Following a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the International Motor Racing Research Center, in partnership with the Society of Automotive Historians and the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce, is proud to present the Sixth Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, this Friday and Saturday, November 4-5.
In previous years, the Symposium established itself as a unique and respected scholarly forum, gaining a growing audience of students and enthusiasts. It provides an opportunity for scholars, researchers and writers to present their work related to the history of automotive competition and the cultural impact of motor racing to their peers and to the motor racing community in general.
A full two-day program of illustrated talks, geared to both scholars and enthusiasts, will be presented at the Media Center on the grounds of the famous Watkins Glen International race track. In conjunction with the on-site sessions, open to the public at no charge, the Symposium will be live-streamed to those who wish to attend remotely. Attendees are welcome to join us for the entire event or for individual sessions that are of particular interest to them.
This year’s Symposium will feature presentations by 19 motorsports experts, with Buz McKim, renowned NASCAR historian, giving the keynote address, “Moonshine and Its Connection to the American Auto Industry.”
Other highlights include a presentation by oval track racecar expert Gordon Eliot White on noted racecar designer and builder Harry Miller: The Man and the Cars and five presentations addressing the intricate and symbiotic relationship between motorsports and the media.
A broad range of other subjects will be explored, from the politics of Grand Prix racing in the 1930s to the connections between musicians and motorsports. In addition, several noted scholars will participate in “50 Years After Title IX On and Off the Track: A Roundtable on Women in Motorsports.”
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