The rally cars that make up the Great Race will be on the Bangor Waterfront Wednesday, as they compete for thousands in prizes.

It will be a car lover's dream tomorrow, as the Hemmings Motor News Great Race competitors arrive on the Bangor Waterfront, starting at 5:00 in the afternoon. Cars, trucks, and other vehicles from all over the world, including Japan, England, Germany, Canada, and all over the U.S. take part in this annual race that started 35 years ago.

The Great Race is not about speed, as traditional car races are, but is a time/speed/distance rally. Each vehicle contains a driver and a navigator, who are given precise instructions each day that detail the journey down to the minute. So when they say they're going to start arriving at 5:00, you can set your watch by it. Drivers are penalized one second for each second they are either early or late to a destination. And at the end of the race, the team with the lowest score wins.

It all starts in Buffalo, New York, which wraps up on July 1st in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On Wednesday, the cars will be displayed on the Bangor Waterfront, as the drivers make an overnight stop during their journey. Local residents can join the fun in Bangor by entering their own vintage vehicles or hot rods into the Waterfront show. Find more information on the website for the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitor's Bureau.