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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Hosts Stop for Great Race on June 26th

May 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Hosts Stop for Great Race on June 26th

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.

Nearly 100 racers will be eating lunch on the lawn adjacent to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa. Visiting truck drivers and the public are invited to view the cars while the racers stop for a meal before heading to downtown Moline.

“We ran our 1938 Kenworth in the Great Race for more than 10 years in the 1990s and early 2000s, so we know many of the racers and Great Race staff,” said Delia Moon Meier, senior vice president of Iowa 80. “We are happy to be able to host them for lunch at our museum this year. We hope to see many familiar faces.”

This year Iowa 80 & CAT Scale’s 1938 Kenworth will run a portion of the race and is the only semi-tractor in the cross-country competition. Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted fuel stops for the Great Race in 2005 and 2013.

The Great Race is a time/speed/endurance road-rally for vintage automobiles, manufactured at least 45 years ago. The 2016 event will be run over nine days, starting in San Rafael, Calif., on June 18 and ending on June 26 in Moline, Ill.