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Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Specialty Vehicle Activity Program

The Golden Years In Photographs: 1966–1972

The Art of Race Car Design

Shelby Cobra:
The Snake That
Conquered the World

Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

A Life And Times With McLaren

Gurney Eagle-Weslake F1

Riverside International Raceway

The American Legacy
in Formula 1

The Amazing Life of
John Cooper Fitch

Road America

Tales from the Toolbox

The Epic 1976
Formula 1 Season

DVD - The History of the
Trans Am Series


Watkins Glen

THE WHEEL: Road Racing
on Your Budget

The 1912 Milwaukee
Races: Vanderbilt Cup
and Grand Prize

The Fairmount Park
Motor Races, 1908-1911

Virginia International

Vanderbilt Cup Races
of Long Island

Watkins Glen Racing

Mark Donohue:
His Life in Photographs

Michael Schumacher
– The Edge of Greatness

Grand Prix

Phil Hill: A Driving Life

– Auto Racing’s
Ghost Tracks

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed
and Glory at Le Mans

Vanderbilt Cup Race - 1936 and 1937 Photo Archive

The Eye of Klemantaski

The Golden Age -
Images from the
Klemantaski Collection

– Portraits of Speed

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Price: $29.95


by Martin Rudow

Road racing has long-storied roots in North America that reach from coast to coast and to Canada. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete raced wickedly fast machines, staged epic duels on winding strips of asphalt, and created history. This history left an enduring legacy that is revealed and celebrated in Lost Road Courses. Road racer and road racing expert Martin Rudow retraces road racing's glorious past and visits the defunct classic road courses across the United States and Canada.

Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices. Rudow recounts the breathtaking races and fascinating history of more than 16 tracks from around North America. Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic race series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He also recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks.

In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these famous races at these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, as well as classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.

Soft cover, 176 pages, 177 Color and 181 B&W photos.

Price: $39.95

Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Specialty Vehicle Activity Program

by Charlie Henry

The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind. In 1963, Ford was seriously interested in purchasing Ferrari. Ferrari was a legendary brand with considerable success in racing, and Ford saw the acquisition as a great way to be instantly successful in the racing arena. When Enzo Ferrari realized that Ford would not give him complete control of the racing program, he backed out of the deal late in the process. Ford had spent millions in vetting and audits, which then set in motion a vengeful response against Ferrari. The result was the unthinkable: Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans.

Kar-Kraft’s story doesn’t begin and end with the GT 40 that took the win away from Ferrari at Le Mans. Ford ex­panded upon the program and organized an all-out assault on racing in general. Cars were prepared for Trans-Am, NASCAR, NHRA, and Can-Am competition. Street versions of the Boss 429 were assembled under its roof. And fabled prototypes including the LID Mustang, Boss 302 Maverick, and Mach 2C were all assembled in Ford’s contracted race shop. And then, out of the blue, its doors closed for good on a cold day in 1970. Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford’s all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft.

Hard cover, 192 pages, 332 color and B&W photos.

Price: $69.95

TRANS-AM ERA The Golden Years In Photographs: 1966–1972

by Daniel Lipetz,
foreword by Parnelli Jones

Fifty years later, racing fans still talk about the original Trans-American Sedan championship, better known as the Trans-Am. For seven seasons, the series pitted a new generation of American “pony cars”—led by the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro—in closely fought racing at top road circuits across North America. The driving talent ranged from technically sophisticated sports-car driver Mark Donohue to Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones and all-around driving aces Dan Gurney and Peter Revson.

Trans-Am Era: The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 recaptures the speed, intensity, and intrigue of the Trans-Am through hundreds of vintage photographs, most of which have never before been published and include rare color images. The focus is on the iconic over two-liter cars that attracted the most attention from fans and support from Detroit—the Mustang, Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, and Dodge Chargers and Challengers that are still instantly recognizable today.

