Tag Archives: Watkins Glen

A moment in time with Al Unser Jr.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival was none other than Al Unser Jr. He is a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (1992 and 1994), a two-time CART IndyCar World Series Champion (1990 and 1994), a two-time … Continue reading

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If it’s September, this must be Watkins Glen

Back again for my favorite racing weekend of the year, in beautiful and historic Watkins Glen, New York. We were blessed with perfect weather, endless cars, sights and sounds, and plenty of beer and delicious local food. The activities kicked-off … Continue reading

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2021 Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix 

Time for a look back at the Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix weekend (September 9-12, 2021). Here’s a few photos from the Grand Prix Festival in town on Friday and SVRA vintage event up at the track. Enjoy! TJ….2021

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Montage of Speed

By Terry Johnsen Victory Lane Magazine, October 2021: Volume 36, No. 10 The Village of Watkins Glen is set in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, this area … Continue reading

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TJ’s (ever-expanding) Auto Racing Library

Ever since my first visit to the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC, Watkins Glen, NY) in 2013, I have been inspired to expand and grow my own, personal library of auto racing literature (books/magazines/programs/etc.). At that point I already … Continue reading

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2019 SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix @ Watkins Glen International

Switching gears from festival to feast. The 2019 SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International served up a wide variety of racing activities to satisfy any racing fan’s taste. For the first time in a few years I … Continue reading

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2019 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival

Over the past few years of covering the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International (WGI), I was always so focused on covering every aspect of the on-track activity that I didn’t dare sacrifice a whole day (Friday) to … Continue reading

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Another memorable weekend at Watkins Glen is now in the books…

Having just retired from the “9-to-5 job”, after 28 years, it was indeed a pleasure to attend the 2018 U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, strictly as a spectator. My son (Eric) and I made the most of our weekend together at … Continue reading

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U.S. Vintage Grand Prix @ Watkins Glen

SVRA’s U.S. Vintage Grand Prix has become my favorite event that I attend each year. The list of positives far outweigh the other wonderful events I’ve attended, which includes: IMSA, NASCAR, and IndyCar. The extraordinary list of competitors, the variety … Continue reading

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Vintage Racer Group – VRG @ The Glen (article)

Victory Lane Magazine, January 2017, Vol.32, No.1 Story and photos by Terry Johnsen Watkins Glen International, October 7-9, 2016 Driving through the Finger Lakes region of New York in autumn is always a feast for the senses. The beautiful countryside, … Continue reading

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