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Cameron Argetsinger
Cameron Argetsinger
UNITED STATES

Born
1 / 3 / 1921
Died
22 / 4 / 2008
Cameron Argetsinger was a Sports car enthusiast, Lawyer and Auto racing Executive best known for creating the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Track and making it the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix from 1961 through 1980.

One of the earliest members of SCCA, Cameron Argetsinger was the moving force behind the creation of SCCA's first road races at Watkins Glen, N.Y. in 1948. In the early years of SCCA's professional racing program, he served as Director of Professional Racing and followed that with an appointment as SCCA's Executive Director (President).

He inherited a love of fast cars from his father and in 1947 bought a sports car so he could become a member of the nascent Sports Car Club of America. Argetsinger proceeded to race everything from MGs to Jaguars at Watkins Glen and Sebring.

Argetsinger was a positive representative of SCCA and the sport of road racing for decades and served on the Board of the Watkins Glen Motor Racing Research Library.