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Finding the Groove:
Racing Legends
Reveal Their
Secrets to Speed

Ken Miles

Auto Racing, I Gave
You the Best Years
of My Life

THE CELLINI OF CHROME

BULLITT: The Cars
and People Behind
Steve McQueen

The Cars of
Vel Miletich and
Parnelli Jones

PRESS ON
REGARDLESS

Mickey Thompson:
The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in
His Own Words


Ford vs Ferrari -
The Battle for
Supremacy
at Le Mans 1966


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

RAPID RESPONSE

CRASH! From Senna
To Earnhardt

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How the HANS Device Helped Save Racing


My Greatest Defeat: Stories of hardship and hope from motor racing’s finest heroes

I LOVE TO MAKE THE DIRT FLY

The Devil's Disciples,
Vol. II

Legacy of Justice: An American Family Story

HOT SHOE!
A Checkered Past:
My Story

Enzo Ferrari:
Power, Politics, and
the Making of an
Automotive Empire

THE SAGA OF
ROTTEN RED

The Don Edmunds Story

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

LINDA VAUGHN
 The First Lady of Motorsports

Penske’s Maestro:
Karl Kainhofer and the History of Penske Racing

FOYT, ANDRETTI, PETTY
America’s Racing Trinity

RAY CRAWFORD
- Speed Merchant

DAVID KIMBLE’S CUTAWAYS
Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art

A History of Auto Racing
in New England

As a matter of fact, I am
PARNELLI JONES

Swamp Yankee:
The Racing Life  of

Jim Jorgensen

FAST COMPANY
 – Six Decades of Racers. Rascals, and Rods

THE LAST LAP: JIMMY MOSTELLER
 - 60 Years of Precious Memories

Let ‘Em All Go!
Chris Economaki


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SAM’S SCRAPBOOK
My Motorsports Memories

by Sam Posey with John Posey

Sam Posey raced a huge variety of sports cars, saloons and open-wheel machines in numerous racing arenas - Can-Am, USRRC, Trans-Am, IMSA, Indy, NASCAR, Formula 5000 and Formula 1 - against rivals and friends such as George Follmer, Parnelli Jones, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Dan Gurney, David Hobbs and Brian Redman.

Sam’s Scrapbook
gives a first-hand account of a romantic era in racing, through pictures no one has seen and stories no one has heard. Running alongside the images, Posey's commentary is fascinating and thoughtful, and in turns both amusing and emotional.

This is an unusual and engaging memoir by one of America’s best-loved racing heroes and will appeal to all motorsports enthusiasts.

Hard cover, 160 pp. 250 B&W photos.



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Finding the Groove: Racing Legends Reveal Their Secrets to Speed

by Hal Higdon

Finding the Groove features enlightening interviews with 27 leading drivers of the 1970s. From NASCAR and Indy all the way to drag and street racing, author Hal Higdon explores American racing in all its forms.

In each chapter, Higdon asks the drivers: "How do you go fast around a racetrack?" Find out how "The King" Richard Petty collected a record number of poles and top ten finishes and how Mario Andretti's mastery over the "groove" made him one of the sport's most legendary drivers.

Learn from Mark Donohue, Al and Bobby Unser, Bobby Allison, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, and others on where to pinpoint that sweet spot on the track in this throwback edition of Finding the Groove.

Soft cover, 300 pages.

 

 

 



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Ken Miles

by Art Evans

Ken Miles follows the racer's life from the early days in England to his tragic death at Riverside Raceway in 1966. The book format is somewhat different from others. It is essentially a scrapbook.

More than 130 photographs are included. Many are from private collections and have never before been published. A fascinating feature is remembrances written by some who knew Miles best, like Carroll Shelby, Augie Pabst, John Morton, Bill Pollack and Ken's son, Peter. Miles himself was an accomplished writer and a few articles he wrote are reprinted. 

The book starts off with a complete chronology from birth to death and ends with the eulogy delivered by the author's father and a never-before assembled race record.

Miles second-place finish at the 1966 Le Mans was mired in controversy. This book goes some distance toward clarification.

Interspersed throughout are articles from period publications. The scrapbook is held together with text by the author, a close friend of Miles and his family.

Soft cover, 126 pages.



