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Release date:  December 4, 2003

Press Release
MG Vintage Racers' Newsletter (MGVR)

September 10-12

      It's NOT just another vintage race! In 1954 a bunch of MG's raced in the first annual "Collier Brothers Memorial Trophy" MG Race at Watkins Glen, NY. Now - FIFTY YEARS LATER - some of those same MG's - along with MANY more MG's - will celebrate its 50th anniversary, as MG's will be the featured race marque in SVRA's "Zippo Vintage Grand Prix" at Watkins Glen. ONE HUNDRED - or more - MG's are expected to compete - which will make it the largest MG race event EVER-EVER! MG models from Pre-War MG's to MGB-GT V-8's - and EVERYTHING in-between - will compete for SVRA's MG Collier Cup: -Historic MG's -veteran MG racers -MG camaraderie in the designated "MG paddock" - MG's even coming from England! This will also be the MG Vintage Racers' "Focus Event 2004" where they will hold their annual banquet. MG Clubs have recognized the historic significance of this event, and already the "New England MG 'T' Register" and the "North American MGA Register" have scheduled special gatherings there that weekend. If that's not exciting enough, also consider: 300-400 vintage cars racing; -the incredible downtown Watkins Glen "Vintage Street Festival", where they shut down main street and escort the race cars from the track to town for festivities; -the concurrent car shows going on; -the Watkins Glen Motor Racing Research Library (a must visit) just blocks away; -the Watkins Glen Gorge State Park, with its laser light show; -the area's historic and vacation opportunities (of the Finger Lake's region - wine tasting anyone?); -and it becomes obvious this will be a WIN-WIN weekend for EVERYONE!!

      Fiftieth anniversaries are rare! 100 MG's racing - unheard of! Planning on this super event began over a year ago. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for racers and spectators alike. The clock is ticking. Start planning to attend NOW!

For additional information, contact:

  • MGVR website "" or MGVR Event Coordinator Dick Powers, e-mail:
  • SVRA: on the Web at "", or call: 404-298-3323
  • Watkins Glen International (the track): on the Web at: "" or call: Phone: 607-535-2486
  • Schuyler County (for Watkins Glen area) Chamber of Commerce 1-800-607-4552 - Watkins Glen Motor Racing Research Library:

See you at the Glen in September - 2004!

December 4, 2003
For Immediate Release and Publication
Supporting MG race photos, or MGVR artwork, available on request
Greg Prehodka, MGVR Publicity Coordinator (
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