Center Conversation – NASCAR and Watkins Glen: A Look Back
March 18, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
A look at the start of racing in Watkins Glen, three early NASCAR races, and the permanent return of the series in 1986. The conversation will be presented by Ken Parrotte, with guests J.C. Argetsinger, IMRRC Historian Bill Green, and NASCAR’s Director of Corporate Sales in the North Region Rob Roessel.
Eighth Annual Model Car Show
april 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Models and diecast cars from a wide variety of collections. Master LEGO builders from the Rochester LEGO User Group will be on site with parts bins to make and race LEGO cars down a scale race track. If you’re interested in showing your collection, contact Kip Zeiter.
Center Conversation – The Racing Legacy of A-Bay
May 20, 2023, 1:00 P.M.
Watkins Glen has long been recognized as the home of American road racing, but it’s not the only upstate community to revel in the symphony of sports cars at speed. Join motorsports historian (and Lime Rock Park public address commentator) Greg Rickes to re-live history when they raced ‘round the houses in Alexandria Bay. You may even recognize a few well-known cars and personalities from days gone by.
Corvette Festival at Clute Park in Watkins Glen
May 20-21, 2023
Come celebrate Corvette’s 70th anniversary! Visit senecalakeevents.org for additional information.
Center Conversation – America’s Sports Car: An Inside Look at the Corvette Race Team
June 24, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Corvette racing by Richard Prince, the official photographer for the Corvette Race Team for the past 27 years and author of the book “Corvette 70 Years: The One and Only.” If you are in town for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, don’t miss this inside look at Corvette racing!
Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports
August 18, 2023
The award honors a person in the motorsports industry who is recognized universally for having advanced and improved the sport, in roles that may include, but are not limited to, driver, team owner, sponsor, race promoter, journalist or official of a sponsoring or sanctioning organization. Learn more.
IMRRC’s 25th Anniversary Party
September 30th, 2023, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
More details to come!
Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History
November 3 and 4, 2023
The Symposium provides an opportunity for scholars, researchers and motor racing writers of all descriptions 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. Learn more.