Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 18, 2016

 

2400 Mile, 9-Day Car Rally Starts in San Rafael, CA

 

 

San Rafael, California, June 8, 2016 - The City of San Rafael is gearing up for the Great Race on Saturday, June 18, 2016, located at Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA.  Over 100 pre-1972 vehicles will be on display on Fourth Street prior to starting their way to Moline, Illinois for the 2,400-mile, 9-day rally.  Details about the event can be found at: www.greatracesanrafael.org.
 
The event is free to all and fun for all ages.  Cars will start lining up at 8 am with drivers and navigators nearby and ready to discuss their car’s history.  At 10 am the cars will begin their journey in one-minute increments.
 
The last racer leaves at noon.  But the fun doesn’t stop then.  Local car enthusiasts will be staying behind to display their “Pride and Joy” vehicles.  There will be a band, food and beverages available all afternoon.
 
Early risers are invited to join the San Rafael Fire Department starting at 7 am on Race Day.  They will be serving a Pancake Breakfast to raise money for San Rafael Libraries.  There is a nominal charge for breakfast.
 
The Great Race is an annual event inspired by the classic 1965 comedy film made by Blake Edwards.  It stars Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis as competing daredevils who enter the 1908 New York-to-Paris car race. The film will be screened with a 35mm print at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center on Wednesday June 15 at 7 pm. Some would say that the film’s co-stars are two unique cars, the Hannibal 8 and the Leslie Special.  These original vehicles will be on display at the Rafael Theatre prior to the film showing. 

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.Rafael.cafilm.org.
 
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Media Contact: Marty Rubino

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Phone: (415) 884-3501

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 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Great Race San Rafael

Event Date: June 18, 2016

Event Location: Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA

Web: http://greatracesanrafael.org

Contact: Marty Rubino, marty@bigcatadvertising.com, (415) 884-3501

Description: The City of San Rafael is gearing up for the Great Race on Saturday, June 18, 2016, located at Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA.  Over 100 pre-1972 vehicles will be on display on Fourth Street prior to starting their way to Moline, Illinois for the 2,400-mile, 9-day rally.  Details about the event can be found at: www.greatracesanrafael.org. The event is free to all and fun for all ages.  Cars will start lining up at 8 am with drivers and navigators nearby and ready to discuss their car’s history.  At 10 am the cars will begin their journey in one-minute increments. The last racer leaves at noon.  But the fun doesn’t stop then.  Local car enthusiasts will be staying behind to display their “Pride and Joy” vehicles.  There will be a band ,food and beverages available all afternoon.

 

 

 


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