Grand Prix Race Tribute, The Legends Speak

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An interactive panel discussion with selected racing legends of the Glen.
For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of a previous year's event.

Lafayette Park, 4th St., Watkins Glen.

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Cost: No Cost

The Speakers:
Legends speakers are all experts about racing and will enjoy sharing their insights with you, so join us at Lafayette Park on Fourth Street, at 2:30 p.m.

    The 2021 Legends Speak honors Brian Redman

  • An integral part of Friday’s Vintage Festival is the popular Legends Speak program, sponsored by the International Motor Racing Research Center. The event takes place from 2:30-3:30PM in the gazebo in Lafayette Park, and as the name suggests allows fans the opportunity to see and hear from the “legends” of Watkins Glen in a relaxed, “up close and personal” setting.

  • Previous participants in the program have included Bill Milliken, Otto Linton, Oscar Koveleski, Hurley Haywood and other notables associated with the rich, exciting history of racing at Watkins Glen. In 2018, David Hobbs and Davy Jones shared memories of their storied careers and racing at Watkins Glen in an extremely entertaining program.

  • The Festival is pleased to welcome back to the Legend’s stage one of racing’s most popular and engaging personalities, Brian Redman. In a career that spanned the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s Redman competed…and won…at every level of professional motorsport. Racing in the World Sportscar Championship, he won the 1970 Targa Florio, 4 Spa 1000km events (1968-70 and 72) as well as the Sebring 12 Hours twice (1975 and 78). Closer to home, co-driving with Jo Siffert, he won the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 1969 and finished 2nd in 1970 partnering with Siffert again.

  • "Brian Redman wins again" was an oft-used phrase as he won the SCCA Formula 5000 championship in 1974, 75, and 76 and the IMSA GT championship in 1981. He also competed in Formula One for 7 years racing for Williams, Surtees, McLaren, BRM and Shadow. All that plus 15 appearances in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Clearly, he has done it all! Still active in racing today, the Weather Tech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America is one of the largest vintage racing events in the US.

  • Join us for a delightful hour of racing stories and memories and spend an hour with the legendary Brian Redman. It will be fun, entertaining, and insightful…a wonderful addition to your Festival Friday!! See you there!


    A life long motorsports fan, Dave’s 35 year professional career was spent teaching at the University of Pittsburg, Johnstown. Dave also ran the Watkins Glen Racing Museum for almost 20 years. Dave will be moderating the Legends Speak program for the 4th consecutive year.

  • The Legends Speak is sponsored by the International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen.

For more specific information, contact:
Kip Zeiter at 607-535-9044 or email

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