International Motor Racing Research Center
Watkins Glen, New York 14891-9044
The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) in Watkins Glen, New York is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of motorsports. Spanning continents, eras and race series, the Center’s extensive historical collection embodies the speed, drama and camaraderie of amateur and professional motor racing throughout the world. The archive has grown in breadth and depth over more than 20 years of collecting. The Center’s collection contains diverse genres and formats, documenting racing’s history in the form of more than 4000 reference books; 250 different motorsports magazines and newspapers titles; club and sanctioning body records; race results, programs and posters; papers of motorsports journalists and scholars; correspondence of race organizers; and still and moving images housed onsite and in our expanding off-site collections storage facilities. The Center serves as the official caretaker of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) archives, reflecting more than 75 years of the Club’s history.
International Motor Racing Research Center is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.
Motorsports photographs by photojournalist Kathie J. Meredith documenting professional race events at “the Glen,” now Watkins Glen International, an automobile racing circuit located in Schuyler County, New York.
The United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen Collection encompasses representative photographs and documentation, as well as the official program, of each of the 20 years of the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. This international competition was hosted by the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corp. from 1961-1980.