Sunday, September 22, 2019

Hoytoberfest: The 4rd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Autoshow, 12 to 3 PM, Hickory Park, S. Lake Rd, Bergen NY – The focus of this show is BMWs of “the Neue Klasse to E31 generation” but you’ll also find other makes along with trucks and motorcycles. An entrance fee of $5 will benefit Unyts, the WNY Branch of Donate Life, which works to save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. There will be a food and drink and trophies will be awarded for: Best E30, Best Non E30 BMW, Best Non BMW European, Best Asian Import, Best Domestic, Best Overall in Show, Best Appearing Motorcycle, Best Off-Road Truck/SUV, Best Street Truck.

Monday & Tuesday,  September 23-24, 2019

OctoberFast [email protected] Glen, Watkins Glen International Speedway – “This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.”  It is sponsored by the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America but all makes of cars are welcome and you do not need to be a club member. Tuition is $495, garage space $60. To register, please log on to:

Friday – Sunday, September 27-29, 2019

GVC & Boston Chapter HP Driving School, Watkins Glen International Speedway – The Genesee Valley and Boston BMW Clubs are holding a joint driving school at The Glen that will provide track time and instructions to drivers at all skills levels, including novices with no track experience. The cost varies from $325 to $780 depending on the number of days you sign up for. There is an extra fee if you’re not a club member and a membership costs $48.

Sunday, September 28, 2019

The Windmill Custom & Classic Car Show, Penn Yan NY – The Windmill is a huge farm and craft market with many food vendors that is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays.  Their annual fall car show, which will be held rain or shine, will be from 12 to 3 PM.

The cost to enter a car in the show is $10. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries and awards given to the top 46 vehicles.  There  will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.  All cars are welcome and there are no specific vehicle classes.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #8, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – – A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts that draws a wide variety of cars and owners, and which is one of the best in the area. There will be plenty of free coffee and a food truck.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tire Rack Street Survival®, 8 AM – 4 PM, Watkins Glen International Raceway – This school is for permitted or licensed drivers from age 15 to 21. It’s a day of in-car exercises and a couple of hours of classroom training that will improve their driving skills and teach them how to deal with real-world scenarios. While driving their own car they’ll practice skid control on a wet skid pad,  go through a lane change/accident avoidance maneuvers, practice threshold braking and ABS exercises, and drive a slalom course. The cost is $95 per person and you can learn more by reading these FAQs.

November 7-9, 2019

The Fifth Annual Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY


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