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GOF MK-77 September 2004
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The Zippo Vintage Car Festival at Watkins Glen, NY provided a fantastic backdrop for GOF Mk 77. What a weekend, for MG aficionados; featuring the 50th anniversary of the Collier Cup all-MG races! There were over 500 vintage race cars on the WGI track, including everything from three-wheeler Morgans to cars originally driven by Indy 500 winners Danny Sullivan and Festival Grand Marshall, Bobby Rahal.
The WGI paddock overflowed with 150 vintage racing MG's, from 1927 Vintage 18/80's, a brace of N- Types from the early '30s, dozens of T-Series racers, including NYConn's own Ed Callo. More modern racers included MGA's (look for #43 Piloted by NYConn's Frank Graham and #392 with New Jersey's Jim Weissenborn on board. Plus you'll see, lots of highly modified MGB's.
The New England MG T-Register paddock at the track was jammed with MG people and cars, there for lunch on race days. Space for the car display was at a premium, but the weekend was all about the vintage races and the on-track and in-pits ambiance.

Vintage BMC Race support motor home. On the Concours site.


Frank Graham shows off his prize winning Sebring Coupe at the Franklin Street Concours in Watkins Glen
Photo - Ed Flax


The "Ardent Alligator" - 1929 Riley Special which participated in the first and many early Watkins Glen Grands Prix races.
Photo - Ed Flax

Denver Cornett and his #7 TC at Smalley's Garage. Denver raced this TC in the original 1948 WG Grand Prix. Smalley's Garage served as the tech inspection station for years of Watkins Glen Grands Prix and other races.
Photo - Ed Flax
 
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