Along with its vivid images, Trans-Am Era offers detailed captions and year-by- year season summaries that chronicle the Trans-Am’s gradual rise and sudden fall. Author Daniel Lipetz conducted years of research that sheds new light on the series and uncovers previously unknown facts about individual cars, races, and drivers.

All of the great Trans-Am cars are here: the Camaro Z28s that won two titles for Mark Donohue and Roger Penske; the Boss 302 Mustangs that Parnelli Jones drove to victory in 1970; and the AMC Javelins that Donohue and Penske would take from also-rans to champions in 1971. And all the drivers who made the series famous are profiled. Along with champions Donohue, Jones, and George Follmer, there are greats like Dan Gurney, Sam Posey, Peter Revson, Jim Hall, Swede Savage, and Jerry Titus and even cameo players like Indy 500 legend A. J. Foyt and endurance-racing hero Vic Elford.

Hard cover, 224 pp., 200 B&W and 65 color photos.

Price: $39.95

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The Art of Race Car Design

by Bob Riley
with Jonathan Ingram

After building his first race cars out of southern Louisiana junkyards, Bob Riley quickly established himself as a leading light, if not genius, when it came to race car design.

His first major suspension design helped Henry Ford II make good on his vendetta to beat Enzo Ferrari at Le Mans. Riley's first radical Indy car designs, with its ingenious center-hub-mounted suspension resulted in A.J. Foyt's landmark fourth victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 1977.

Since then, Riley has continued to be at the heart of the world of motorsports, working with its most famous drivers at the biggest events, including the Daytona 500, where his engineering helped Dale Earnhardt finally win NASCAR's marquee event.

In The Art of Race Car Design, Riley shares his insights on drawing cars and later creating them on computers, as well as the experience of working with some of America’s best known teams and drivers. It’s a tale told with candor, modesty and humor about what it’s like to work in racing’s big leagues.

Hard cover with dust jacket, 192 pages, heavily illustrated with color and B&W images.

Price: $75.00

Shelby Cobra: The Snake That Conquered
the World

by Colin Comer,
Foreword by Carroll Shelby

In 2011, Shelby enthusiast Colin Comer wrote Shelby Cobra 50 Years; the book met with rave reviews, including Esquire magazine naming it "the greatest car book of all time." Shortly after its publication, Carroll Shelby and Phil Remington–the two most important men behind the Shelby Cobra–passed away. In the wake of this loss comes this special collector's edition of Shelby Cobra 50 Years, Shelby Cobra: The Snake That Conquered the World.

The book recalls the early 1960s when Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned champion race driver, had the audacity to think he could start his own car manufacturing company. To further emphasize the gargantuan proportions of his confidence, Shelby decided his company would manufacture nothing but ultra-high-performance sports cars, beginning with the landmark Cobra, introduced in 1962. To the amazement of everyone, except Ol' Shel' himself, Shelby Automobiles succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, building cars that would provide benchmarks for performance that stand to this day and winning world championships in the process.

Shelby Cobra: The Snake That Conquered the World is a complete history of Shelby's Cobra sports cars and firsthand accounts from the people who made the car the legend it is today. It begins with the events that led up to Shelby's decision to build a high-performance sports car, continues with the story of the production Cobra street cars and racecars, and wraps up with Shelby's continuation cars and an all new chapter with tributes to Carroll Shelby from Chuck Cantwell, John Morton, Henry Ford III, Kati Remington-Blackledge, and others, as well as new and updated material.

This special collector's edition includes stunning poster-sized gatefolds featuring artwork by Hector Cadamartori and is an officially licensed Carroll Shelby product.

Hard cover, coffee table book, loaded with color and B&W photographs, 272 pages.

Price: $59.95

Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans

by Preston Lerner

Henry Ford II, "the Deuce," wanted a race car capable of winning top-flight sports car events in Europe. Specifically, he wanted to win Le Mans. Ford learned that Enzo Ferrari would consider selling his company and negotiations quickly ensued. But after Ford spent considerable time and money reviewing Ferrari's operations and negotiating with Enzo, Ferrari abruptly backed out of the talks.

