Vintage Racing with the Toyo r888 – Part 3 US Vintage Grand Prix at the Glen

_DMP5917WRBy Kye Wankum, UCR Member (from Provinz May 2014 page 30)

Photos by Daniel Mainzer

One of the most popular dates on the annual North American vintage racing calendar—and a steadfast SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) event for many year—is the September event at Watkins Glen, NY. For many years known as “the Zippo” reflecting the main sponsor’s name, it is now called the US Vintage Grand Prix. This year, it will be held from September 5th through the 7th. Over the years, I have participated in the event many times and, with its location in the hills around the beautiful Finger Lakes south of Rochester, one never knows quite what the weather will bring at that time of year. From beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the high twenties to miserable cold and rain, I’ve seen it all and, in fact, it can change that much from one day to the next, from one extreme to the other there.  see entire article here

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