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  • 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...

  • Basic Motorsport Engineeringby Andrew Livesey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Motorsport is not just about the spectacle of some of the world's most popular and famous sporting events - it also plays a crucial role in developing new techniques and technologies. Each unit in the IMI and EAL level 2 courses are covered in full, and the chapters can be easily matched to the BTEC First course structure. The book covers introductory... 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...

  • Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driverby Gerald Donaldson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport. With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-on-regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times. 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...

  • Romancing the Roadsby Gerry Hempel Davis

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The memories my friend Charles Kuralt once gave us / Are echoed today by Gerry Hempel Davis / Who also loves driving our country?s back roads / Where America?s romance and beauty explodes. / With the power to touch, to inspire and move. / Somehow I know my friend Charles would approve. more...

  • 4WD Australia: The Best Short Getawaysby Linda Lee Rathbun; Steven David Miller

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 4.99

    If you enjoy a short break or a holiday away from urban centres and want to journey into the ‘real’ Australia, or if you are a more experienced 4WD enthusiast, then this book is for you! Linda and Steven selected getaways in each state and territory that the whole family can enjoy. For every 4WD trail there is information on planning your... more...

  • Race of the Centuryby Julie M. Fenster

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    On the morning of February 12, 1908, six cars from four different countries lined up in the swirling snow of Times Square, surrounded by a frenzied crowd of 250,000. The seventeen men who started the New York to Paris auto race were an international roster of personalities: a charismatic Norwegian outdoorsman, a witty French count, a pair of Italian... more...