The Deuce took Ferrari's actions as a personal insult. Word was sent down from on high: beat Ferrari. Ford settled on UK-based Eric Broadley's Lola GT, a cutting-edge car that featured a mid-engine chassis and small-block Ford V-8 power. The Lola GT would morph into the Ford GT. Carroll Shelby helped shape it into the "Mark II" GT40. The result was one of the most legendary wins in racing history: Ford's 1-2-3 sweep of Le Mans in 1966.

Ford GT celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford's iconic victory, providing the detailed back story leading to that historic win, as well as the follow-up win in 1967. The GT40's last two competitive seasons in 1968 and 1969 are also covered, for a complete view of this remarkable era in racing. Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Ford's GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman's historic images. Come re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!

Hard cover, 224 pages, heavily illustrated with B&W and color photos.

Price: $55.00

With McLaren

by Tyler Alexander

Tyler Alexander has worked with some of the greatest drivers in racing history – Bruce McLaren, Peter Revson, Johnny Rutherford, Mario Andretti, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton – as well as such influential figures as Roger Penske, Carl Haas, Paul Newman, and Adrian Newey.

Here Alexander tells the story of his remarkable four-decade career. In 1964 he helped found the McLaren racing team along with Bruce McLaren and Teddy Mayer. As a mechanic, engineer, and team manager, Alexander played a key role in the development of McLaren’s cars and the team’s early successes in Formula One, the Indianapolis 500, and the Can-Am series.

After scoring Indianapolis 500 victories with driver Johnny Rutherford in 1974 and 1976, Alexander left McLaren in the early 1980s to join the new Mayer Motor Racing team. A decade later he returned to McLaren—in time to participate in the team’s run of success in the late 1990s with drivers Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen. In 2008, his final year with the team saw McLaren score its most recent Formula One championship with brilliant newcomer Lewis Hamilton.

Universally respected within the racing community for his experience, work ethic, and honesty, Tyler Alexander deserves to be better known to a wider audience of fans. In A Life and Times with McLaren, Tyler tells his own story in his own unique style.

Hard cover, 456 pages, heavily illustrated with B&W and color photos.

Price: $17.95

Gurney Eagle-Weslake F1

Photographs by Peter Harholdt, text by Bob Varsha, foreword by Dan Gurney

Part of a collectible series of high-quality books on special race cars. This series is for people who like cars, period. Each book in the Monograph Series examines one significant automobile and the incredible history that surrounds it.

In 1967 Dan Gurney gained a permanent place among America's greatest racing heroes. Driving his Gurney-Weslake Eagle, he won the Belgian Grand Prix and became the only American to win a modern-era European Grand Prix race in an American car. In doing so he defeated such legends as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, and Jackie Stewart, more established teams like Ferrari and Lotus, and conquered the menacing Spa-Francorchamps circuit itself, much of which was made up of dangerous and narrow public roads that the racers traversed at speeds approaching 200 mph.

This addition to the Stance & Speed Monograph series is written by broadcasting veteran Bob Varsha, known to American racing fans as the voice of Formula One races on Speed TV for more than a decade.

As always, the photography of Peter Harholdt enhances the classic beauty of the car, while Gurney himself adds a foreword in which he reflects on this remarkable car and his legendary accomplishment.

Hard cover, 11x11”, 32 pages.

Price: $49.95

Riverside International Raceway:
A Photographic Tour of the Historic Track,
Its Legendary Races, and Unforgettable Drivers

by Pete Lyons

A beautiful photographic history of one of racing’s greatest lost tracks.

Hard cover coffee table book, 208 pages, color and B&W photos.

Originally: $99.00

Price: $40.00

The American Legacy in Formula 1

by Philip van Osten

The American Legacy in Formula 1 recounts the significant history of Americans in the Formula 1 World Championship and offers a detailed review of the drivers, teams, constructors and tracks involved.

