2014 Great Race Results

Last weekend the Great Race ended in The Villages, Florida.  I was somewhat surprised by the winning team.  This year might have been the first time, or at least one of the first times, that a “modern” car has won the Great Race.  Typically the Great Race has been won by a car that was built before the mid-1930s.  This year the winning team was driving a 1965 Mustang!  However the winning team, Barry and Irene Jason had won the past two Great Races, although in a much older car.  But with a very talented team!  So this year’s win represented the third year in a row that Barry and Irene have won this event.  With the strength of the field in the 2014 Great Race, this is a spectacular result!  The picture below of the Jasons at the finish was on the Great Race website.

2014 Winning Team 65 Mustang

 Barry and Irene Jason At The Finish!

What this victory tells me is that when a team posts small numbers for an error, then it somewhat takes the factor out of the scoring.  For example, with a daily error of 8 seconds and a factor differential of 0.3, then an older car team would have to score better than 10.3 seconds to beat the newer car.  So as long as a team in a modern car can post low scores, then there will be few opportunities to “old car” your way to the top.

The other class winners were the cars that I showed on my post about the mid-race leaders, with the exception of the X-Class winners, the McPherson College team.  Their 1957 Ford entry is shown below.

GR103 Ford Sedan 1957 (1)

X-Class Winners – McPherson College’s 1957 Ford Sedan

I decided that rather than show winning cars, that I would show some of the more interesting entries.  This GMC pickup shown below certainly qualifies as an interesting vehicle.  When I saw this truck at the start in Maine, I thought that it was the sweep vehicle!

GR60 GMC 630 Diesel (4)

1952 GMC 630 5-Ton Diesel Pickup Truck

The Auburn Buick Special below was a spectacular car.  It has a straight 8 cylinder  Buick engine with lots of carburetors.  This was a pure race car.  There was an attempt to qualify this car in the Indianapolis 500, but it came up short.  However this car seems like it is plenty fast!

GR30 Auburn Buick Special (11)

1932 Auburn Buick Special

The 1957 Thunderbird shown below is a very nice looking car that caught my attention at the start in Maine.

GR11 Thunderbird (2)

1957 Thunderbird

The 1935 Ford coupe show below was entered by Rex Gardner, who is the driving force behind the Vintage Car Rally Association.  www.vintagecarrally.com

GR5 Ford Coupe 1935 (1)

1935 Ford Coupe

As a rally navigator, I am always interested in the set up that other rally navigators use in a rally.  The picture below shows the set up that is used in Rex Gardner’s 1935 Ford coupe shown above.

GR5 Ford Coupe 1935 (3)

Typically Great Race Rally Navigator’s “Office”

In the Great Race the use of an odometer is prohibited.  You can see that Rex has covered up the stock speedometer/odometer display in the Ford’s dashboard.  Mounted high, well within the driver’s sight line is the Timewise 825 calibratable speedometer.  This allows the driver to watch the speedometer and the road at the same time.  Only one analog clock, with no stopwatch function, is permitted, thus there is a large, easily read clock in front of the driver.  One stopwatch is permitted in the vehicle.  I won’t comment on the “left” and “right” markings in front of the navigator.

The following table presents the results from the 2014 Great Race.

