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Subject: great weekend coming at imrrc
The Racing Research Center has an exciting weekend coming up, with the main
event being our 2012 Open House on Saturday, April 21, featuring the Elva.
Twelve Elvas will be on display throughout the day on Saturday, starting at
10 a.m. Come and meet the Elva owners and learn all about the marque from
At 1 p.m., racing historian János Wimpffen, author of “Elva: The Cars, The
People, The History,” will discuss the Elva company’s origins in the 1950s
in the south of England, its successes and failures at the track and its
influence on better-known marques.
Burdette Martin, Elva racer and Chicago-area Elva dealer in the 1950s, will
share the podium with Wimpffen.
The emphasis on Elva continues the next day, Sunday, at Watkins Glen
International, which will be in the second of its two-day season opener. The
Elvas will be on display near the Media Center, and Wimpffen will be there,
too, set up to sell and sign his book and to answer more questions.
Michael Argetsinger will also be there with his book, “Formula One at
Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix, 1961-1980.”
WGI will be offering laps around the track as its opening weekend feature.
For $25, drivers will get three laps around the track. The event is a
fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Two more reasons to come spend the weekend with us:
~ The Toyota Green Grand Prix, of which the Center is a great supporter,
will be presented at WGI on Friday and Saturday. The Green Grand Prix is a
showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment. For
complete details, visit the website www.greengrandprix.com. There is no
admission on either day.
~ The Glen Theater on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen will be showing
“Senna” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The award-winning film tells the
story of Formula One racer Ayrton Senna.
Hope to see you here!