WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (March 1, 2018) – “WATKINS GLEN RACING: A 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, in miniature!” is the theme for the 5th Annual Model Car Show at the International Motor Racing Research Center on Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th.
Hundreds of cars will be on display at the annual show at the Center, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Admission is free. Hours will be noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The two-day event will include models, die cast cars, and slot cars that represent decades of effort by enthusiasts to faithfully recreate the machines that have been integral and synonymous with Watkins Glen racing history. You’ll almost be able to smell the racing fuel and hear the thunder of the exhaust.
Adding to the excitement will be a return visit by the Slot Car Club of the Twin Tiers. There will be a challenging and fast slot car track on which all attendees are welcome to test their skill.
The event will also feature a display of Porsche race cars from the IMRRC’s Ron Radcliffe collection.
Prior to his passing, Ron generously donated his personal collection of more than 200 completed model cars and 50 kits focusing on Porsche, his favorite marque, to the Research Center. His extensive model collection along with books and videos serve as a memorial of his many years of collecting and building 1:43 scale models.
The Racing Research Center is an archival library dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the history of motorsports, of all series and all venues, through its collections of books, periodicals, films, photographs, fine art and other materials.
For more information about the Center’s work and its programs, visit www.racingarchives.org or call (607) 535-9044. The Center also is on Facebook at “International Motor Racing Research Center” and on Twitter at “@IMRRCatWG.”