The Great Race Is Coming To Maine - June 26th!

The Great Race Is Coming To Maine!
June 26th  Gardiner, ME


What is the great race?

The great race is an annual time/distance rally featuring classic and antique vehicles that follow a set course with no navigation aids except a packet prepared by race organizers. This year's "race" winds its way from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Novia Scotia. The field of 120 cars will depart from Buffalo, NY and arrive in Historic Downtown Gardiner, ME in the afternoon of June 26th. Cars will be departing from the Senator Inn in Augusta, ME the morning of June 27th.

What to expect:

Gardiner Main Street and the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce are planning a festival atmosphere to appropriately welcome drivers and their crews from around the United States and foreign countries.

Thousands of classic car enthusiasts are expected from around the region to create a raucous welcoming party. Come early to get a good view of the finish line. Parking will be available off-site with frequent shuttles.

Spectators are encouraged to welcome cars to town, meet and greet with the drivers and their cars, enjoy the festivities including food trucks, shopping and a fireworks show at dusk.

O'Connor Auto Park is proud to be a part of this great event and is holding a FREE raffle for your chance to win a prize valued at $2,500! 


One grand prize winner will receive the following:
  • $500 Cash
  • The opportunity to wave the checkered flag at the finish line
  • Ride across the finish line with "The Maine Boyz"
  • 2 tickets to a post-race lobster bake
  • Entry to post-race entertainment for 2 at the Early Evening Show
  • A great swag basket
There is no purchase necessary to enter to win this amazing prize! Winner will be drawn on June 15th.

To enter, please visit the O'Connor Auto Park show room to fill out an entry form AND while you're at it, you'll be able to view a one-of-a-kind 1962 Chevrolet Impala that is on display for the entire month of June. 


We hope to see you there to welcome these great racers to the great state of Maine!


To learn more about the great race, please visit If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, please contact the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce at or (207) 623-4559.

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