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  • The Put-in-Bay Road Races, 1952-1963by Carl Goodwin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    A great little sports car race took place on an island in Lake Erie, offshore of Sandusky, Ohio. The drivers came on ferry boats to compete for silver cups in an age when there were no sponsors and no prize money. The drivers were car salesmen, stock brokers, engineers, printers, etc. Often, the cars they raced were those they drove as daily transportation:... more...

  • Touch Woodby Duncan Hamilton

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    Duncan Hamilton won the classic Le Mans 24-Hours race in 1953, co-driving his workcentered C-Type Jaguar with Tony Rolt. In 1954 the same pair finished second, losing to a much larger-engined V12 Ferrari and by the narrowest margin in years. In all, Duncan Hamilton competed in nine of those great Le Mans endurance classics. Having cut his racing teeth... more...

  • The Early Laps of Stock Car Racingby Betty Boles Ellison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    The first organized, sanctioned American stock car race took place in 1908 on a road course around Briarcliff, New York--staged by one of America's early speed mavens, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. A veteran of the early Ormond-Daytona Beach speed trials, Vanderbilt brought the Grand Prize races to Savannah, Georgia, the same year. What began as a... more...

  • A Lap of the Globeby Kevin Clemens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Now a legend among classic automobile aficionados, Phillip Young is the man generally given credit for starting the classic endurance rally concept. Beginning his career with the 1989 Pirelli Marathon Rally, by 1997 Young and the Classic Rally Association had created the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. Echoing a 1907 competition, this road race was... more...

  • Lewis Hamilton - Champion of the World - The Biographyby Frank Worrall

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 8.74

    Lewis Hamilton is the record-breaking young British hero of Formula 1. His phenomenal debut season was nothing short of a revelation, coming through against all the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing. It was an outcome no one could have predicted: thrown in at the deep end 'on a mighty whim' by McLaren team owner Ron Dennis,... more...

  • Lewis Hamilton - The Biographyby Frank Worall

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    LEWIS HAMILTON is the record-breaking young British hero of Formula One. His phenomenal debut season was nothing short of a revelation, coming through against all the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing. It was an outcome no one could have predicted: thrown in at the deep end ‘on a mighty whim? by McLaren team owner Ron... more...

  • Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919-1941by Don Radbruch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 45.00

    Prior to World War I, auto racing featured expensive machines and teams financed by auto factories. The teams toured the country, and most of the races were held in large cities, so the vast majority of Americans never saw a race. All this changed after World War I, though, and in the 1920s and 1930s there were approximately 1,000 dirt tracks in the... more...

  • All Around the Trackby Anne B. Jones; Rex White

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    From authors Anne Jones and former NASCAR champion Rex White, here are oral histories of more than 50 individuals from stock car and drag racing's not-so-distant past and present. Rich with original interviews and previously unpublished material, it includes drivers such as David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Bob Glidden and Hubert Platt;... more...

  • Bernie Ecclestoneby Terry Lovell

    John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99

    He is the man who created modern-day Formula One. He is both feared and admired for the way in which he masterminded its transformation from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century. And now, with his fortune, influence, and power, Bernie Ecclestone has moved into the world of soccer with Renault F1... more...

  • Every Split Second Countsby Martin Hines; David Coulthard

    John Blake 2008; US$ 9.99

    With 17 major championshipsincluding three world titles and five European winsMartin Hines is the world?s most successful kart driver. Despite opposition from racing purists, he pioneered the sport of superkart racing after founding Zip Karts in 1964, a company that is now the industry?s most influential organization. Martin remained at the forefront... more...