FCA2017 Annual Meet Website

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • Event Registration
  • Seminars
  • Mercato di Ferrari
  • Welcome Party

Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • FCA Concours and Crystal City Ferrari Show
  • Lunch Receptions in Centerway Square and on the Radisson Patio
  • Seminars
  • Mercato di Ferrari
  • Coppa Bella Macchina
  • Captain Bill’s Dinner Boat Cruise on Seneca Lake

Monday, September 17, 2018

  • Driver’s School at Watkins Glen International
  • Scenic Shell Pleasure Drive through Finger Lakes wine country
  • Various area activities
  • Pre-dinner reception, Mercato and Seminars at Radisson Hotel

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Track Event at Watkins Glen International
  • Shell Competitive Rally through Finger Lakes Region
  • Mercato di Ferrari at track
  • Coppa GT competition
  • Various area activities
  • Gala Awards Banquet at Corning Museum of Glass

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Track Event at Watkins Glen International
  • Various area activities

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Extra Track day at Watkins Glen International

Taste of the Track

If it has ever crossed your mind that it might be a blast to take your Ferrari for a spin around one of the most venerated tracks in the United States, if you've wondered what it's like "out there" and why everyone comes back with a huge grin on their face, sign up now for "Taste of the Track" at historic Watkins Glen! This is your chance for you, your spouse, and family members 18 years or older to learn about your car - and yourselves - in a controlled environment, under the guidance of a highly skilled personal coach and with a paramount emphasis on safety.

 Tell Me More . . .

Taste of the Track will introduce you to High Performance Driver Education (HPDE), a program that has nothing to do with racing and everything to do with giving you an in-car experience that will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of your magnificent driving machine.  HPDE coaches will help you learn at your own pace and with your individual goals and learning styles in mind.  As your skills progress, you will gain confidence in your own driving abilities and in the extraordinary capabilities built into your car - confidence that will stay with you when you return to street driving.

What's the Deal?

  • Taste of the Track is for beginners — open to novice-level drivers on track for the first time. Previous lunchtime tourers and Novice drivers with several years since their last HPDE are also welcome.
  • Pre-registration is required, at a cost of $50.00 that will benefit the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen. At-track registration may be available if space permits.
  • Two sessions are available (Monday afternoon 9/17 at 2:35 PM and Wednesday morning 9/19 at 9:55 AM), each with a drivers’ meeting, a 25-minute track session with an individual coach, and an opportunity to “debrief” — share your track experience with fellow participants.
  • Requirements for participants:
    • 18 years or older, with an F2 or F3 event pass
    • A well-maintained street car of any marque (no race cars or trucks)
    • Long-sleeved top and long pants (preferably cotton or other natural fiber)
    • Shoes (no sandals)
    • Snell SA2010 or later helmet (no motorcycle-rated helmets); We provide sources for rental or purchase of approved helmets on the next page (and a VERY limited number of used, possibly evil-smelling loaners will be available at the track)
    • An open mind, and an expectation that you will come away with a smile on your face that will last a lifetime!


Sign Me Up!
(more details next page)