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A History of Auto Racing
in New England

Tales of Bristol
Motor Speedway

New England's Golden
Years of Racing: Their
History and a Glimpse
into the Future

Nazareth Speedway

All American Speedway

Holland International Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

Greenville-Pickens
Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

Stockton 99 Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

Portland International Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

Sportsman Park
Speedway

Long Ride on a
Short Track

Bowman Gray Stadium

Bristol Motor Speedway

The Milwaukee Modified
Era 1959-1973

100 YEARS OF
THE HIGH BANKS

Eldora Speedway:
The History of the Most Famous Dirt Short Track in America, 1954-2013

100 YEARS OF SPEED:
The Centennial History of Winchester Speedway,
1914-2013


The Historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix

Delaware Auto Racing

Maine Vintage Race Car Association: Tenth Anniversary 2002-2011

THE HOME OF HEROES:
Fifty Years of Racing at

Utica-Rome Speedway

SOUTHERN SUPERMODIFIEDS,
 Volume II

SOUTHERN SUPERMODIFIEDS
and Other Early Racers

Bowling Green
Stock Car Racing

Echoes of Valley Thunder:
Remembering Debo Park Motor Speedway

Blue Island’s
Raceway Park

50 YEARS:
OSWEGO SPEEDWAY INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC

SACRAMENTO
– Dirt Capital of the West

Thunder Road –
Fifty Years of Excitement

Florida Motorsports
Retrospective Pictorial

56 YEARS OF RACING – 1951-2007 – AND STILL WINNING

REBEL SPEEDWAY

PAVED TRACK  
DIRT TRACK

THE GHOSTS
OF JUNGLE PARK

Silent Speedways
of the Carolinas:
The Grand National
Histories of 29
Former Tracks

HOT CARS
COOL DRIVERS

A History of Oakland
Stadium - 1946-1955

A History of the Oakland Speedway - 1931-1941

Saugus Speedway
Scrapbook
Later Years: 1979-1995

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Price: $34.95
Available for pre-order now,
will ship in early December. Fantastic gift for the
history buff on your list!

A History of Auto Racing in New England

- A Project of the North East Motor Sports Museum

There has never been a book like this one, a carefully researched and written biography of automobile racing in New England.


A History of Auto Racing in New England celebrates the colorful past of racing cars in the six states on road courses, up mountains, along the ocean’s beaches, around dirt and paved ovals, and down strips of concrete and asphalt.

More than the cars, we have focused on the people who drove them and those who created the stages on which the drivers exhibited their courage and their skill. The early races that make up much of the book were profoundly dangerous; participation required abnormal courage. As we celebrate the winners, we mourn with the families and friends of those who paid racing’s ultimate price.

A few have become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams through New England racing. The majority have participated for the love of going fast, the joy of turning wrenches while looking for more speed or better handling or to hear the cheers of the crowd following a winning Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

Go inside this book’s covers to discover how racing in New England has made so many lives more thrilling and fulfilling – and in ways that could never happen again.

Proceeds benefit NEMSM.

Hard cover, 400+ B&W photos, 304 pages.



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Price: $19.95

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Tales of Bristol Motor Speedway

by David McGee


It is known as the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."

For fifty years and counting, Bristol Motor Speedway has been home to some of the most exciting moments in NASCAR, and the track's history is nearly as exciting as the legendary races it has held.

From humble beginnings, Bristol Motor Speedway grew to become one of the largest sporting coliseums in the world, with seating for 160,000.

Join author and veteran speedway insider David McGee as he goes behind the scenes to offer a collection of stories that will surprise even the most dedicated fans.

Packed with never-before-published photos from the entire history of the track, Tales of Bristol Motor Speedway is a book no racing fan should be without.

Soft cover, 16-page color photo insert, 144 pages.




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Price: $24.95

New England's Golden Years of Racing: Their History and a Glimpse into the Future

by W. Gauvin Barber


Can you imagine driving a 1,200-horsepower, 900-pound winged World of Outlaws Sprint Car, most of the time up on three wheels, kicking up dirt on every turn?

In New England's Golden Years of Racing, Barber brings the history of short-track racing to life even as he highlights the exciting future of this adrenaline-fueled sport. The book offers a detailed focus on Thompson Speedway, which has attracted many of racing's biggest names in the northeast to race on the 5/8 mile track including two of the greatest all-time NASCAR drivers, Richard Petty and David Pearson.

