The Great Race Begins This Weekend

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Since 1983, The Nice Race has been giving automotive lovers a strategy to stretch out their spherical and rubber legs whereas successful prizes within the course of. Beginning this Saturday, June 24, 2023, greater than 126 automotive classics might be departing from Francis Subject in St. Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest metropolis.

Photographs courtesy of The Nice Race

That first Nice American Race (because it was beforehand recognized) consisted of 69 pre-World Struggle II autos, with their house owners paying $5,000 every to enter for a bid at successful $250,000 in a visit from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. For 2023, the race begins out in St. Augustine and finishes in Colorado Springs. Vehicles should be constructed earlier than 1975, with every entry costing $6,500 for personal people, or $9,000 for company entries with for-profit companies. There are additionally X-Cup entries pushed by “certified high-school/school/technical-school/youth-group groups” that pay $1,500 per entry.

The Grand Champion for 2023 will win $50,000, with the entire purse being $158,750. These numbers are primarily based on 100 entries, which suggests the winnings might be higher since present entries exceed this by over 25 p.c.

In line with Jacksonville At present, the occasion will not be as a lot a race as it’s a controlled-speed rally the place driver and navigator use a route guide with particular pace directions that should be maintained in a number of phases. GPS, maps, and smartphones will not be allowed. An analog clock mounted in every automobile is the one timing mechanism allowed, which is famous at every checkpoint alongside the way in which, with factors deducted for being too early or late.

You possibly can maintain abreast with race updates by visiting The Nice Race web page on Fb.

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