 2014 Great Race Final Results

RANK CAR# DIV YEAR CREW TOTAL FACTOR SCORE
1 35 G 1966 I & B Jason 1:02 0.980 1:00.76
2 91 E 1933 J & E Fredette 1:21 0.815 1:06.02
3 66 E 1932 Knowles/Gentry 1:34 0.810 1:16.14
4 2 G 1932 Graf/Bell 1:36 0.810 1:17.76
5 38 E 1938 G & J Martin 1:38 0.840 1:22.32
6 92 S 1928 Nelson/Schindler 1:47 0.780 1:23.46
7 54 E 1936 L & J Feeney 1:45 0.830 1:27.15
8 1 G 1916 H & D Sharp 2:28 0.660 1:37.68
9 58 E 1928 R & K Fredette 2:09 0.780 1:40.62
10 57 E 1939 S & E Tourje 2:02 0.845 1:43.09
11 71 E 1940 Hollansworth/Holmqui 2:04 0.850 1:45.40
12 42 S 1917 Klinger/Reckow 2:42 0.670 1:48.54
13 6 G 1932 V & G Cunningham 2:15 0.810 1:49.35
14 75 S 1940 Kozloski/Coon 2:10 0.850 1:50.50
15 27 E 1928 R & A Dinges 2:39 0.780 2:04.02
16 7 E 1932 Cothern/Hewitt 2:42 0.810 2:11.22
17 31 E 1931 C & J Caldwell 2:44 0.805 2:12.02
18 93 E 1932 G & C Mace 2:46 0.810 2:14.46
19 45 E 1929 S & J Hedke 2:55 0.840 2:27.00
20 53 S 1965 Bryan/Gomez 2:43 0.985 2:40.56
21 81 S 1965 L & J Goode 2:48 0.975 2:43.80
22 29 E 1937 Haverty/Pusey 3:28 0.835 2:53.68
23 23 E 1969 Blood/Keller 2:57 0.995 2:56.12
24 88 S 1939 Sweezey/LaBier 4:01 0.845 3:23.65
25 9 S 1932 Menneto/Parizo 4:12 0.810 3:24.12
26 84 E 1936 Bell/Marble 4:06 0.830 3:24.18
27 19 SR 1935 J & B Hensler 4:09 0.825 3:25.43
28 24 SR 1937 Rubright/Jenkins 3:32 0.985 3:28.82
29 56 S 1933 Lockwood/Millikin 4:52 0.815 3:57.98
30 70 S 1936 B & C Croker 4:49 0.830 3:59.87
31 99 E 1965 Stumb/Brown 4:07 0.975 4:00.83
32 34 SR 1946 Jobe/Prueitt 4:39 0.880 4:05.52
33 47 S 1940 Tribble/Rookey 4:19 0.985 4:15.12
34 97 S 1934 T & B Karr 5:24 0.820 4:25.68
35 83 S 1929 B & I Deering 5:39 0.790 4:27.81
36 65 S 1965 G & B White 5:02 0.975 4:54.45
37 98 S 1947 J & J Wagner 5:40 0.885 5:00.90
38 103 X 1957 McPherson College 5:29 0.935 5:07.62
39 17 S 1941 B & D Stahl 6:16 0.855 5:21.48
40 8 SR 1968 L & H Marcus 5:44 0.990 5:40.56
41 63 S 1950 Corey/Jones 6:42 0.900 6:01.80
42 102 X 1956 Ponca City 7:02 0.930 6:32.46
43 46 E 1929 Merrill/VanSchoor 8:20 0.790 6:35.00
44 4 G 1932 Reeder/Stone 8:18 0.810 6:43.38
45 55 E 1916 Mussche/Coad 10:24 0.660 6:51.84
46 80 SR 1940 Gordon/Nerad 8:28 0.850 7:11.80
47 78 SR 1948 Chapman/Hill 8:14 0.890 7:19.66
48 77 S 1937 P & B Vicari 7:35 0.985 7:28.18
49 14 S 1967 A & H Runck 7:41 0.985 7:34.09
50 62 S 1962 J & Z Hausmann 8:21 0.960 8:00.96
51 105 SR 1959 Riggs/Conant 8:47 0.945 8:18.02
52 64 SR 1970 D & J Elliott 8:20 1.000 8:20.00
53 104 X 1928 Galax, Virginia 10:42 0.780 8:20.76
54 20 SR 1965 Creary/States 8:34 0.975 8:21.15
55 96 SR 1954 O & M Hallowes 9:32 0.920 8:46.24
56 101 X 1964 Mobile, Alabama 10:05 0.970 9:46.85
