The Spirit of Stahls teams sent their Great Race cars packing today, on their way to Minnesota for the start of the 2013 Great Race. Also along for the ride, the Leslie Special and the Hannibal 8. These two cars co-starred in the classic film The Great Race and will be on display along the Great Race route. Mary and I have our fingers crossed that all vehicles and of course their handlers, arrive safe and sound! Safe travels everyone. We’ll see you on Wednesday!
On Friday we also announced the winners of the Ultimate Road Trip ride along contest. Mary and I look forward to meeting the following classic car and Great Race enthusiasts along the route. Congratulations to:
Allen Steele of Covington, Louisiana
Ashley and Delton Rissler of Latham, Missouri
Daniel Flowers of Des Moines, Iowa
Janet Lindstrom of Conway, Arkansas
Sue Garland of Spring Valley, Illinois
You will be receiving a packet of information about the Ride Along soon, along with a personal letter from Mary and myself. We are truly excited about being able to share this unique and exhilarating journey with you. And for those of you who didn’t win, thank you for participating and hopefully we will be able to offer more opportunities again next year. In the meanwhile, everyone is encouraged to follow along. There is a wealth of information on the Spirit of Stahls’ Facebook page, so please don’t forget to “like” this page and you will be kept up to date with the latest happenings. Kudos to Andrea P. and the gang “behind the scenes” with all these great posts and photos. Mary and I will also be uploading photos and writing updates from the road. We are just making our last minute preparations for the trip. We’ve learned a lot from last year so hopefully we will be better equipped to deal with any last minute emergencies. I will also be adding a link to this blog so that you can support the philanthropy for which all Great Race teams are raising money. You can access the link to support the 2013 Race For Autism here. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for considering a donation–to any team!