Joplin to host the Day 2, overnight stop of the 2021 Great Race!!
Joplin will host an overnight stop on the 2020 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club on Monday, June 21. The finish line will at in front of City Hall at 6th & Main Street. Food Trucks and a local vintage car show will be included.
The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event, with the first car rolling into downtown on Historic Route 66 starting at 5 p.m.
In all, the participants in the event will cover more than 2,300 miles in 9 days. The start will be in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas on June 19, and will finish June 27 in Greenville, S.C.
The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.