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Remembering Dan Wheldon

Pole Position -
Rex Mays

NASCAR's Greatest Drivers and Personalities, Vol. 2

Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions

HARD LUCK LLOYD - The Complete Story of Slow-Talking, Fast-Driving Lloyd Ruby

Unforgettable Moments in  Midwest Open-Wheel Racing

I LOVE TO MAKE THE DIRT FLY - A Biography of Carl G. Fisher 1874-1939

Vol. 1, Second Edition

The Cars of Vel Miletich
and Parnelli Jones

In the Red

Miller’s Time
- A Lifetime at Speed

Inside Herman's World

Silent Partner


& '70S

– Dirt Capital of the West

The Best of Gerald Hodges

Distant Thunder:
When Midgets Were Mighty

Fabulous Fifties:
American Championship


of Speed

Hard Driving Men:
Images of Speed 1895-1960

Roaring Roadsters:
The Road to Indy

Seventies Championship Revolution

Volume II

The Rim Riders

Racers at Rest –
the Checkered Flag

Tim Richmond,
To the Limit


Martin & T.J.’s
Race Car Repair


Kurtis-Kraft Midget
Genealogy Companion
Edition, An Illustrated History

Tattersall – The Legend

— The Life and Times
of Bugs Stevens,

three-time NASCAR
National Modified Champion

Memories of Ed Flemke
Modified Racing’s

Fastest Professor

The History of
America's Speedways,
Past & Present

A History of West Coast
 Indoor Midget Racing

– Celebrating 25 Years of NASCAR Weekly Racing

A History of
Oakland Stadium

A History of the
Oakland Speedway


Original Price: $49.95
Now: $30.00

LIONHEART: Remembering Dan Wheldon

by Andy Hallbery and Jeff Olson

A high-quality new book paying tribute to the still greatly missed Dan Wheldon by those who knew him. Written and produced by Andy Hallbery and Jeff Olson, "Lionheart " is visually stunning 216-page book chronicling Dan's remarkable story, as told by the people who knew him best: his family, friends, teammates, crew members and fellow competitors.

Covering his career from karting all the way to being two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar Series champion, the book is full of stories and memories, some funny, some touching but all truly captivating. Featuring contributions from legendary names within the IndyCar Series and beyond, including lifelong friend and teammate Dario Franchitti, Formula One champion and childhood karting rival Jenson Button, NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson, and many more from across the motorsports world.

Proudly carrying on Dan's legacy, this coffee-table book is fully supported by his family. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit two charities close the British driver's heart – the Dan Wheldon Foundation, created to continue the wide-reaching charitable work that Wheldon started, and the Alzheimer's Association. Dan's wife Susie Wheldon said of the project, "I want to say a huge 'thank you' to everybody involved for their dedication to creating this book, and to everyone who contributed, too. The response has been truly incredible. It shows just how many people's lives Dan touched, and is a wonderful legacy for our two boys, Sebastian and Oliver."

The book promises to be a “must-have” for any race fan.

Hard cover, 216 pages, color and B&W photos.

Originally: $100.00
Now: $69.95

Pole Position – Rex Mays:
The Life of America’s Most Popular Race Driver and a Long Look Back at American Auto Racing and Life circa 1931-1949

by Bob Schilling

Almost ten years in the making, this massive book is the thoroughly researched biography of “arguably the greatest driver of his generation,” although victory in the Indianapolis 500 eluded him. Its focus is the two decades of American auto racing and life from the Great Depression, through World War II and into the Cold War.

In that period, Mays went from boy wonder of the speedways to elder statesman of the sport, winning 2 AAA National Championships, 5 AAA Sprint Car Championships, and 4 Indianapolis pole positions among other achievements before his death at Del Mar in 1949.

Hard cover, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4, 496 pages, 800 B&W photographs.

