Great Race Sports has announced that the milestone event from New York to Paris has been rescheduled for April 25, 2009 after being postponed from its original starting date this May. The commemorative re-run of the 1908 New York-to-Paris “Great Race” is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable automotive adventures of the 20th century, an automobile race from New York to Paris before the advent of today’s modern highways and gas stations.
The Great Race 2008: New York to Paris and related events was originally scheduled to begin on May 30, 2008 in New York City but was postponed after the Chinese government revoked travel permits for foreigners traveling throughout the country following demonstrations in Tibet and surrounding the Olympic Torch Run.
The 2009 dates are part of a complete Schedule of Events released by Great Race earlier today. In addition to the new dates for the New York to Paris Great Race, some new events have been added to schedule, including a driving tour through in California this fall, an historic recreation of an off-road race that took place a century ago and a 6-day regional Great Race style rally in the North East, taking place in later summer, 2009.
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