Volunteer at the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen

In 1963, Dave Wild of New York and Bernie Michaels of Massachusetts strapped a movie camera to the rollbar of a 1959 Elva Courier. Dave drove the car at the famed race track in Watkins Glen, NY, and in competition at the Dunkirk (NY) Air Field, which was opened up for sports car racing by U.S. Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay. Bernie put the camera footage together, and the resulting film was shown in 1964 at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. It also was on the bill at a 1964 film festival. In 1989, Bernie’s son, Murray, restored the 27-minute piece, which you now see here.

Dave Wild is the chair of the Grand Prix Festival's Concours d'Elegance.

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A Look At Sports Car Racing from Murray Michaels on Vimeo.

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