Benefits International Motor Racing Research
The folks at IMRRC are back again with another great raffle!
The International Motor Racing Research Center, located in Watkins Glen, NY and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2008. This one-of-a-kind facility is supported entirely by donations from enthusiasts committed to preserving the heritage of motor sport and receives no support from federal, state or local sources. The Center’s core collection includes more than 3,000 reference books, as well as hundreds of films, race posters and programs, periodicals, club records and thousands of photographs. Further information about the Center, its programs and services can found at their website (link below).
The IMRRC raffle car for 2009 will be a 1984, one-of-two-ever- produced, Chevrolet Corvette originally owned by AJ Foyt’s long time sponsor and friend, the late Jim Gilmore. Painted “hugger orange”, the color used on the Gilmore-Foyt Indy cars, this unique car has less than 19000 miles on the odometer and is in showroom condition. Also included is complete documentation as to it’s original ownership, including the original insurance card, the application for title in Gilmore’s name, owners manual, service records, and the original “window sticker”
Gilmore’s was the owner of Abraham Chevrolet located in Miami Florida and in 1984 he received authorization from then General Manager of the Chevrolet, Robert Stemple, to have two specially painted Corvette’s produced at the factory. One car went to AJ Foyt, with the other going to Gilmore. This limited edition vehicle is equipped with virtually every factory option available at the time including, the Z51 Performance Package, AG9 Six Way Power Drivers Seat, AU3 Power Door Lock System, L83 5.7 Liter V8, UJ8 Delco-Bose AM/FM Stereo with Cassette, V01 Heavy Duty Radiator, Z6A Defogger System Rear Window, and 622 AUU2 Saddle Leather Bucket Seating.
This unique, eye catching Corvette offers members and friends the opportunity to win a very rare car while supporting the Center at the same time and will most certainly be a repeat of last years sell out. Tickets will be $60 each or two for $100 with only 1984 tickets available. Tickets are on sale beginning May 15th and the wining ticket will be drawn on Saturday November 14th. Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.RacingArchives.org, by telephone at 607.535.9044,by mail, at the Center directly (610 South Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891), or at Watkins Glen International during major race weekends.