The Corning Museum of Glass has partnered up with Watkins Glen International to create the trophies used for the races hosted by Watkins Glen International for a decade.
Eric Meek, manager of Hot Glass Programs at the museum says the goal is to incorporate the local area.
3-4 glassworkers spend 10-12 hours making the trophies that are handed out at the races.
Meek says the trophies are representative of the area and the history of glass, the waterfalls in Watkins Glen, and the iconic guardrail from the track.
He said to create these trophies and for Watkins Glen to cherish them is an honor.
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