Center Conversations is a monthly talk series presented by the IMRRC and sponsored in part by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. Speakers have included authors, racers, team owners, track and race officials and motorsports journalists, all offering an insider’s look at some aspect of racing. The talks are free and open to everyone. NEXT CENTER CONVERSATIONS TALK: John Bornholdt on “From a Steward’s Point of View” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m.
Learn about Central New York Raceway Park on June 18; Talk at 11 a.m.
May 31, 2016
Central New York Raceway Park, slated to be the Northeast’s newest race track, is in the spotlight for the June 18 Center Conversations talk at the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Ray Crawford, Hero and Racer, Talk Topic May 14
May 4, 2016
Ray Crawford, a 1950s-era Indianapolis 500 racer, who also was a combat fighter ace and test pilot and a millionaire business mogul, will be the subject of the May 14 Center Conversations talk at the International Motor Racing Research Center.
'Men Behind the Mics' on April 16
April 8, 2016
Renowned race track announcers from across Central New York and Connecticut kick off the race season by telling their stories.
3rd Annual Model Car Show Featuring Corvette
March 7, 2016
Corvette is the featured marque of the 3rd Annual Model Car Show at the International Motor Racing Research Center Friday through Sunday, March 18-20.
Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame Talk Topic with Historic Committee Members Jan. 23
January 7, 2016
Racing Research Center Historian Bill Green will lead a discussion about the Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame to kick off the 2016 Center Conversations speaker series.
Syracuse Mile Program at IMRRC Nov. 14
November 9, 2015
Six cars representing different eras of competition at the Syracuse Mile will be on display at the International Motor Racing Research Center Saturday, Nov. 14, for a daylong program about the famed race track.
IMRRC Partnering with SAH for Racing Symposium Oct. 17
September 28, 2015
The International Motor Racing Research Center is partnering in October with the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians for an academic symposium on road racing.
Can-Am Racing Celebration Sept. 12 at IMRRC
September 4, 2015
A group of insiders from the glory days of Can-Am racing will share their stories at an all-day celebration of the race series on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen.
Fascinating Story of Lancia, Engineer De Virgilio to be Told at Racing Research Center on May 9
April 23, 2015
Italian automotive manufacturer Lancia has a long history of innovation leading to cars recognized as among the most technically advanced in the industry, and its story will be told in May at the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Racing in the Pacific Northwest Comes to Watkins Glen April 18 with author Martin Rudow
April 7, 2015
Martin Rudow, author of two acclaimed books about sports car racing in the Pacific Northwest, will speak at the International Motor Racing Research Center on Saturday, April 18.