The book is illustrated with the superb photographic work of the Cahier family (Bernard and son Paul-Henri), and others.

Whether on a coffee table or prized on a bookshelf, this historical collector's piece will make the perfect statement for any Formula 1 aficionado. Hardcover,

196 pages, loaded with color and B&W photos.

Price: $29.95

The Amazing Life of John Cooper Fitch

by Art Evans

Here are a few highlights from Fitch’s “Amazing Life”

· Won more than 20 sports car races
· Boyfriend of Kathleen Kennedy
· Friend of JFK and Rose Kennedy
· Won first race held in Buenos Aires
· Kissed by Race-Queen Evita Peron
· Among first pilots in Europe in WWII
· Sailed the Gulf looking for German subs
· Shot down German Jet in his P-51
· POW liberated by General Patton
· First SCCA National Racing Champion
· Invented freeway safety barriers and
safety innovations that still save 1,000s of lives
· Won 1953 12-Hours of Sebring race
· Won his class in 1951 Le Mans race
· Helped make the movie Racers
· Won his class at the 1955 Mille Miglia
· Designed Lime Rock race course
· Set new speed record at Daytona Beach
· Won the Team Prize for GM at Sebring

Soft cover, 192 pages, B&W photos.

Price: $21.95

Road America

by Steve Zautke

Located one hour north of Milwaukee in Wisconsin’s scenic Kettle Moraine, Elkhart Lake’s Road America race course is one of the world’s most famous permanent road racing tracks.

Dating back to 1955, the scenic race course has seen the finest in motorsports, such as NASCAR, open wheel, and sports cars, and the best in amateur racing.

The track also hosts year-round activities for corporate outings, go-karting, motorcycle/driving schools, and even paintball.

Soft cover, 128 pages, 200 B&W photos.

Price: $24.95

Tales from the Toolbox

by Michael Oliver, Foreword by Jackie Stewart

A unique collection of behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes as told, in their own words, by former Grand Prix mechanics who have worked at the top level of the sport during the past 50 years. On the front line of the sport, mixing with drivers and team bosses, they saw a side of it that nobody else got to see and rarely gets to hear about – and this book tells their story.

Chapters are themed around a particular aspect of a mechanic’s life, ranging from what they consider the highs and lows of their career, to their opinions of drivers and team bosses, the all-nighters, letting off steam, the ‘Mechanic’s Gallon,’ nightmare journeys and customs capers.

 It also reveals a tale of camaraderie between teams and individual mechanics which is hard to imagine in today’s highly competitive Formula One environment.

The stories are supplemented by photographs from the archives and photo albums of the mechanics themselves, many of which are previously unseen.

Soft cover, 176 pages.

Price: $39.95

The Epic 1976 Formula 1 Season

By Paul Fearnley

Motorsports fans worldwide are looking forward to the release of Ron Howard's new film, Rush. The movie, and this book, was inspired by the dramatic battle for the 1976 World Championship between two very different drivers: the freewheeling Englishman James Hunt and his canny Austrian rival Niki Lauda.

Nearly 40 years later, 1976 is still remembered as one of the greatest seasons in Formula One history; one that pitted two of the sport's greatest teams, Ferrari and McLaren, in a back-and-forth struggle that wasn't decided until the final rain-soaked race at Suzuka. Ferrari's defending World Champion Niki Lauda led early on before suffering serious burns in a near-fatal accident at the Nürburgring. Just five weeks later he was back, hoping to fend off McLaren's unpredictable upstart James Hunt.

Former F1 Racing editor Paul Fearnley uses hundreds of rare photographs and detailed captions to recapture all the excitement, danger, and controversy of the 1976 season.

Hunt vs. Lauda
features 53 B&W and 59 color photographs from 1976, many of which are previously unpublished.

Hard cover, 160 pages.

