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The Great Race Update: Chasing the youth teams of NATMUS & EFV8FM day one

The Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum and the National Auto and Truck Museum have assembled two youth teams for the 2022 Great Race. Old Cars is keeping tabs, thanks to Al Rogers.

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Spirits are running high for the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum (EFV8FM) and National Auto & Truck Museum (NATMUS) Great Race Youth Volunteer Program Grew Race teams at the 2022 Great Race. The NATMUS/EFV8FM  teams arrived with their specially prepared 1941 and 1948 Fords in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Tuesday, June 14, ready to compete in their first Great Race.

EFV8FM and NATMUS 2022 Great Race Team The first day of events for the 2022 Great Race started with Great Race Inspector Dean Holland walking the EFV8FM and NATMUS Great Race Youth Teams through the technical inspection process.

EFV8FM and NATMUS 2022 Youth Great Race Team. The first day of events for the 2022 Great Race started with Great Race Inspector Dean Holland walking the EFV8FM and NATMUS Great Race Youth Teams through the technical inspection process.

Auburn Great Race Youth Team Members - John McCullough, Jack Pontius, Kaden Gobel, Connor Miller, Gavin Swift and John Taller at the 2022 Great Race Technical Inspection area. This group of youths make up the NATMUS and EFV8FM X-CUP and Rookie Teams for the 2022 Great Race that starts out IN Warwick, RI on Saturday June 18th and concludes in Fargo, ND on Sunday June 26th.

John McCullough, Jack Pontius, Kaden Gobel, Connor Miller, Gavin Swift and John Taller at the 2022 Great Race Technical Inspection area. This group of youths make up the NATMUS and EFV8FM X-CUP and Rookie Teams for the 2022 Great Race that starts out in Warwick, R.I., on Saturday, June 18, and concludes in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday, June 26.

The three-member X-CUP Team is represented by Jack Pontius, Gavin Swift and John Taller. They'll be driving the 1941 Ford Sedan Deluxe they and other Youth Volunteers prepared for the Great Race at the NATMUS garage in Auburn, Indiana.

The second EFV8FM and NATMUS Great Race entry in the 2022 Great Race is a 1948 Ford Coupe. It will be competing in the Rookie Class. John McCullough and Connor Miller make up the two-person team. It too was prepared by the Youth Volunteers at the NATMUS in Auburn, Indiana.

Great Race X-Cup Team - Jack Pontius, John Taller and Gavin Swift with the 1941 Ford Sedan at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Great Race X-Cup Team - Jack Pontius, John Taller and Gavin Swift with the 1941 Ford Sedan at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island.

John McCullough and Connor Miller make up the two-person team will drive the 1948 Ford Coupe.

John McCullough and Connor Miller make up the two-person team will drive the 1948 Ford Coupe.

The 2022 Great Race kicks off at the Rocky State Park in Warwick, R.I., on Saturday, June 18, and conclude at the Broadway Square in Fargo, N.D., on June 26.

Moe images from the Great Race preliminary day

Gavin Swift, John Taller and Connor Miller perform their first technical inspection on a 1917 Hudson Automobile prior to the 2022 Great Race.

Gavin Swift, John Taller and Connor Miller perform their first technical inspection on a 1917 Hudson Automobile prior to the 2022 Great Race.

Jack Pontius, Gavin Swift and John Taller perform the technical inspection process on a 1952 Hudson Hornet Step Down prior to the 2022 Great Race.

Jack Pontius, Gavin Swift and John Taller perform the technical inspection process on a 1952 Hudson Hornet "Step Down" prior to the 2022 Great Race.

Craig Floyd will be driving his 1953 Ford F100 Pickup in the Sportsman Class during the 2022 Great Race while Gavin Swift will start out behind the wheel of the 1941 Ford Sedan Deluxe. It will be competing in the X-Cup Class.These two Classic Fords are part of the entries from the EFV8FM and NATMUS museums in Auburn, Indiana.

Craig Floyd will be driving his 1953 Ford F100 Pickup in the Sportsman Class during the 2022 Great Race while Gavin Swift will start out behind the wheel of the 1941 Ford Sedan Deluxe. It will be competing in the X-Cup Class.These two Classic Fords are part of the entries from the EFV8FM and NATMUS museums in Auburn, Indiana.

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