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 2019 Legends Speak honors Hurley Haywood

  • 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 3-4PM 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 Brian Redman, Bill Milliken, Otto Linton, Oscar Koveleski 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.

  • This year we are honored to have the great Hurley Haywood for the entire hour. Five wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona, three in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two in the 12 Hours of Sebring have more than secured Hurley’s place as one of the great endurance sports car racers in history. While he is most closely associated with the powerful and dominant Brumos Porsche racing team in both sports car and Can-Am racing, Haywood also competed in Indy Car, the IROC series, and drove the powerful AWD Audi in IMSA competition. In addition to his racing exploits, he helped develop both the Brumos Driving Experience and the Porsche Sport Driving School encouraging Porsche enthusiasts to learn more about their cars and their own personal driving capabilities.

  • In 2018 Hurley and co-author, Sean Cridland published the autobiography “Hurley From the Beginning” giving the public an in-depth look at both the race driver and more importantly, the man himself.

  • Join us for this year’s Legends Speak and spend an hour with the legendary Hurley Haywood. 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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