Articles tagged Cameron Argetsinger

Page 30 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, July 2008

Obituaries

Cameron Argetsinger The man who created the Watkins Glen race track has died, aged 87. In 1948 as a young law student and racing enthusiast he persuaded the sleepy town in New York State to allow a road race to run through its streets; it soon became an institution. With its bridges and level-crossing it was known as a highly scenic circuit, but safety concerns caused Argetsinger to create a...

Page 32 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1969

American Comment

Two American Championships have been decided in the past month and a third has come close to a decision. On the same weekend, but on opposite sides of the country, Mario Andretti put an unbreakable grip on the United States Auto Club's National Championship and Mark Donohue won the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Championship for Chevrolet for the second year in a row. Andretti won the USAC...

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Competition Notes and News

News from Ferrari Due to various delays the factory Ferrari team was not ready in time to take part in the 24-hour Race at Daytona Speedway in Florida, but since then the Maranello Prototype cars have been announced. The works Ferrari team for the long-distance classic races will comprise 4-litre V12-cylinder models, designated 330P3. following on the P1 and P2 cars of previous years, and 2-litre...

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The Glen

Randall Barnett relates how one man's enthusiasm created a Grand Prix venue in New York State. Germany's original Nurburgring was launched in 1927 to help create prosperity in the impoverished Eifel Mountain area north of Cologne. The Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France came about because the Pastis tycoon Paul Ricard saw it as a good investment — a safe track in an era that put the stress on...

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Rooms with a view

Formula 1 is poised to return to America after a five-year absence, but more than three decades have passed since the United States Grand Prix last took place at its spiritual home, Watkins Glen. It was one of the most popular races on the schedule, and a fragment of that era thrives still… By Gordon Kirby You can’t miss the Glen Motor Inn. It’s less than one mile north of Watkins Glen on the...

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The Glen's glory years

Glen in the fall amid autumn leaves ablaze in red and yellow and the shriek of Formula 1 cars filling the air. For 20 years from 1961 (above) this was F1 's memorable end-of-season scene. The Glen quickly established itself as one of the most popular venues on the F1 calendar. It was a race loved by everyone, and through those 20 years the rolling hills of upstate New York's Finger Lakes district...

Page 94 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, September 1998

Book reviews

Goodwood Festival of Speed By Ian Lambot Watermark, £35.00. ISBN 1-873200-20-X It's not easy to sum-up a sporting event where no-one really cares about the results, but this substantial book does a pretty good job. It's a collective look at the first five years of the Goodwood Festival, and while it is divided year by year, the dates don't really matter: instead, short three or four-page '...

Page 11 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1997

Miscellany

The Innovation Years is the theme of next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, on June 12-14. "We have moved the meeting forward a week so as to avoid clashes with either Formula One or Indycar races, and as a result hope it will continue to attract leading teams," said promoter Lord March. * * * Watkins Glen, the wonderfully spectacular New York state track which hosted the American Grands Prix...

Page 77 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, February 2002

Watkins Glen

America's own antidote to oval tracks boasted a level crossing, a stone bridge and every type of bend. Gary Watkins enjoys a lap with the circuit's creator Should you chive through on your way your to New York State's picturesque Finger Lakes, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is any other anonymous town. Stop the car, however, and Motorsport history is never more than a step away....

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