View Full Version : MINI is featured marquee at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival -- Sep 6, 2013

April 3rd, 2013, 08:59 AM
From http://grandprixfestival.com/index.html

Since 1993, the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen has celebrated our heritage of motor racing. Last year, an estimated 20,000 spectators helped us celebrate. As in previous years, a tribute to the Grand Prix races are featured in a variety of events during this all day festival. Events include the Walk of Fame (http://grandprixfestival.com/walkfame.html) award ceremony, a historical lecture called The Legends Speak (http://grandprixfestival.com/legends.html), a pre-race Tech Inspection (http://grandprixfestival.com/smalleys.html) at Smalley's Garage, and a judged automobile show, the The Chemung Canal Trust Company Concours d'Elegance (http://grandprixfestival.com/concours.html).
The featured highlight of the Festival is a tribute to the original Grand Prix races using the original 6.6 mile road course (http://grandprixfestival.com/selftour.html). Always a crowd pleaser, the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute is designed to recreate the ambiance of the 1948-52 Watkins Glen street races. The race tribute (http://grandprixfestival.com/reenact.html) is open to selected Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) (http://www.svra.com/) cars participating in the The Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver races held at the nearbyWatkins Glen International (http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2011/US-Vintage-Grand-Prix.aspx) race course on the same weekend as the festival.

Lots of events going on this weekend -- I'm going to try to fit this into my schedule. Anybody else up to it?

April 3rd, 2013, 12:08 PM
I hope to be in Wilmington that weekend!!

July 25th, 2013, 09:50 PM
Why does this and MINIpalooza have to be on the same weekend???? Especially with nada in August .. :-(

(and it's Cooper Vineyards weekend, too ... )

ah, so many choices .. anybody heading to Ohio?

July 25th, 2013, 09:50 PM
parade laps at lunchtime???? now that would help tip the scales .. :-)

July 26th, 2013, 12:57 AM
Don't say Nada in August, I think we might have a Search for Sasquatch Cuzzin Bubba coming up soon.... Stay tuned? JD?

September 14th, 2013, 09:16 PM
I made it to the 2013 Grand Prix Festival. Unfortunately, I failed to sign up in time to drive the rally course and the grand prix race course.
:I still managed to have a great time.

Here's my photo's (on Flickr) of MINIs and other awesome cars:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29184207@N00/sets/72157635446908230/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29184207@N00/sets/72157635446908230/)