57 12 SR 1954 C & N Patton 10:42 0.920 9:50.64
58 16 SR 1969 J & M Powers 10:06 0.995 10:02.97
59 11 SR 1957 E & B Kaplan 11:05 0.935 10:21.78
60 28 S 1928 Habetz/K. Fredette 13:46 0.780 10:44.28
61 49 S 1936 S & G Antonelli 11:16 0.965 10:52.34
62 48 S 1963 E & R Overmyer 11:58 0.965 11:32.87
63 86 SR 1972 D & L Rush 11:34 1.000 11:34.00
64 60 SR 1952 W & S Herrmann 13:38 1.000 13:38.00
65 73 SR 1936 B & D Stroman 16:27 0.830 13:39.21
66 41 SR 1930 Clarkson/Johnson 16:35 0.890 14:45.55
67 39 SR 1964 Sellenriek/Schwartz 15:44 0.970 15:15.68
68 51 SR 1953 Wheeler/Hardy 16:23 0.965 15:48.60
69 21 SR 1963 C & K Woodard 17:40 0.965 17:02.90
70 15 S 1936 B & J Jacobs 20:53 0.830 17:19.99
71 32 SR 1967 Tanner/McShane 18:52 0.985 18:35.02
72 68 SR 1966 Nawojczyk/Leach 19:28 0.980 19:04.64
73 100 SR 1965 T & P Pease 19:44 0.975 19:14.40
74 18 SR 1967 M & M Buchanan 21:29 0.985 21:09.67
75 89 SR 1967 D & D Martin 22:37 0.985 22:16.65
76 108 SR 1959 O’Connell/Kohlmeyer 24:12 0.945 22:52.14
77 79 SR 1931 Piekarski/Stroud 31:54 0.805 25:40.77
78 67 S 1932 C & M Miller 35:15 0.810 28:33.15
79 94 SR 1967 Niss/Campbell 29:58 0.985 29:31.03
80 25 SR 1962 Swindle/Hallquist 32:12 0.960 30:54.72
81 72 SR 1969 M & R Perlman 34:38 0.995 34:27.61
82 109 SR 1970 Wam/Akasaka 40:59 1.000 40:59.00
83 3 S 1915 Buonanno/Clark —- 0.650 —-
84 76 S 1928 D & S Lowe —- 0.780 —-
85 85 SR 1929 Ricca/LeBlanc —- 0.790 —-
86 95 SR 1930 Kloth/Clark —- 0.800 —-
87 5 G 1935 Gardner/Hastert —- 0.825 —-
88 90 S 1935 M & T Stahl —- 0.825 —-
89 36 E 1936 Moore/McKone —- 0.830 —-
90 37 E 1932 Harper/Blair —- 0.835 —-
91 33 S 1937 J & J Schmitt —- 0.835 —-
92 69 SR 1939 J & C Glasgow —- 0.845 —-
93 30 S 1932 Reinan/Brungardt —- 0.855 —-
94 26 SR 1957 Self/Tate —- 0.935 —-
95 61 S 1961 Corey/Ullman —- 0.955 —-
96 43 S 1964 Hammer/Bonter —- 0.970 —-
97 87 SR 1965 Wright/Amendola —- 0.975 —-
98 22 S 1969 Green/Barbour —- 0.995 —-

 

From what I can tell the 2014 Great Race was a success with over 100 entries.  This is one of the premier rallies in the USA. For more information you can see their website at www.greatrace.com

 

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2 Responses to 2014 Great Race Results

  1. Mike Malles says:

    Just wondering if you can tell me how much gmc 630 emblems are worth,

    • Hi Mike,
      That truck was very impressive. It appeared to be a rebodied GMC 630 as I think that the pickup lineup did not extended to level of carrying capacity. I don’t know how much that emblem would be. but if you start calling around to recycling yards you may find one.
      Steve McKelvie

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