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Celebrating 75 years of road racing: Grand opening at Brick Tavern Museum

The Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls, hosted by the Schuyler County Historical Society and the International Motor Racing Research Center, has launched a special exhibit celebrating 75 years of road racing in Watkins Glen. The exhibit, which opened on March 1, 2024, will be available to the public until October 31, 2024. It features the collaborative efforts of historians and enthusiasts, showcasing the rich history and cultural impact of racing in the region.

The grand opening reception for the exhibit is set for Thursday, March 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., welcoming the public free of charge. The event marks a significant milestone, reflecting on the inception of road racing in Schuyler County in 1948 and its evolution over the decades. Curated by Marty Evans, with contributions from Bill Green, Jim Scaptura, and Paul Chiacchierini, the exhibit highlights the perseverance of Cameron Argetsinger and the enthusiastic support from the local community that launched Watkins Glen into racing fame.

Located at 108 N. Catharine St./Route 14 in Montour Falls, the Brick Tavern Museum offers free admission, presenting a unique opportunity to explore the transformative eras of racing and its impact on local traditions and the Finger Lakes Region. The exhibit is supported by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce through a Tourism Assistance Program grant, promising an educational and engaging experience for visitors.