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The Great Race makes an overnight stop in Chico, much to the delight of car lovers

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Participants of the Great Race 2019—a “competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally”—drove into downtown Chico Monday evening (June 24) to the delight of car enthusiasts young and old. The race began on Saturday (June 22) in Riverside and finishes in Tacoma, Wash., this Sunday (June 30). Chico was the third stop of the day for drivers of the hundred-plus antique, vintage and collector vehicles—from muscle cars and sedans to wagons and pickup trucks. The procession had spent the morning driving from Gardnerville, Nev., to Grass Valley, before making a pit stop in Oroville and then heading into Chico for an overnight stay. Learn more about the event at