Wisconsin: An Illustrated Year-by-Year
History of Midget Racing in America’s Dairyland
They so out-gunned
their size. The mighty Midgets, smallest of oval-track race cars,
have been enormous in their contribution to American motorsports.
Since early Depression years, they have fired up at hundreds of
facilities across the country – machines both humble and grand but
always captivatingly exciting and dangerous.
himself a former Midget driver and long-time race scorer, has been
piecing together this definitive Wisconsin Midget racing history for
over 40 years.
Annual racing summaries, photographs and stats
from the entire state are included, but Angell Park in Sun Prairie
is the focal point, just as it has been since 1938.
cover, 200 pages, 55 B&W photos.
CAGES ARE FOR
- Unleashed with Kevin Olson
Racing’s Zaniest Hall of Famer
by Kevin Olson with Lew Boyd
Foreword by Tony
memoir of one of America’s most accomplished and enduring open-wheel
racers and without a doubt one of its wackiest.
In a 50-year
career, Kevin Olson has raced Midgets all over the U.S. and famously
Down Under, along the way winning multiple USAC, BMARA and other
championships. Inducted into both the National Midget Auto Racing
Hall of Fame and the USAC Hall of Fame in recognition of his driving
talent and success,
Olson is probably equally well known for
his off-the-wall sense of humor and non-stop pranks. Like Kevin,
this book is candid, nostalgic, and consistently outrageous. Give it
to anyone who loves racing and needs a smile to make their day.
Soft cover, 204 pages, 98 B&W photos.
Sale Price: $29.95
Kurtis-Kraft Midget Genealogy
An Illustrated History
By Bill Montgomery
This “Companion Edition”
is a full volume update of Bill Montgomery’s December
1999 publication, Kurtis-Kraft Midget- A Genealogy of
The companion is hard bound, 167 indexed
pages, and it contains hundreds of remarkably good photographs
of Kurtis-Kraft midgets everywhere they raced. It is
inconceivable that any open wheel enthusiasts would
not enjoy this book.
Hard cover, 8 3/8” x 9
7/16”, 167 pages.
over 200 black and white photos.
true classic is finally available again. The Mighty Midgets
takes you back to the very beginnings of the sport in the 1930s and
leads you through the memorable history of Midget car racing. These
cars represented not only a traditional training ground for the
nation’s professional drivers, but a way of life, and even death, to
those who became addicted to them.
Hard cover, 302 pp, B&W
Back in Print!
Original Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $7.95
Tattersall - The Legend
By Ed Watson & Dennis Newlyn
The story of
USAC Midget Champion
Bob Tattersall and the legend he
for thirteen years in Australia.
Bob won 50%
of the races he participated in "Down Under"
and was one of racing's truly colorful characters.
Soft cover, 256 pages,
Indoors! A History of West Coast
Indoor Midget Racing
by Tom Motter
Tom Motter’s complete history of indoor midget racing on the West
Coast covers racing at the Oakland Exposition Building from
1949-1968, as well as at the San Jose Fairgrounds, the San Francisco
Cow Palace, and the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.
In all, 30 years of the loudest, most exciting, close-up and wildly
crashing midget racing the West had ever seen.
Hardcover, 208 pages, over 200 black and white photos.