California Dreaming!

We made it! The Pacific Ocean breezes were so refreshing after the 100 degree temperatures in the desert.

We made it! The Pacific Ocean breezes were so refreshing after the 100 degree temperatures in the desert.

It’s official. The Great Race 2015 has come to an end. Our good friends Doug and Howard Sharp are the 2015 winners, with the best overall cumulative score. Congratulations to them on a well deserved finish, and to all the Great Race teams– it was an honor to have shared this experience and journey with you. Driving out on the pier was a fitting finale to the end of our 2400 mile journey from Kirkwood, Missouri. It was great to see all the fans welcoming us and cheering as we crossed the finish line. Later in the evening, we celebrated at the awards banquet, where Trevor and Josh accepted their award for finishing first in the Rookie Class and the Stars and Stripes won Best in Show. But they wouldn’t have even finished the race if it hadn’t been for all the help we received in fixing the transmission, especially from team Sharp. That’s what the spirit of the Great Race is really all about. Ride, repair, repeat. We can’t wait to experience it again next year. Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way and who followed along on the adventure. We also appreciate the donations to support the fight against autism. If you would still like to make a donation, just click on the link on the upper left hand side.

Congratulations to our friends Doug and Howard Sharp for finishing in 1st place overall. The Stars and Stripes team couldn't have finished without their help and spare transmission.

Congratulations to our friends Doug and Howard Sharp for finishing in 1st place overall. The Stars and Stripes team couldn’t have finished without their help and spare transmission.

The Stars and Stripes team crosses the finish line with Corky Croker.

The Stars and Stripes team crosses the finish line with Corky Croker.

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The crowds on the pier greet the racers.

The crowds on the pier greet the racers.

The finish line for the Great Race 2015 is on the Santa Monica pier.

The finish line for the Great Race 2015 is on the Santa Monica pier.

We made it!

We made it!

Kaitlyn applies a sticker.

Kaitlyn applies another ACE to the GTO. That’s four altogether. 

Frank from Wildside presents Mary with a bouquet!

Frank from Wildside presents Mary with a bouquet!

Applying our last "ACE".

Applying our last “ACE”. 

The Santa Monica pier is our final destination.

The Santa Monica pier is our final destination.

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Thomas and Benjamin cross the finish line.

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Trevor and Josh accepting the award for 1st place in the Rookie Class. Well done team Stars and Stripes.

Trevor and Josh accepting the award for 1st place in the Rookie Class. Well done team Stars and Stripes.

Trevor and Josh with their awards, which included Best in Show for the Stars and Stripes. We are honored and thankful for the recognition.

Trevor and Josh with their awards, which included Best in Show for the Stars and Stripes. We are honored and thankful for the recognition.

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