Saturday, April 4, 2020
The Little Speed Shop’s 10th Annual Fun Run to Watkins Glen for Opening Day, 8 AM – 4 PM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Join us for The Little Speed Shop’s 10th Annual Fun Run to Opening Day at Watkins Glen International on Saturday April 4th, 2020.
The event will start at TLSS at 8:00am for a big meet, coffee, vendors, food trucks, raffles and give-a-ways before we head out to the track. The group will then caravan out to the Glen via an exciting route. Directions will be provided upon check in at the shop on the day of and will be emailed and posted online before the event. For $25 each car is provided with 3 paced laps. Bring cash, $25 per car to pay for the laps when we arrive at WGI.
Whether you are an experienced track professional or driving the family minivan with your kids, this event is guaranteed fun for all. We look forward to our clients, family and friends coming together for this exciting day.
After a huge 500+ car turnout last year we have many exciting new things planned this year, so don’t miss out on the fun. If you are not able to join the cruise feel free to stop by the The Little Speed Shop before we head out and join in the pre-party and see the caravan off. As usual we will be riding rain, snow, or shine. Bring your car fueled up and ready to go. Everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity to get a bunch of your car buddies, car club members, or teams together to ride.
For more information and updates check out the Facebook event.”
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Grist Iron Brewing Waterfall Ramble, 9 AM, Watkins Glen NY – “It is springtime. The waterfalls are in full bloom and it’s the perfect time to get your favorite ride out of winter hibernation for a fun Stone Bridge Driver event chaired by Carl Benson and Terrie Sautter.
The Grist Iron Brewing Grand Tour is a one day driving event that comes with a very interesting option to make it a complete weekend package. For $80 per car, including driver and navigator, you will drive over 100 miles on a Road Tour/Rallye that will feature spectacular sights within the Finger Lakes Region.
In addition there will be 3 laps of the Watkins Glen International Race Track on their Long Course, one lap of the famous Old Course including a trip across the renowned Stone Bridge, plus a Commemorative Craft Beer Crowler (a metal growler), and a box lunch for two, courtesy of Grist Iron Brewing Company.
Additional Option: Raring to ramble after the Grand Tour? Come on back to Grist Iron Brewing Company. They’re open for dinner, offer live music, and will be hosting a Gears and Growlers Sportscar Rendezvous car show exclusively featuring your Stone Bridge Driver cars.” You must be an adult age 21+ to participate and drive a sports or classic car.
Friday, June 20, 2020
2020 Toyota Green Prix at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen NY – “The Toyota Green Grand Prix, a showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment, is returning to the famed Watkins Glen International race course on Friday April 15th, 2016. The single-day event will feature a fuel-efficiency competition for pre-registered drivers of alternate-fueled vehicles, hybrids and traditional gasoline-powered and diesel-powered vehicles. Individuals, colleges and universities, car clubs and manufacturers are all invited to participate.
No admission is charged for the Green Grand Prix, which launches season-opening weekend festivities at Watkins Glen International. Entries in the rallies are now being accepted through the Toyota Green Grand Prix website at www.greengrandprix.com.”
Thursday – Sunday, June 25 – 28, 2020
Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, Watkins Glen NY
Friday – Sunday, July 17-19, 2020
The 21st Annual Syracuse Nationals, NY State Fairground, Syracuse NY – More than 8,000 street rods and custom, classic, muscle and antique cars, 100s of vendors and almost 95,000 people are expected to attend this event.
Friday, September 7, 2020
27th Annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, 10 AM – 8 PM, Watkins Glen NY – About 25,000 people are expected to attend this annual festival which celebrates Watkins Glen’s motor racing heritage. The festival precedes the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races that will be held over the weekend at the Watkins Glen International Speedway.
You’ll find more than 600 classic sports cars parked along the main streets of the village. There will also be live music, wine tasting, food courts, vendors of racing items, and family activities. This year Triumph cars are being featured.
You can also watch 650 sport and classic cars drive the old 6.6 mile Grand Prix course that used public roads from 1948 to 1952.
Stone Bridge Driver Events, Various times, Watkins Glen – These events take place during the Grand Prix Festival. There are road rallies, tours of the area, and a “fun-khana.” Most include reserved downtown display parking during the festival and laps of the original 6.6 Mile Grand Prix course through the streets of Watkins Glen. Some events are limited to certain marques or kinds of vehicles such as Triumph, Lotus, roadsters and motorcycles. Costs vary and the events fill up very fast. The “Stone Bridge” was part of the original Grand Prix course which used public roads.