Price: $29.95

DVD - The History of the Trans Am Series

Chronicles one of the great road-racing events of all time. America's oldest road-racing series, only the Trans Am has featured such legendary drivers as Parnelli Jones, Mark Donohue, George Follmer and classic pony cars like the Mustang, Camaro and Javelin. This DVD covers it all, from the beginnings of the series in 1966 all the way up to the championship battle of 1995.

Packed with historic film and photographs, "The History of the Trans Am Series 1966-1995” is the most comprehensive and authoritative story of Trans Am ever told.

Candid interviews with Roger Penske, Sam Posey, David Hobbs, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones and many others let you experience the real story of the Trans Am from the inside. A must for any racing enthusiast!

Color, 75 min.

Price: $49.95


By Tyler Alexander

As a founding member of the McLaren racing team, Tyler Alexander has seen motor racing up close for more than half a century. McLaren from the Inside collects the best of Alexander's behind-the-scenes photographs from two very different eras.

Part I covers the team's formative years in the 1960s, while Part II captures the high-tech, hyper-competitive atmosphere of today's Formula One scene.

Along with such great drivers as Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, Kimi Raikkonen, and Jenson Button, Alexander's images also show the designers, engineers, and mechanics who have made
McLaren such a successful motor racing team for so many years.

Hard cover, 144 pages.

Price: $21.95

Watkins Glen International

by Michael Argetsinger and Bill Green

In 1948, Watkins Glen became the site of the first postwar road race in America on a 6.6-mile course through the village and surrounding highways. The present-day road course was built in 1956 and held its first race the same year. The circuit presented its first professional race in 1957 when NASCAR made its first appearance. NASCAR returned to the Glen in 1964 and 1965 and found a permanent spot on the Watkins Glen calendar beginning in 1986. Today, the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in August ranks as the largest spectator event in the state of New York. In addition to NASCAR and Formula One, Watkins Glen race fans have enjoyed America's greatest race series, including Indy car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, six-hour endurance for prototypes, and amateur sports car racing.

A former race car driver, Michael Argetsinger is an award-winning author of four previous books on motor racing, including the recent Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix 1961-1980. Bill Green, a lifetime resident of the Watkins Glen area, is the historian for the International Motor Racing Research Center and has authored two previous books.

Soft cover, 128 pages.

Price: $9.95

GO AHEAD - TAKE THE WHEEL: Road Racing on Your Budget

by Dave Gran

Do you ever dream of racing? If you have the desire to drive in wheel-to-wheel road racing events but don’t know how to make this sport a reality, this book is a must-read. Go Ahead - Take the Wheel describes the process for you to easily get off the sidelines and begin participating in motorsports from autocrossing, high-performance driving events, and time trials, to wheel-to-wheel club racing.

Have you ever wondered exactly how much it will cost to participate in these various forms of racing? This book actually lays it all out with actual costs, what's needed versus items that would be "nice to have," and various budgets. You will learn how to: race on your budget – from economy to extravagant; maximize "seat time" – get the most racing for your buck (including free track time!); modify your car to produce the greatest amount of gains; overcome the most common obstacles; gain racing experience before you have a racecar; build your own racecar on a realistic budget; become a front-running driver.

Not only is this book extremely informative, it's also fun to read. So stop watching & start racing!

Soft cover, 192 pages. (2006 ed.)

Price: $95.00

The 1912 Milwaukee Races: Vanderbilt Cup
and Grand Prize

by Joel Finn

Award-winning author and automotive historian Joel E. Finn, renowned for his expertise on American Road Racing, has taken on the subject of the country’s largest sporting event of 1912: The Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize races. In 1912, the Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize races drew all the famous American driving stars to Milwaukee to compete, driving the best and fastest competition cars of the time. Ralph DePalma took the 299-mile road course Vanderbilt Cup in his 90hp Mercedes, on October 2, 1912. Celeb Bragg, with his Grand Prix Fiat S74, won the 409-mile Grand Prize race on October 5, 1912.

