Date(s) - 06/28/2018
12:00pm - 3:30pm

Seal Cove Auto Museum

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Ten days, 17 cities, and over 2,000 miles; the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, is an intense competition for vintage cars, and it is coming to the Seal Cove Auto Museum! In its 35th year, this long-distance, time-speed-endurance rally tests the abilities of 150 racers and their pre-1972 cars. The Seal Cove Auto Museum is one of the stops on the route. The public is invited to visit the Auto Museum to see the cars arrive, meet the race teams, and see our new exhibit Selling Lifestyle and Leisure: Art, Advertising and the Automobile.

A recounting of the journey will be broadcast on the Velocity channel. Check out the 2017 race from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI.

A Car-B-Que will be held at the museum that evening, in conjunction with the Great Race visit.



Shuttles begin*

12:00pm – 12:15pm: 
Opening ceremonies

12:15pm – 3:15pm:
Vintage cars arrive throughout this period at one-minute intervals


Ticket Information

Tickets required for museum admission and shuttle.*

Tickets $10
Kids 5 and Under Free

Buy a combo ticket for the Great Race and the Car-B-Que later in the day and save!
Car-B-Que-Great Race Combo Ticket: $25 ($30 value)

Day-of tickets will be cash-only.
Tickets may be purchased in advance via credit card or check.


Get Involved!

Volunteer for the Car-B-Que and/or Great Race visit and receive
a short-sleeved polo shirt with the Car-B-Que logo, and free admission to both events!
To learn more about volunteering, please contact Jenna at or 207-244-9242.

Interested in sponsoring the Car-B-Que and Great Race visit?
Learn more at the link below!


Please Note:

There will be no parking, and no drop-off area, at the museum.
Shuttles will be provided, beginning at 11am.

View/Download Parking Map

If you have mobility limitations, please contact the museum at 244-9242
so that we can best accommodate you and your needs.


Thank you to our Great Race & Car-B-Que Sponsors:

Food available to purchase from: