2012 Great Race – Exclusive 3D Video

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The 2012 edition of the Great Race just wrapped up. The final competitive stage of the rally was from Findlay, Ohio to Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsi is less than an hour from here and there are some nice winding two-lanes that one can take to get there so I drove over to shoot some pics. Those still photographs are still being processed but we’re going to start posting the 3D videos I was able to shoot of the entrants coming around the last corner as they came to the checkpoint, and then again as they left town. I think it’s appropriate to go with the live action videos first because the Great Race is the antithesis of the “trailer queen” phenomenon. The Great Race is only open to cars made before 1969, so there were a few Mustangs, Covettes, E-Type Jaguars and other 1960s vintage cars, but most of the entrants were pre-WWII cars, and some were made before World War One. Some are one-of-one specials, but no matter how old or how rare they are they’re still cars, designed and built to be driven. Coker Tires, which makes vintage reproduction rubber, is a major corporate sponsor of the event. Here is Corky Coker bringing in the Coker Special, a straight-eight Buick based speedster used as the pace car, around the final corner and into the checkpoint.

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