The Last State in the Great Race 2014

Rally racing is truly an art form. First step is figuring out how to read the complicated and detailed instructions.

Rally racing is truly an art form. First step is figuring out how to read the complicated and detailed instructions.

Well we did it, we crossed into Florida on June 28th, the last state in the Maine-Florida journey of the Great Race 2014. Along the way, we got to keep up with our “progressive” family reunion (Dan’s wife and son also joined us in Wilmington), and had the opportunity to meet with another daughter, her husband and their two children in Charleston. Our midday stop was in Savannah, Georgia, where the cobblestone streets are very beautiful and probably reminded a lot of the classic cars of what it used to be like when they were new. Thank goodness for modern-day shock absorbers. The scenery continues to impress us, especially the tall Georgia pine along the super straight roads, Mother Nature is a wonderful architect. We finally crossed the Georgia/Florida line and arrived into Jacksonville, Florida in the early evening. It seems as if the crowds that come out get bigger and bigger as we near the end. Sunday is the last day of the rally, it’s hard to believe it’s almost over once again. On a side note, the Spirit of Stahls’ teams were “lucky” enough today to receive the coveted “ACE” for completing the course exactly on the prescribed time, nothing over, nothing under. Congratulations to Thomas and Ben for their second ACE and to Brett, Dan and Trevor for their first ever ACE with the Packard.

We're glad that the grandkids could come out and visit in South Carolina.

We’re glad that the grandkids could come out and visit in South Carolina.

Thanks for coming out to see us!

Thanks for coming out to see us!

This Great Race was especially great because of all the family we got to see along the way.

This Great Race was especially great because of all the family we got to see along the way.

Dan's wife and son joined us in Wilmington to show their support.

Dan’s wife and son joined us in Wilmington to show their support.

The beauty of Mother Nature.

The beauty of Mother Nature.

Although its much more comfortable, we miss our Auburn. It's just not the same. But we're thankful we could continue on the course.

Although its much more comfortable, we miss our Auburn. It’s just not the same. But we’re thankful we could continue on the course.

Getting ready to leave Mt. Pleasant SC this morning.

Getting ready to leave Mt. Pleasant SC this morning.

You have to wait your turn to start the day's course. Here are the cars lined up along the roadside ready to head to Savannah.

You have to wait your turn to start the day’s course. Here are the cars lined up along the roadside ready to head to Savannah.

Erin Stahl sends her support from Michigan. "You are all number 1!"

Erin Stahl sends her support from Michigan. “You are all number 1!”

Downtown Savannah, Georgia, our midday stop.

Downtown Savannah, Georgia, our midday stop.

The cobblestone streets of Savannah, GA.

The cobblestone streets of Savannah, GA.

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The crowds awaiting us in Savannah, Georgia were huge!

The crowds awaiting us in Savannah, Georgia were huge!

The long straight roads through Georgia were breathtaking. (Photo courtesy GreatRaceFB)

The long straight roads through Georgia were breathtaking. (Photo courtesy GreatRaceFB)

Great to be in the Sunshine State at last.

Great to be in the Sunshine State at last.

Arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, the last state!

Arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, the last state!

Getting our time at the end of the day.

Getting our time at the end of the day.

Applying the coveted "ACE" sticker to the Packard. It's first ever!

Applying the coveted “ACE” sticker to the Packard. Its first ever!

Trevor, Dan and Brett, congratulations on your ACE today.

Trevor, Dan and Brett, congratulations on your ACE today.

It was a good day for the Stahl brothers.

It was a good day for the Stahl brothers.

Benjamin Karr applies the second ACE to the Ford Phaeton.

Benjamin Karr applies the second ACE to the Ford Phaeton.

Congratulations to Thomas and Benjamin Karr on their second ACE.

Congratulations to Thomas and Benjamin Karr on their second ACE.

 

We appreciate all the support!

We appreciate all the support!

Thanks for all the support from GroupeSTAHL companies around the world.

Thanks for all the support from GroupeSTAHL companies around the world.

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