The International Motor Racing Research Center and the International Motor Sports History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians partner annually to sponsor a multi-day symposium focused on international motor racing history. The symposium provides an opportunity for researchers to present their work on automotive competition history. Papers are presented by faculty members, graduate students and independent researchers.
The history of international automotive competition falls within several realms, all of which are welcomed as topics for presentations, including, but not limited to: sports history, cultural studies, public history, political history, the history of technology, sports geography and gender studies, as well as archival studies.
The 2018 theme continued the enduring theme of “The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn,” examining “History on the Eights”, keying off of several motor sports anniversaries taking place in 2018. The 2018 keynote speaker was Buz McKim, the recently retired historian of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum.
Click here for the 2018 Argetsinger Motorsports History Symposium schedule.
Dates for the 2019 Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History will be announced at a later date.