Chances are, if you've been to our headquarters sometime in the past 10 years, then you've probably seen the Shafer 8 racecar, aka The Coker Special. The ole car has been around for a while and we've driven it across the country more than 10 times, including several coast-to-coast Great Race events. The car has a Buick straight 8 engine in it, and it runs pretty darn good! It's spent a lot of time sliding around Corkyville, but it's about to go on yet another long trip. The revitalized Great Race starts next week right here in Chattanooga and ends at the Hemmings Motor News headquarters in Bennington, Vermont. The Shafer 8 will not be in competition but it'll be on the trip! We'll be riding the route in style! [caption id="attachment_1545" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Firestone Indy 600-20"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1547" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Firestone Indy 600-20"][/caption] Just for the trip, we put a new set of the Firestone Indy tires on it! These 6.00-20 tires are almost completely slick and have a nice, soft compound, so you can bet we'll be thrashing on this vintage racecar! We're excited...can you tell?