Original Price: $24.95
Now: $9.95

NASCAR's Greatest Drivers and Personalities, Vol. 2

by Gerald Hodges

More of Gerald Hodges’ views on and experiences with NASCAR greats, including Bobby Hamilton, Bobby Hamilton Jr., “Preacher” Hamilton, James Hylton, Ernie Irvan, Lewis “Possum Jones, Fred Lorenzen, Coo Coo Marlin, Sterling Marlin, Herschel McGriff, Marvin Panch, The Petty family: Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, Adam Petty and Maurice Petty, Marty Robbins, Bruton Smith, Sal Tovella, Joe Weatherly, Bob Welborn, and Cale Yarborough.

Soft cover, 290 pages, B&W photos.  





Original Price: $79.95
Now: $49.95

Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions

by Gordon Kirby

Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions is veteran US racing writer and award-winning author Gordon Kirby’s latest book, told largely in McGee's own words. McGee has been one of the most successful crew chiefs in Indy Car racing history. His cars won 90 races between 1965-2005, including four Indy 500s and nine Indy Car championships.

This book features interviews with all the top drivers and team owners McGee worked with over his long career, including championship-winning drivers Mario Andretti (three times), Tom Sneva (twice), Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal and Nigel Mansell. This new work also traces McGee's role in the development of today's big race teams with many employees and fleets of engineers, in contrast to the three- and four-man teams of the early '60s.

It is filled with over 300 images, many never before published. This is a handsome, hard-bound full-sized book, 288 pages, fully indexed with statistical information charts.

Original Price: $49.95
Special: $29.95

HARD LUCK LLOYD - The Complete Story of Slow-Talking, Fast-Driving Lloyd Ruby

by John Lingle

Some remember his ever-present cowboy hat, laid-back nature and slow, measured speech. Almost everybody remembers his horrible racing luck at the Indy 500. But Lloyd Ruby’s career shouldn’t be defined by just one race.

The “Pride of Wichita Falls” raced across four decades, capturing over 150 victories, all while staying true to his roots.

Family, friends, and contemporaries like Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, and the Unser brothers help to paint the entire portrait of Lloyd’s life.

Hard cover, 232 pp, 275 color and B&W photos.

Original Price: $27.95
Now: $20.00

Unforgettable Moments in
Midwest Open-Wheel Racing

by Joyce Standridge

Joyce Standridge has compiled one of our best titles ever. Built around 465 terrific photographs from the Horcher Brothers and others, DID YOU SEE THAT? is a compelling journey through Sprint Car, Midget, and Silver Crown racing in the Midwest, 1978 through the present.

With all photos annotated with insightful and informative captions, as well as thoughtful introductions to each topic, the book captures fully the concurrent joy, energy, color, and heartache of one of the truest of American sports.

Soft cover, 170 pages.

Original Price: $59.95
Now: $39.95

DIRT FLY - A Biography of
Carl G. Fisher 1874–1939

by Carl Hungness

The fascinating story of serial entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, who with 3 partners developed the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway and the Indy 500, as well as creating Miami Beach, inventing superior car headlights, and other accomplishments.

Hungness spent 16 years researching this uncommon and ultimately tragic character, who died impoverished and alcoholic at age 64.

Hard cover, 192 pp., 251 colorized photos.

Price: $39.95
Back by Popular Demand
Special: $32.95


by Eddie Roche

Back at last is Volume 1 of Eddie Roche’s classic Florida Motorsports Retrospective Pictorial, long out of print and much requested.

But the second edition is greatly enhanced with more track chapters; updated track records and point champs; major event winner listings, additional photos and much-improved photo quality. It’s now a comprehensive directory of 150 past and current Florida tracks (ovals, road courses, and dragways).

Even if you have the original, you will want this collectible second edition.

Soft cover, 200 indexed pages, 1500 photos.

Price: $69.00
Sale Price: $39.95

The Cars of Vel Miletich and Parnelli Jones

by Jim Dilamarter and Ren Wicks, Jr.

