Friday, January 28, 2011

Watkins Glen Grand Prix, New York


Watkins Glen is a beautiful place, not so much the streets and the town, but the Watkins Glen State Park. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I will post some views from the park within the next week. Despite the beautiful park, Watkins Glen, population 2,149, is best known for car races. The original Watkins Glen Grand Prix (see above) was held in 1948 on public streets with a 6.6-mile course that went through the center of town. Eight years later a permanent facility was built, and since then Watkins Glen has hosted all sorts of car racing events.


7 comments:

  1. Nice colors, fake as they are. Or should we call them enhanced colors?
    Your postcards are very interesting, usually.
    Even if I don't comment on every one, I still like them. :)
    Fate said it's not yet time for you to be swept away. :)

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  2. I wish I could go in that Souvenir Shop!

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  3. Those are pretty cards. Wish I could visit that souvenir shop.

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  4. I love it! I'm all about postcards that feature vintage cars, and vintage race cars are even better....I need that card! (maybe we can work a trade, eh?)

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  5. Love the dog standing at the side with its tongue lolling out of its mouth apparently waiting for a ride from the Tip Top Taxi.

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  6. What a cool postcard (Grand Prix). You're going to make a lot of postcard collectors jealous with that one.

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