120 antique, collectible autos to follow precise, timed course in June through Pierce County
May 29, 2019, Tacoma, Wash.—Vintage cars will wrap up nine days of a timed, precision endurance journey when the The Great Race concludes in Tacoma and Pierce County June 29-30.
The public is invited to come watch the final milestones of the epic race that began in southern California. In Pierce County, drivers will finish the second-to-last leg of the race at LeMay Collections at Marymount, the Northwest's largest private collection of classic vehicles. Then, the following day, they’ll race toward the grand finale at America's Car Museum, the largest automotive museum in North America. Each finish location has a slew of additional attractions including Model T rides, food truck fests and local car shows.
Racers are expected to start arriving at the at the final finish line on June 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. PT at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.
Tacoma and Pierce County welcome the Great Race with the following activities:
June 29 at LeMay Collections, Spanaway
  • Local car clubs will present a Show & Shine Car Show at the Spanaway facility, about 13 miles south of Tacoma.
  • Music, food trucks, a beer garden, vendors and more are planned.
  • A VIP experience includes a meet-and-greet dinner with Great Race drivers and crew, and admission to the special VIP area at the race finish Sunday. Also includes a chauffeured Model T tour of the Marymount grounds and special tours of onsite collections.
Details at www.lemaymarymount.org.
June 30 at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Tacoma
  • The Shine Time Car Show is open to all collectible vehicles (nominal fee). Free admission for spectators.  
  • Picnic blankets and lawn chairs for festival seating are welcome.
  • The “Taste of the Race” food truck festival and beer garden, vendors and more are planned.
  • ACM members are invited to a VIP party in Club Auto during the Shine Time Car Show.

Details at www.americascarmuseum.org.

June 30 at Dacca Park in Fife
  • The 13th annual Fife Family Affair Car Show is open 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Dacca Park.
  • Nearby attractions include the Fife History Museum, and retro diners The Poodle Dog and Pick-Quick Drive-In.
Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty draws 120 collectible vehicles from across the country in a 2,300-mile race from Riverside, California. The Great Race started in 1983 and is open to automobiles through model year 1974.
It’s easy to rev up your classic auto weekend plans at traveltacoma.com, with lodging options and suggested itineraries.
Contact: Matt Wakefield, Sr. Communications Manager, Travel Tacoma + Pierce County
253.284.3253 matt@traveltacoma.com