The Great Race

The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure a cross-country competition.

The Great Race X-Cup Division

High school and college age student teams, in cars 1974 or older are eligible to enter the X-Cup competition. The Great Race X-Cup Division was created specifically to provide young automotive enthusiasts the opportunity to pilot their Team’s vintage car in the annual competition on a 2,000+ mile course across the US. The Scott Henderson X-Cup Scholarship was created to assist students who have competed in the X-Cup Division, and are commencing or continuing their automotive-related studies at any US accredited college, trade school, or other higher educational institution. Support is also provided to these young teams with $1000 Grants to help cover their necessary expenses during the competition. Funding is also provided to the automotive program of an X-Cup Team’s institution, selected by their peers as the “Team Choice” recipient.

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Great Race 2022 X-Cup UPDATE!!!

The X-Cup Division of Great Race features High School and College age student Teams from across the Nation. Special financial support is available to qualified teams including $2500 Team Grants to help with necessary expenses (including fuel, food, etc.), Student Scholarships, and Educational Grants for Institutions represented by the Team winning the Team Choice Award. Entry Fees for qualified X-Cup Teams are also supported by generous donors. Joining forces for added student financial support is the RPM Foundation , well known for its nationwide efforts of advancing student careers in automotive restoration.

To help more young people become engaged in the culture and teamwork of the Great Race X-Cup Division, visit RPM’s X-Cup giving page to contribute!

For additional details Download the 2021 X-Cup Brochure HERE

Throughout the history of the Great Race, it has been a priority to encourage youth to participate, as a competitor or as part of the staff. Eventually, a special class was created for young automotive enthusiasts who wanted to pilot a vintage car in the Great Race. This division would become known as X- Cup. Team work and dedication are key factors in Great Race competition, making this a truly “Bucket List” experience these students will long remember!