1956
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Weekend


The SCCA looked at the track and declared it unsafe and would not sanction the race.  Cam Argetsinger and the WGGP group had worked tirelessly to get the new course finished and went ahead anyway.  A great field turned out for the first permanent road course to be built in the US after WWII.  A very young Dave Nicholas and John Kelley were there and here is what the Glen looked like 51 years ago through the eyes of BARC to be's.
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Results
Seneca Cup
Collier Bros

Results
Schuyler &
Queen
Catherine Cup

Results
Glen Trophy
&
Grand Prix
R John Soch's Lotus
with the skin off
Long shot of the hill Bill Helburn rolled his Ferrari
Testa Rossa
MRJ Wylie chases eventual
winner Austin Conley
Paul O'shea's 300SL was
the class of the field
TD & TF side by side, but
look at the motorcycle
Harry Carter in #80 Jag
starts coming thru the field
A T-BIRD driven by Charlie
Wiess finished 8th
Margaret McClure at the
wheel of this XK120
The 300SL is already ahead
of the Vette's and Jags
SCCA was not totally wrong
there were a lot of "dangerous
places around the track
Dick Lane's TD was 2d to
Bill Price's TF
Start of the very first race
the Seneca  Cup race
Dick Kessler (114) chases
Charles McAdams
Another shot of the huge
crowd that showed up
Walter Huggler's beautiful
D Type was a dnf
Bob Wilson's J2X Allard
finished 5th in the GP
Two Frazer-Nash's in the
paddock.  #75 is Bill Wonder