“The selection of a Cobra for 2010 was an easy one based on the popularity of similar vehicles that were offered in 2005 and 2008,” said the Center’s Director of Marketing & Development, Jon McKnight. “Cobras seem to be the ultimate aspiration vehicle for the broad spectrum of public that we serve and with 400 HP at the rear wheels and a weight of 2800 lbs this car is bound to excite our winner,” said McKnight.
This year’s replica Cobra has an original Ford “427FE” engine with dual four barrel Carter carburetors, Ford “T&C 10 bolt” 4-speed manual transmission and Ford 9” posi-traction differential with a 3.73 final drive. Finished in a Viper Blue metallic paint with dual white racing stripes, the Cobra is equipped with four point, competition-style harnesses, 16” Halibrand racing-style alloy wheels with 235/60R16 tires in front, 275/50R16’s in the rear and it features period-correct “quick jack” style bumpers and a single hoop roll bar.
Tickets for the Cobra are priced at $60 each, or two for $100, and can be ordered at www.racingarchives.org, by telephone at 607.535.9044 or directly at the Center, 610 S. Decatur Street in the village of Watkins Glen. Tickets will also be available at the Center’s display at Watkins Glen International during major race weekends. Only 1800 tickets will be sold and the winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at noon.
IMRRC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and therefore the purchase of raffle tickets is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS codes. Individuals must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket. The winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with both wining and registering this vehicle, as well as the transportation from Watkins Glen within 30 days of being selected as the winner.
International Motor Racing Research Center
The International Motor Racing Research Center, located in Watkins Glen, NY, is an archival library/museum whose mission is “collecting, preserving, and displaying the heritage of motor sport.” The Center opened to the public in the summer of 1999 and serves researchers as well as casual enthusiasts with an ever-increasing collection of books, periodicals, photographs, videos and other memorabilia associated with all forms of motor sports. At the core of this collection are more than 3500 reference books, thousands of films, videos, posters, club & race team records, programs, and over 300.000 photographs. The operation of this truly unique facility is supported by fund raising events such as the annual car raffle as well as by donations and gifts from motor sports enthusiasts throughout the world.
The Center is open year round, Monday-Saturday from 9AM to 5PM and there is no admission charge.
For more information, visit www.racingarchives.org.