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 2020 Center Conversations. They are always free and open to the public.
Jan. 18 – Nine from the Watkins Glen Drivers’ Walk of Fame, 1:00 p.m.
A presentation of nine short biographies of drivers honored in the Walk of Fame by Walk of Fame Committee members Bill Green, Rick Hughey and Jim Scaptura.
Feb. 15 – Checkered Flag Cinema, 11:00 a.m.
We’re diving into our film archive for a day of classic race footage.
11:00 – “A History of Racing at Watkins Glen” presented by the Little Speed Shop of Rochester, NY.
11:30 – 1969 Trans-Am race at Donnybrooke Speedway, directed by Fred Badiyan
Noon – Lunch Break
1:30 – The Gulf / Wyer GT40S & 917S in Action, Part 1, “A Year to Remember”
2:00 – The Gulf / Wyer GT40S & 917S in Action, Part 2, “Never Start Something You Can’t Stop”
2:30 – IMSA RaceNews Satellite Feed for the IMSA GT Continental Double 3 Hour held at Watkins Glen on July 8th, 1984
3:00 – Grand Prix of the United States at Watkins Glen, 1970-1978 highlights
3:30 – Highlights from the opening of the Shangri-La Speedway in Owego, New York in 1946
Each film will get a short introduction from IMRRC staff.
The event is free and we encourage you to stop in for any or all of the films.
Rochester Lego User Group is back!
May TBA – Women in Racing, 1:00 p.m.
Oct. TBA – Women in Racing, Part II, 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 6-7 – The Sixth 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. More information and photos from our 2019 Symposium can be found here.