Race, "to finish is to win."

By the way, it was not a cakewalk for the Sharps.  Rumor has it that their radiator leaked all the way from Chattanooga and that one tire was being aided by duct tape as they crossed the finish line!

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