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Coastal 181 has been publishing books since 2001, when our first title, They Called Me ‘The Shoe’ was released. We produce books using several business models:
1) Those we write ourselves or have written by our community of authors that includes Bones Bourcier, Joyce Standridge, Dave Moody and Jim Donnelly, among others. We underwrite all expenses and recover revenue through the sale of our books over time.

2) Partnerships with outside authors who approach us with an interesting manuscript. Financial arrangements vary, but always include external investment in the project.

3) Titles – typically memoirs or commemorative books – undertaken on behalf of clients who may or may not already have a manuscript. These clients fully fund the production and own the completed book.

In most cases our services do not end when the book is released. Typically, we will warehouse and market the title – to both wholesale and retail customers – through our website, catalogues and mailers, and our extensive network.

Over the years we have developed strong and continuing relationships with experts in photography, book design and layout, cover design, and both digital and offset printing. These relationships allow us to offer flexible, customized, and cost-effective solutions for any publishing project.

If you are contemplating a title involving motorsports, social history, or Americana, give us a call. We would be happy to review your situation and provide a quotation if appropriate.

Our Authors

Mark “Bones” Bourcier

Bones Bourcier has covered American auto racing since 1976. He contributes to numerous publications including Speedway Illustrated magazine, where he serves as editor-at-large. Bourcier has twice won the Miller Racing Award of Excellence in Honor of Russ Catlin, one of motorsports journalism’s most coveted annual prizes, in addition to other awards from the Eastern Motorsports Press Association. He is the coauthor of Racing Safely, Living Dangerously with Bill Simpson, True Speed with Tony Stewart, and three Coastal 181 titles: Richie!, Bugsy! and Steady Eddie. Bourcier lives in Indianapolis.

Lew Boyd

Lew is the President of Coastal 181, a racer and award winning-writer.  Lew poured his 40-years of racing experience into his first title, They Call Me ‘The Shoe,’ with legendary New York driver Ken Shoemaker. Other titles include Fonda! (with Jim Rigney and Andy Fusco), Hot Cars Cool Drivers, Paved Track Dirt Track, and I’ll Never Be Last Again, with Bill Wimble.  He is a contributor to Speedway Illustrated magazine and Area Auto Racing News, as well as a frequent keynote speaker at racing functions. 

Jim Donnelly

Jim is Senior Editor at Hemmings Publishing in Bennington, Vermont.  He has an international reputation as an auto racing journalist, including experience in writing and photography for two globally distributed magazines.  He is the recipient of many regional and national motorsports journalism awards and a recognized expert on collectible vehicles and automotive history.  Jim is the author, with Penske Racing’s Don Miller, of Miller’s Time, to be released by Coastal 181 in early 2010.

Dave Moody

Dave Moody is lead turn announcer for MRN Radio's broadcasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series events. Dave also hosts "SIRIUS Speedway" on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio and is the long-time track announcer at Ken Squier’s legendary Thunder Road Speedway. A gifted writer, Dave is the author of the Coastal 181 title Life Wide Open, with NASCAR and A.C.T. champion Dave Dion.  Among other awards, Dave is winner of multiple Eastern Motorsports Press Association Awards for Radio Sportscasting and Writing, the Ken Squier Award for Lifetime Contribution to Stock Car Racing, and the Don McTavish Award for Lifetime Contribution to Stock Car Racing.

Joyce Standridge

Joyce Standridge has published three books with Coastal 181: Gotta Race! with Ken Schrader, Inside Herman’s World with Kenny Wallace, and Win It or Wear It–All Time Great Sprint Car Tales. She has been a columnist with Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated since the magazine’s inception in 1999, with an additional 22 years experience writing and providing photography prior to that for Stock Car Racing and Open Wheel magazines, winning several national awards. She has been on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee since its beginning in 1990. Married to an accomplished late model/sprint car driver since 1973, Joyce has also served on the race team pit crew, garnering considerable inside information and experience.

As a matter of fact, I am
by Parnelli Jones with Bones Bourcier

Swamp Yankee: The Racing Life of Jim Jorgensen
by Walt Scadden

Fifty Years of Racing at Utica-Rome Speedway
by Bones Bourcier

Miller’s Time – A Lifetime at Speed
by Don Miller with Jim Donnelly

– My journey from dirt-poor dairy farmer to NASCAR
National Champion to Lifelong Entrepreneur
by Bill Wimble with Lew Boyd

Win It or Wear It
by Joyce Standridge

Ed Otto – NASCAR’s Silent Partner
by Edgar Otto and Joann Biondi

Inside Herman's World - The Kenny Wallace Story
by Kenny Wallace with Joyce Standridge

South Boston Speedway: The FIRST 50 Years

Steady Eddie!
Memories of Ed Flemke
Racing's Fastest Professor
Edited by Bones Bourcier

Where Stars Are Born
Celebrating 25 Years of
NASCAR Weekly Racing

by Paul Schaefer

Paved Track Dirt Track
by Lew Boyd

Daredevils of the Frontier
by Keith S. Herbst

Gotta Race!
by Ken Schrader with Joyce Standridge

Life Wide Open
Dave Dion: No Holds Barred
by Dave Dion with Dave Moody

The Fast Life and Times of NASCAR's
Greatest Modified Driver
by Bones Bourcier

Hot Cars, Cool Drivers
by Lew Boyd

Bugsy! The Life and Times of Bugs Stevens
by Bones Bourcier

An Illustrated and Documented History
of the Legendary Fonda Speedway
by Andy Fusco, Lew Boyd, Jim Rigney

Martin and TJ's Race Car Repair
(for children 4-8)
by Susan Kelly Hearn

They Called Me "The Shoe"
by Lew Boyd































































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