Over 100 of the world's finest antique autos arrive in Cheyenne for the 2016 Great Race

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - More than 100 of the world’s finest antique autos raced towards their stop in Cheyenne at the Depot Plaza, June 22. The 2016 Great Race feature drivers from around the world for this premier old car rally. Each car, built in 1972 and earlier, arrived in Cheyenne with the first making its debut at the Depot Plaza at 5:15 p.m., with a new one arriving every minute for two hours. Residents gathered to checkout the cars and had an opportunity to interact with the drivers and owners. ​ The 2,400-mile race began Saturday June 18 in San Rafael, Calif., and will finish this Sunday, June 26 in Moline, Ill., on the banks of the Mississippi River. This year’s race winner will take home a grand prize of $50,000. “When the Great Race pulls into a city it becomes an instant festival,” race director Jeff Stumb said. “Last year we had three overnight stops with more than 10,000 spectators on our way to having 250,000 people see the Great Race during the event.” Read more about the event here. For more information, visit ​*h/t photos: Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news #whatshappening