Elva to be Honored at Racing Research Center in April
| The car whose name means 'she goes' will be the focus of two days of activities in April presented by the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen as its season opener.
The Elva is described as 'deceptively simple and surprisingly competitive' by the publisher of an award-winning book about the marque, Elva: The Cars, The People, The History, by racing historian Jnos Wimpffen.
Wimpffen will be the weekend's keynote speaker, giving his talk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Center. On Sunday, activities move to Watkins Glen International, which will be hosting its 2012 season opening weekend. The talk is free and open to all.
Wimpffen will discuss the Elva company's origins in the 1950s in the south of England, its successes and failures at the track and its influence on better-known marques. For example, Elva helped Bruce McLaren establish the seeds of a racing dynasty by building the first McLaren-Elvas.
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