MG tradition continued at Watkins Glen this past September with SVRA’s 26th running of the historic “Vintage Collier Cup” all-MG race. Thirty-three MGs—of all ages and models from MGTCs to MGB-GT V8s—turned out for this year’s race on The Glen’s 3.4-mile road course, thrilling thousands of spectators and MG enthusiasts.
After the checkered flag fell, the following special honors were presented. The prestigious Vintage Collier Cup itself, as voted by his racing peers, went to MGB-GT V8 racer Les Gonda. Mike Barstow, racing his 1953 MGTD received the MG “T” Cup as 1st MG-T. The Bucher-Decker Cup was awarded to 1961 MGA driver Todd Treffert as 1st MGA, while Charles Guest (1967 MG Midget) received the Bill Glanville Cup for 1st MG Midget, as well as the Cornett Trophy for the 1st overall MG.
With the MG vintage racing scene for 2010 now history, MG racers are turning their focus to two particular MG Vintage Racers designated “Focus Events” for 2011. First will be their Focus Event West, with CSRG at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, April 8-10. Then in September, Focus Event East, will take place in Connecticut at Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival, Labor Day weekend. More information on these events, and MG Vintage Racers, can be found by visiting www.MGVR.org.