From the beginning of Parnelli Jones’ humble early racing career, to the pinnacle of motorsports – back- to-back Indianapolis 500 race wins and three consecutive United States Auto Club National Championships – Vel Miletich and Parnelli Jones and their Vel’s Parnelli Jones (VPJ) Racing team of drivers, engineers, designers, fabricators and
mechanics dominated American automobile racing in the 1970s.

Dean Kirkland and Auto Effigies were commissioned to photograph and produce this superb photographic history of the VPJ team, featuring many of the cars recently acquired by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation.

Hard cover with dust jacket, 204 pages, 66 black and white and 275 stunning color photographs.

Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $14.95

In the Red

by Jade Gurss

The death of Dale Earnhardt on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 is the most prominent moment in NASCAR history, but only a handful of people know what went on behind the scenes before and after that horrible crash.

In the Red is an insider's look at the 2001 NASCAR season with his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt Jr. began his second season in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series with swagger and confidence, only to see his entire life changed drastically. In the Red is the story of how Dale Jr. persevered, overcoming boundless grief to thrive on and off the track.

Written by Earnhardt Jr's publicist, Jade Gurss (who also co-authored Dale Jr's best-selling book, Driver #8), In the Red puts you inside the race car as Junior and his No. 8 Budweiser team made an emotional but triumphant return to Daytona, then scored another momentous victory in the first race after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Off the track, follow along as Junior attends the MTV Music Video Awards, and makes memorable appearances in the pages of Rolling Stone and Playboy magazines as well as emotional interviews on the “Today Show” and many more.

Hard cover, 304 pages, no photos.

Orig: $29.95
Special: $19.95

Miller’s Time - A Lifetime at Speed

by Don Miller with Jim Donnelly

Net proceeds from the sale of this book have been pledged to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the Carolinas.

It takes brains, character and extreme courage to succeed at the pinnacle of racing. Don Miller has all three qualities in spades. Roger Penske entrusted him with starting two NASCAR teams, developing their talent, getting the sponsors and turning their drivers into superstars. Rusty Wallace and Ryan Newman both have Don Miller to thank for much of their early success at the highest levels of NASCAR. Along the way, Miller was responsible for key innovations in racing tires, insulating materials to protect drivers, and aero packages. He can even take credit for inventing the souvenir trailer of today.

A professional drag racer in his teens and twenties, Miller has always been the hardest of hardcore racers, on every kind of track. That passion has never diminished, even though racing brought him to the very brink of death.

Don Miller has never before told his full story. Miller's Time, the memoirs of this hot rodder, racing titan, gifted businessman and car collector who just plain loves people, is one of the most compelling, rewarding and harrowing racing books that you will ever be lucky enough to read.

Hard cover with dust jacket, 200 black & white photos, 304 pages.

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An American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) Award Winner

Orig: $23.95
Special: $14.95




Inside Herman's World

by Kenny Wallace
with Joyce Standridge

One of auto racing’s most likable personalities, Kenny Wallace is also a dedicated racer.

In a fascinating recounting of his roller coaster life and career, Wallace shares hilarious stories from a racing-obsessed youth, the pain of losing his best friend, and remarkable insights from a life well-lived.

A NASCAR crew chief before he was 21 years old, a nine-time winner in the Busch Series, and a go-to driver for Nextel Cup car owners, “Herman” provides an insider’s view of great drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Richard Petty and so many more, including brother Rusty Wallace, as well as a behind-the-scenes view of
motorsports TV.

Inside Herman’s World is the rollicking good-time fans would expect, but it’s also poignant and perceptive. Another must read for NASCAR and short track fans alike!

Soft cover, 264 pages, 300 B&W photos.

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Orig. $29.95
Special: $21.95

ED OTTO - NASCAR’s Silent Partner

By Edgar Otto and Joann Biondi

The gripping story of a Yankee who worked alongside Bill France from 1949-1963, helping transform a scrappy group of guys into the most successful racing organization in the world.

