Donate Today and You Can Win a 2021 Corvette Convertible!
The International Motor Racing Research Center was built in 1998 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of racing at Watkins Glen. It was in October 1948 that the first post-WW2 sports car road race took place through the streets of Watkins Glen and the rebirth of sports car road racing was on. Four years later, General Motors Chief of Design Harley J. Earl was watching a race at Watkins Glen when he had the first vision of the Chevrolet Corvette. Within a year, the car debuted at the GM Motorama in January 1953, and the rest is history.
Now some 68 years later, the 2021 Corvette Stingray has come home to the International Motor Racing Research Center. But only until December 13th when the Red Mist Convertible will be offered to a lucky winner along with a Racing Prize Package as the Grand Prize in their annual fundraiser. The International Motor Racing Research Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donations help preserve racing history! CorvetteBlogger readers get 25% more tickets with donation amounts beginning at $25.
The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen is more than a racing library. The 5000 square foot research center is also home to more than 2000 racing programs from tracks across the world, periodicals dating back to the 1940s, and they have thousands of photographs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and racing-related films. Throughout the Center, you’ll find racing artifacts, memorabilia, and even a few cars may be on display.
Researchers from around the world access the IMRRC’s collection which contains everything from Formula One to the weekly track racers. The IMRRC is also the home of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) archives. Vintage racers and classic car buyers are among some of those utilizing the IMRRC in search of a particular car’s racing history.
The 2021 Corvette Stingray is offered in gorgeous Red Mist with full-length dual racing stripes and black open spoke wheels. It’s powered by the 495-hp LT2 V8 mated to the 8-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission for lightning-quick shifts. The Z51 Performance Package features the performance suspension, larger brakes, and the NPP dual-mode performance exhaust. The Z51 also includes the summer-only Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires while the gearbox is optimized for faster shifting to help the Corvette go 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds!
Inside the hardtop convertible is a 2LT trim package featuring Jet Black Napa leather interior. The 2LT package offers drivers peace of mind with blind zone warnings, rear cross-traffic alerts, and curb-view parking cameras. The HUD, Performance Data Recorder and the Bose 14-speaker Performance audio system are must-haves as well.
The winner of the Red Mist 2021 Corvette Convertible will also take home these three additional prizes:
- Enjoy a complimentary stay at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel when you pick up your new Corvette!
- Two 2022 memberships to the Jack Daniels Club at Watkins Glen International. This includes IMSA, NASCAR, and SVRA Vintage Races, plus general access to SCCA.
- A two-day performance driving school at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, with world-class instructors and a provided Corvette. This prize includes a two-night stay, breakfast and lunch. The winner must attend the school before the end of 2022, and arrange and pay for their own travel.
You can help the International Motor Racing Research Center’s mission to collect, share, and preserve the history of Motorsports and you might even bring home a new 2021 Corvette. Make a donation today and help keep the history of racing alive! CorvetteBlogger readers get 25% more tickets with donation amounts beginning at $25.