July 6, 2007


Calling Hybrid & Alternative Fueled Vehicles
For Green Grand Prix In Watkins Glen


July 6, 2007

This year’s Green Grand Prix will again be hosted by The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY www.racingarchives.org, the Glen Region of the Sports Car Club of America www.glen-scca.org/index.htm and the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association www.senecalake.org.. Our event is unique as it's the ONLY official SCCA Time-Speed-Distance Road Rally for alternate fueled vehicles and hybrids in the United States. The Green Grand Prix is also an educational event, where the public is invited to learn more about alternative personal transportation. It is held each year in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes Region at Watkins Glen, the home of American road racing. This will be our third annual event and it promises to be even bigger than last year with the addition of a University Challenge and Stanley Steamer participation. Rally awards will be presented in many categories. Our themes are: Energy Independence and Cleaner Vehicle Emissions. Proceeds from the Green Grand Prix are donated to the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.

Friday July 6th 2007 Green Grand Prix Schedule

1. 9:30 A.M.- 11:45 A.M. - An 80 mile fully sanctioned SCCA road rally for hybrids and alternate fueled vehicles, traversing scenic roads surrounding Seneca Lake. Rally starts from the Glen Motor Inn www.glenmotorinn.com
2. 12:00 noon - 12:45 P.M. - Lunch for rally participants at IMRRC, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins  Glen, NY.
3. 1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M. - Panel Discussion on various topics relating to alternate fuels and hybrids. (IMRRC)
4. 1:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. - Vehicle display with demonstrations. Rally awards and student vehicledesign contest awards (grounds adjacent to IMRRC)

We anticipate displays of AFV and hybrid rally cars, an Indy IRL show car, an Indy hybrid pace car, a wood chip car, total electric cars, 100 mpg MOONBEAM 3 wheeler, hybrid manufacturer displays, historic Stanley Steamers, an educational tent, refreshments, and a stage with live music.

The Green Grand Prix will be held on the day preceding the Watkins Glen IRL Indy car race weekend and is a charity event to benefit the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. This year the IRL cars are burning 100% ethanol, so we are delighted that both events promote environmental responsibility. We are contacting regional and national media in hopes that they will cover this unique event. Last year 3 television stations covered the Green Grand Prix as well as Autoweek magazine.

A photo essay of the 2006 Green Grand Prix is posted on this website as well as an.
online registration form for the 2007 Green Grand Prix.

Questions may be directed to :

Robert Gillespie     -     Carol Fitzgerald

(315)- 536-7185  (315) 694-066  (315) 781 4398

Sign up online

About Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association: SLWPA was founded in 1991, with the mission and purpose to study and inform the SLWPA members and the public about ways to conserve, improve and protect the water resources and environment of Seneca Lake and its watershed. The Association also strives to preserve and enhance the varied landscape within the watershed by promoting improvements to technology and patterns of development that do not have an adverse impact on our environment. SLWPA is located at 601 S. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456. Call (315)781-4398 for membership or information or visit the website at www.senecalake.org or e-mail slpwa@eznet.net.

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