Full of photography and never-before-told stories – some that will surprise historians. A rollicking ride through the colorful early days of racing.

Hard Cover, 208 pages, 189 photos.

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Price Was: $37.95
Special!: $29.95

& '70S: An Illustrated History Featuring the Drivers, Cars, and Tracks of the Northeastern U.S.

by Steve Kennedy

This is the first illustrated history of the Northeast's favorite division – the modifieds. The author covers the region's best-loved drivers and their cars, including Richie Evans in his “Big Orange” No. 61; Geoff Bodine and his No. 99 Valiant; Jean Guy Chartrand and his Hemi-Cuda; Carl “Bugsy” Stevens in Sonny Koszela's No. 15 “Woodchopper Special;” Connecticut short track specialists Dave Alkas in the Roland Cyr Coach No. 54; Tony Membrino in Walt Kuryn's famous No. 00; New Hampshire's Punky Caron and his No. 121 Coupe; Don LaJoie and the No. 711; “Dynamite” Ollie Silva and his radically offset Gremlin; and others!

Many lesser-known drivers and their machines are covered as well, on the tracks of Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Waterford Speedbowl, Danbury Racearena, Seekonk Speedway, Riverside Park Speedway, Westboro Speedway, Plainville Stadium, Monadnock Speedway, Islip Speedway, Trenton Fairgrounds and many other Northeast speedways including a few of the dirt tracks like Reading Fairgrounds and the Nazareth Speedway.

An absolute must for anyone who followed theNortheast’s wheelmen in the glory days.

Soft cover, 128 pages, 350 B&W and color photos.

Price: $69.95

Special: $49.95

SACRAMENTO – Dirt Capital of the West

by Tom Motter

Here at last is the long-awaited volume on the history of Sacramento-area race tracks, including West Capital Speedway, Hughes Stadium, Lazy J Speedway, Old Sacramento Fairgrounds, Cal-Expo Fairgrounds, and Sportsman K-9 Park. The book is a photographic lesson in why “dirt is beautiful,” from a 1913 auto road race to the Silver Crown 100 in 2000 and covers midgets, sprints, super-modifieds, dirt Indy cars and Silver Crown cars.

Hard cover with dust jacket, 203 pages, over 175 B&W photos.

Price: $19.95
Sale Price: $12.95

The Best of Gerald Hodges

by Gerald Hodges

Gerald Hodges, “The Racing Reporter,” has compiled a delightful selection of stories, culled from the thousands of articles and stories he has written since 1993 about racing and its people – and some non-racing folks who just interested him, like Hank Williams and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Soft cover, 240 pages, B&W photos.

Price: $125.00
Special: $39.95

Distant Thunder: When Midgets Were Mighty

by Dick Wallen

Distant Thunder: When Midgets Were Mighty presents a thorough history of the birth and flowering of the California midget car racing craze from 1914 to 1950.

Nearly 400 pages long, it is crammed with over a thousand photographs, original color paintings and detailed information about the "Doodle-Bug" racers that captivated Californians and the nation from the late 1930s through 1950. Many great American champions and Indy 500 winners such as Sam Hanks, Bill Vukovich, Bob Sweikert and others learned their track skills in these fast and dangerous little cars.

Hard cover, 395 pages.

Price: $125.00
Special: $65.00

Fabulous Fifties:
American Championship Racing

by Dick Wallen
with Foreword by Champion Rodger Ward

Fabulous Fifties: American Championship Racing is packed with hundreds of vintage photos and championship results and includes a host of great first-hand stories about the era's prominent drivers, mechanics, builders, promoters, and owners.

With box scores and statistics of all the National Championship races throughout the 1950s, this fine book chronicles the formative years of America's post-war National Championship, when very brave and very tough young men vied for victory on a host of dirt ovals and Indianapolis, with little more than an inexpensive helmet to protect themselves.

Hard cover, 576 pages.


