For the past few days, we've been in San Rafael, California, gearing up for the 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. We've had a busy week of pre-race activities, and the next nine days will be wide-open as a Case knife. Earlier this week, we had a movie night at the Rafael Theater for a showing of "The Great Race" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic film. Ted Stahl provided the "Leslie Special" and the "Hannibal 8" cars from the movie to be on display in front of the theater. Thursday was even busier, with a photo opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge, a few hot laps at Sonoma Raceway, a viewing of the Charlie Goodman car collection and a dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay. All of this led up to Friday's activities, starting with a big meeting, Rally School and the Hagerty Trohpy Run. Take a look at some of our highlights from the pre-race activities and stay tuned to the blog, as well as our Facebook page to follow along with the race. DSC_0282a DSC_0579a DSC_0587a DSC_0882a 160616_GR16_0157 [caption id="attachment_7679" align="alignleft" width="780"]Team Coker Tire with Gary and Jean Ann Martin make their way through the open range cattle farm! They had a 30 second time delay because the cows didn't cooperate. Team Coker Tire with Gary and Jean Ann Martin make their way through the open range cattle farm! They had a 30 second time delay because the cows didn't cooperate. [/caption] 160616_GR16_0267 160616_GR16_0270 160616_GR16_0274 [caption id="attachment_7683" align="alignleft" width="780"]Coker Tire team 2 include an elegant Bugatti racecar, piloted by automotive TV personality, Jessi Combs. The Pur Sang replica is super slick, and rolls on Excelsior Comp H tires. Coker Tire team 2 include an elegant Bugatti racecar, piloted by automotive TV personality, Jessi Combs. The Pur Sang replica is super slick, and rolls on Excelsior Comp H tires. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7684" align="alignleft" width="780"]Corky Coker is seen here having a good time with the W.T.F. (Wandering Troubadours of Finland) at the Friday night reception. Corky Coker is seen here having a good time with the W.T.F. (Wandering Troubadours of Finland) at the Friday night reception. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_7677" align="alignleft" width="780"]Coker Group President Wade Kawasaki addresses the crowd at the general meeting on Friday morning. Coker Group President Wade Kawasaki addresses the crowd at the general meeting on Friday morning. [/caption]