Barber also provides in-depth analysis of female race car drivers, past and present. Read about pioneer Louise Smith who couldn’t make it as a nurse, a beautician or a pilot but finally found her calling as a race car driver from 1949 through 1956. Become a fan of Shelly Perry, a modern race car driver who became Thompson Speedway s first female winner and the first female Weekly Track Champion. Barber shares these stories with the hope of inspiring just one more lady to join the ranks of short track racing at any level and to provide recognition to the fearless drivers and sponsors that make it all possible for future generations to enjoy and be a part of short track racing history.

Listen for the cheering from the stands, the soundtrack of dirt track New England stock car racing in its finest surroundings.

Soft cover, 200 pages, B&W and color photos.



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Price: $21.95

Nazareth Speedway

by Tracy L. Berger-Carmen


A pictorial history of the half-mile and 1 and 1/8th mile ovals that once pulsated in a tiny town in Pennsylvania with some of the finest oval-track cars in the East.

The book presents approximately 250 captioned images, moving from the days of horse racing and gambling in the early 1900s to the more upscale days a century later when Roger Penske presented USAC events on pavement.

The concentration certainly is on the dirt modifieds that ran on the gritty former horse track Sunday nights for promoter Jerry Fried for over 30 years.

Soft cover, 128 pages, B&W photos.








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All American Speedway

by Bill Poindexter

It began as a rodeo arena with bucking broncos entertaining an annual gathering for the Placer County Fair in Roseville, California, about 10 miles east of Sacramento. The rodeo grounds eventually gave way to a different kind of horsepower in 1955, when a dirt track was built.

The original Roseville Speedway later became All American Speedway. The surface was paved in 1972, and three years later, its signature race, the Rose Classic, was born.

Future NASCAR drivers Ernie Irvan, Mike Skinner and more visited the track. The Rose Classic went away in the early 1990s, but NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action lives on each year.

Soft cover, 128 pages.






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Price: $21.95

Holland International Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

by Tim Bennett and Larry Ott

With its rural farmlands, rolling landscape, locally owned businesses, and tranquil setting, Holland embodies small-town charm. Yet for 54 summers, since 1960, the quiet splendor is interrupted on many Saturday nights by a particular type of roar. It is Holland’s racing heritage, known to locals as “Thunder in the Hills.”

Over the track’s long history, many Holland area residents have worked or raced there or enjoyed the racing action as spectators. Holland International Speedway showcases the many cars, stars, officials, and other developments that make up the history of this beloved local track.

Holland International Speedway general manager Tim Bennett and the Buffalo News auto-racing columnist Larry Ott present a pictorial journey of Holland International Speedway. Bennett’s family owns the speedway, where he served in many capacities before becoming general manager at the age of 24. Ott has covered the speedway for the Buffalo News since 1985, after attending many races there in his younger days.

Soft cover, 128 pages.



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Greenville-Pickens Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

by Scott Keepfer

As the second-oldest NASCAR track still running weekly races, Greenville-Pickens has earned a unique niche in racing history.

In 1959, local driver David Pearson sped to a record 15 victories in one season, jump-starting a Hall of Fame career. As a young boy, Dale Earnhardt played in the infield while his father, Ralph, raced to the track championship in 1965.

In 1971, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” televised the first live, start-to-finish NASCAR race at Greenville-Pickens.

Many big names have competed here, but for every David Pearson and Richard Petty, there have been dozens of Donnie Bishops and Toby Porters: local favorites providing weekly thrills for a loyal fan base.

Soft cover, 128 pages.




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Price: $21.95


Stockton 99 Speedway
NASCAR Library Edition

by Bill Poindexter

Fans have seen it all in 64 years of racing at Stockton 99 Speedway. The quarter-mile bullring on the east side of this rowdy port city in Northern California has been the site for 44 divisions of racing, from the Jalopy division of the 1950s to the all-time quickest lap in speedway history, which was wheeled by Johnny Brazil, a legendary local lead foot whose hot laps in a Super Modified fire breather on the night of June 1, 1985, left a normally boisterous gathering hypnotized in jaw-dropping silence as the scoreboard logged quick time after quick time, finally dipping under 12 seconds before bottoming out at 11.899.

Stockton 99 has served as a stepping stone for future Daytona 500 champions (Ernie Irvan) and as a Saturday-night getaway for local hot shoes who saved their pennies just to keep their rods running for the one thing they loved to do on a Saturday night: race.

