Last Minute Information for the MGVR Focus Event

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It is less than three weeks until the MGVR's Focus Event and 60th Collier Trophy Anniversary and with the committee busy taking care of last-minute planning and housekeeping now is a good time to remind you of important action items and upcoming event activities.The event takes place September 3-8, 2014 at Watkins Glen.

Early Event Entry Deadline

Monday is your last day to send in your entry to SVRA without incurring a $100 late entry fee. Don’t let the Race Car Certification Form, and Engine Certification Form stop you from sending in your entry; you can send these forms in after sending in your entry. If you have ANY QUESTIONS, call Chris Meyers at 860-490-5950.

Banquet Update

Tickets are selling fast! Deadline is August 20 so get your reservations in NOW! Due to generous individual, and corporate donations (THANK YOU!) your committee is pleased to report that we have added hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails to the menu at no cost to attendees! If for some reason you have not received Focus Event Bulletin 5 with banquet information please call Chris at the number above, or email him.

Collier Memorial Service

On Friday, September 5th at 11 am at the Collier Brother’s memorial stone on the old street racing course of Watkins Glen, NY (during the SVRA Vintage Race Weekend) a memorial service will be conducted remembering Sam and Miles Collier, and their legacy in early US sports car racing, especially with their MGs at Watkins Glen. Bill Green, Historian at the International Motorsports Research Center, and Bob Schoeplein (MG Vintage Racers) will share the podium for a 45 minute presentation. Everyone is invited to attend. Directions: The Collier Memorial Stone is located on the original race circuit, specifically on the Route 329 segment. Route 329 is accessed off of Franklin Street (Route 14/414) at the South Entrance to the Watkins Glen State Park. Continue on 329 about two to three miles. You will go under the railroad overpass before reaching the stone, which on the right side of the road. Clearly noticeable.

MGVR at NASCAR

SVRA and Watkins Glen invited a small group of vintage racers to participate in promotional pace laps at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen last weekend with a goal to raise awareness of the September vintage event. MGVR was well-represented with Joe Puma (Midget), Al Costich (BGT), Rob Bork (MGA) and Chris Meyers (MGA) taking laps with other vintage iron in front of NASCAR fans and the media. Kudos to Watkins Glen for suggesting the idea and SVRA for coordinating this opportunity!

Unused Crew Slots Needed for VIP Visitors

Please reach out to Chris Meyers with your unused crew slots. Thanks for your assistance!

MGVR at NASCAR

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Last updated on August 18, 2014.

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