Several Great Race cars were damaged in a tornado in the early morning hours Thursday, May 23, in Jefferson City, Mo. The cars, which were originally stored in Brad Epple’s airplane hangar at the airport, had just been moved to a storage facility due to record flooding in the area which is expected to put four feet of water in the hangar in the next few days. The tornado hit just after midnight damaging Epple’s 1916 Hudson racer, his 1934 Ford produce truck, his 1965 Corvette and several other personal vehicles. Marybeth Lewis’ 1940 Cadillac, which was being stored there as well before being shipped to California for the Great Race, was also damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the three cars entered into the Great Race next month should all be repaired in time for the event.
Tag: The Great Race 2019
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty has visited the West Coast numerous times in its 36-year history, but the event has never started and finished there. That changes next year, when the 2019 Great Race begins in Riverside, California on Saturday, June 22, and ends in Tacoma, Washington, nine days and 2,300 miles later
Read Kurt’s Hemmings Great Race update here