Downtown Grass Valley will travel back in time as over 120 vintage road racers will rumble down East Main then onto Mill Street in the only stop for the Great Race in the Sacramento area.
The Great Race is a one-of-a-kind event held each year at a different location/route in the U.S. in 2019.
A time-speed endurance rally for vintage cars 1974 and older, the Great Race began in 1983 as a means of celebrating classic cars and the American landscape with entrants vying for prize money.
To celebrate this historic race, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity and Grass Valley Downtown Association have partnered to hold a downtown rally where people can get an up-close experience of these vintage road machines. The event begins at 11am and ends at 4pm. Portions of Main and Mill Street will be closed to create a lunchtime pit stop for racers, while also accommodating a classic car show by the local Roamin’ Angels car club.
The event is an excellent opportunity to witness cars dating back as far as the early 1900s in peak operation as they enter and exit the staging area in historic downtown Grass Valley, creating a unique aural and visual spectacle.