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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #345944
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Hi! Folks,

The time difference makes a BIG difference in reporting the scores!!
Don't know exactly what time they came in but I waited till just after midnight (our time) and they still had not come in......

25th -- Thurs. -- Cumulative: #7 (held their position!) and believe they moved up in their Expert Division!!!!

Below is a race car viewed on the route ...... Many, I'm sure, did a "double take" on this one!!!! Notice the umbrella -- commonly known in these parts -- as the sunshade!! :)))




Good luck to all today and probably will need that "sunshade" today on the open cars for sure.....!!!!!

Conne Hudson


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #345979
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Congratulations to the Bowtie Boys #60 1940 Chevy Coupe for the best score on Stage 7 from Flagstaff to Lake Havasu City in triple digit heat, moving them into 1st in class G and 3rd overall.


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: 30ChevyOkla] #345982
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OOOPS, I meant to say 1st in class E in the previous post. They are 3rd overall behind 2 class G cars.


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: 30ChevyOkla] #345993
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Hi! Folks,



This is the starting point this morning at the hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. -- hubby said it was a beautiful spot! The prediction for the temp. today on the route will be over 100 degrees!!!! Black car and no air conditioning....HOT, HOT, HOT.....is all I can say!!!!!



An interesting fact: this year the photography crew on the Great Race
is using a drone to capture pictures enroute.....a 1st for the Race!!



Here they are pulling in to Kingman, AZ. for the lunch stop....notice the people under the shade of the trees....it was around 111 degrees at that hour!!!

Pulling into Lake Havasu City, AZ. for their overnight with crowds of people -- I guess they are used to the heat, right?!!
As usual -- scores are not officially in yet tonight -- but Scott & hubby called us to indicate they had their "best day yet" and related that one or more cars had to be towed and perhaps out of the Race??!!!!

Their 7 legs were: 1/1/2/3/ACE/1/1

They were drenched coming off the Race today and everything in the car was damp.....and tomorrow it starts all over again!!!!

Sat.'s lunch stop is Twentynine Palms, CA. and overnight stop is San Bernardino, CA.---last full day of racing!!!!!

Rest your weary bodies tonight and hydrate well tomorrow for the heat is not over yet till you go over the mountains into California......

Sleep well.....God Bless.....

Conne Hudson


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #345994
06/27/15 09:42 PM
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Hi! Folks,

Well, -- the scores for Friday, 27th, are in and Guess What!! ---

CUMULATIVE ---- # 1

What an accomplishment!!!! Tears of JOY are running down my cheeks!!!!!!!!

Now if they can remain there today.......We'll see.....

GOOD LUCK!!

Conne Hudson

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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346014
06/28/15 03:22 AM
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Hi! Folks,

Heard from the "boys" tonight and disappointing score today......
It was 120 degrees recorded and was a very long road into San Bernardino.....Even so, the crowds were large.....
As usual actual score and ranking will not be in till early tomorrow morning.....

John got to see an old high school buddy that lives near the finish line and reminisced and caught up on each other's lives-- meeting grandson, Scott, for the first time! Nice to see a familiar face in the crowd!! And, Cathy & Sarah were there to greet and cheer them in too!

Tomorrow they will race for about 2 hrs. and reach Santa Monica, CA.--
(on the Pier) for the finish......no one will know their "last day score" until they announce the awards at the Banquet! The only one that WILL know is the "Grand Championship" award and "Eagle" trophy which they give out when this car comes over the finish line.....!!

The "boys" were retiring early tonight as tomorrow is another day and,
as any one of the competitor's will tell you, "It's not over till the last day and the last score!"



God Bless, Good Luck & Sweet Dreams......loved ones.....

Conne Hudson


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346072
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Hi! Folks,

Well it has been an exciting week! -- it has had its up's and down's --
tears of joy and otherwise -- but when it comes to the finish --
the "boys" came in 4th OVERALL and 2nd in the EXPERT Division!!!!!
Scott's Mom was there with his fiancee and Mom said "it was the best Birthday present EVER" -- (Cathy's birthday was today!)......

Here is the finish arch at Santa Monica, CA. pier....



Beautiful day with temperature in the 70's and a huge turnout for the finish!!

Scott & John looking relaxed taking in the awesome finish scenery!! --- and again, a rearview pic of Car# 60.... wink



Tonight the Awards Banquet where their hard work and endurance will be rewarded ....... hope to send along some pic's ..... For now, take a deep breath......as I am sure they are!!
Hope you have enjoyed the journal and personal experience of John & Scott....
It has been an honor to do this blog for the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America -- Chat Room......

John & I have toured with the VCCA Early Six-Cylinder Tour for many years and made many friends along the way.....it is a wonderful hobby and enjoy our old "Chev's"......one of which has been in our family almost 50 years -- a '37 Chevy pick-up truck, which has been restored twice now and still is driven almost every day.....
Our son, Greg, has been "bitten" by the bug now and is starting his collection as well....so pass along those tips and good times to sons and daughters and grandchildren to "keep the Chev's rollin'".....

See you down the road.....

Sincerely,
Conne Hudson

P.S. -- John & Scott will leave Santa Monica, CA. on Tues. (30th) and plan on driving back cross country home in the '40 coupe by way of Denver, CO. to visit Scott's uncle and other sights along the way and should arrive home about July 10th...

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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346073
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Way to go, John and Scott!!!! wave

A great big huge THANK YOU!! to Conne Hudson for writing the journal for all of us follow along!

Here's a couple extra pictures of Chevy related cars that I found on-line...













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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346090
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Congratulations to the Bowtie Boys in #60 for an awesome and consistent run. Best score on 2 Stages, one of them the final Stage! 2nd place in E and 4th overall! :carbana:


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: 30ChevyOkla] #346095
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Hi! Folks,

This is the final pic from the Great Race 2015!!

Proud, Happy & Excited and Thankful ----- all of these emotions!!
CONGRATULATIONS to hubby & grandson!!!!!!!



4th Overall --- 2nd Expert Division -- 2 days (1st overall on the route)


Beautiful day and finish line.....on the Santa Monica Pier!
Area very scenic!



Keep those Chevrolets Rollin' !!!!

Final Journal Entry! -- till the Next Great Race -- !!

Sign up now -- A GREAT experience.....!!

Sincerely,

Conne Hudson


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346310
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is there a site where i can see what happened to car # 40, a 50 chevy from bedford, pa? thanks ,mike

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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346350
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been following the link u provided brewster but there is no mention of the # 40 car other than they registered but was DNF on day 1. thanks anyway. mike

Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: Mike McCagh] #346355
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Was that the end of the race for them? Maybe the went home on the trailer...


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Re: The Great Race 2015 [Re: brewster] #346894
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