Watch: Brock Yates Sr. Discusses the History of Watkins Glen

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0RuXJ5W1qxk

Check out this video detailing the history of Watkins Glen and Jaguar's efforts there as told by Brock Yates Sr. Courtesy of the Jaguar Archives.

iceracer
iceracer UltimaDork
7/31/19 2:29 p.m.

Brings back a lot of memories.

My first time as a spectator was at the second course.    The long down hill was not friendly to MG TD's.

I ran an SCCA drivers school on the 3rd course in '57.   They had installed a chicane at the end of the back straight so we couldn't take that bend too fast.     The bend proved to be a problem as cars got faster and they installed the bus stop.

In later years I attended a lot of races,the fall sports car grand prix was my favorite event.   I did attend a few F1 Grand Prix,s.

In later years I drove around the original course.   I have to say that those drivers had big ones.

Nascar this week end.    I went to three of the early races.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
7/31/19 5:51 p.m.

Did anybody notice Robert Redford driving the Spitfire?  

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