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Auto Racing, I Gave You the Best Years
of My Life

by Joyce Standridge


Award-winning auto-racing columnist Joyce Standridge has spent nearly 40 years chronicling life as a racing fan, driver’s wife, car owner and track employee, as well as journalist.

Based on hundreds of columns in national magazines, Joyce takes you on a rollicking ramble to share many laughs—and a few tears.

Soft cover, 238 pages, 273 B&W photos from the author’s personal collection.











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THE CELLINI OF CHROME:
The Story of George W. Walker / Ford Motor Company’s First Vice President of Design
,

by Henry Dominguez.

Henry Dominguez’s newest book, The Cellini of Chrome, introduces the surprisingly unknown but truly fascinating career of George Walker, the Ford Company’s first full Vice President of Styling. In the same flamboyant vein as other design greats such as Harley Earl, Gordon Buerig, Vergil Exner, Raymond Loewy and William “Bill” Mitchell, Walker developed the standard for key Ford Motor Company Products for the 1950s and ‘60’s. Beginning with the enormous success of the 1949 Ford, George became the catalyst for the iconic appearance of Ford, Mercury and Lincoln models, elevating Henry’s company to one of the all-around best-selling Automotive operations in the World.

With a personal history anything but bland, his elegant style of dress, appeal to attractive women, signature winning smile, and willingness go toe to toe with industry giants such as Henry Ford II (“The Deuce”) and other top executives, Walker made himself a key figure in the highly competitive environment of mid-20th Century automotive design. His story is a must for any automotive enthusiast looking for an inside view of how the stylistic character of Ford products was created by Walker and his associates.

384 pp.



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BULLITT: The Cars and People Behind Steve McQueen

by Matt Stone

Foreward by Chad McQueen

A complete behind-the-scenes view of arguably the most iconic automotive movie, car, and scene in history.

Shot entirely on location in San Francisco in 1968, the movie not only features the historic chase but also many outdoor scenes filled with cars and architecture of the period, filmed in crisp clear color.

The fifth-highest-grossing film for 1968, it was well-received by critics, and the chase scene won an Oscar for editing.

Hard cover, 192 pp., 300+ color/B&W photos.










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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.



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The Story of America’s Longest, Oldest, and Meanest Road Rally

By Andrew Layton

Foreword by 11-time national rally champion John Buffum

In 1949, the Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America staged a genteel cross-country run for foreign-make autos. They called it the Press On Regardless Rally, an homage to the Royal Air Force fliers of World War II who heeded Winston Churchill’s advice to “never give in.”

Through the hearty grassroots efforts of the Detroit Region SCCA, the POR was elevated to an international event in 1970, drawing the biggest names in rally motorsports from around the world. In 1973 and 1974, the POR rocketed to the pinnacle of the sport as the first World Rally Championship round ever held in the U.S. In the years since, the POR has survived the ebb and flow of catastrophe, triumph, and tragedy; enduring as the oldest continually held auto rally in America.

This is the complete story of the POR’s first 70 years and its core cadre of Motor City rallyists who have kept pressing on toward a dream–regardless.

Hard cover, 240 full-color pages (with more than 150 photos).



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Mickey Thompson: The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in His Own Words

by Tom Madigan

Mickey Thompson offers a now-impossible (Thompson and his wife were murdered in 1988) first-person telling of the legendary racer and motorsport impresario's high-speed life, from his earliest days through the height of his competition exploits on drag strips, at Bonneville, the Indy 500, Baja, and more--complemented by some 200 rare images culled from family archives, the NHRA museum, and the collections of friends and fellow racers.

Four decades after his tragic death, Mickey Thompson's name and accomplishments remain legendary among motorsports and automotive enthusiasts. Thompson did it all on four wheels: land-speed racing, drag racing, off-road, NASCAR, Indianapolis...anything involving speed. Armed with a restless mind and a keen business sense, Thompson moved from success to success.

In the early 1970s, motorsports writer (and former drag racer) Tom Madigan and Thompson embarked on a project to write the latter's autobiography. After two years, extensive interviews, and a near-finished manuscript the whole enterprise fell apart for a number of reasons. Type-written sheets, neatly stacked, were boxed, stored, and mostly forgotten. Mickey Thompson: The Untold Story of the Original Speed King is that never-published work--an amazing biographical artifact from what many consider the golden age of automotive racing.

