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“Bill Glanville Memorial Cup” Announced

A new annual award will be presented to the top finishing MG Midget racer in SVRA’s MG Collier Cup Race at Watkins Glen this September at the Zippo US Vintage Grand Prix. Officially called the “Bill Glanville Memorial Cup for MG Midget Racers”, it is sponsored by the MG Car Club Western New York Center, and is supported by SVRA and the MG Vintage Racers.

Bill and his wife Suzanne were long time MG enthusiasts, very active in the MGCC–WNYC. Bill competed with his MG Midget in autocrosses and vintage racing. In honing his skills, he even took a racing school with his daughter Julie. He was an accomplished mechanic and racer, who always was helpful to other MG enthusiasts and racers, with his vast MG and racing knowledge. He had a genuine beaming smile, which complimented his great sense of humor. Right up to his end in January 2004 – even thought he was battling cancer and few knew it – he kept vintage racing. In his last race of 2003, he raced at VIR with his brother Tom where Bill finished 2nd in SVRA’s Edlebrock Sprint Series, living out his dream.

For 2007 Bill’s wife Suzanne will make the award’s initial presentation to honor Bill’s spirit, MG enthusiasm, and many friendships, as we are inspired by his life.

Greg Prehodka
MG Vintage Racers
Publicity Coordinator
MGVR on the Web: MGVR.org