Today marks the halfway point for the Great Race 2017. The day started again with the distribution of about 30 pages of rally course instructions. Teams receive each day’s instructions only 3o minutes before their scheduled start time, which doesn’t allow for much time to review them. Today the course heads to Wapakoneta, Ohio, which has been a stop in previous Great Races. This means we must drop a few miles off our northern route to drop into Ohio. Wapakoneta is the hometown of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon. There were a lot of stop signs along the route to Wapakoneta. So many that it caused car 91, driven by the Fredettes, to lose their brakes. As they gingerly rolled to a stop in town, they furiously began repairing the car, gulped down a sandwich someone brought them and then they got back on the road. The rest of the cars looked right at home parked in front of the 19th century buildings which lined the main street. It was a spectacular sight to behold, with flags waving from most of the buildings and people everywhere. Huge crowds were also out in full force–5-6 people deep on both sides of the street–and we had the chance to say hello to some old friends. After lunch, we headed back into Indiana, and the racers had the chance to drive over the Spencerville covered bridge, which is an historical landmark. Talk about a photo opportunity. Mary and I are both very excited to arrive in Auburn, Indiana because it is the birthplace of some of our most beloved antique automobiles. The town of Auburn is where they produced the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles. In its heyday there were more car companies in Indiana than in Michigan. It is a special treat to visit the ACD Museum there and see some rare and exquisite examples of automobile engineering from the days when design was king. We didn’t want to leave.