Hard cover, 240 pages.




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Ford vs Ferrari - The Battle for
Supremacy at Le Mans 1966

by John Starkey

What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head to head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid ’60s?

This is the story of an immovable force coming up against the stubbornness of an unmovable object—that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced less than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn’t going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company.

The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world … and one in particular: Le Mans ’66. 

Soft cover, 128 pages, heavily illustrated with color and B&W photos.




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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.



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RAPID RESPONSE
- My inside story as a motor racing life-saver

 by Dr. Stephen Olvey


Originally published to great acclaim in 2006, Dr. Stephen Olvey’s memoir
Rapid Response makes a long-awaited return to print - complete with new text and an afterword by Dario Franchitti - at the same time as the release of a documentary feature film of the same title.

This book is the compelling story of the author’s often tragic, sometimes funny, and frequently frustrating journey through the volatile world of professional motorsports.

Along the way, he introduces many of the characters - geniuses, good guys, bad guys - that he has encountered during his quest to save lives and make motorsports safer. 

  • Among the racing legends with whom Dr. Olvey has worked—and who have their places in this book—are Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, A.J. Foyt, Graham Hill, Nigel Mansell, Rick Mears and Al Unser Jr.
  • Dr. Olvey attended his first race, the 1955 Indianapolis 500, at the impressionable age of 11, and saw his favorite driver, Bill Vukovich, killed in a fiery crash while leading
  • He began working at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway while attending medical school, making his first professional appearance there in 1966, when his first on-track rescue involved Graham Hill in his rookie year.
  • Dr. Olvey organized the first traveling medical team in motorsports and was eventually joined by long-time colleague and friend, Dr. Terry Trammell
  • Continuing to work together over several decades, Dr. Olvey and Dr. Trammell have used their study of the cause and effect of racing crashes and injuries to make significant advances in safety, with many lives saved and serious injuries avoided
  • The writer of the foreword is Alex Zanardi, whose life Dr. Olvey helped to save after a violent accident in Germany in 2001, and who subsequently returned not only to motorsports, but also to handcycling, becoming a three-time Paralympic gold medalist.

Hard cover, 312 pages, B&W and color photos. 



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CRASH! From Senna To Earnhardt
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How the HANS Device Helped Save Racing

by Jonathan Ingram
with Dr. Robert Hubbard
and Jim Downing

The 20-year struggle by Dr. Hubbard and Jim Downing to gain universal acceptance for their life-saving HANS Device - now in use by over 275,000 competitors worldwide - is an amazing tale of family, genius, perseverance, tragedy and triumph.

It tells how the world’s leading auto-racing series shouldered the task of saving their driving heroes - and a sport.

Hard cover, 192 pp., 60+ color/B&W photos & illustrations.

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My Greatest Defeat: Stories of hardship and hope from motor racing’s finest heroes

by Will Buxton
artwork by Giuseppe Camuncoli

A collection of honest and revealing insights into 20 of the greatest living racing drivers, legends of the worlds of Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, Le Mans and Rally. Interviews conducted specially for this book are with Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Dario Franchitti, Jeff Gordon, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Jimmie Johnson, Tom Kristensen, Niki Lauda, Sebastien Loeb, Felipe Massa, Rick Mears, Emanuele Pirro, Alain Prost, Carlos Sainz, Jackie Stewart, Bobby Unser, Ari Vatanen and Alex Zanardi. Here are five highlights…

  • Dario Franchitti — The IndyCar champion talks of the deaths of the friends that book-ended his career in racing, the heartbreak that each caused and the aftermath of accidents that affected the physical functioning of his brain.
  • Jeff Gordon — One of the all-time NASCAR greats, he looks back on his many championships, admitting that today he cannot view a single one with anything but regret as family relationships were soured and stretched to the breaking point.
  • Jimmie Johnson — One of the greatest stock car drivers in history, Johnson was at one time considered a reckless outcast. He reflects on the little-known crash that almost killed him and changed his mindset forever.
  • Niki Lauda — A racer who needs no introduction, Niki Lauda discusses the loss of one of his aircraft over Thailand in which all on board were killed; for eight months he fought to clear the name of his pilots and change aircraft safety forever.
  • Alex Zanardi — In a deep and revealing conversation, the Paralympic gold medalist, who lost both legs in an IndyCar accident, discusses how we decipher between our passion and our ambition and how childhood dreams affect our adult decisions.

