Inaugural festival celebrates the Corvette

May 24, 2023 at 09:34 am by Observer-Review

WATKINS GLEN--The village of Watkins Glen saw hundreds of Corvettes over the weekend as the inaugural Corvette Festival was held at Clute Park and downtown. The event celebrated the 70th anniversary of the popular sportscar and the influence of racing in Watkins Glen on its development.
Before the start of the Corvettes driving parade laps around the old circuit, J. C. Argetsinger, son of Cameron Argetsinger, who brought road racing to the Finger Lakes, spoke about the automotive history of the region. Richard Earl, grandson of Harley Earl, who designed and engineered the Corvette, talked about how special it was to see the legacy continue in Watkins Glen. Event organizer Tony Vickio thanked the team that helped put the event together and said he looks forward to this becoming an annual event.
The Corvettes were on display at Clute Park on Saturday and then drove the old road course on Sunday.
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