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International Motor Racing Research Center

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A Great Resource

If you're interested in doing research on motor racing, this is an excellent spot to visit. There... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
ehtraveller2018
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Mississauga, Canada
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I went to this museum to do some research on a car I am restoring. When I was there I saw 2 amazing... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Brad S
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen is an archival and research library focused on preserving and sharing the history of motorsports.
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610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613
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+1 607-535-9044
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see here except a short film,the Director had a real negative attitude and decided to get on a tangent about his political views which was inappropriate and very rude.Everyone has an opinion but this was inappropriate to carry on this way in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

If you're interested in doing research on motor racing, this is an excellent spot to visit. There is quite a good amount of memorabilia as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

I went to this museum to do some research on a car I am restoring. When I was there I saw 2 amazing display cars that were set up. There was a black and also a white MGA Twin Cam race car. These cars looked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brad S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Before going to the races stop in here and see the video on the history of Watkins Glen racing. It also explains the Old Course and how racing came to Watkins Glen in 1948.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Found this place by chance on Trip Advisor and thrilled to see it! All motor race patrons should see this and meet Josh! A great 20 minute film and any question was answered immediately by Josh! I hope to see this one day near the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

My husband is very interested in auto racing of all types, and hugely enjoyed chatting to Josh who is very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something to kill few hours while it rained during NASCAR weekend. We were greeted by Josh who was excellent and the place is full of history. Our children liked it too. Restrooms were clean also. Will Go back for sure!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The International Motor Racing Research Center is a comprehensive collection of all forms of racing history. They currently have on display the Car that led the first lap in the First Road Race at Watkins Glen. A video presentation offered for free takes you back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank prn13norm
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a cool place for the avid racing fan. Even though we are not big race fans, this place has good history of the Watkins Glen race track and the curator is very friendly and answers all of your questions.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My husband is very much into motor racing - especially Formula 1. We enjoyed viewing the movie of the history of Watkins Glen that was made in the early 70s. The gentleman that was staffing the exhibits was extremely knowledgeable about all things racing. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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