On June 26, 120 vintage vehicles will make their way into town for The Great Race Lake Havasu 2015 party on McCulloch Boulevard, in downtown Lake Havasu City.
Attendees will get the chance to meet the drivers of the road rally event and check out many of the antique and vintage vehicles being driven in the 1,300 mile race. They can even become a part of the race by participating in the Race Like You Mean It contest by selecting one, or even more, race vehicles as their own for the chance to win $1,000 if the chosen vehicle is the first to cross the finish line in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 28.
To participate, the cost of sponsoring a vehicle is $100 per car. Each participant will receive a sealed envelope with their team vehicle noted inside and a souvenir photo of you and the vehicle during the Friday’s event. If the vehicle chosen takes first place the participant will win $1,000. The second place winner will take home $500 and $250 for third place.
Half of all proceeds collected (based on 50 race cars sold to qualify event) will benefit the Teen Court of Lake Havasu High School
The road race will began on Saturday, June 20 in Kirkwood, Missouri and will end Saturday, June 28 in Santa Monica, California. Residents can catch a glimpse of the older model vehicles being used in the rally during a designated stop in Kingman on June 26. Drivers will also stop for lunch in Kingman and round out the night in Lake Havasu City.
The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. Each team is required to pass through four to seven checkpoints along the route, where their time will be recorded.
According to their website, the oldest car in the race varies by year but in 2012 there was a 1907 Renault and a Ford Model T. In 2011, a 1911 Velie took first place in the event.
For more information on the Great Race, or a list of designated city stops, visit www.greatrace.com.