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  • Declarations of Stock Car Independentsby Perry Allen Wood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Independent stock car racers rarely won, often crashed, and flirted with death constantly, all for less money and fame than the money-backed star drivers of their day. This book includes interviews with 12 independent racers, including Curtis "Crawfish" Crider, "Jackhandle Joe" Frasson, and Gene "The Racing Marine" Hobby,... more...

  • The Crew Chief's Sonby Michael L. Clements

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    In this memoir, Michael Clements recounts growing up in the early days of stock car racing. From 1957 through 1965, his father, Louie, travelled the NASCAR circuit, bringing his wife and five children along to every race. Owner and crew chief for champion driver Rex White, Louie introduced many mechanical innovations still used in NASCAR today, and... 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...

  • They Started in MGsby Carl Goodwin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    An affordable, lightweight sports car suitable for racing, the MG TC launched the sports car scene in postwar America. A wave of drivers first competed on the track in these and the later TD, TF and MGA models during the 1950s, many of them eventually moving up to Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Ferraris. Eighty such drivers, from the famous (e.g.,... more...

  • Romancing the Roadsby Gerry Hempel Davis

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    This compendium of observations, discoveries, reviews, humor, experiences, and more is not only for the road traveler, but the armchair traveler as well. It reads as a diary of discoveries along America's highways and byways, from Maine to Florida and west to the Mississippi. Davis has visited almost all places mentioned, from Bud's Discount Center... more...

  • The Great American Staycationby Matt Wixon

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    Layoffs are rampant, gas prices are volatile, airlines are cutting flights, and Americans are feeling the economic pinch of a recession. As much as we hate it in this country of big dreams, big cars and Big Macs, we have to find a way to cut back. For many Americans, that means turning the Great American Vacation into a "staycation," which is the big... more...

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedwayby Ralph Kramer; Mario Andretti

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 30.00

    "In Indianapolis?racing is religion. The Speedway is our temple. That's the best way I can explain my worship for Indianapolis." - Mario Andretti, racing legend Officially licensed in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing tells the compelling story of the most renowned racing venue in... more...

  • NASCAR Nation: A History of Stock Car Racing in the United Statesby Scott Beekman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    NASCAR Nation: A History of Stock Car Racing in the United States details the ongoing saga of this quintessentially American pastime. Looking at the drivers, events, and teams, it positions NASCAR racing within larger social, economic, and cultural trends in an attempt to address the sport's phenomenal growth and popularity. This chronological... more...

  • The Motor Racing Quiz Bookby John DT White

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    So you're a fan of motor racing, but just how wide is your knowledge and how far back does it go? You'll be tested to the limit with this Motor Racing Quiz Book and will soon be chugging into the pits to have your brain recharged when you reach the latter section designed specifically for the experts among you. However, you can console yourself... more...

  • Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nationby Joshua I. Newman; Michael D. Giardina

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racing's ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCAR's exclusively white racial identity politics, its underlying patriarchal gender politics, its overtly conservative political commitment,... more...