We Made It! Congratulations to all Great Race Finishers!

The Grand Champions for 2012, Barry and Irene Jason from Keller, Texas. They drove a 1935 Ford 5 Window Coupe. Corky Coker of Coker Tire presents the trophy!

Sunday, July 1, the “Spirit of Stahls” team and our faithful, beautiful 1941 Packard has rolled into Dearborn, Michigan, the final checkpoint and finish line of the Great Race 2012. Whew. We can uncross our fingers now and enjoy the celebrations. Congratulations to the Grand Champions of the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty–Barry and Irene Jason, and all finishers!  The Jasons were only 41 seconds off for the past 9 days of rallying, completing over 2,300 miles through Michigan, Canada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and ending to huge fanfair at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. It is no small accomplishment! Enjoy every moment guys!

What an adventure the Spirit of Stahls’ Team has had, we have many stories to share, lots of photos and we especially want to thank everyone who took the time to come out and cheer us on as we crossed the finish line. We were surprised and delighted to be greeted by so many family members, friends and GroupeSTAHL team members, all wearing their Spirit of Stahls caps, with signs and banners and good wishes. Thanks to everyone around the world who supported us and followed our journey. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Congratulations from everyone at GroupeSTAHL West in Chandler, Arizona!

We made it! We finished in 3rd place for the Rookie Class. We’re not sure how we did it, but the car was the real hero, the Little Engine that Could, The Lady Who Wouldn’t Give Up!

The team at Stahls’ Hotronix in Masontown, Pennsylvania shows their support for Team Spirit of Stahls! Thanks everyone!

The team at Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center in Pennsylvania shows their support for team Spirit of Stahls.

The team at Stahls’ Canada shows their support! Thanks everyone! We really enjoyed the beauty of Canada on this Great Race.

The production team at Stahls ID Direct in St. Clair Shores, Michigan shows their support!

The GSSA gang in California sends their support!

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  1. Mary Miller says:

    Congratulations! It’s always about the journey, and what a journey you’ve had!

    It was great meeting you in March at dinner with Mark Venit!

    Take care,


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