Price: $100.00
Special: $39.95

Riverside Raceway: Palace of Speed

by Dick Wallen

Riverside: Palace of Speed revives great memories of the extraordinary demanding Southern California championship road course that sadly closed in 1989 to make way for a shopping mall. Dick Wallen covers everything from the construction of the track in 1957, through late 1950s and early 1960s sports car racing, to NASCAR stock car racing, National Championship Indy car events and International contests such as the United Stated Grand Prix and the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix.

Legendary drivers like sports car racing's Phil Hill, Jimmy Clark and Mark Donohue, NASCAR's Junior Johnson, Richard Petty, and Dale Earnhardt, Indy Car racing's Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, A. J. Foyt and Rick Mears, and off-road racing's Mickey Thompson, Walker Evans and Roger Mears are all covered in this wide-ranging volume. Not forgotten are several seasons of drag races, most of them over a half-mile strip instead of the conventional quarter-mile.

Hard cover, 352 pages with over 1000 photographs.


Price: $140.00
Special: $50.00

Hard Driving Men: Images of Speed 1895-1960

by Dick Wallen

Hard Driving Men: Images of Speed 1895-1960 features original artwork and sensational full-page photographs of American racing from the earliest days before the turn of the 19th century to the later 1950s, with detailed captions.

With paintings by Peter Helck, Carlo Demand, Ralph Steele, Joe Henning, Michael Wright and Bob McCoy, plus 240 black and white photos, some very rare and autographed and the majority never published before, this book also includes a photo index of over 245 names, including Barney Oldfield, Ralph DePalma, Tommy Milton, Jimmy Murphy, Wilbur Shaw, Louie Meyer, Troy Ruttman, Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, and many more.  

Hard cover, 192 pages.

Price: $140.00
Special: $39.95

Roaring Roadsters: The Road to Indy

by Dick Wallen
with Foreword by A.J. Watson

Dick Wallen's acclaimed coffee-table volume covers the post-World War II years when young hot-rodders hopped up their street cars to go racing on oval tracks. As it quickly proved, this very popular California phenomenon produced wheel-to-wheel action and some of the most famous drivers in American racing history, including Indianapolis 500 winners Troy Ruttman, Rodger Ward and Parnelli Jones.

With a foreword by master mechanic A. J. Watson telling the full history of the roadsters, this book features over 800 black and white photographs, along with colorful artwork, programs and maps of the famous tracks.

Hard cover, 272 pages.

Price: $140.00
Special: $39.95

Seventies Championship Revolution

by Dick Wallen
with Foreword by Al Unser

Seventies Championship Revolution provides the exciting history of the nearly 150 American National Championship races run during the 1970s, when numerous chassis and engine makers struggled to find the right combination of power and downforce, as wings and aerodynamics became the key defining force in top-level racing.

Offering stories of races on ovals, road courses and street circuits, with over 500 color photos throughout the 240 pages, this book provides the full history of how American and foreign ingenuity adapted to the challenges of modern automotive competition.

Hard cover, 240 pages.


Price: $64.95
Special: $24.95
The History of the United Racing Club,
America ’s Oldest Sprint Car Organization

by Buzz Rose

Volume 2 of the History of United Racing Club (URC) from 1978-2006.

Forewords by URC champions Gary Gollub and Glenn Fitzcharles.

208 pages, hard bound, hundreds of black and white and color photos and another must-have for the dedicated sprint car fan.

Price: $59.95
Special: $24.95

The Rim Riders

by Buzz Rose

The history of the Central States Racing Association.

They were called the world’s fastest racing circuit. Witness the famous midwestern Hi Banks.

Ted Horn, Joie Chitwood, Tom Hinnershitz, Everett Saylor, Red Campbell, and Jim Wilburn were all CSRA stars.

Hard cover, 250 pages, 600 photos and articles.

