Watkins Glen: The Street Years

In 1948 Cameron Argetsinger, a young law student and sports car enthusiast conceived an idea: to stage a European-style road race through the village of Watkins Glen, NY. Now, more than fifty years later, racing continues to thrive in Watkins Glen, the site now known worldwide as the birthplace of road racing in America.

Cameron Argetsinger

Watkins Glen: The Street Years is the story of the first five years of racing in Watkins Glen, when the cars raced through the streets of the village. Told through personal accounts from the race’s founder, through the stories of the drivers and residents of Watkins Glen and with a collection of race photographs and newsreel footage, Watkins Glen: The Street Years chronicles the excitement and adventure of one of the great stories of sports in America.

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