The old track flat-lined in 2006—at the age of 60, stricken by development—but was shocked back to life in 2009 and again is hosting races in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Soft cover, 128 pages.



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Price: $21.95

Portland International Raceway
NASCAR Library Edition

by Jeff Zurschmeide

In the months following Pearl Harbor, an area of swampy land north of Portland, Oregon, was transformed into shipyard housing, and within six months, Vanport became the fifth-largest city in Oregon. But in 1948, the Columbia River levees burst, and the entire town was washed away.

When the waters receded, only the streets of the town remained. Throughout the 1950s, these streets were known for clandestine racing. In the spring of 1961, the Portland Rose Festival Association and Cascade Sports Car Club decided to hold a sports car race on the old blacktop. The Rose Cup races established the viability of West Delta Park as a road racing circuit.

Over time, the track was improved and extended by the local racing community, and its name soon changed to Portland International Raceway (PIR). What followed was the development of the only major road racing circuit located inside the borders of a major American city.

Trans-Am, IMSA, CART, Champ Car, ALMS, and, of course, NASCAR have all raced at PIR, and the Rose Cup is going strong into its sixth decade.

Soft cover, 128 pages.



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Price: $24.95

Sportsman Park Speedway

b
y Ron Pollock

Covers the history of Sportsman Park Speedway, a quarter-mile dirt track located near Bedford, Ohio, which opened in 1937 with its first Midget auto race. Weekly Midget racing continued until 1950, when stock cars became popular. The stock cars ran weekly racing events on the dirt until the track was paved for the 1956 season. At the end of that
season, the Sportsman Park was sold and it became Northfield Park, a horse racing facility.

A few of the stars who competed weekly during the Midget years were Duane Carter, Al Bonnell, Ralph Pratt, Ronney Householder, and Paul Russo. When the stock cars became the weekly attraction, three-time NASCAR National Sportsman Champion Mike Klapak, Bob James, Dick Linder and others became
the new heroes.

Hard cover, 194 pages, over 440 B&W photos, many of which have never been previously published.

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Price: $29.95

Long Ride on a Short Track

By Ken Spooner

A revised and updated version of THE book on the rich history of stock car racing on Long Island, NY, at Riverhead, Freeport and Islip speedways.

Packed with interviews with drivers and their families, the book captures the glory days of competition among legends like Axel Anderson, Mousey Kempster, Fred Harbach, the Bruhnhoelzls, and Charlie Jarzombek.

Soft cover, new and larger photos, 176 pages











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Price: $21.95

Bowman Gray Stadium

by Richard Miller


With the sounds of engines roaring since 1949, Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR's oldest weekly race track. Named in honor of the former R.J. Reynolds CEO Bowman Gray, this quarter-mile track has been the host to many exciting racing moments. Bowman Gray Stadium showcases the rich history of many of the major racing dynasties, including members of the Petty, Earnhardt, and Allison families, and celebrates the races and traditions that have kept spectators and race fans coming week after week for over 50 years. Today, Bowman Gray Stadium's weekly racing tradition continues as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Author Richard Miller has been the chief scorer at Bowman Gray Stadium for over 10 years. He also acts as the official track historian for the "Madhouse" TV Series. Images for Bowman Gray Stadium have been culled from the archives of former stadium publicist Hank Schoolfield, various racing photographers, Forsyth County's public library, and track photographer Eric Hylton. Part of the official NASCAR Library Collection, this nostalgic volume brings race track history to life through extraordinary vintage images. From races run on dirt and clay to the paved speedways of today, discover the historic events, colorful characters, and memorable moments from America's legendary racing venues.

Soft cover, 128 pages.




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Price: $21.95

Bristol Motor Speedway

by David M. McGee and Sonya A. Haskins


When Bristol’s race track opened in 1961, tickets were often given away to fill the 18,000 seats. Over the years, Bristol Motor Speedway has grown to 160,000 seats and legendary status among race fans. There is a fascination with the unforgettable moments that take place at the track, including rivalries that are hard to miss when fans can watch all the action around the half-mile track no matter where they are seated.

Author Sonya A. Haskins, author of Images of America books Johnson City, Jonesborough, Bristol, and Soddy-Daisy, teams up with veteran journalist David M. McGee to produce the most complete pictorial history ever compiled about the Bristol Motor Speedway. McGee began writing about auto racing as a teenager and has been involved in different levels of the sport for 35 years. In addition to working as a reporter for the Bristol Herald Courier, McGee has served as a member of Bristol Motor Speedway’s public address team since 1998.

