Every year, the staff at the IMRRC puts together a monthly program series called “Center Conversation.” Experts from all over the country join racing enthusiasts to discuss all aspects of racing, including specific cars, series and people.
Please join us for one of our 2019 Center Conversations. They are always free and open to the public.
Feb. 2 – Checkered Flag Cinema, 11:00 a.m.
We’re diving into our film archive for a day of classic race footage, popcorn and homemade hot cocoa in our theater. Event details.
Feb. 16 – MG and WG: A Celebration!
Spend an afternoon celebrating the rich legacy of the octagon, the Binghamton Auto Racing Club (BARC), and the intrepid band of drivers known as Jake’s Stable. Event details.
March 23 – Open Wheel Madness, 1:00 p.m.
The dusty ovals and the wickedly fast board tracks made heroes of some and widows of others. It was an era of racing quite unlike any other. It was truly “Open Wheel Madness,” and we invite you to relive it with us. Event details.
Bigger and better than ever! This year we’ve teamed up with Rochester Lego User Group to bring a different twist to our event. Master LEGO builders are constructing 1/8 scale race cars and running a pinewood derby track for LEGO cars built by our visitors of all ages from kits that will be for sale (at a very reasonable price) at the event. Event details.
May 18 – Racing Through the Trees: An Inside Look at Pro Rallying, 1:00 p.m.
Masters of “going real fast” while pushing the limits of car control, rally drivers are widely acknowledged as the best drivers in the world, but they can’t do it without their navigator and a course to drive on. Panelists will include drivers, navigators, organizers, course workers, and instructors. They’ll speak of their experiences in such events as the Shell 4000 Rally, the Canadian Winter Rally, La Carrera Panamericana, and the Susquehannock Trails Performance Rally. Event details.
October – TBA
Nov. 7-9 – The Fifth Annual Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History.
Presented by the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians and the IMRRC. Schedule to be announced. Information and pictures from the 2018 Symposium can be found here.