We got notice this week that our entry into the 2018 Great Race has been accepted. As the field for this car rally has filled very quickly after entry is open in the last few years, this acceptance was a relief. Once again I will be navigating for Harald von Langsdorff in his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SLC.
The route for the 2018 Great Race is significantly different from the south to north 2017 route. Next year the Great Race will start in Buffalo, New York in the USA and end in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. The generalized route is shown on the poster below.
2018 Great Race Poster
The course looks like a very good route and for both Harald and I, the route is relatively close to our homes. In addition, the route will go out onto Prince Edward Island which I have never visited.
The 2018 Great Race will end on July 1, 2018 which is Canada Day (Canada was formed on July 1, 1867) so I am sure that there will be a good celebration in Halifax in addition to our own mobile Great Race celebration.
Harald Von Langsdorff’s 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SLC
During the 2017 we learned a great deal about the car and we also learned what we did not know. We had a respectable finish and hope to do better next year. So much of the Great Race involves having a thorough understanding of the car’s performance and how to develop and quantify that performance, so it can be reproduced consistently, day after day. I think that somebody could write a book about participating in the Great Race and call it “Zen And The Art Of The Great Race”.
If you have any questions or comments about this post or the Great Race, then leave a comment below or you can send me a personal email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net