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V Argetsinger Symposium in November 2019

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 14:40

On 8 & 9 November 2019, the V Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium for International Motor Racing History will be held in Watkins Glen, New York. It is a cooperative effort of the host, the International Motor Racing Research Center and the Society of Automotive Historians and the Vehicle Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association. This year, both days of the symposium will be held at the Media Center of Watkins Glen International.


The keynote speaker is Dr. John Heitmann of the University of Dayton (The Automobile and American Life and owner of a 1971 Porsche 911 Targa) with the topic being: Writing the History of Motor Sport.


Here are the presentations that have been accepted for the symposium.


Jon Summers / The Greatness of Fangio: How a Poor Country Boy Living Thousands of Miles from Europe Came to be the Yardstick by which Formula 1 Champions Measure Themselves


Dr. Elsa Nystrom / Dorothy Levitt: Inventor of the Rear View Mirror and Rival to Joan Cuneo


Dr. Ellie Harrington / The AAA and the Transition to USAC


Tom Adamich / SCCA SAC Racing Redux – the MacDill Air Force Base Races and the Oral Tradition


Dr. Skip McGoun / Sports, Sports Cars, and Sporting Cars


Francis Clax / The history means used to record, discuss and present racing history and how each has served its generation’s needs


Dr. James Miller / Bottling Lightning: The Museumification of Motor Racing


Van Walling / Oval Track Almanac: Documenting the History of Speedway Design and Construction (Updated)


George Webster / The transition to digital content: Implications for Motorsport Archivists and Historians


Dr. Mike Stocz / Yellowhammer Dirt: Analyzing Media Representations of Dirt Track Stock Car Racing Across Alabama from 2009-2019


Buz McKim / Moonshine and It’s Connection to the American Auto Industry


Dr. Joe Freeman / Fateful Eight: the Story of the Duesenberg 8-cylinder, SOHC Cubic Inches Racing Cars and Engines


Dr. Mark Howell / Another Kind of Space Race: The Close Relationship Between NASA and Motorsports


Dr. Timothy Robeers / Televisual or Not? A Historical Look into the BBC’s Broadcasting of Motorsport since World War II


Kate Sullivan / Small Stories and Big Idea: Using Narrative Discourse to Expand Motorsport History and Engagement


Elizabeth Tudor & Dr. Timothy Robeers / Worth a Tweet? Value Creation Through Social Media Fan Engagement in Formula One


Roundtable / Moderator: H. Donald Capps

Looking Forward: Writing About Motor Sport History and Culture

  • Dr. Patricia Yongue
  • Dr. Mike Stocz
  • Dr. Joe Freeman
  • Dr. John Heitmann
  • + TBA

Edited by DCapps, 05 September 2019 - 13:54.