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Great Race (Overnight Stop)
June 25, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public!
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 25, the City of Beckley will welcome over 100 of the world’s finest antique automobiles. The Great Race is the world’s premiere time, speed and endurance rally open to cars built in 1974 and earlier are eligible, with most entries having been manufactured before World War II.
A 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber and a 1917 Peerless racer are the oldest cars scheduled to be in the 2021 Great Race.
The event’s opening ceremonies will begin around 5:30 pm with the first racer crossing the downtown finish line soon after. The rest of the racers will arrive in town roughly one minute apart throughout the evening.
Participating food vendors will include: Appalachian Kettle Corn, Chick-fil-A, The Cast Iron Cafe, Flynn’s hotdogs, Brothers Marsh BBQ, and MAD Concessions.
The Antique Automobile Club of America – WV Whitewater Region and Shade Tree Car Club will be featuring local antique and collectable cars as well as assisting with the event.
Downtown will offer plenty of parking for spectators at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway garage or along the side streets. Plan to arrive early.
The event’s main sponsors are Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty, Coker Tire and Reliable Carriers.
For more information, go to www.greatrace.com