The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) in Watkins Glen, New York announced Tuesday that it will kick off its 2013 Center Conversation series with a talk by historian Bill Green on January 12. It also announced a schedule for other expected talks in the series throughout 2013.
On Saturday, January 12, historian Bill Green of the IMRRC will talk about his collection of race events and thrill shows posters. The talk will likely feature behind-the-scenes stories about racing events for which Bill is known. The talk begins at 1 p.m. at the Center and is free and open to all.
According to the IMRRC, other scheduled talks for the 2013 Conversation Series so far include the following:
March 2 – Dick Berggren, national motorsports announcer and magazine editor, will moderate a panel of speakers taking a look at super-modified racing, with a focus on competition at the Oswego (NY) Speedway.
April 13 – Noted author and automobile industry insider Karl Ludvigsen presents "A Lifetime on Wheels," an illustrated talk based on his experiences in the world of cars and racing over the years.
May 18 - Bill Green and Michael Argetsinger launch their new book from Arcadia Publishing, “Watkins Glen International,” a history of the Watkins Glen race track, from its earliest years on public roads to today's internationally acclaimed Watkins Glen International circuit.
June 15 – Corinne Economaki and author Leo Levine team up to present a salute to Corinne’s father, the great motorsports journalist Chris Economaki, who died last year.
All Conversation series talks take place at 1 p.m. ET on Saturdays and are free and open to all.
According to the Center, there will be more talks scheduled for the year, and more details about the above events will be forthcoming at a later date.
The IMRRC is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of motor sports history. It is located at 610 S. Decatur Street in Watkins Glen. For more information, see the Center's website.
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