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Fourteen or more cars will be leaving the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in the heart of New York City bound for Paris! We’ll be traveling west, through the United States with memorable stops at Buffalo, Sandusky, Detroit, Warsaw, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dodge City, Denver, Whitewater, Salt Lake City, and Reno. On Tuesday April 26th, we arrive in San Francisco where the cars will be loaded onto a ship bound for Beijing, China for the Asia-Europe leg of the Race.

Racers rejoin their cars on June 4th, and continue driving through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Switzerland. On Thursday July 21, it will be a triumphant entry into Paris with a victorious finish at the Eiffel Tower!

On Tuesday April 12th, 2011 many racers will be coming in early to New York. If you want to stay downtown at the Crowne Plaza Time Square, you can receive the World Race discount for this evening. Please remember, you will be paying for your own room and meals on this extra day.


Day 1 - Wed, Apr 13
Arrive in New York not later than 12:00 Noon
to park vehicles, and check-in at the Crowne Plaza 1605 Broadway, Time Square Manhattan. At 2:00pm racers leave hotel for private meeting 2:30-3:30pm, and then a roof-top party with media 3:30-5:00 PM hosted by Auerbach Grayson welcoming racers to New York at their office located on 25 west 45th Street. Return to hotel at 5:00pm for car display.

Day 2 - Thu, Apr 14
Depart New York • Buffalo - 7:00am start complete with police escort. This night, a banquet dinner and reception at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum We will be staying at the Adams Mark - Crowne Plaza breakfast to be served at 6:00am.
Day 3 - Fri, Apr 15
Buffalo • Sandusky: 8:30am start: with a special stop planned for Springville NY, hometown of George Schuster, driver of the Buffalo built Thomas Flyer and winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Race.  After a coffee and danish reception at the beautifully restored Concord Historical Mercantile, we will pass the site of George’s Dodge Bros. dealership, a larger than life wall mural commemorating the 1908 Race, and see his home where George passed the story on to his Great Grandson, Jeff.  Then on to a wreath laying ceremony at George’s cemetery site.  We then proceed west to Sandusky, OH where our stay will be at the Port Clinton-Catawba Island Holiday Inn Hotel (On your own this evening, Japanese and winery restaurant nearby)
Day 4 - Sat, Apr 16
Sandusky • Detroit - 9:00am start: We’re on our way to the Motor City! Our stay is at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.  We will take a special tour of the famed Henry Ford Museum  with an extraordinary collection of pure Americana.  George Schuster was recently inducted into the nearby Automotive Hall of Fame also in Dearborn, MI. We will return to The Henry Hotel for a Celebration and dinner, Automobile’s elite will be there along with media from around the world.

Day 5 - Sun, Apr 17
Detroit • Warsaw - 9:00am start: Entering Kosciusko County line we will be escorted (parade) to the Ramada Inn, there we will have a car show and banquet dinner. Then a special evening at the historic Wagon Wheel Theatre Wagon Wheel Theatre while we hear the saga of “Bandits, Guns and Automobiles”. The story of the original 1908 New York to Paris Race as told in the words of the winner, George Schuster by his Great Grandson Jeff Mahl. The inspiring true story will give added meaning as we set our sights on the road ahead and Paris.

Day 6 - Mon, Apr 18
Warsaw • Indianapolis - 9:00am start: Here we celebrate America’s most famous race The Indianapolis 500 as we visit the Museum & tour the track. Then we race into downtown Indy, and our stay is at the nearby Embassy Suites where we will be welcomed to a wine, beer & hors d'oeuvre reception. You will be on your own to explore Indianapolis this evening.
Day 7 - Tue, Apr 19
Indianapolis • St. Louis - 9:00am start: We make a special stop for lunch and tour hosted by Mid America Motorworks. Then on to St. Louis where if exotic cars are your thing, this is the place! St. Louis Motorsports begins with a welcome party, where you will see Lotus, Bentley’s, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and Rolls Royce.  After our visit, you are on your own to tour the city where we will stay at the Hampton Inn – Gateway Arch.
Day 8 - Wed, Apr 20
St. Louis • Kansas City - 9:00am start: “We’re going to Kansas City - Kansas City Here I Come!”. Where your taste buds will enjoy a famous Kansas City steak hosted by Alliance Energy and the Propane industry. We spend the night at the Holiday Inn at the Plaza.
Day 9 - Thu, Apr 21
Kansas City • Dodge City - 8:00am start: Our arrival will be with a stage coach escort to the Dodge House Hotel. Here the cars will be displayed for the public to see. Enjoy the Community celebration. (On your own this evening) You might even take-in some western history with gunfighters like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson
Day 10 - Fri, Apr 22
Dodge City • Denver 8:00am start: We stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver West - Golden CO .  On your own this evening for some well deserved R&R, to prepare for the very busy four days ahead!

Day 11 - Sat, Apr 23
Denver • Gateway Canyons, Gateway Colorado, Whitewater - 8:00am start: We stop for a community luncheon hosted by Grand Junction Tourism in scenic Grand Junction.  Then we are escorted on to our visit at the Gateway Auto Museum in a spectacular setting.  There we will enjoy a great dinner, and a private viewing of the Museum with local and world media.

Day 12 - Sun, Apr 24
Gateway Canyons • Salt Lake City - 9:00am start: Ardell Brown will host a Sunday social and BBQ as we visit his Classic Car Museum  Many collectors will join us, along with Bob Rampton, a noted historian on the 1908 Race in the western states.  Salt Lake media will also be well represented.  We will be staying at the Ramada Inn - Draper UT

Day 13 - Mon, Apr 25
Salt Lake City • Reno – 6:30am start: Intermountain Concours d' Elegance will host breakfast 7:00 to 9:00 AM at beautiful Thanksgiving Point Gardens site of the 2011 Concours where some of the World Race 2011 competitors will return in August. At 9:00am we start the race and head for Reno where we tour The National Automobile Museum and see the featured 1908 New York to Paris Race exhibit.  Have your picture taken next to the legendary restored Thomas Flyer, winner of the epic Great Race!  We will enjoy a dinner banquet with speakers including Jackie Frady Executive Director National Automobile Museum, Jeff Mahl and Jerry Price. We will be staying at Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino.

Day 14 - Tue, Apr 26
Reno • San Francisco -8:30am start: We will enjoy breakfast at the National Automobile Museum, then the 1907 Thomas Flyer comes alive to join the 2011 racers in a parade lap under the Old Reno Arch, through downtown Reno and under the New Reno Arch. There we bid farewell to the Flyer and head west for a breathtaking drive from Reno to San Francisco, stopping for a wine tasting break in America’s wine country. Then on to the Celebration reception at the Hilton San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf to mark the completion of the US leg.  Special awards and good fellowship mark the parting of our US Teams, as the World Teams prepare for the two remaining continents ahead where new additional Teams will join us in Beijing!
Day 15 - Wed, Apr 27
San Francisco: World Racers-Cars loaded on ship. Please note - you may need this extra day in San Francisco to load the cars in Oakland, CA. You will be paying for your own room and meals on this day.

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Itinerary Last Updated: March 23, 2011



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