However, organizers were plagued by a weather disaster that forced a two-week delay in the race, and greatly increased the expense of the events. Had it not been for bad luck, the Milwaukee races surely would have taken their place in the history of the sport as a wildly successful event, and would most certainly have been repeated. As it was, there would be no second chance for road racing in Milwaukee.

Beautifully presented hard cover, 213 pages, 200+ color and B&W images with results charts.

Price: $39.95

The Fairmount Park Motor Races, 1908-1911

by Michael J. Seneca

For four years in the early 1900s, the Fairmount Park Motor Races were run on an eight-mile course in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park. They drew half a million spectators the first year but surprisingly have largely been overlooked as part of automobile racing history.

There were never any serious injuries and not a single death but after four years the event was banned, with safety concerns cited.

Both the on-track action and the off-track events that affected the races are described, as are the successful crusade to stop the races and the attempts to revive it in the years following.

Soft cover, 238 pages, 68 photos, tables, notes, bibliography, and index.

Price: $21.95

Virginia International Raceway

by Chris Holaday with Nick England & Phil Allen

From the August 1957 VIR race program: "The rolling Virginia hills have been painstakingly clad with an ultra-smooth skin of macadam to provide a course of great natural beauty. The superb spectator visibility is nicely equated to a road layout that will test the best in racing machines and men."

In the late 1950s, a group of sports car enthusiasts dreamed of creating a first-class racing facility. The result was Virginia International Raceway, a challenging 3.2-mile course with 12 turns, 2 straightaways, and over 100 feet of elevation change. Located in southern Virginia, east of Danville and just across the North Carolina border, the track opened in 1957. During VIR's first 18 years of existence, races featured some of the top names in American motorsports including Carroll Shelby, Roger Penske, Walt Hansgen, and Richard Petty.

The track also hosted numerous important events including SCCA Nationals, the President's Cup, a Trans-Am race in the first season of that circuit, as well as IMSA races in the early 1970s. Facing financial difficulties, the track shut down in 1974, and for the next 25 years VIR was a cow pasture. It was reopened in 2000 and the outstanding new facility is again one of the top racing venues in the country.

Soft cover, 128 pages.

Price: $21.95

Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

by Howard Kroplick

“Chain your dogs and lock up your fowls!” heralded posters announcing the first international road race in the United States and the first of the six William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910. These races were the most prestigious sporting events of their day, drawing huge crowds from 25,000 to over 250,000 spectators.

The Vanderbilt Cup Races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways and are a testament to the early racing spirit and drama. The rare images in this book, many published for the first time, have been selected from the archives of major museums, libraries, and private collectors.

Soft cover, 128 pages.


Price: $21.95

Watkins Glen Racing

by Kirk W. House & Charles R. Mitchell

The war was won, the Depression was over, and Americans were back on the road. From all across the nation, sports car drivers converged on Watkins Glen to race through the gorges, hills, and village streets of western New York. Over the years, the course has evolved from its humble beginnings on streets lined with hay bales to the modern closed track that plays host to NASCAR today.

Through vintage photographs, primarily from the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen Racing chronicles the history of the track with early drivers, like Cameron Argetsinger, Phil Walters, and Dave Garroway, vintage cars, hairpin turns, and death-defying races.

Soft cover, 128 pages.


Price: $39.95

Mark Donohue:
His Life in Photographs

by Michael Argetsinger

In the stunning follow-up to his award-winning biography Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed, author Michael Argetsinger recreates Donohue’s remarkable life through hundreds of brilliant photographs. Many of these pictures were provided by the people who were closest to Donohue: his family, friends, and Penske Racing teammates. The book also offers some of the best work by the top motorsports photographers of the era, who deliver brilliant images of Donohue with a dazzling array of race cars, and intimate shots with his team and fellow drivers.

These photos not only offer a uniquely personal view of a champion, but also reveal details of the cars that he drove and the preparation that went into racing each of them. These include everything from his earliest home-built efforts to the highly refined Camaros, Javelins, and Porsches that made him a champion and American icon in the 1960s and 1970s. Each image is accompanied by Argetsinger’s detailed, insightful captions. And Mark’s contemporaries—including his Penske teammates and fellow drivers Dan Gurney, George Follmer, David Hobbs, John Surtees, and Bobby Unser—also offer their recollections and commentary.

