VotW – SVRA MG Collier Cup at Watkins Glen 2017

Our Video of the Week for this second week of October comes all the way from the 2017 All MG Collier Cup race at Watkins Glen, NY, put on by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). So buckle up and take a ride with Mike Barstow in his MGTD.

The “Collier Cup” took place during the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix which was held from September 6 through 10. More than 400 vintage and historic race cars competeD in 11 vintage race groups. The race groups showcaseD many well-known marques, including Lotus, Porsche, Shelby, Alfa, Ferrari, Corvette, MG and Jaguar. Running as a part of this event this year ASs the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli.

The video above was taken from the cockpit of Mike Barstow’s 1953 MGTD. Mike is out of Napa, California. The race itself was eight laps with twenty-one cars participating. The race was won by Dawn Myers in the #189 1961 MGA that you can see in the first few seconds of the video.

The full race results are below. Results of this and the other races of the event can be seen on the SVRA website.

Collier Cup at SVRA Vintage Grand Prix


Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.


  1. Would like to use the article and link to MG Classic Collier Cup race in the magazine of the Sydney, Australia MG Club. Would this be possible? With the appropriate acknowledgement, of course.


    Ros Bastian, Editor Opposite Lock, MGCC Sydney

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