S-951 with Supplement
Price: $74.95
Special: $34.95

S-951S Supplement Alone
Special Price: $5.00

Racers at Rest – the Checkered Flag

By Buzz Rose, Joe Heisler, Fred Chaparro,
and Jeff Sharpe

The most significant book ever written on open-wheel oval-track racing (including midgets, sprints, supermodifieds, roadsters, and Champ Cars).

A celebration of life to honor the nearly 1500 who perished while racing, from 1908 to 2008.

1000 photos and articles, 448 pp, high quality glossy paper, 9”x12”.

Now includes a 64-page supplement with important new information discovered since 2008 through extensive research.

V-1105 DVD
Holiday Special: $ 9.95

Tim Richmond, To the Limit - DVD

Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars – wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the Southern blue-collar, dirt-track racers who dominated NASCAR. He also was a flamboyant showman who basked in the attention of the media and fans – especially the attention of female admirers. Nevertheless, it was Richmond's on-track performances that ended up drawing comparisons to racing legends. And in 1986, when he won seven NASCAR races and finished third in the Winston Cup series points race, some believed he was on the verge of stardom.

But his freewheeling lifestyle soon caught up to him. He unexpectedly withdrew from the NASCAR racing circuit, reportedly suffering from double pneumonia. In reality, the diagnosis was much more dire: He had AIDS. Richmond returned to the track in 1987, but he was gone from the sport by the next year as his health deteriorated. He spent his final days as a recluse, dying on August 13, 1989 at the age of 34. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rory Karpf examines the life and tragic death of one of NASCAR's shooting stars.

Runtime 51 min.

Price: $16.95
Special $9.95


by Lew Boyd

Old Bridge Stadium in New Jersey and Nazareth Raceway in Pennsylvania were gritty but dramatic tracks that hosted the finest drivers from all over the Eastern Seaboard.

Amazing tales of Schneider, Flemke, Tasnady, the Reutimanns, Kelly, Frazee, Hildreth and many more.

Hundreds of pictures, most never before published.

The latest in our track book series.

Soft cover, 8 1/2" by 11",
220 pages, over 200 photos.

Price: $9.95
Special: $4.95

Martin & T.J.’s Race Car Repair

By Sue Kelly Hearn

Ages 4-8

Hold on tight! It's a racing adventure when Martin & T.J. are the only ones in the shop who know why the team's race car has stopped winning races. The pace picks up when these two clever mice take it upon themselves to repair the car in secret, but to their surprise they become stowaways on an unexpected trip to the speedway. Young race fans will be delighted to discover a tool search challenge at the back of the book.

Hard cover, 9¼” x 9¼”, 32 pages

Original Price: $27.50
(Soft Cover)
Special: $14.95


by Bob Gates

This is an inspiring but painfully tragic tale of Indy’s greatest driver and the two generations of his family following him to the famous “Brickyard”.

In 320 pages, packed with 260 photos (72 in color), the book covers this amazing American racing family from Vukie’s early post-war exploits to Bill III’s death in a sprint car in 1990.





Price: $39.95
Special: $29.95

Kurtis-Kraft Midget Genealogy Companion Edition, 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 Speed.”

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.


Original Price: $15.00
Special: $7.95

Tattersall – The Legend

By Ed Watson & Dennis Newlyn

The story of USAC Midget Champion Bob Tattersall and the legend he created 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,
56 pages of photos.



Price was: $19.95
Special: $14.95

— The Life and Times
of Bugs Stevens, three-time NASCAR
National Modified Champion

By Bones Bourcier

Modified fans everywhere know the legendary name Bugsy Stevens, and his amazing story has at last been told. Whether tooling around the tiny bull rings in Texas while in the service, or driving the famous NASCAR ovals nearer his Massachusetts home, or competing on the high banks of Daytona International, Bugsy Stevens did it all with the skill of a seasoned professional and the merriment of a Saturday night beer hall.

