CLASSIC CARS: 1954 Bentley purchased for owner to participate in vintage car race | Characteristics

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In 2013, Neal Patton heard that a first classic car race would pass through Vicksburg near his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi.

The Great Race, an annual event started in the early 1980s by Tom McRae and Curtis Graf to nurture their old-car habit, had grown into one of the world’s premier classic and vintage car endurance rallies.

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