Sheldon, Iowa — A man from a local manufacturing company is going to be participating in a classic car race spanning several states.
Officials at ROME Ltd. say that Mike Weaver of ROME Ltd. and longtime friend and business partner of 30+ years from ROME Canada, Charles Metcalf will be participating in The Great Race. Weaver, fondly called the Emperor, and Metcalf, the Navigator will begin The Great Race Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Kirkwood, MO. Although this is Weaver and Metcalf’s first time participating in The Great Race he (Weaver) said “it is not about winning but spending time with friends doing what you love”.
Team ROME is comprised five members of ROME Ltd. and ROME Canada. They have all worked tirelessly for over twelve months to create the Emperor’s truck, plan, and prepare for the big event. They all look forward to competing over the next several days.
According to information from The Great Race, Weaver and Metcalf will be driving a 1948 Chevy pickup.
About The Great Race- The Great Race is a motor race across the USA originally for pre-World War II vehicles. The Great Race was started in 1983 by two car enthusiasts Tom McRae and Norman Miller. Registration is limited to only 120 vehicles each year and participants enter from all over the world. The Great Race route changes all the time and uses mainly scenic routes as pre-World War II vehicles are not meant for the Interstate. Many teams are comprised of long-time friendships, such as Weaver and Metcalf from ROME, Ltd. and ROME, Canada. Some teams even are husband and wife duos. Either way many new friendships among like-minded people are formed every year as a result of preparing and participating in The Great Race.
The Great Race 2015- The Great Race runs June 20-28, 2015. All vehicles must be pre-1972 to participate. This year The Great Race starts in Kirkwood, Missouri and will travel west along scenic Route 66 ending in Sunny Santa Monica, California. There will sure to be many beautiful sunsets and shared memories between friends along this journey. The route this year will have nine overnight and nine lunch city stops spanning seven states. Many people turn out to welcome the participants and see the unique vehicles.
Follow along with The Great Race, Team ROME, the Emperor, and his Navigator with up-to-dates on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
ROME Ltd. is a locally-owned company and is an industry leader in the manufacturing of meat grinders.
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