Grand Prix Drivers Walk of Fame


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The Grand Prix Drivers Walk of Fame was established by the Watkins Glen Historic Committee, the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce and Watkins Glen International in 1993 to honor the great drivers who have competed on the Glen's world famous circuit over the last 56 years. Each year, the committee votes to add several new members to the Walk of Fame to be dedicated at the Annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen the second weekend of September. For a quick overview, here is a small pictorial sample of previous additions to the Walk of Fame in the streets of Watkins Glen.

The qualification to be considered for induction into the Walk of Fame is that the driver must have driven a race car in competition at one of the four race courses used at The Glen over the past half century. To date, 57 drivers have been added beginning with the gentleman whose vision it was to bring racing to Watkins Glen, Cameron Argetsinger, to the most recent honorees which included Tommy Kendall and Dr. Richard Thompson.

Each September the Committee adds from three to six members to the Walk of Fame. The area in front of the Court House at the original Start/Finish Line is reserved for those drivers who competed from 1948 to 1952. Listed here are the drivers who have thus far been honored. A tour of the Streets of the Glen is a walk through racing history. It is at the Glen that road racing had its rebirth in 1948 and since that time it has been known as the Home of Road Racing in America. Join us in honoring these outstanding athletes.

The tour begins at the Court House with Cameron Argetsinger's marker. As you walk North to the Chamber of Commerce building, then cross and make your way back South to Smalley's Garage. You will encounter such great racing names as Briggs Cunningham, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, John Fitch and many others as you enjoy the hospitality of the citizens of Watkins Glen. All the markers in the Walk of Fame are sponsored through private donations. The Grand Prix Historic Committee, The Chamber of Commerce, and Watkins Glen International would like to thank all those who have participated in helping to preserve the "Glen's" rich racing history.

Listed below are the drivers who have been honored, the date they were inducted, the location of their marker, the year of dedication, and their sponsor. Look for the names of the drivers to be honored at this year's Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival.

