Scene Around Town: Mario Andretti Helps A&P Automotive Celebrate 25 Years

Mario snips ribbon

Legendary Racecar Driver Mario Andretti was in the Port City today to snip the ribbon helping A&P Automotive celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Andretti greeted fans and signed autographs for scores of racing enthusiasts at the East Bridge Street store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A&P Automotive has been in business for 25 years; most of those years, they have been associated with Firestone.

Andretti, who won two races more than 40 years ago at Oswego Speedway, said one thing he remembers about his first time in the Port City was how warm and friendly the people were. That, he added today, hasn’t changed.

For a full report on the Andretti’s visit, check back later.