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Concorso Speciale, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Cayuga Health System Sponsor, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Join us at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festivalís Concorso Speciale, sponsored by our friends and neighbors at Community Bank, NA. This event celebrates the oddball, the rare, and truly amazing of the automotive world. Why should strict trailer queens have all of the fun when the Concorso Speciale has a place for the car you are in love with. If itís special to you, it will be greatly appreciated by our tifosi. Polish and clean them, if you must, but at the Concorso Speciale you wonít be judged on your fastidiousness, but rather on just how cool your car is. We want the real thing and we want it in Watkins Glen on Friday, September 6, 2024.

Friday, September 6, 2024

Concorso Speciale celebrates all that is special in the automotive world. The only requirement is that you love your car and you want to share that passion with others. This is a judged event with a touch of humor and a huge appreciation for the odd, the rare, and the overly loved or obscure cars from all eras. Whether your car is in exquisite show condition, or has the patina of a barn find, if you love your car, chances are we can find a place in the Concorso Speciale to show it off to the real tifosi. Whether you think your car fits or not, SEND US A PHOTO! Entry confirmation will be sent via email if your ride is accepted.

Parking Lot of Community Bank, NA. 4th and Franklin Streets, Watkins Glen.

$50.00 per entry. Entry fee includes two Cayuga Health System Laps of the original 1948 6.6 mile race road course and reserved display parking in downtown Watkins Glen for the Grand Prix Festival activities.

To Enter:

Sorry! This event is sold out as of April 29, 2024.

Sponsored by:
Many thanks to our generous sponsor COMMUNITY BANK, NA. Check out their website at and get to know what they have to offer.

For more specific information, contact:
For additional information, contact Gary Whyman at 607-346-7795 or

Here are the results of our 2022 Concorso Speciale event:

Repeat O'Fender Award to - Grace Bodway with her Yellow Corvair

Randy Cook Memorial Award to - David Erway with his 1966 Cream Volkswagon Beetle

Best of Show New Award to - Davide Shipe with his green 2019 Ford Mustang Bullet

Best of Show Old award to - Don Vollinger for his White 1967 Shelby Cobra

Fan Favorite Award to - Raffaele Colone for his black 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Here are the results of our 2019 Concorso Speciale event:

Best of Show - Old - 1969 Chevelle SS396 - Lynn Simpson - Painted Post, NY

Best of Show - New - 2015 Porsche Cayman - John Voda - Wyalusing, PA

Repeat O'Fender - 1989 Ford Mustang - Robert Severance - Binghamton, NY

Randy Cook Memorial Award - 1951 English Ford Anglia 2-Dr - Timothy Salisbury - Weedsport, NY

Fan Favorite - 2006 Ford Mustang Convertible SVT - George Bloeser - Coopersburg, PA
(NOTE: This car is a factory mistake, only ONE of ONE ever made)

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