Great Race 2022 Day 1
On Saturday we started our journey at Rocky Point State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee and Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi did the honors of waving the Green Flag. We are always humbled at the number of classic car fans who show up to enjoy the atmosphere. The crowd estimates were about 10,000 well wishers. It was an excellent start to the 2022 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club.
Leaving Rhode Island headed towards Connecticut. The Great Race routes always take you off the beaten path, and we travel on some of the most scenic and charming roads. We had a fun and informative Pit Stop at Wayne Carini’s F40 Motorsports in Portland, Connecticut. Driving through more small towns and passing by historic homes and buildings, we made it to our dinner stop at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. We truly enjoyed seeing some beautiful flying machines. What a treasure.
Great Race 2022 Day 2
On Fathers Day Sunday we left Windsor Locks headed to Montgomery, New York. It is very challenging to travel through numerous small towns on hills and narrow roads. There are lots of traffic lights and distractions! But some of our team members managed to stay on time and even ended the day with several aces. An ACE happens when you have a zero score upon arrival at a checkpoint. If you are able to drive between two checkpoints in the exact prescribed time, you get an ACE.
Congratulations to Trevor Stahl and Josh Hull who are underway in the Stars and Stripes 1932 Ford Boattail Speedster. Our daughter Kaitlyn is participating in her second Great Race but this year she is joined by her future husband Dan DiLoreto. Kaitlyn is the navigator and Dan is doing a great job driving the 1965 Ford Mustang. Congrats on all the aces and great times.
Once again, we were greeted by thousands of great fans in Montgomery. Leaving Montgomery the route took us along Route 97 and the Delaware River. We also drove by the property in Sullivan County that was home to the Woodstock Music Festival back in 1969. We spent the evening in downtown Binghampton, NY.