We’ve heard the pitch – thanks to work behind the scenes through the SCCA Foundation, the SCCA Archives are hosted at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, New York.
But did you know that’s a real place? A place to visit, look, enjoy, learn, and reminisce about your favorite era of motorsports?
More than that, the IMRRC has displays to show off that history. As an SCCA member, we’re downright giddy that the newest display at the IMRRC is on the SCCA Hall of Fame, showcasing SCCA history through the years through the lens of SCCA’s biggest and brightest.
Of course, the IMRRC is the home of a number of other SCCA artifacts. Driver files, including applications for licenses, are housed here. Race results, SportsCar Magazine and regional publications, rally results, entry lists, log books and photos are all part of the collection.
It’s more than just the SCCA Hall of Fame on display, however. Currently, Arnie Carbaugh’s Formula Vees are located in the IMRRC.
More importantly, you can visit! Are you headed to the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour at Watkins Glen this weekend? You can go! Are you going to be a part of the IMSA 6 hour weekend, or the following Thursday/Friday second weekend? You can go! Going to the Regional race weekend that follows? Yep, you can still go.
Even better – with COVID protocols loosening up in the state of New York, you no longer need to make an appointment. The IMRRC is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but they have graciously agreed to open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday of the Hoosier Super Tour for those who may be able to make it that day.
Our recommendation is to head over on Friday, if at all possible. Why? Because Rick Hughey and Joe Cali, who are the two main SCCA archivists at the IMRRC, will be in and able to answer questions about what is there and what you may be wondering about SCCA history.