Cape Gazette

Great Race makes a stop in Millsboro

By Steven Billups | Jul 06, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups Millsboro Mayor Robert Bryan stands in front of his Mustang at town hall. Bryan was allowed to enter as the first for the lunch break.

The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty made a stop at the Millsboro Town Hall June 24. The Great Race is an antique, vintage and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways.

It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s and team’s ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.

The lunch break in Millsboro was made possible because Mayor of Millsboro Robert Bryan was a participant in the race in his 1965 Ford Mustang. Bryan finished 20th overall and fourth in his class.

A large crowd gathered on Monroe Street Extension to watch the 98 vintage cars arrive at the lunch break check stop. The car in the foreground is a 1031 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Killeen and Neil Pitt from Lebanon, Mi. stand with their 1928 Model A Boat Tail Speedster. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
The cars slowly gather in Millsboro Town Hall parking lot after leaving from Valley Forge, Pa. on the way to Portsmouth, Va. for an overnight stay. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
This Bugatti replica takes it slow to clear the entrance of the parking lot. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
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