An opportunity for owners of the featured car of each year’s event to participate in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival as part of the show and enjoy the The Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.
For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of a previous year’s Tour de Marque, when Corvettes were featured.
Friday- September 6, 2019
Starts at Chateau Lafayette Reneau
5081 State Route 414
Hector NY 14841
Any Triumph Car
Registration fee of $145 per car, which includes two weekend tickets to the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.
This year the WGI Tour de Marque Launched From Chateau Lafayette Reneau – Triumph will start out at the CLR Winery, where drivers will meet for coffee, pastries, and conversation to start their day. Then they will get to do a really neat roughly 85 mile Rallye Route of the kind that only the Stone Bridge Driver Events Committee is famous for putting on, ending at Watkins Glen International, where the drivers will be hosted for brunch, followed by paced laps of the world-famous 3.4 mile racetrack. The cars then line-up for the drive into town, where they stage at the original Start/Finish line for the 1948 Grand Prix, and then take their two Cayuga Health System Laps of the 6.6 mile Old Course. The cars finish at Lafayette Park in downtown Watkins Glen where they are parked on display, while the drivers get to enjoy the rest of the festival.
For more specific information contact:
Bruce Coulombe at 607-793-3426 or email
Featured Marques of the Past:
2018 – Jaguar
2017 – Cars of the Autobahn
2016 – Corvette
2015 – Mazda (Miata’s 25th Anniversary)
2014 – MG (90th Anniversary)
2013 – Mini
2012 – Ford Mustang
2011 – Datsun/Nissan
2010 – Alfa Romeo (100th Anniversary)
2009 – Morgan
2008 – Triumph
2007 – BMW
2006 – Porsche
2005 – Alfa Romeo
2004 – MG (80th Anniversary)
2003 – Corvette (50th Anniversary)
2002 – Mini
2001 – Cunningham
2019 VEHICLE ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! (CLICK HERE)
• Our arrival and registration desk opens at 8:30 am. We try to keep the same marques together in
one designated area, so your pre-registration and early arrival helps. However, we can only set
aside a specific area, not an assigned space. We work very hard at this on the show day!
• Discounted advance online registration cost is $15 per car, $10 per additional car and
$10 per motorcycle.
• Day of event registration cost is $20 per car, $15 per additional car and $15 per motorcycle.
• For access to registration area on arrival follow signs on Holcomb Bridge Road onto Thrasher Street.
The 20th annual Autumn in the Mountains Car Show features British & European cars and motorcycles from classic to modern. The show venue returns to Asheville Outlets(800 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806) and provides something for everyone. There are over 70 apparel, footwear, sports and specialty outlet stores along with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Bring your British or European car or motorcycle plus the entire family and enjoy the great western North Carolina scenery. Make it a weekend trip as we’ve arranged a discounted rate at the Comfort Suites Outlet Center, located next to our show field (890 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806). Please see more information below. Comfort Suites Outlet Center is also sponsoring a free car wash and detail area for participants.
PLEASE RSVP by 9/9
Liberty Univ has a home game that day so we will have some work to do on hotel rooms. It is all doable.
Minute details may change but the invitation is to attend a picnic at the TimberLake Pavillion on 9/28, arriving 2:30-3PM with eating at 4.