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IMRRC, SAH Partner For Racing Symposium In Nov.
October 27, 2017
The third annual Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium is set for November 9–11 at Watkins Glen International. This year’s theme is “The First Turn Meets the Cultural Turn,” and will cover topics ranging from women in racing and the resurgence of drag racing in Cuba.
IMRRC, SAH Partner For Racing Symposium In Nov.

The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) has partnered with the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) to bring the third annual Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History November 9–11.

This year’s theme is “The First Turn Meets the Cultural Turn,” and will cover topics ranging from women in racing and the resurgence of drag racing in Cuba.

“That motorsport history is a nuanced, complex topic reaching far beyond such items as race data and tales about personalities and events is beginning to finally be understood,” Don Capps, chairman of the SAH International Motor Sports History Section, said. “That the cultural aspects of motorsport are now finally being brought into focus and discussed is, in great part, thanks to those who have participated in our previous symposiums. The door is now cracked a bit wider for those in academia and for independent scholars to explore this topic in great depth.”

The public is invited to attend this free event at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.
 
A detailed schedule can be seen on the Center’s website here.

Other presentation topics:
-  “Cultural Confusions: Maserati Serial Numbers”
-  “Invaders and Invasions: The 1963 Motor Trend 500 at Riverside”
-  “It is Alive! Monster Energy’s Attempt to Revitalize NASCAR’s Top Touring Series”
-  “Win on Sunday & Sell Fifty Years Later: The Strange Competitive and Commercial Saga of Bentley”
-  “A Moving Museum”: Tourism, Pilgrimage, and the Iconic Route of the Mille Miglia”
-  “Anne Cecile Rose-Itier, Overcoming Gender Barriers and Earning Legitimacy by Competing and Winning”
-  “Speeding through a Man’s World: Women Sports Car Racers in the 1950s and 1960s”
-  “Women in Racing”