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The Grand Prix Festival has recently learned of some related schedule changes. The 2024 Go Bowling at The Glen race is moving to 9/15/24. As a result the SVRA had to move their Hilliard US Vintage Grand Prix Weekend to 8/21 to 8/25/24.

The Grand Prix Festival will still be held on the first Friday after Labor Day 9/6/24.

That means that in 2024 the SVRA races will not be held on the same weekend as the Grand Prix Festival. We do still plan on having our festival be as normal as possible although you are all aware that our Grand Prix Festival is nothing like a normal festival.

MG will still be the Featured Marque for 2024 and we will still have all of our regular Stone Bridge Driver Events including at least one surprise addition that we are currently working on that will be exciting.

I know that some of you come for the GPF and then take in the SVRA races while you are here, others come for the SVRA races and take in the GPF while you are here. And then there are those who only come for the GPF.

Either way, it will be business as somewhat usual for the Grand Prix Festival.

Sign up now for 2024! Events fill up fast so Click Here for a registration form and email or call today.

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Since 1993, the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company has celebrated our heritage of motor racing. Last year, an estimated 25,000 spectators helped us celebrate. As in previous years, a tribute to the Grand Prix races are featured in a variety of events during this all day festival. Events include the Walk of Fame award ceremony, a historical lecture called The Legends Speak, a pre-race Tech Inspection at Smalley's Garage, as well as several rolling events and two car shows known as the Stone Bridge Driver Events.

The featured highlight of the Festival is a tribute to the original Grand Prix races using the original 6.6 mile road course. Always a crowd pleaser, the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute is designed to recreate the ambiance of the 1948-52 Watkins Glen street races. The race tribute is open to selected Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) cars.

If you own a qualifying automobile and would also like to participate in the festival, you are not alone. Nearly twelve hundred festival attendees will choose to participate in the Festival by registering, as driver/navigator teams, in one of seven Stone Bridge Driver events. Each of the participants in these events share two things in common: a passion for driving classic sports cars and a desire to relive some of the excitement of driving on the original 6.6 mile circuit during the festival. Please Note: Only 650 eligible sports and/or classic cars may register for these events and the slots fill very quickly.

At the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, presented by Chemung Canal Trust, there is something for everyone! Parked along the main streets of the village you will find over 600 classic sports cars of all ages and marques for your enjoyment. In addition to live music, wine tasting, food courts, and assorted other family activities, a variety of vendors of racing items and related Merchandise are provided for your entertainment and pleasure.

Watch this short video below to get a preview of what you will experience at the Festival

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