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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



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.