Even readers who are already familiar with the life and legacy of Mark Donohue will be dazzled by this stunning collection of images and memories. Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs vividly presents the life and times of an American racing hero.

Hard cover, 160 pages, 126 B&W and
118 color photographs.

Price: $14.95

Michael Schumacher
– The Edge of Greatness

by James Allen

Gifted with a rare blend of superior ability and unshakeable nerves, Michael Schumacher is the outstanding Formula One driver of his generation. Over the past 15 seasons he has won an unprecedented seven world drivers’ championships and in the process has captured the imagination of fans all over the world.

For all his success, Schumacher is also a controversial figure, feared for his ruthless tactics and despised for using extreme methods in pursuit of success. From his first Grand Prix with Jordan to his Benetton world championships and his attempt to win back Ferrari’s crown, this is a thorough and engaging look at Schumacher’s entire racing career. The story behind Schumacher’s record five consecutive world titles is revealed, and his impact on the racing world as a whole following his retirement examined. Frank, honest, and adroit, this is an in-depth look at the life and career of a champion.

Soft cover, 406 pages.

Price: $20.95

Grand Prix - DVD

with James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, and more.

Two-Disc Special Edition

Nine races. One champion. James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford and Antonio Sabato portray Formula I drivers competing to be the best in this slam-you-into-the-driver's seat tale of speed, spectacle and intertwined personal lives. Eva Marie Saint and Toshiro Mifune also star.

John Frankenheimer (who 32 years later would again stomp the pedal to the metal for the car chases of Ronin) directs this winner of 3 Academy Awards, crafting split-screen images to capture the overlapping drama and orchestrating you-are-there POV camerawork to intensify the hard-driving thrills.

Nearly 30 top drivers take part in the excitement, so buckle up, movie fans. Race with the best to the head of the pack.

Originally released in 1966, it was re-mastered in 2006 with many new features:

· New digital transfer from restored 65mm elements with a soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1

· "Pushing the Limit: The Making of Grand Prix" - 40th Anniversary making-of documentary

· "Flat Out: Formula One in the Sixties" featurette

· "The Style and Sound of Speed" - a look at the style of Saul Bass and the film's sound design

· "Brands Hatch: Behind the Checkered Flag" - Behind the scenes tour of the famous raceway used in the movie

· "Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions" - archival 1960s featurette behind-the-scenes at the Grand Prix Theatrical trailer

Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Runtime: 176 minutes

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Price: $75.00
Phil Hill: A Driving Life

by Phil Hill
with photography by John Lamm

Though he’s best remembered as the first American Formula One champion and a three-time Le Mans winner, Phil Hill (1927-2008) also enjoyed a long career as an automotive writer. Hill was a regular contributor to Road & Track magazine, writing vivid, first-person accounts of his experiences driving everything from the earliest horseless carriages to the most modern road and race cars. Phil Hill: A Driving Life gathers the best of these stories, each of them accompanied by dazzling photographs from Hill’s friend and colleague John Lamm.

The book starts with the very first car, a three-wheeler built by Karl Benz in 1886. From there it’s on to a classic Packard touring car from 1915, the first-ever MG, the revolutionary rear-engined Auto-Union D-Type, and many others. Several chapters find Hill reunited with cars that played a significant role in his racing career. From the 1950s there’s the Jaguar XK120 that gave him an early win at Pebble Beach in 1950 and the Maserati 250F that he drove in his first Grand Prix at Reims in 1958. A decade later there are the Ford GT40s he helped develop, 1963’s ill-fated ATS 100 Grand Prix car, and the unique, high-winged Chaparral 2F that yielded his last professional victory at Brands Hatch in 1967. And there are also Phil’s recollections of other great drivers he drove with and against, including Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Olivier Gendebien, and Dan Gurney.

