The 2015 Great Race team has made it to St.Louis, Missouri for the Kick off of the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race Presented By Hagerty!
The day began by gathering the team member from the airport and registering for the event. We had a wonderful welcoming committee in the form of Corky Coker himself: a supporter of the race and a great friend of the college.
Our first minor hiccup of the race was a faulty turn signal, which decided to eat fuses. A few calls led us to another friend of the school that let us work on the Fairlane out of the rain. Thankfully we had some help to fix what would turn out to be a faulty bulb.
After ensuring all systems were good we headed for tech inspection and most importantly race decals!
Next order of business was dinner. On the way we made a pit stop at the Stiremann Brothers hot rod shop to check out some outstanding autos.
Dinner ended with a show as we enjoyed our complementary tour of Grant’s Farm and historic homestead of the Busch family.
Tonight will be an early night due to the general meeting in the AM and Hagerty Trophy run as well.
Stay tuned for all of the excitement and pictures as we race with the clock on Route 66 all the way from Kirkwood, MO to Santa Monica, CA!
Let’s get our kicks.