Soft cover, 128 pages.




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Price: $29.95

The Milwaukee Modified Era 1959-1973

by Fr. Dale Grubba


In the late 1950s and throughout the ‘60s, the greatest short track auto racing in Wisconsin was to be found in the Milwaukee area on quarter-mile dirt bullrings. Drivers like Miles “the Mouse” Melius, Kenny “Tweety Bird” Tlougan, Billy “the Cat” Johnson, Jr., Aaron “Snagglepuss” Solsrud, Etchie “The Flying Grandpa” Biertzer, Don “The Duck” Schuppel, and Fuzzy “the Hound” Fassbender matched wits throughout the summer at Hales Corners, Cedarburg, Slinger, Beaver Dam, and State Fair Park.

Father Dale Grubba has covered Wisconsin racing as fan, writer, photographer and spiritual advisor since 1963. An award-winning author of numerous books and articles on racing, his latest, The Milwaukee Modified Era 1959 – 1973, chronicles the era of Milwaukee modified racing and the Milwaukee Stock Car Club at its peak.

Soft cover, 472 pages, 210 B&W photos.




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Price: $15.00

100 YEARS OF THE HIGH BANKS

Souvenir Edition Racing Program – 1910- 2010

Features 84 pages of the history of the Belleville High Banks speedway in Kansas, recorded in the words of the drivers, car owners, officials, photographers, writers, and families who have experienced the aura of Belleville. Plus, you'll see the memories from big cars, midgets, sprints, stocks, mods, late models, tractors, and horses!

Soft cover, 84 pages.
















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Price: $24.95

Eldora Speedway: The History of the Most Famous Dirt Short Track in America, 1954-2013

by Bill Holder

This book covers the exciting six-decade history of Eldora Speedway, a national leader in both stock cars and open wheel machines. With the stock cars, the track has hosted ARCA, ALMS, UMP, USAC, STARS, and FASTRAK series. For open wheel cars, it's been USAC, WoO, All-Stars, ASCS, NRA, and CRA.

Longtime owner Earl Baltes headed the track for a half-century, and his promotion skills made the track first class. Eldora was the first Dirt Late Model big track to run the World 100 and later the Dream. Baltes also promoted the unforgettable Eldora Million race. Baltes did the same for sprint cars with the Kings Royal, USAC Four Crown Nationals and Historical Big one. He did things that other promoters wouldn't have dared to undertake.

In the mid-2000s, Tony Stewart took the reins and big things continued. His Prelude event invited NASCAR drivers to come and compete at his track and proved a huge success.

The book includes remembrances of Eldora by such notables as Donnie Moran, Johnny Rutherford, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Jack Hewitt, Jeff Gordon, Larry Moore, Parnelli Jones, and of course, Tony Stewart and Earl Baltes.

Soft cover, 128 pages, 400+ B&W photos, appendix of race winners.



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Price: $24.95

100 YEARS OF SPEED: The Centennial History of Winchester Speedway, 1914-2013

By Bill Holder


For race drivers over the decades, Winchester Speedway has stood for high speeds and danger, its awesome high banks decimating fields of race cars and taking many lives. Most of the great drivers of the 20th and into the 21st century have raced at the Hoosier State facility in a variety of classes of cars. There are the open-wheel legends like Roger McCluskey, Jeff Gordon, Tom Bigelow, Tony Stewart, Duane Carter Sr., Duke Nalon, Mike Nazaruk, Sonny Ates, Ted Horn, Troy Ruttman, Rollie Beale, Eddie Sachs, Don Branson, Jud Larson, Johnny Rutherford, A.J. Foyt, Red Renner, Tom Bigelow, Pat O’Connor, Troy Ruttman, Pancho Carter, Mel Kenyon, Gary Bettenhausen, Mauri Rose, Spider Web, Wilbur Shaw, Mel Kenyon, and so many others.

But stock car racing has also seen its stars at the venerable track: Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, Allen Kulwicki, Larry Moore, Dick Trickle, Kyle Busch, Frank Kimmel, Jack Bowsher, Butch Miller, Mike Cope, Harry Gant, Ted Musgrave, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Kenny Wallace, Terry Labonte, Bob Senneker, Randy Sweet, Ken Schrader, and on and on.

