The 2012 running of the Great Race kicks off in Traverse City, Michigan, on June 23rd, and the driving team from the Historic Vehicle Association is ready, now that the vehicle has a name. Thanks to all of you who voted online, our Olds Super will now be referred to as Miss Adventure!
To truly get a feel for the open road, the undying passion of classic car enthusiasts, spread the good word of its mission, and give back to the community, the HVA team will be participating in the 2012 running of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race.
This year’s edition begins in Traverse City, Michigan on June 23rd and finishes over a week later on the 1st of July in Dearborn, Michigan. Piloting the car—a 1954 Olds Super 88 on loan to the organization thanks to HVA President, Mark Gessler—will be the all-women team of HVA Vice President and Chief Counsel, Carmel Roberts, and Events Coordinator, Katy Jackson. Fashioning themselves in period-correct clothing and hairstyles, the female pair plans to look the part as they navigate around the Great Lakes, through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and back again.
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And please don’t forget: The HVA’s designated charity for the event is Autism Speaks. Local chapter representatives will be on hand at the start of the Great Race on June 23rd. But don’t wait to show your support. For more information on autism please visit www.autismspeaks.org. Donations to the HVA’s Great Race autism fundraiser can be made here.