Close The Great Race is coming to Buffalo Great Race Coming To Buffalo WGRZ 9:25 PM. EDT April 10, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It is called the Great Race, and it is billed as the World's Premier Old Car Rally. It is a spectacle which pits racers driving pre-World-War 2 automobiles between points a and b. For example, this year's race runs from Jacksonville, Florida, up to Traverse City Michigan. Monday, race officials came to Buffalo to talk about next year, rather than this. In 2018, the race will get the green flag in Buffalo, the start of a 9-Day, 2,300 mile competition that will feature 500 participants, all trying to be the first one to reach Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monday's announcement was made here at the Pierce Arrow Museum, a fitting place, seeing as the original Great Race has some very strong ties to the Queen City. In fact the car that won that first great race, was built right over on Niagara Street, the old Thomas Flyer Factory is now part of the Rich Product campus. © 2017 WGRZ-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Man hurt after vehicle collapses on him Forensic team will investigate human remains Body pulled out of Niagara river in Lewiston REPORTS; JENNIFER LAWRENCE LANDS IN BUFFALO Man in critical condition after ATV crash Video Shows Rescue of Kala Brown 96 YEAR OLD WOMAN ATTACKED IN HER HOME Top Father's Day Flash Sale - The Deal Guy Body Found In The Woods In North Collins Erie County Sheriff's update investigation on human remains found More Stories Beer industry has NY farmers hopping Aug 23, 2017, 10:29 a.m. Casino Revenue Feud Includes Investigation Aug 22, 2017, 3:19 p.m. NYS Fair opens Aug 23, 2017, 12:50 p.m.