HOLTVILLE — The 20th anniversary Great Race will run from San Antonio, Texas, to Anaheim through Saturday.
Once again Holtville was asked to be one of the lunch stops. Staff, crew and participants will start rolling into the city at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The last of the 100 vintage vehicles entered in the race are scheduled to pull out of town by 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to talk to the drivers and check out the restored pre-World War II cars and later models around Holt Park.
The Great Race is a free, family-friendly, timed-endurance rally-race. It is a contest about precision driving and navigation, not speed. A wristwatch, analog clock, speedometer, pencil and paper are the only instruments racers use to chart their miles and follow course instructions at predetermined speeds.
The Holtville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event. The Holtville Athletic Club will prepare lunch for the 350 crew members and participants at the Civic Center. The Valley Inn will offer barbecue plates and drinks for sale to the public in the park. The cost of the barbecue is $6. The HAC will have its popular ice cream machine available and KXO Radio will do a live remote from the park.