The heat is on. Literally. This is one of the warmest Great Race tours we have ever experienced. We’re not complaining, just trying to keep cool. All the Great Racers are always grateful for a bit of shade or a slight breeze when on our breaks.
Since we last reported we have traveled from Georgia to Auburn, Alabama where we had another amazing crowd. From Auburn, we overnighted in Birmingham, Alabama. There was a lot going on in Birmingham due to the fact there was a USFL game ( the new football league) in town on Sunday. I believe it was the Birmingham Stallions playing the New Orleans Breakers.
On Monday morning, we headed to Mississippi where we had lunch in Tupelo. For Elvis fans, this was a treat to be in the town of his birth! But it gets better. We continued on to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee where we are having our overnight.
Many but not all might know that we had last-minute mechanical issues with the 1941 Packard, (the car Brett and Noah were supposed to drive) the day before it was to be shipped to Florida. Countless hours were spent attempting the repair with no avail. So Brett and Noah are instead driving a 1935 Auburn, one of our favorite cars. They are doing well, and have even earned a few aces.
There are still extreme heat warnings advised for tomorrow as we head to Little Rock, Arkansas. The hot weather puts additional strains on both the cars and the participants. Especially those with no air conditioning and open roofs. We are hoping for the best as we continue on our adventure to Colorado Springs.