Someone from THIS club, besides me, actually DRIVES their MG that far? Sorry I missed your post. A group of us (all but me are from the Triumph Club) drive up there every year. We leave on Thursday, taking exclusively back roads, and come home the following Monday. Most of those in GPMGC, who actually drive their MGs, go to the big event in Altoona that weekend. Not enough driving for my tastes and no vintage races, either. Watkins Glen's Friday celebration is just such a terrific event that I can't imagine not attending. While I won't go back to the race track, again (I'm sick of that stupid, full course yellow that NASCAR imposes, combined with near-new Porsches, Corvettes, etc.) but there is a LOT to do all around the region for the rest of the weekend. Maybe next year?
yes, we decided to drive our '76 Midget up to WG. I mean, why own the car if you don't drive it anywhere? We had rented a place on the lake for the week - left Monday and had a nice drive up on back roads. Traveling alone, we were in no rush, but arrived in 7.5 hours. Car was trouble free, averaging about 29mpg. ( Packing the car was a little tight with a weeks worth of stuff, but if you put the spare tire on the luggage rack, you can get quite a bit in.) Spent the week touring around, shopping, dining, wine tasting, and enjoying the lake, etc. Friday was the big day, as we were with the Red Newt Founders Tour group. Bad weather, and wind was forecasted to come through Saturday, and since the car was parked at the bottom of a dirt road, and under acorn filled oak trees, we decided to bug out. Left WG around 10am and it was already raining. Tried to skirt the storm, but was hit pretty hard anyways around Penn State. Driving rain, wind, road debris - the kind where you drive with the flashers on - but the little MG just kept chugging along. A few drips made it past the soft top by the windows - got to be a little funny. Got home, pulled into the garage, put the dehumidifier on to dry her out. No issues, no oil loss, no electrical problems, and 800+ miles of fun. Everyone should do it.
It sounds like a great trip. Don't listen to Bud, some of us do drive our cars. Last year I did the Rallye to Reno in my MGA. It was a great trip and I wish I would have gone to Ocean City to statr the trip. I left from Pittsburgh. I love to drive my car but my wife will not take a trip of more than 100 miles unless I lie to her. We drove to Dayton Ohio for the NAMGAR GT this year and have driven to about five other GT's. We have a great club and I look forward to meeting yopu. George Kress