UPPER MERION — Over 100 classic and antique vehicles are currently taking part in the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida. It is the race’s 31st year.
The oldest of those cars, a 1915 Hudson 6-40 from Newtown, Conn., along with the others, rolled to a stop Monday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Upper Merion for an overnight pit stop on their trip.
According to race officials, the road rally is 2,100 miles from start to finish and will take nine days to complete. The race is not just a speed race, but a time, speed and distance rally.
Cars built after 1972 are not eligible to participate in the race, and this year there is $150,000 in prize money up for grabs. The cars need a driver and navigator to take part, as no modern technology can be used during the race.