Striking portrait artworks come from a revered artist in modern comic book design, Giuseppe ‘Cammo’ Camuncoli, who is renowned for the dark, brooding style that has seen him become a staple in the Vertigo, DC and Marvel stables.

Hard cover, 336 pages, S-1620 $29.95



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I LOVE TO MAKE THE 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.



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The “Devils Disciples” of the early rough tracks were men and a few women who aligned themselves with the dark side of life during the formative years of racing (1904-1930). Many of them poured their heart, body, and soul into the new sport of automobile racing. Most envisioned their destiny filled with fame, wealth, and glory.  It's as if a dark power motivated them. 

Barney Oldfield, Eddie Rickenbacker, Wilbur Shaw, and a few others defied death and soared to great heights. A small minority lived out their lives in an uneventful manner. Many never got the opportunity to live life to its fullest: Their passion brought them brief glory, but they were unable to imagine the danger that lurked in the shadows. Did some drivers sell their soul? If so, was payment demanded in return for the fame?

These true-to-life stories focus on early drivers, racing environments and tracks before the automobile makers moved in.


The Devil's Disciples, Vol. II

by Gerald Hodges

Driver profiles include:  Board Tracks of The Golden Era; Louis Chevrolet; Earl Cooper; Rajo Jack; Frank Lockhart; Elfrieda Hellman; Johnny Mais; Louis Meyer; Eva Mudge; Jimmy Murphy; Milton & Murphy Saga; Eddie Rickenbacker; George Roberson; Wilbur Shaw; George Souders. 

Soft cover, 250 pages, 106 vintage photographs. 



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Legacy of Justice: An American Family Story

by Tom Madigan with Ed Justice Jr.

When the Justice brothers were growing up in rural Kansas, the automobile was in its infancy. There had been just a few more than 20 Indianapolis 500s and formal stock car racing and drag racing did not exist. Most of the roads across the U.S. were still dirt. Zeke Justice was the first employee at Kurtis-Kraft, with his brother Ed joining after being discharged from the Air Force after World War II. The Justice Brothers were the first multi-car product sponsors in NASCAR, starting even before the formal organization of the sanctioning body.

This is the complete behind-the-scenes Justice family history, covering 100 years and taking the reader into the very beginnings of the legendary Kurtis-Kraft race shop, NASCAR stock car racing and more.

Legacy of Justice documents the brothers’ Indy 500 history, which has covered 73 of the 102 races run to date, including their victory in 1950 with Frank Kurtis and Johnnie Parsons. That same year they would claim victory in the first Southern 500 with Johnny Mantz. This victory would make history as the first 500-mile NASCAR race and also the first NASCAR race on pavement.

The book includes first-person interviews with automotive and racing icons and a foreword by Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones, both longtime family friends.

Hard cover coffee-table book, 496 pages and over 540 photographs, both color and black & white, many never seen before, from the personal family archives.



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HOT SHOE! A Checkered Past: My Story

by Gary Balough with Bones Bourcier

Gary Balough streaked across the racing sky like a comet, hot and fiery, blazing through several categories of motorsports. He won in everything he drove – Late Models, Modifieds, superspeedway Late Model Sportsman cars, you name it – and stood in victory lanes from Florida to New York, Pennsylvania to Texas, and at historic venues like the Nashville Fairgrounds and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

But when that comet flamed out, Balough’s world went notoriously dark. Now, he sheds some light. Brash, bold, and honest, “HOT SHOE” is Gary’s story, told in his own words. Balough the author is as aggressive as Balough the racer, charging hard and never shy. It’s a gripping ride.

Soft cover, 272 pages, 144 B&W and color photos.

 

 



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Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the
Making of an Automotive Empire

by Luca Dal Monte

This is truly the definitive biography of Enzo Ferrari, one that makes previous accounts obsolete. Its depth, scale, and detail make it essential reading for automotive and motorsport enthusiasts. But other readers will be drawn to a sweeping story of Italian life, business, and culture during the 20th century.

