It was late on a Saturday night,” Tommy recalled. “I was sitting at the bar with my feet up on chair having a cold one. And I’m looking out over Martha’s Vineyard Sound, and the Sound was like shimmering in the silvery moonlight with Roberta Flack on in the background softly singing, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. I was with Captain Red Caviar – Cavanaugh, we called him Red Caviar – from the Cap’n Kidd, and it all just came into being. I’m a little bit of a romantic, and with this scenario I said, 'I’d really like to do something for the Falmouth Girl’s Track Club,' and I started putting all of it together. The conception was right there at the Brother’s Four.
Who could have guessed that it would one day be featured on CBS Sports Spectacular and ESPN, and come to be known as "The Great American Road Race?"