Winchester Speedway will celebrate its hundredth anniversary in 2013. Still the holy grail of short tracks, this is the definitive story of Winchester and the racers who made it a legend.

Soft cover, 128 pp, 500+ B&W images.



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Price: $21.95

The Historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix

by Larry Upton, Judy McDonald, The Stock Car Racing Association


Phoenix’s Manzanita Speedway, the last of the big dirt tracks located near the central corridor of a major metropolitan area, is now gone. The track opened in the early 1950s when Jack Holloway, president of the Arizona Jalopy Racing Association, along with Avery Doyle and Gene Gunn, set about convincing Rudy Everett and Larry Meskimen to convert their unprofitable dog-racing operation into a quarter-mile dirt track.

On August 25, 1951, Everett and Meskimen beamed with excitement as Manzy opened to an overflowing crowd. They had tapped into America’s post–World War II craze for automobiles and found their own Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in the process.

Manzanita Speedway dominated dirt-track racing in Phoenix and was heralded as one of the top five dirt tracks in the United States. Manzy became an integral part of the racing culture in Phoenix, and its sale and closure in 2009 created a sense of lingering disappointment.

Soft cover, 128 pages.




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Price: $21.95


Delaware Auto Racing

by Chad Culver and Wayne Culver

The First State of Delaware has a legendary history of automobile racing. Since the first racers roared down the dusty Delaware State Fairgrounds track in 1915 at Wawaset Park, Wilmington, Delaware, auto racing has thrilled capacity crowds all over the state. “Delaware Auto Racing” documents and explores the tracks, cars, and people that made racing what it is today.

The history of racing can be seen in historic photographs from the legendary dirt tracks, like Delmar and Georgetown Speedways, to the high-banked turns of Delaware’s NASCAR track—Dover Downs. Rare images have been collected from drivers, car owners, fans, and historians to provide an insightful look into auto racing in Delaware. Many of the historic photographs have never been published.

Father-and-son team Wayne and Chad Culver are lifelong racing enthusiasts and collectors. Wayne Culver is a retired Delaware native whose love of racing began as a child growing up in the shadow of the many dirt tracks in Sussex County. His enthusiasm has been passed down to his son. Chad Culver is a teacher and collector of vintage race cars and memorabilia.


Soft cover, 128 pages.



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Price: $11.95

Maine Vintage Race Car Association: Tenth Anniversary 2002-2011

Ten Years of Preserving and Reliving Motorsports History in Maine


Marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the MVRCA, this pictorial is a fascinating history of auto racing in Maine. The books includes articles by members tracing the development and growth of the Club and its racing legacy.

Among many photos, the book includes a special 10-page color section, “Presenting the Vintage Race Cars of the MVRCA,” that shows 80 cars in a range of classes that raced at tracks across the state over the years.


Soft Cover, 92 pages.








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THE HOME OF HEROES:
Fifty Years of Racing at Utica-Rome Speedway
by Bones Bourcier


Few short tracks in the Northeast – or anywhere, for that matter – can lay claim to having hosted as many top-level drivers as New York’s Utica-Rome Speedway. Because it operated as a high-profile NASCAR asphalt oval before becoming one of the region’s premier dirt tracks, Utica-Rome has welcomed, at one time or another, just about every racer of significance in the eastern United States, no matter their surface of preference.

They’ve all competed here … from Rene Charland, champion in the track’s first season, to Stewart Friesen, champion in its 50th … from Lou Lazzaro to Pat Ward … from Steady Eddie Flemke to Dave Lape … from Geoff Bodine to Jack Johnson … from Jerry Cook to Paul Jensen … from Richie Evans to Dale Planck … Utica-Rome Speedway has truly been the home of heroes.

But the track’s history has not been a long, smooth patch of road. Between Joe Lesik, who opened Utica-Rome in 1961, and Gene Cole, under whose current reign the speedway has flourished, came a number of ownership and management teams. Some prospered, others slipped and hit the wall. But through it all, the speedway along Route 5 in Vernon has survived, and racing is better for that.

Beautifully written and heavily illustrated, this Limited Edition is a collector’s item!

Hard cover, 400 pp, 500 B&W and color photos.