Drawing on years of original research conducted in Italy and abroad, author and Ferrari insider, Luca Dal Monte, uncovers a wealth of new facts about Enzo's origins, ambitions, business practices, and private life. The book revisits all the highlights of Ferrari's rise to greatness: his driving career in the 1920s; his management of racing teams for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s; the launch of his own company and team in the late 1940s, and his unprecedented successes building cars for the road and race track in the following decades.

But the book also examines lesser-known and sometimes hidden aspects of Ferrari's career, from his earliest failed business ventures to his political dealings with Italy's Fascist government, Allied occupiers, and even Communist leaders. And it lays bare the internal politics of the Ferrari company and team, whose leader manipulated employees, drivers, competitors and the media with a volatile mixture of brute force, paranoia, and guile.

Hard cover, 968 pages,100 B&W and 33 color photos.




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THE SAGA OF ROTTEN RED
The Don Edmunds Story

by Paul Weisel Jr.


Rookie of the Year at Indianapolis in 1957 and well known as the designer and builder of 100s of iconic sports cars, circle track and Indy entries, Don Edmunds’ fascinating story goes back to his own days racing roadsters, jalopies and Midgets, and forward to his restoration of important race cars, building impressive scale models, a South African Supermodified junket, involvement with the Evel Knievel Sky Cycle, and more.

Soft cover, 182 pp., 200+ photos.













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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.



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LINDA VAUGHN
- The First Lady of Motorsports

by Linda Vaughn with Rob Kinnan


Perhaps the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history, Linda Vaughn has entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive goods for more than 55 years.

From her first days as Miss Atlanta Raceway, coming of age while representing Hurst, through her annual appearances at America’s top automotive and racing events, Linda continues to engage fans, drawing long lines whenever she makes an appearance. At her peak, Linda attended more than 100 events annually, year after year, and she still attends more than 25 events each year.

For the first time ever, Linda Vaughn allows her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her career in motorsports and promotion through her personal photographic archive and other photos. Through captions, Linda tells the story of individual images from her amazing memory, with no detail left unshared. She recounts events with racing personal­ities and automotive icons from George Hurst to Richard Petty to Mario Andretti to Don Garlits. Nobody is left out as Linda tells stories about the photos chronicling her career in motorsports.

Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports is the most comprehensive gathering of photos ever assembled on Linda Vaughn. Through her 50-plus years in motorsports, Linda has lived it all, been everywhere, and met everyone.

Hard cover, 224 pages, 217 color and 191 B&W photos.




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Penske’s Maestro: Karl Kainhofer and the History of Penske Racing

by Gordon Kirby


Karl Kainhofer, an Austrian-born Porsche-trained master mechanic, was Roger Penske’s personal race mechanic, preparing many of the cars Penske raced in the late 1950s and early ’60s. When Penske started the Penske Racing organization in 1966 Kainhofer was the first man he hired as a full-time employee, and over the following ten years Kainhofer became chief mechanic for Mark Donohue’s Can-Am, Formula 5000 cars, Indy cars and Formula 1 cars.

After Donohue’s tragic death at the Austrian GP in 1975, Kainhofer started a second career as the boss of Penske’s engine shop. Over the following 22 years he was Penske’s chief engine man, before retiring at the end of 1997, after 32 years with Penske Racing. Through a career that spanned 40 years from 1958 through 1997 Kainhofer scored a remarkable 170 wins from 535 races, including 22 with Donohue in the USRRC, Can-Am and Indy cars, plus 94 wins, nine Indy 500s included, as the chief engine builder for Penske’s Indy cars from 1977 through 1997.

In researching and writing Penske’s Maestro, veteran American racing writer and award-winning author Gordon Kirby interviewed more than 60 people who worked with Kainhofer at Penske Racing over the years. Hence the book relates not only Karl’s life history but also the inside story of Penske Racing’s first 32 years. Penske’s Maestro includes more than 400 photos plus a complete statistical record of Kainhofer’s amazing career.

Fully Indexed. Hard cover, 360 pages, 400+ photos.



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FOYT, ANDRETTI, PETTY
America’s Racing Trinity

by Bones Bourcier
Forewords by John Andretti & Dave Despain


Twenty years after they hung up their helmets, their names remain synonymous with the sport they carried to new heights. A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Richard Petty rose to fame just as the American media – print, radio, and, crucially, television – began to legitimize auto racing. The timing was perfect. In Foyt, Andretti, and Petty, the nation found characters as compelling as any in sports or entertainment.

