Vintage Grand Prix Entry List Includes More Than 400 Cars
Entrance list includes over 400 cars in the feature marquee
By: WGI Staff on 9/10/2010
This weekend the track expects over 400 entrants to hit the track - making it one of the largest vintage racing events in the country.
“The fact that we are yet again one the largest vintage racing events in the country, is a testament to the drawing power our historic road course,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. “There is no better place to celebrate the history of racing and the career of Elliot Forbes-Robinson than in this great town of Watkins Glen, and no better time of year than to honor these cars than in the fall in Upstate New York.”
Don’t miss the Chemung Canal Trust Co. Antique Auto Show on Saturday, where fans can display their antique cars in friendly competition and take a parade lap around the historic track on Saturday afternoon. Tickets for the auto show are $70 and include one three-day general admission ticket, vehicle entry into the show, a parade lap, and a special gift. Participating cars must be at least 25 years old and the show is limited to the first 400 entries.
Race fans have the opportunity to root for fellow New York State drivers, with over 70 cars being handled by a driver from New York State this weekend. Scott Welliver from Hector NY will team up with WGI’s honored guest, Elliot Forbes Robinson in the first Enduro at 10:45 AM on Saturday, driving a 1992 Porsche 964 Super Cup. Corning’s Marc Giroux will drive double duty in groups 2 and 9 in a Brabham BT29 as well as a Lola T97/20. Watkins Glen native Rick Hughey will be driving his 1963 Formcar (F/V) around the twist and turns with group 1. Welliver is also this weekend’s sponsor for the vintage racing event at the racetrack.
Over 40 Alfa Romeo cars will be making their mark at WGI in 2010 during the Vintage weekend. Alfa Romeo cars this season date all the way back to 1932 to the more recent versions in 1988. Over 40 Alfa Romeo cars will take on all the twist and turns the legendary road course has to offer.
Tickets for the 2010 season finale at Watkins Glen International, the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver McGuire, September 10-12, are on sale now. The event continues to be one of the largest vintage events in the United States and will feature Alfa Romeo as the featured marque with Elliott Forbes-Robinson as the special guest and grand marshal. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate this weekend or purchase in advance at The Information Center of Corning on Market Street in Centerway Square in downtown Corning, NY. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4.
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