Whether he’s writing about a rare vintage race car, a hard-fought victory, or an old friend, Phil’s essential qualities of intelligence, curiosity, and integrity always come through. Phil Hill: A Driving Life provides a unique perspective on automotive history from a true champion.

A gorgeous, hard-cover coffee-table book, 192 pages with 173 black & white and full-color photos.

Price: $69.95

Speedway – Auto Racing’s
Ghost Tracks

by S.S. Collins and Gavin D. Ireland

Around the world lie a number of long-forgotten raceways; windswept and abandoned, the derelict pit roads and crumbling concrete are all that remains of once great race tracks. From the NASCAR heartland of North Wilkesboro and Middle Georgia to the great European super speedways at Monza and Brooklands.

All photographed as they are now, but remembered in their prime. Gorgeous full-page color and black and white photos.

Hardbound coffee table book, 176 pages.

Price: $14.95

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

by A.J. Baime

Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company.

They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.

Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.

Soft cover, 336 pages, one insert of B&W
and color photos.

Price: $29.95

Vanderbilt Cup Race - 1936 and 1937
Photo Archive

by Brock Yates

Americas highly-regarded auto-journalist Brock Yates profiles one of the last international motor races held in America prior to World War II.

This nostalgic collection features an outstanding array of American and European classics involved in this legendary series of races, including Audi, Alfa Romeo, Duesenberg, Miller, Offenhauser, Mercedes, and Auto Union.

Soft cover, 128 pgs., 120 black & white photos.

Price: $15.00



The Eye of Klemantaski

photographs by Louis Klemantaski

The Eye of Klemantaski is a very high quality softbound booklet of 32 pages, measuring about 5.5 x 8 inches. It illustrates the 25 favorite photographic images of Louis Klemantaski, who was one of the greatest automobile racing photographers of all time.

The Eye of Klemantaski begins in the 1930s and continues into the 1960s, covering four decades of motorsports at the highest level. Selected from over 55,000 images, these remarkable photographs illustrate racing during another epoch… Tazio Nuvolari’s gentle victory smile at Donington in 1938, Peter Collins winning a tune-up for the Mille Miglia, or Juan Manuel Fangio as he slips through the early morning light of Monte Carlo.

Soft cover, 32 pages, black and white photographs, captions by Peter G. Sachs.

Price: $15.00



The Golden Age - Images from the
Klemantaski Collection

The Golden Age is a very high quality softbound booklet of 32 pages, measuring about 5.5 x 8 inches. It illustrates 27 superb motor racing images from The Klemantaski Collection, one of the world’s largest archives of motor racing photography. The text and captions for the photographs in The Golden Age were created by Peter G. Sachs of The Klemantaski Collection.

The Golden Age is a companion volume to The Eye of Klemantaski which has achieved wide popularity among enthusiasts of both photography and motor racing.

The Golden Age includes photographs by Robert Daley, Edward Eves, Alan R. Smith, Nigel Snowdon and Colin Waldeck, images of auto racing in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Soft cover, 32 pages, black and white photographs.

Price: $40.00


GRAND PRIX RACERS - Portraits of Speed

text by Xavier Chimits with photographs by Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier

Originally published in France and just reissued in the US, this gorgeous edition includes some of the best photography we’ve seen in a long time. The book gives readers a look at Grand Prix racing's top drivers by way of its top photographers, the father and son team of Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier.

Bernard Cahier began shooting Formula 1 in 1952. In the late 1960s, he was joined by his son. Their images, reproduced here in all their brilliance, capture some of the most memorable moments in the history of Grand Prix racing.

The photographs comprise intimate portraits of 72 of the sport’s greatest drivers from the 1950s through today – Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, and Michael Schumacher, to name but a few.

Beautifully printed in rich black and white, the pictures treat readers to an encounter with the legendary racers of the Grand Prix that is at once remarkably fresh and historically rich.

Hard cover, 224 pages, black and white photography.