NAMGAR Joins The Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix for Six Days of Festivities!

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September 3-8, 2014 will find many NAMGAR members headed to New York State to take part in the NAMGAR Regional “NAMGAR at the Glen 2014.” This Regional will dovetail into both the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen and the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix.

The chosen marque changes every year and MG is the honored marque of 2014. Also 2014 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Collier Brothers Memorial Trophy Race, established in 1954 by SCCA for MG racecars in memory of the MG racing Collier Brothers, Sam and Miles. In 2004, at the 50th anniversary, 143 MG racecars took to the Watkins Glen Track.

The Regional will open with registration on Wednesday afternoon followed by a Welcome Reception at our host hotel. Thursday will find us doing a morning tour of the Corning Glass Works Museum followed by a drive to Hammondsport, NY, where we will have lunch at the Heron Hill Winery. There will be time for wine tasting and/or a visit to their gift shop after lunch before we head to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. He is considered the “Father of Naval Aviation,” and there are many interesting displays throughout the museum. We’ll end the evening with dinner at our hotel.

Friday will be spent in Watkins Glen. There are a number of related events to pick from to occupy your time prior to the highlighted events. You’ll be able to experience the excitement and atmosphere of the original street races during the all-day festival. Click here to check out a selection; many of us have already signed up for the Tour de Marque, which limits the number of cars allowed. You still may be able to participate. The registration form is available at that website. Some of the events include the weekend admission for two to Watkins Glen International Raceway. If you are planning on attending the races on Saturday and/or Sunday you will need to purchase admission tickets as part of a package, or directly from the race track. Click here to reach the website for Watkins Glen International Raceway. The Regional will not be selling tickets for those events. You must purchase them at the above mentioned websites or by phone, for race tickets 1-866-461-RACE.

We are still in the planning stages of possibly being able to have a special area reserved for NAMGAR at the track. Be on the lookout for future news. Hope you can join us during “NAMGAR at the Glen 2014.” We’ll be spending time exploring the area with friends! 

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Last updated on January 19, 2014.