Michael Argetsinger

Chicago IL
Associate, Memoriam

Michael Argetsinger grew up with motor racing in Watkins Glen as a member of the family that founded there in 1948 working all areas of race organization from mowing grass and painting buildings to being active in circuit management. After launching his own racing career on dirt in ’65, he ventured to Europe and worked in the industry, most prominently with Cooper where he attended every Grand Prix with the team. He served as liaison to the F1 race teams for the USGP at the Glen. Michael’s first road race was in a Formula Ford at Silverstone in ’69. His driving career has spanned 45 years and 54 circuits worldwide including nine that host the F1 World Championship. Returning stateside in ’78, he settled in Chicago and founded Michael Argetsinger Communications in ’81, a public and government relations consultancy focusing on health care and international trade. Turning to writing this century, Michael has penned a pair of award-winning biographies about two of the RRDC’s most distinguished past presidents…Walt Hansgen and Mark Donohue. His newest books “Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix, 1961-1980” and “Watkins Glen International”. He is a member of the Governing Council of the IMRRC.

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