Tour de Marque: Cars of the Autobahn

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Tour de Marque: Cars of the Autobahn, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Tour de Marque: Cars of the Autobahn, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Tour de Marque: Cars of the Autobahn Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

Cayuga Health System Sponsor, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix Festival

An opportunity for owners of the featured car of each year's event to participate in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival as part of the show.
For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of a previous year's Tour de Marque, when Corvettes were featured.

Friday- September 8, 2017

Starts at Chateau Lafayette Reneau
5081 State Route 414
Hector NY 14841

Any German Car from Any Year

The Grand Prix Festival Committee is aware that there are many wonderful cars out there that just donít have enough numbers for it to ever be feasible to make them the featured marque. But we donít want to exclude those cars either, so we are inviting the whole country of cars built in Germany to participate. This year weíre counting on all of you with a passion for German cars to share that with us, whether it is a NSU, Borgward, Porsche or BMW. Whether youíre preserving the heritage of a lost marque, or you just love to drive your own personal connection to the Autobahn - come out and share your pride and joy with us.

Registration fee of $145 per car, which includes two weekend tickets to the SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.

The Course:
This year the WGI Tour de Marque Launched From Chateau Lafayette Reneau - Cars of the Autobahn will start out at the CLR Winery, where drivers will meet for coffee, pastries, and conversation to start their day. Then they will get to do a really neat roughly 85 mile Rallye Route of the kind that only the Stone Bridge Driver Events Committee is famous for putting on, ending at Watkins Glen International, where the drivers will be hosted for brunch, followed by paced laps of the world-famous 3.4 mile racetrack. The cars then line-up for the drive into town, where they stage at the original Start/Finish line for the 1948 Grand Prix, and then take their two Cayuga Health System Laps of the 6.6 mile Old Course. The cars finish at Lafayette Park in downtown Watkins Glen where they are parked on display, while the drivers get to enjoy the rest of the festival.

To Enter:

For an entry form call Watkins Glen Promotions at: 607-535-3003, or Click Here[PDF] to print out a copy. Please note that registration for all events is limited and events fill up fast, so don't delay your registration!

For more specific information, or to check eligibility, contact:
Bruce Coulombe at 607-793-3426 or email

Featured Marques of the Past:
2016 - Corvette
2015 - Mazda (Miata's 25th Anniversary)
2014 - MG (90th Anniversary)
2013 - Mini
2012 - Ford Mustang
2011 - Datsun/Nissan
2010 - Alfa Romeo (100th Anniversary)
2009 - Morgan
2008 - Triumph
2007 - BMW
2006 - Porsche
2005 - Alfa Romeo
2004 - MG (80th Anniversary)
2003 - Corvette (50th Anniversary)
2002 - Mini
2001 - Cunningham

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