J Reinan loves old cars and can’t imagine a better way to spend 9 days than driving a great one down the Mighty Mississippi!
The Great Race was first inaugurated in 1983 with the idea of racing pre-World War II automobiles across the United States for a large purse. After a successful first event, the Great Race has continued to be a widely celebrated annual event among car nuts and packs of fans who line up along the route – which varies from year to year – to cheer them along.
This year’s Great Race will begin in St. Paul, MN, and then head south through La Crosse, WI; to Davenport, IA; to Hannibal, MO; to Cape Girardeau, MO; to Germantown, TN; to Vicksburg, MS; to Baton Rouge, LA; to Covington, LA; and wind up in Mobile, AL.
J will be driving a 1931 Rolls Royce Shooting Brake and will be accompanied by family and friends. His car will sponsor the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of his cousin’s son, Max, who is hoping a cure will be developed for this serious disease.
Read more about the Great Race and see a picture of J’s gem of a ride in the link below: