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An interactive panel discussion with selected racing legends of the Glen.
For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of a previous year's event.
Lafayette Park, 4th St., Watkins Glen.
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: No Cost
Legends speakers are all experts about racing and will enjoy sharing their insights with you, so join us at Lafayette Park on Fourth Street, at 3:00 p.m.
The 2023 Legends Speak - A Look Back at the Early Days
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of racing in Watkins Glen, join us for an entertaining 'Look Back' at the early days of racing here. Bill Green, IMRRC and WGI Historian, JC Argetsinger, eldest son of Cameron Argetsinger, the man who started it all here in 1948, and Watkins Glen native, Jim Scaptura will give their personal insight on what it was like during those wild years when cars raced through the streets of the Village. The program will be moderated by Dave Ward and local resident, Rick Hughey. It promised to be an hour 'well spent'. Traditionally the Legends Speak program is one of the highlights of the Festival. Join us as we relive the early years of racing at The Glen!
An integral part of Friday’s Vintage Festival is the popular Legends Speak program, sponsored by the International Motor Racing Research Center. The event takes place from 3:00-4:00PM in the gazebo in Lafayette Park, and as the name suggests allows fans the opportunity to see and hear from the “legends” of Watkins Glen in a relaxed, “up close and personal” setting.
Previous participants in the program have included Bill Milliken, Otto Linton, Oscar Koveleski, Hurley Haywood, Brian Redman, Al Unser Jr. and other notables associated with the rich, exciting history of racing at Watkins Glen. In 2018, David Hobbs and Davy Jones shared memories of their storied careers and racing at Watkins Glen in an extremely entertaining program.
The International Motor Racing Research Center
(IMRRC) is honored to host the annual “Legends Speak”
program as part of the Grand Prix Festival. The program will
run from 3-4PM in the gazebo in Lafayette Park located one
block east of Franklin St. between 4th and 5th Streets. It’s an
hour well spent for any racing enthusiast.
DAVE WARD – MODERATOR
A life long motorsports fan, Dave’s 35 year professional career was spent teaching at the University of Pittsburg, Johnstown. Dave also ran the Watkins Glen Racing Museum for almost 20 years. Dave will be moderating the Legends Speak program for the 6th consecutive year.
- The Legends Speak is sponsored by the International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S.
Decatur St., Watkins Glen.
For more specific information, contact:
Kip Zeiter at 607-535-9044 or email