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Born on this day (23rd - May)

Ernst Klodwig

1903 - 1973


Joe James

1925 - 1952


Jim Mallory

1935 - 1972


Gerard Larrousse

1940


Wally Dallenbach Jr

1963


Didier Cottaz

1967


Laurent Aiello

1969


Bryan Herta

1970


Rubens Barrichello

1972



Died on this day (23rd - May)

Luigi Arcangeli

1902 - 1931


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005



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.