Nearly 100 of the rarest vintage cars in America pulled onto North Main Street in Monticello Thursday for a brief stop on their trek toward Mobile, Ala. The cars, participants in The Great Race, left St. Paul, Minn., on June 22 for a nine-day, 2,100-mile rally criss-crossing the Mississippi River toward Mobile.

Small crowds lined the sidewalks braving the triple-digit temperature as the vehicles arrived in one-minute intervals and parked on North Main Street for a brief stop before heading to Vicksburg, Miss., for the night.

While in Monticello, spectators met with the drivers and navigators, kids were encouraged to climb in the cars, and lots of photographers snapped photos.

After leaving St. Paul, the Great Race stopped in La Crosse, Wis., on Saturday night; Davenport, Iowa, on Sunday night; Hannibal, Mo., on Monday night; and Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Tuesday night. After Vicksburg tonight, the racers stop in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday and Covington, La., on Saturday before the finish line in Mobile on Sunday afternoon.

Photo courtesy of Andy Shaw

 

1916 Hudson Speedster

 

1916 Hudson Hill Climber

 

1917-Peerless

 

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1928 Ford Model A

 

1928 Ford Model A Speedster

 

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1928 Ford Model A

 

1929 Ford Roadster Pickup

 

1931 Rolls Royce

 

1931 Buick Racer

 

Photo courtesy of Andy Shaw

 

1932 Ford Boattailed Speedster

 

1932 Ford Hi-Boy

 

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1932 Ford M-1 Racer

 

1932 Ford Pickup

 

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1932 Ford Pickup

 

1932 Ford Roadster

 

1932 Ford Speedster

 

1934 Ford

 

1936 Buick Special

 

1936 Buick Sport Coupe

 

1936 Chev Panel Delivery

 

1936 Ford Fordor

 

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1938 Ford 5-window Coupe

 

1938 Packard 120-D

 

1940 Ford Deluxe

 

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1941 Packard

 

1948 Buick

 

1960 Morris Minor

 

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1961 Cadillac Convertible

 

1962 Volkswagen Beetle

 

1966 Corvette

 

Photo courtesy of Mark Ray