WATKINS GLEN--The village of Watkins Glen will once again be transformed into the historic "road course" it is famous for this Friday. The Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen has a number of events scheduled throughout the day, Friday Sept. 8. Racing action will then continue the rest of the weekend at Watkins Glen International as the cars from the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association will compete in the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at the track. Friday events in the village include: 9:30 a.m.--Tech inspection reenactment at Smalley's Garage. 10 a.m.--Corning Concours d'Elegance at the state park parking area and Concorso Speciale at Community Bank. 11 a.m.--Glenora Run Gathering. Noon--Walk of Fame induction ceremony at the court house lawn. 1 p.m.--Stone Bridge Drivers old course lap tours begin. 1:30 p.m.--Glenkhana at Maguire Chrysler and Vintage Motorcycle Show at Community Bank. 2 p.m.--Tour de Marque--cars of the Autobahn on display at Lafayette Park. 3 p.m.--The Legends Speak at Lafayette Park. 4:45 p.m. to conclusion--Franklin Street events including awards, ceremonies and the racing tribute. 9 p.m.--Franklin Street re-opens. All events in the village are free and open to spectators. A full schedule is available online at www.grandprixfestival.com/schedule.html. The theme this year is "Cars of the Autobahn" so vehicles of German origin will be featured. Events at the racetrack are part of the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix weekend. Admission is $70 for the full weekend or $50 for a Sunday only pass. Qualifying takes place Friday, while there are races Saturday and Sunday. More information can be seen at www.theglen.com. "The U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Jaguar race weekend is an absolute favorite for fans of Watkins Glen International," said WGI President Michael Printup. "We look forward to welcoming back the SVRA and its participants from around the country."