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6 Hours at the Glen – 1978

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 3.57.40 PMThe summer weekend at Watkins Glen was the best bargain in racing. On Saturday, the Six Hours kicked off at noon, and on Sunday the Can-Am series and later the Formula 5000 was held. In the 1970’s, the Six Hours was part of the World Championships, joining Daytona on the schedule. As a result the best drivers were there, and many stayed around to run on Sunday. Sports Car racing is fun because various classes of cars compete. In 1975 the Alfa-Romeo 33TT12 was all conquering, winning the last 7 races of the season. Here Arturo Merzario passes the BMW of Ronnie Peterson on the front straight.



DSC_0008BMW was a famous German marque that was not well known in America except by real car fanciers. That all changed with James Bond. The film Goldeneye was one of the most popular in the series and it featured a new super car, the Z3. The first BMW roadster since the famous 507 of the 1960’s, the Z3 was a hit in the intended US market. Assembled in South Carolina it was in production from 1995 until 2002 when it was replaced by the Z4. This poster is for a BMW  dealer in Annemasse, a town in eastern France, a few miles from Geneva.