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Southern Supermodifieds, Volume II

by Gerald Hodges

Southern Supermodifieds, Volume II is a follow-up to the highly successful Volume I. It features chapters on some of the hardest-racing drivers that ever sat behind the wheel of a supermodified or early race car, including Jan Opperman; Chuck Amati; Johnny Benson Sr.; Bobby Ward, “The Arkansas Traveler;” Charlie Mincey; Eddie McDonald Sr.; Tommy Noblin; and Victor Oliver Geisen. There are special chapters on Rex White, the 1960 NASCAR Champion; Raymond Parks, “The Godfather of Racing;” and Smokey Yunick, along with an in-depth history of Gulf Coast racing, including “Fats” Harvison, “The Dean of Southern Racing Announcers.”

Racing history from the 1950s,’60s, and ’70s is brought back to life in the 304 pages and 207 photographs, some of which have never been published before. It also includes an index of 394 names. Gerald Hodges/the Racing Reporter draws from taped interviews, photographs from his own collection, plus others from private collections, and his personal experiences as a supermodified owner to help the reader relive the emotions and excitement of this golden period.

Soft cover.

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 Regular Price: $29.95

SOUTHERN SUPERMODIFIEDS
and Other Early Racers


by Gerald Hodges

Veteran syndicated racing journalist and former supermodified owner Gerald Hodges refers to his book as the “reference bible for early Southern racers.” Stories from tracks such as Mobile, Five Flags, Gulf Coast, Speedbowl, Lakeview and Boyd’s – and of hot shoes like Armond Holley, Rat Lane, Wayne Niedecken, Red Farmer, Rod Perry, and Hooker Hood fill the book.

A must read for any supermodified enthusiast. Cool period photography too.

Soft cover, 320 pp, 309 B&W photos.

 

 

 



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Bowling Green Stock Car Racing

by Larry Upton & Jonathan Jeffrey

Bowling Green became the city of speed immediately after World War II, as America began its love affair with the automobile. Stock car racing took the city by storm in its inaugural season of 1951, drawing crowds of up to 7,000 in a city of only 18,000.

Soon thereafter, the city attracted the Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant followed by the National Corvette Museum.

Images of Sports: Bowling Green Stock Car Racing documents the history of stock car racing in Bowling Green and the emergence of the raceway at Beech Bend Park.

Soft cover, 128 pages.

 

 





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Echoes of Valley Thunder:
Remembering Debo Park Motor Speedway


by Rick Yocum


Relives the history of a quarter-mile dirt oval that was tucked along the Ohio River near the small village of Rayland, Ohio. From 1950 through 1965 race fans from a three-state area made the trek to Debo Speedway on Saturday nights to watch their favorite drivers compete in a variety of racing machines, from pre-war coupes referred to as “jalopies” or “sportsman” cars, to ground-shaking fuel-injected supermodifieds.

Meet the men who piloted these machines and hear, in their own words, what it was like to participate “back in the day.” Several of the competitors, like Larry Dickson and Bobby Adamson, went on to long and highly successful racing careers. Author Rick Yocum captures the character – and characters – of this long-ago era throughout 188 pages, highlighted by more than 90 photos and illustrations, many from never-before-shared family collections.

Soft cover, 188 pages, 90 photos and illustrations.



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Blue Island’s Raceway Park

by Stan Kawalsinski and Samuel Beck


On September 24, 1938, Raceway Park officially opened its doors, and the track remained open for over 60 years. The first race was won by Harry McQuinn, who went on to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and become the chief pit steward of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In 1948, Raceway Park added stock car races to its regular program, and the track became a popular entertainment venue throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s as thousands of Chicagoans filled the stands.

The track held its last race in 2000 and was torn down the following year. Although Raceway Park is now a part of history, the "World's Busiest Track" is still in the hearts and minds of many Chicagoland race fans.

Soft cover, 128 pages.



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Price Was: $50.00
SuperSpecial: $29.95

50 Years: Oswego Speedway
International Classic

by George Caruso Jr.,
with Carol D. Haynes


This 400-page hard bound book relives all 50 Oswego Speedway International Classics, including Sept. 3 2006, the oldest, most prestigious supermodified race in the country.

Hundreds and hundreds of black and white photos plus 32 pages of full color Classic memories.

A must for any collector!

Hard cover.








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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.

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Price: $9.95

Thunder Road - Fifty Years of Exceitement

by Justin St. Louis and Dave Moody

Thunder Road – Fifty Years of Excitement celebrates the 50th season of the famous Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont. The book is an 88-page pictorial that details the history of the track and the colorful personalities who have contributed to a half-century of memories at Thunder Road, recognized nationwide for its success and longevity.

