The Great Race - Gardiner, ME Stop
Gardiner, Maine will host a stop on the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The Great Race, the world’s premiere classic car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Historic Downtown Gardiner and the Waterfront Park.
Gardiner Main Street and The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to play as host city for the race participants and event goers organizing the logistics for both meals, entertainment, and lodging.
Food trucks will be on hand in Gardiner to feed the crowd and Johnson Hall will put on an early evening show under a tent at the Waterfront Park. Race personnel will stay at lodgings in Augusta. The race continues the next day.
The race will start June 23 in Buffalo, New York, and weave its way to a total of 2,100 miles over nine days taking drivers on a course that starts in Buffalo and continues across upstate New York and through Vermont to Burlington. From there, the course goes east to Mount Washington, and from there across Maine to Gardiner. Contestants then will leave from Augusta and head up to Bangor, and then down to Bar Harbor. The final legs of the trip will take drivers across the Canadian border into Saint John and Moncton, New Brunswick, and then over to Nova Scotia, with stops in Truro and Dartmouth before the rally concludes in Halifax.
To learn more about The Great Race, its history, routes, rules, and more, visit The Great Race website
3:00 Parking Shuttle begins (Water Street Closed) 3:00 - 9:00 Food Trucks 3:00 Classic Car Cruise-in at Waterfront Park 5:00 - 7:00 Great Race Cars arrive 9:00 Fireworks 10:00 Parking Shuttle ends