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The Great VW

Cross Country Race

June8-13, 2020


Due to Corona Virus


The Great VW Cross Country Race is intended to be for ALL types, makes, models and years of VW’s and is to be a competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.  The race will be very closely aligned to the rules and regulations of The Great Race put on each year by Hemmings Motor News Great Race and the Hagerty Insurance Company, see, but modified as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee.  Changes will be posted as soon as they are available.  The main difference will be that The Great VW Cross Country Race will be less than half of the distance they cover, will conclude/finish at one of many great VW shows already in existence in the country, will have a much lower entry fee and five (5) cash prizes.


Our cover picture is of Merlin Tabacco, owner of  Sunshine Air-Cooled "No VW should ever die" of Sarasota, Florida and who was a major participant in Herbie's 50 Year Anniversary in Orlando Florida both as a true VW fan and ace air cooled mechanic and body repairman.  We hope to have him on-board for the East Coast run and are looking for someone for the West Coast run...

"We are excited to be involved in putting this great new event together and look forward to working with all our friends in the VW commumity..."

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