Author, journalist, motorsports historian
Borgeson was described by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as one of the world's preeminent automotive historians. His best-known work, The Golden Age of the American Racing Car, almost singlehandedly rescued the memory of the pioneer era of racecar development in the U.S., from the 1910s to 1930s. It told the inductees stories like Fred Duesenberg, Harry Miller, Louis Chevrolet, Fred Offenhauser and many others. Published in 1966, it became a bestseller and won the Antique Automobile Club of America's coveted Thomas McKean Award. Borgeson’s other books include Miller, The Last Great Miller (both about the 1999 inductee Borgeson called the “greatest creative figure in the history of the American racing car”), Ferrari: The Man, The Machines; Grand Prix Championship Courses and Drivers, Golden Age of the Italian Racing Car and Bugatti by Borgeson, which received an award of distinction from the Society of Automotive Historians. Borgeson also wrote for Sports Car Illustrated (now Car and Driver) and Automobile Quarterly and served as editor-in-chief of Motor Trend.