[TR] Subject: vintage races
Dennis N Culligan
dncullig at us.ibm.com
Tue Sep 4 14:08:45 MDT 2007
jim fuller wrote:
>Fellow enthusiasts: This weekend 9/7-9/9 there is more vintage racing at
>Watkins Glen, Upstate NY. Just under 2 hours south and west from Syracuse.
>Very spectator and family friendly. You are able to sit in any bleachers,
>wander the race car area, chat with drivers, it is very un-crowded
>a usual NASCAR weekend at the Glen.
>Link to event:
Just to add to the above - If you are planning to
attend, make every effort to get there Friday for the
Grand Prix Festival in 'downtown' Watkins Glen. Lots of
vendors, music, food, a Concours, etc. The race cars
come down into town around 4:30PM and park on Franklin
St. and then around 6:00 there is a race re-enactment
as held back in 1948-1951 - on public roads and streets!
It's then party time in town 'till the fireworks are
over at around 9:30.
There's a Car Show at the track on Saturday and non-stop
Vintage racing all 3 days, usually with very large fields
(30-50 cars), not the 7-15 cars that were in each race at
Lime Rock Park this past weekend. A reliable source said
there were over 100 LESS race cars at LRP this year than last!
It was pathetic, especially considering the admi$$ion cost.
Dennis Culligan, Highland NY /1976 TR6 CF57948U - TR6IUMPH
(I'll be there.)
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