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2018 Great Race stops in Norwich

NORWICH, N.Y. - Ladies and gentlemen, cool your engines.

The Northeast Classic Car Museum is hosting the 2018 Great Race for lunch on Sunday.

The annual vintage automobile rally is for vehicles made in 1972 or older, most older than World War II.

Each year, it plots a different course in North America.

This year's begins in Buffalo on Saturday and ends nine days later ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The over 120 vehicles in the race are scheduled to arrive at the museum at 12:15 p.m. in the afternoon and remain for more than an hour while their drivers and navigators enjoy a catered lunch inside the museum.

Museum Director Bob Jeffrey says they'll be a wonderful compliment to the over 170 antique cars, 30 vintage motorcycles, and 20 old working trucks on display in the museum.

"A trip back in time.  There's a lot of memories.  It's great to see how the automobile has evolved from a horse and carriage type model all the way to the 70's, what you see now," said Jeffrey.

The Great Race is a timed competition in which participants are judged by how close to their target time they reach each milestone.

Race vehicles will be parked behind the museum on State Street and are free to view.

Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 18, and 5 and under are free.

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

There will be no public parking at the museum on Sunday.

Visitors are encouraged to park at the fairgrounds on East Main Street and take a shuttle.

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