Over 250 black-and-white and full-color photographs illustrate important moments since the track’s opening in 1960. Included are stories of legendary Thunder Road racers Ronnie Marvin, Johnny Gammell, Chester T. Wood, Dave Dion, Robbie Crouch, the Dragon family, and more, and recaps of every division of racing from the rag-tag 1960s Sportsman Coupes to the sleek Late Models of the 2000s. The book also includes an up-to-date list of the track’s all-time race winners.

Soft cover.

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 Price: $39.95

Florida Motorsports
Retrospective Pictorial


By Eddie Roche

Eddie Roche, ISC’s historian, put together an incredible pictorial of Florida racing history from the 1930s to the present day (2002).

It includes over 825 drivers and 1350 photos on good, glossy stock. There are images of every kind of race car imaginable, still shots and action – coupes, late models, modifieds, and the infamous “skeeter” cars. Also includes great shots of drivers from the North who visited Florida tracks during the off season.

Soft Cover, 208 pages, b&w photography.

 

 

 

 


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 Price: $24.95

56 YEARS OF RACING – 1951-2007
– AND STILL WINNING


By Harold Smith

Harold Smith of Bassett, VA, has self-published this personal and informal record of his life’s path, including time in the service, running a drag strip in the late 1950s, working on the famous Mason’s Garage modifieds in the ‘60s, and building/crewing some 50 cars over the next three decades under the banner of Harold Smith Racing.

The book is gritty and unedited, but there are loads of anecdotes describing the colorful racing people Smith met along the way. The book includes hundreds of photos, some color, including images of guys like Carl Burris, Perk Brown, and Paul Radford.

56 YEARS is for the serious racing historian, not for the casual reader.

276 pages, photography throughout.




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 Price: $16.00

REBEL SPEEDWAY

by Mark Osborne

A highly unusual, captivating, “down home” book capturing the history of Sumter (SC) Speedway from 1957 through 1976.  

It’s illustrated with both black and white photography and many original paintings of people and cars on the dirt.  

There were Tom Terrific, HC Pritchard, Ralph Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, and all manner of old time broadsliders in both coupes and late models.

Soft cover, 142 pages     

 

 

 

      

S-816 
Price: $23.95
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PAVED TRACK  
  DIRT TRACK



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.
 

S-829
Price: $35.00

Silent Speedways of the Carolinas: The Grand National Histories of 29 Former Tracks

by Perry Allen Wood

This is the story of every racetrack in North and South Carolina that held at least one big time race through 1971, but is no longer used for auto racing. Seven are one-race wonders, while others are as much racing legends as the sport’s past champions.

Chapters cover each track’s big time history, from early background through its racing years to its current status. Included are the thrilling tales of the personalities and machines that shaped NASCAR’s early days. Statistics chart every track’s past winners, records, and wins by make.

Nearly 150 photographs give the reader a virtual tour of speedways that are often inaccessible or nonexistent.

Soft cover, 7”x 10”, 398 pages, 140 photos. 

S-229
Price: $23.95
 

Hot Cars
Cool Drivers



By Lew Boyd

Hot Cars Cool Drivers is the story of three great Massachusetts speedways, Norwood, Westboro, and The Pines. With four hundred photographs and scores of interviews with the Northeast’s most colorful competitors, the book chronicles the amazing rise and fall of the midgets and then the stock cars.

If you ever attended a race in Massachusetts or if you are serious about understanding the evolution of racing, this book is an absolute must!

Soft cover, 240 pages,
400+ black & white photos.

S-109
Price Was: $29.95
Now Reduced: $15.00
(Soft Cover)
 

A History of Oakland Stadium
1946-1955


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.

 

S-134
Price Was: $29.95
Now Reduced: $15.00
(Soft Cover)
 

S-134-1
Price Was: $44.95
Now Reduced: $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!




 

 




S-119
Price: $39.95
 

Saugus Speedway Scrapbook
Later Years: 1979-1995


By Harold Osmer & Lyn Pherigo

This book will stir the memories and stories of all who ever raced the place. Whether a fan, driver, or race official, the hundreds of photos and comprehensive stats in this book will take you back to “The Super Track” and “LA’s Place to Race.” All divisions shown. All main event winners listed. Season standings for each division listed.

Hard cover, 288 pages