Stevens’ perspective is profound and touching, as he deals deeply with issues such as racing ethics, driving styles, track types, and even the deaths of so many of his buddies. Told to his friend Bones Bourcier, an internationally acclaimed motorsports journalist.

232 pages, over 150 photos

Price was: $16.95
Special: $9.95

Memories of Ed Flemke
Modified Racing’s Fastest Professor

Edited & annotated by
Bones Bourcier

Rivals, teammates, friends, and family members recall one of America’s most influential short-trackers, a man who won hundreds of features in modified racing’s glory days.

Contributors include NASCAR Cup winners Pete Hamilton and Ron Bouchard, legendary team owner Junie Donlavey, modified icons Gene Bergin and Bob Judkins, broadcaster/promoter Jack Arute, and many more!

Bones Bourcier is the author of acclaimed biographies on Tony Stewart, Richie Evans, and Bugsy Stevens; Steady Eddie promises to be another classic!

Soft cover, black and white photos,
256 pages

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Regular Price: $20.00
Special $15.00

The History of America's Speedways,
Past and Present

By Allan Brown

This 850 page, library quality book lists over 8,000 racing facilities that have existed since the first automobile. Besides data on active and defunct tracks from the famous to the obscure, there is information about various names, track sizes, surfaces and the years the tracks operated.

There are over 700 photos spread out through out the book, which covers dirt, paved, and wood tracks along with road courses and drag racing facilities. This is a fabulous resource for any serious racing enthusiast.

Soft Cover, 850 pages.


Price: $69.95
Special: $49.95


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.

Price: $14.95
Special: $4.95

WHERE STARS ARE BORN – Celebrating 25 Years of NASCAR Weekly Racing

by Paul Schaefer

The first book ever on the short track heroes who became NASCAR Weekly Series national champions – stars like Larry Phillips, the Kosiski brothers, and Ted Christopher, tracing their challenges and triumphs on dirt and asphalt ovals across the country.

Also includes a chapter listing the drivers voted by the media as the All-Time Top 25 drivers in Weekly Series history, including Richie Evans, who is still considered the greatest asphalt Modified driver in NASCAR history.

Stories, photos, and 25-year Top-10 race records for each region.

Soft cover, 176 pages, 100+ photos.

Price Was: $29.95
Special: $15.00
(Soft Cover)

A History of Oakland Stadium

By Tom Motter

Tom Mottor has written a captivating book replete with rare photos that bring Oakland Stadium’s rich history back to life. The chapters record the Stadium’s events featuring Big Cars, Sprints, Midgets, Roadsters, and Hardtops.

Soft cover, Smythe-sewn binding, with over 200 black and white photos.

Also available in hard cover.


Price Was: $44.95
Special: $24.50
(Hard Cover)

A History of the Oakland Speedway 1931-1941

By Tom Motter

The book covers the history of the Oakland Speedway, a one-mile, banked dirt track built in Oakland California in 1931. The track was the site of AAA National Championship races (Indy cars and stars) from 1931 until 1936 when the AAA pulled out of the West Coast. It was known as the "fastest dirt track in the Nation".

Chapters cover all races at the Speedway including Indy Cars, Big Cars, Stock Cars, Midgets, Roadsters and Motorcycles.

More than 200 beautiful black and white photos, most in full 8" x 10" size, many never before published!


Regular Price: $16.95
Special: $9.95


By Keith Herbst

Coastal 181 is extremely proud to have worked so closely with Keith Herbst to publish this title before he died in June 2009.  It is a beautiful hardcover book, painstakingly researched – a treasure trove of stories, stats and photos for any midget enthusiast. 

Keith Herbst chronicles The Daredevils—a unique breed of Eastern and Midwestern race car drivers who met regularly on the common ground of the Niagara Frontier to test their mettle.

Daredevils is a visual remembrance of the excitement and the thrills these drivers provided to record-breaking crowds of race fans in the turbulent 1940s and 1950s.

Hardcover, est. 250 pages with
over 400 photographs.

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