2014 Great Race: Overnight Stop in New Bern

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2014 Great Race: Overnight Stop in New Bern



  • Mr. Jeff Stumb
  • New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center


  • Historic Downtown
    New Bern NC 28560


The 2014 Great Race will begin Ogunquit, Maine on June 21st and weave its way 2,100 miles over 9 days down the Atlantic Coast through 13 states finishing in The Villages, Florida on June 29th. The Great Race, which began 31 years ago, is not a speed race, but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, are given precise instruction each day that detail every move down to the second. They are scored at secret check points along the way and are penalized one second for each second either early or late.The cars will arrive in New Bern on June 25th after 5:15pm at 1-minute intervals for more than an hour and a half and stay parked for several hours to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the cars. Children will have the opportunity to climb in the cars for a first-hand look. The Great Race consists of cars built prior to 1972.

Admission: Free

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35° 6' 21.3084" / Longitude: -77° 2' 24.0396"


Historic Downtown New Bern NC 28560

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From Interstate-95, follow US Highway 70 East to New Bern. Take Exit 417-A to Historic Downtown New Bern.

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