  • MARKER #1 CAMERON ARGETSINGER | 1993 | The original Start/Finish Line | Sponsor: Hoare Memorials
  • MARKER #2 MILES COLLIER | 1994 | In front of the Court House | Sponsor: SVRA
  • MARKER #3 SAMUEL CARNES COLLIER | 1995 | In front of the Court House | Sponsor: SVRA
  • MARKER #4 TOMMY COLE | 1998 | In front of the Court House | Sponsor: The Allard Register & Glen Motor Inn
  • MARKER #5 DENVER CORNETT | 1994 | In front of the Court House | Sponsor: Hoare Memorials
  • MARKER #6 ERWIN GOLDSCHMIDT |2000 | Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: The Inter'l Motor Racing Research Center
  • MARKER #7 ROWLAND D.H. KEITH | 2001 | Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: Seneca Lodge & the SVRA
  • MARKER #8 WALTER HANSGEN | 1997 | HSBC Bank | Sponsor: HSBC Bank
  • MARKER #9 BOB AIKEN | 2002 | Specchio Ford | Sponsor: SVRA and Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #10 JAMES HUNT 2001 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #11 NIKI LAUDA | 2001 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #12 JOHN FITCH | 2000 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #13 JIM CLARK | 1999 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #14 DAN GURNEY | 1999 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #15 FRANCOIS CEVERT | 1998 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #16 SIR JACKIE STEWART | 1997 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #17 PHIL HILL | 1996 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #18 BRIGGS S. CUNNINGHAM | 1995 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #19 TOMMY KENDALL |2003 | In front of Specchio Ford | Sponsor: Specchio Ford
  • MARKER #20 SHERM DECKER | 1996 | In front of US Post Office | Sponsor: S. NY Reg'n SCCA
  • MARKER #21 GARY MORGAN | 2003 | In front of US Post Office | Sponsor: Morgan Family
  • MARKER #22 LEE PETTY | 1997 | Learn Motor Company | Sponsor: Learn Motor Company
  • MARKER #23 RICHARD COSGROVE | 2002 | Learn Motor Company | Sponsor: Learn Motor Compan
  • MARKER #24 MARK DONOHUE | 1999 | In front of Villager Motel | Sponsor: Villager Motel
  • MARKER #25 EMERSON FITTIPALDI | 2000 | Corner 3rd & Franklin | Sponsor: Vineyard & Winery Mgmnt Magazine
  • MARKER #26 BRIAN REDMAN | 1997 | In front of Glen Mountain Market | Sponsor: Glen Mountain Market
  • MARKER #27 RICHARD PETTY | 1994 | In front of Glen Mountain Market | Sponsor: Glen Mountain Market
  • MARKER #28 SIR JACK BRABHAM | 2000 | Watkins Drug & Surgical | Sponsor: Watkins Drug & Surgical
  • MARKER #29 DENISE MCCLUGGAGE | 1999 | Watkins Hotel | Sponsor: Watkins Hotel
  • MARKER #30 JOAKIM BONNIER | 2002 | In front of Hoare Memorials | Sponsor: Hoare Memorials
  • MARKER #31 HAIG KYSIAN | 2002 | In front of Hoare Memorials | Sponsor: Hoare Memorials
  • MARKER #32 SHERWOOD JOHNSTON | 1999 | Chamber of Commerce | Sponsor: Sherwood Johnston Family
  • MARKER #33 DALE EARNHARDT | 2001 |In front of Clifford Motors | Sponsor: Clifford Motors
  • MARKER #34 ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV | Nominated for 2004 |In front of Clifford Motors | Sponsor: Clifford Motors
  • MARKER #35 BOBBY ALLISON | 1996 | In front of Clifford Motors | Sponsor: Clifford Motors
  • MARKER #36 AL HOLBERT | 1997 | In front of Glen Auto Supply | Sponsor: Glen Auto Supply
  • MARKER #37 GRAHAM HILL | 1995 | In front of Glen Office Supply | Sponsor: Glen Office Supply
  • MARKER #38 DENIS HULME | Nominated for 2004 | In front of Glen Office Supply | Sponsor: Glen Office Supply
  • MARKER #39 BRUCE MCLAREN | Nominated for 2004 | In front of Glen Office Supply | Sponsor: Glen Office Supply
  • MARKER #40 SIR STIRLING MOSS | 1998 | Wildflower Cafe | Sponsor: The Wildflower Cafe
  • MARKER #41 AUGIE PABST | 1998 | Wildflower Cafe | Sponsor: The Wildflower Cafe and Mr. William Green
  • MARKER #42 J. ROBERT HENDERSON | 2000 | Watkins Glen Village Office | Sponsor: The SVRA
  • MARKER #43 WILLIAM MILLIKEN | 1994 | Milliken's Corner, in front of the Savoy | Sponsor: The Savoy
  • MARKER #44 GEORGE WEAVER | 1995 | In front of The Bleachers | Sponsor: The Bleachers
  • MARKER #45 RONNIE PETERSON | 2002 | In front of Savard's Restaurant | Sponsor: Savard's Restaurant
  • MARKER #46 OTTO LINTON | 2002 | Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: SVRA
  • MARKER #47 GEORGE CASWELL | 2003 | Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: Otto Linton
  • MARKER #48 WILLIAM SPEAR | 1997 |Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: The SVRA
  • MARKER #49 PHIL WALTERS | 1996 | Schuyler County Court House | Sponsor: The SVRA
  • MARKER #50 FRANK GRISWOLD | 1998 | Original Start/Finish Line | Sponsor: SVRA
  • MARKER #51 MARIO ANDRETTI | 1998 | State Park Entrance | Sponsor: E.C. Cooper Insurance
  • MARKER #52 BOB BUCHER | 1996 | Teddy Bear's Den | Sponsor: Southern NY Region - SCCA
  • MARKER #53 GILLES VILLENEUVE | 1999 | Teddy Bear's Den | Sponsor: Teddy Bear's Den
  • MARKER #54 ALAN KULWICKI | 2001 | Teddy Bear's Den | Sponsor: Teddy Bear's Den
  • MARKER #55 BOB TULLIUS | 1999 | Seneca Lodge sign | Sponsor: Seneca Lodge
  • MARKER #56 LESTER SMALLEY | 1998 | Smalley's Garage | Sponsor: Smalley's Garage
  • MARKER #57 FRANK DESARNO, JR. | 2003 | Smalley's Garage | Sponsor: Desarno Family

To learn more about these great drivers and about the history of racing at Watkins Glen, you are encouraged to visit the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) of Watkins Glen on South Decatur Street. At IMRRC you will find information, biographies, photos, memorabilia, historic automobiles, models, and books depicting the history of motorsports in general and the rich heritage of racing in Watkins Glen.




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