The U.S. Vintage Grand Prix 2014 was held September 5-7 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. One of the most popular events on the SVRA race schedule saw a field of nearly 350 entrants battle on the famed 3.67 mile, 11-turn road circuit.
The Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver featured cars on track throughout the weekend with qualifying sessions on Friday and races on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday evening, the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen brought racing back to the streets. Cars competing at Watkins Glen International participated in a race reenactment in the village of Watkins Glen, driving the original 6.6-mile road course in tribute to the 1948 Grand Prix.
The SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix Watkins Glen 2014 featured the MG as Honored Marque, as it celebrates its 55th Anniversary of the MG races at Watkins Glen International, and the 60th Anniversary of the first Collier Brothers Memorial Trophy Race of the MGs. The Collier Brothers Memorial Service was held 11 a.m. on Friday, September 5 at the Collier Brother’s memorial stone on the original course. Throughout the weekend, the Collier Museum displayed MGs inside Turn 11 and more than 100 MGs participated in the weekend events.
Similar to the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 races, photographer Michael DiPleco also documented the vintage racing action from the 2014 U.S. Vintage Grand Prix by SVRA, offering the following pictures of the historic race cars navigating the famed Watkins Glen road course. We split up Michael’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
SVRA U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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