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 Spilled Mulch Dyes Scajaquada Creek Red Two Men Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car Marisol Bequeaths Estate To Albright-Knox Labatt USA To Move Headquarters To 79 Perry Vaillancourts Ask For Prayers Ahead Of Update Home Delivery Begins For Medical Marijuana Shoreline Trail Project Completed Cheektowaga Public Meeting On Sex Offender NYS Senate Bills Aimed To Curb Opioid Abuse Scajaquada Creek turns red More Stories Police: Suspect in custody after standoff May 28, 2017, 12:48 p.m. Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting May 28, 2017, 12:19 p.m. Police looking for vehicle in deadly hit & run May 26, 2017, 10:22 p.m.