Volunteer at the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen

Friday Only:

Smalley's Garage
The site of the annual Tech Inspection Reenactment will be open all day. Stop by and experience racing history with tours and memorabilia viewing. And don't miss meeting the special guests at the 9:30am reenactment - Otto Linton and Denver Cornett III.

Saturday Only:

Wonderful Waterfall Tour
A rallye style tour of some of the most famous and some of the most obscure waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region. Preregistration only.

Glen Region SCCA Autocross at WGI:
Real autocross featuring two different courses. One course will be specifically designed for novices and first timers while the other course will be a very challenging course desdigned to satisafy the veterans of the sport. Preregistration only. Click here to sign up.

The International Motor Racing Research Center, a Grand Prix Festival partner, is presenting a daylong program on Can-Am racing. Former Can-Am racer Oscar Koveleski and Jack Deren, chief mechanic for Koveleski’s Team Auto World McLaren, will be the program’s headliners.

Sunday Only:

Sunday Brunch and Walking Tour
The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with the Glen Motor Inn to present two new additions to the slate of activities for Grand Prix Festival weekend! The first is a brunch at the Glen Motor Inn (3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen) on Sunday, September 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Enjoy the chance to visit with historic racing legends including Otto Linton over a delicious brunch and a champagne toast.
Reservations are required.

The second event is an historic walking tour in which you can “Retrace the Race” in downtown Watkins Glen with knowledgeable docents leading the way on Sunday, September 13 beginning at 12pm. Reservations are required.

For more information and reservation instructions click here.

Saturday and Sunday offerings:

Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Enjoy visiting 3 award-winning wineries near the Watkins Glen area, traveling along a carefully chosen road course giving you maximum driving fun the afternoon of Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday afternoon, September 13, 2015.

For details or to buy Wine Trail Event tickets click here.

The Glen Theater will be showing automotive and racing related movies. Admission is $6.00 per person.

Friday - “Greased Lightning” with Richard Pryor (1977) at 7:00
Saturday - “Winning” with Paul Newman (1969) at 7:00
Sunday - “Le Mans” with Steven McQueen (1971) at 5:00

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