Molly Saleen to be Grand Marshal at 2012 Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Molly Saleen will be participating in the annual Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event as the Grand Marshal of this years’ Glenora Wine Cellars US Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver on September 7-9. The weekend long race event is held in conjunction with the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen race reenactment on the village streets.
It couldn’t be a better time for Miss Saleen to Marshal the event, since, this years’ featured vintage marque is the Ford Mustang. “Coming from an automotive family, I grew up around Mustangs and racing,” said Molly Saleen. “What a great opportunity to be a part of this vintage racing event in which the entire Watkins Glen community is honoring the Mustang this year.”
Among the largest vintage racing events in the country, this event weekend celebrates the conclusion of the public racing season at Watkins Glen International. In addition to the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver at the track, there are multiple additional events in the Watkins Glen area which gives vintage racing and automotive fans a chance to see their favorite vintage cars both on and off the track. Events include: a reenactment of the original Grand Prix races in the town of Watkins Glen, award ceremonies, historical lectures, and a judged automobile show.
Molly Saleen further added, “It’s important for racing and automotive fans of all ages to participate in these events. It’s the understanding of our heritage that keeps us moving forward in both racing and automotive innovation.”
Tickets Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver (September 7 -9) at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! Fans may purchase their tickets and camping by contacting the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates, tickets and track merchandise are available for purchase at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen. The Shop is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download the free mobile app for The Glen at both iTunes and Android market places.
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About Molly Saleen
Daughter of famed racecar driver and automotive icon Steve Saleen, Molly grew up in an automotive and racing environment. Spending time at racetracks around North America and throughout Europe, Molly learned motorsports from the “ground up” while attending her father’s races. Currently she works alongside her family at their namesake business, Saleen. When she’s not running the retail side of Saleen, Molly can be found at her local track where she has raced everything from Karts to Sportscars and Stockcars. www.MollySaleen.com
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