Fans Will Have Access to Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver Grand Marshal Bob Sharp During Event Weekend

Sharp to Take Part in Autograph Sessions, Fan Forums and Downtown Festival

Bob Sharp Datsun

Sharp pictured with his No. 33 Datsun during his SCCA career that included six titles.

WATKINS GLEN, NY – The Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver special guest Bob Sharp is scheduled to make several appearances throughout the September 9-11 weekend. Sharp will participate in autograph sessions and fan forums as Watkins Glen International acknowledges his SCCA career and the celebration of the featured marque he helped make famous – Datsun/Nissan.

All four of Sharp’s autograph sessions will be held at The Pyramid located in the infield of during the weekend, providing fans with the opportunity to have their racing collectables and merchandise signed by the SCCA legend. He will sign autographs on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and again from 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 11, from 9:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. and again from 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Sharp will also make stops at The Crown Royal Club and the north end of the Garage during the weekend. Although access to The Crown Royal Club requires separate admission, the Fan Forums in the Garage are included with admission to the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver. Guests joining The Crown Royal Club on Saturday will be treated to a unique Q&A opportunity with Sharp from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. On Sunday at 11:25 a.m., Sharp will participate in an additional 30-minute session in The Crown Royal Club.

Every fan with a weekend admission ticket may participate in Saturday’s fan forum in the north end of the Garage from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. as well as a second Fan Forum in the Garage from 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. on Sunday.

The first speaking appearance by Sharp will take place in downtown Watkins Glen on Friday, September 9, at the Grand Prix Festival during the “Legends Speak” ceremonies held in Lafayette Park at 3 p.m. Later on in the day, around 5:30 p.m., Sharp will be inducted into the “Walk of Fame” during opening ceremonies and then say the most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” prior to the tribute laps on the village streets during the 63rd anniversary of racing in Watkins Glen.

Bob Sharp Appearance Schedule

 Friday, September 9  

 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

 “Legends Speak” at the Grand Prix Festival

 

 Downtown Watkins Glen

 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

 Opening ceremonies and command

 

 Downtown Watkins Glen

****All other appearances are at the track****

****All other appearances are at the track****

Saturday, September 10

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Autograph session at The Pyramid 

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fan Forum in north end of Garage

 

(Open to all weekend ticket holders)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Q&A in Crown Royal Club at The Glen

 

(Admission to CRC required)

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Autograph session at The Pyramid

Sunday, September 10

 

9:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Autograph session at The Pyramid

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Q&A in Crown Royal Club at The Glen

(Admission to CRC required)

12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Fan Forum in north end of Garage

(Open to all weekend ticket holders)

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Autograph session at The Pyramid


Be sure not to miss the Chemung Canal Trust Co. Antique Auto Show on Saturday, where fans are able to 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. 

Tickets for the final event of the 2011 season at legendary Watkins Glen International, the Glenora Wine Cellar U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver, September 9-11, are on sale now!  Don’t miss one of the largest vintage festivals in the country and see the cars that helped build the history of The Soul of American Road Racing.  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or visiting the official website www.TheGlen.com.  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 – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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