International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen; Events
DATE EVENT FEATURED DESCRIPTION
08/31/2017 IMRRC
Argetsinger Award
Mario Andretti Given to him for his contributions to auto racing
Presented at the Corning Museum of Glass
06/24/2017 Honoring 50th
Canadian Grand Prix
George Webster
Lionel Birnbom
Timothy Meddaugh
George Webster
chief steward Formula 1 at Montreal 3 years;
Lionel Birnbom motorsports famous photographer;
Timothy Meddaugh flagged 65 Formula One races
in Canada and USA
05/06/2017 John Fitch Lawrence W Berman
Bob Sirna
Carl Goodwin
He was a blue-water sailor,
WWII P-51 fighter pilot, POW,
professional racing driver, team manager,
Lime Rock Park director, inventor,
highway safety expert, automaker,
entrepreneur and dreamer
03/18/2017 Model Car
Show
Frank Spena Jr
Dave Van Duzer
4th Annual Model Car Show
Thousands or model and slot cars on display
along with info about slot cars and the
Slot Car Club of the Twin Tiers (SCCOTTT)
02/18/2017 Watkins Glen Drivers
Walk of Fame
Bill Green
Jim Scaptura
Rick Hughey
Honor to those who raced in Watkins Glen
with markers on Franklin Street
12/10/2016 Ford GT40 Preston Lerner Award-winning
journalist and author Preston Lerner
told the intriguing story of the
Ford GT40
11/12/2016 2016
Jean S Argetsinger
Symposium of
Auto Racing
Kristen Hall-Geisler
Tom Adamich
Dan Simone
Giuseppe Valenza
Aldo Zana
Paul Baxa
Peter Westin
Mark Howell
Jonathan Summers
International Motor Racing Research Center
in Watkins Glen partnering with the
Society of Automotive Historians
for an academic symposium on
auto racing
10/22/2016 50 Years of
Trans-Am Racing
Judy Stropus
Chuck Cantwell
John Woodard
Lee Dykstra
Don Cox
Tommy Kendall
Butch Leitzinger
A panel of Trans-Am racing experts
spoke about the 50-year history of the series
08/13/2016 Team Lotus Lotus Racing Bob Dance and Richard Parramint
with combined 50-plus years
renowned experts on Lotus
06/30/2016 IMRRC
Argetsinger Award
Roger Penske Given to him for his contributions to auto racing
Presented at the Corning Museum of Glass
01/23/2016 Watkins Glen Drivers
Walk of Fame
Bill Green
Jim Scaptura
Rick Hughey
Honor to those who raced in Watkins Glen
with markers on Franklin Street
11/14/2015 The Syracuse Mile Many Drivers and
Announcers
The History of the famous
Syracuse Mile,
and the 1980 Gary Balough Batmobile
08/06/2015 IMRRC
Argetsinger Award
Richard Petty Given to him for his contributions to auto racing
Presented at the Corning Museum of Glass
04/18/2015 Pacific Northwest
Racing History
Martin Rudow Author and publisher of:
Long Straights and Hairpin Turns; 1950-1961
Weekends of Glory; 1962-1970
03/28/2015 Model Car
Show
Oscar Koveleski 2nd Annual Model Car Show and
Oscar, co-creator of Auto World, the beacon for
model car hobbyists in the 1960, 1970, 1980
02/21/2015 Shifting Gears Tony Vickio His Book; Shifting Gears, Tales of pistons,
paint cans & personalities
about his painting many race track logos
01/24/2015 Historic Race Items Bill Green He has more than 3,000 hard and soft cover books, racing posters, photographs, motorsports magazines collected since 1948 at Watkins Glen
12/13/2014 Panamericana
Rally Mexico
Tom Overbaugh
Paul Wendt
History and Competing in the
Panamericana Rally Mexico challenge of 2,000 miles
in seven days, across mountain ranges and
along serpentine Mexican roads
11/08/2014 USRRC Mike Martin A Record of the United States
Road Racing Championship - 1963-1968
10/18/2014 Milwaukee Mile Steve Zautke Starting in 1903, the track has hosted at least
one auto race every year,
with the exception of the World War I and II years
08/07/2014 IMRRC
Argetsinger Award
Chip Ganassi Given to him for his contributions to auto racing
Presented at the Corning Museum of Glass
05/10/2014 F5000 Sam Posey
Jacques Dresang
Bob Mayer
History of the F5000 Series
The 1968 LeGrand Mk7 #001
Formula 5000 race car on display,
driven by Sam Posey and Peter Revson
02/08/2014 Holland Speedway Geaorge Ott
George Skora
Constructed in 1960-1/3 mile dirt oval,
1964-3/8 mile,1968-3/8
located in Western NY
12/07/2013 Burt "BS" Levy Burt Levy Author of The Last Open Road
talked about his racing and more books
11/02/2013 Tazio Nuvolari Joe Tierno Photographs and film to illustrate
Nuvolariís career and the world
in which he became a champion
05/18/2013 Book Authors Famous Authors Michael Argetsinger, Bill Green,
Philippe Defechereux and Clark Lance
talks about their auto racing books
03/13/2013 Porsche 917 On Display
at the IMRRC
Porsche 917 presented in Martini & Rossi colors
03/13/2013 Karl Ludvigsen Karl Ludvigsen Prolific author and auto industry insider,
talks about he called
My Motoring Lifetime
03/02/2013 Supermodified at
Oswego Speedway
Dick Berggren
Steve Miller
Jamie Moore
Dan Kapuscinski
Perry Adams
Continuously run weekly since August of 1951
dozens past and present competitors have competed
at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
including Gordon Johncock and Mario Andretti
08/25/2012 Joe Freeman Joseph Freeman Joe Freeman, Car collector and
owner of Racemaker Press
book: Road Racing in America: 1904-1940
Was the past president of the
Society of Automotive Historians
08/25/2012 Donald Davidson Donald Davidson Longtime historian at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
attended his first Indianapolis 500 in 1964
03/21/2012 Winning 1975
McLaren M23/09
On Display
at the IMRRC
Took the checkered flag as winner in its very first
outing at Argentinian Grand Prix January 1975
with Emerson Fittipaldi and
the July British Grand Prix Silverstone

 


 


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