Foyt was all Texas, John Wayne in a fireproof suit, stomping into Victory Lanes from Indianapolis to Le Mans. Andretti, who’d sailed from Italy with his family at age 15, struck for all outsiders the same yes-you-can chord sounded by another Italian-American, the great Frank Sinatra. Petty, the genial North Carolinian who signed autographs until the last fan went home, put a smiling Andy Griffith face on the American South, no small feat in the tumultuous ’60s.

They crossed paths often, on the track and in the headlines. Take 1967, which opened with Andretti beating NASCAR’s best at Daytona, peaked with Foyt’s third Indianapolis 500 win, and ended with a record 27 victories for Petty. Or the three-season stretch from 1977-79, during which Foyt became the first four-time Indy winner, Andretti earned the World Driving Championship, and Petty captured a landmark Daytona 500.

They even throttled back their careers in near-unison, Petty in 1992, Foyt in ’93, Andretti in ’94. Today all three are revered; as they walk through crowded pit areas, people step back to make way. Charisma never ages.

This is no mere three-act biography. Laced with quotes from first-hand interviews with Foyt, Petty, Andretti, and their peers, and spiced with period accounts from the motorsports world and the changing social landscape, this is award-winning author Bones Bourcier’s history of modern American automobile racing as refracted through the lives of three extraordinary champions.

Hard cover, 348 pages, 24 pages of B&W photos.



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RAY CRAWFORD - Speed Merchant

by Andrew Layton

Ray Crawford was one of the most versatile race car drivers of the 1950s.

From P-38 fighter ace to pioneering jet test pilot, to multi-million-dollar supermarket mogul, Ray's story comes to life through Andrew Layton's finely crafted text and over 150 rare or never-before-seen images from Dick Wallen’s superb collection.

 Hard cover, 206 pp, coffee table.










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DAVID KIMBLE’S CUTAWAYS
Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art

by David Kimble

Renowned artist David Kimble reveals the secrets, techniques, procedures, and the dedication to craft that is required to produce these amazing illustrations.

Kimble’s step-by-step process features fresh, original art of a McLaren Can-Am car and a vintage Harley-Davidson.

A perfect gift for any automotive or art fan.





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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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PARNELLI JONES



by Parnelli Jones with Bones Bourcier


For race fans who know the sport’s history, “Parnelli Jones” is synonymous with speed. Jones’ journey from California jalopy wars to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 is the stuff of American motorsports legend. Now, at last, Parnelli tells the story of his incredible racing life. Each chapter is introduced by Bourcier to set the scene and ends with a personal reminiscence by a racer, owner, or friend who was there, including A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Bobby and Al Unser, Bud Moore, Johnny Rutherford, Tony Stewart, and more.

Soft cover, 288 pp, B&W and color photos.

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Swamp Yankee: The Racing Life
of Jim Jorgensen



by Walt Scadden

“Swamp Yankee” is the story of legendary crew chief and engine-builder Jim Jorgensen’s epic journey from Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Mass., to the National Championship Indy Car Series. From the late 1950s to 1969, Jorgensen and his crew crisscrossed the country, racing his innovative stock car, sprint, and Indy Car designs with standout drivers like Gene Bergin, Buddy Krebs, Bill Brown and Denny Zimmerman.

Progressing from countless bullrings and county fair tracks to some of the most revered venues in the country such as Langhorne, Phoenix and Milwaukee, and on to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jorgensen made his name and left his mark. His journey had its share of detours and heartbreaking disappointments, but it provided him the formidable education needed to compete at the highest level of racing in the country and earned him induction into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Jorgensen’s was a time of open trailers and pick-up trucks, where a handshake was the measure of a man. His story is a compelling account of the ingenuity, passion, triumph and hardship that defined the legendary competitors of racing’s greatest era.

Soft cover, 152 pages, B&W photos.

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FAST COMPANY - Six Decades of Racers,
Rascals, and Rods

By “Speedy” Bill Smith
with Dave Argabright


Bill Smith rose from humble beginnings to reach the Hall of Fame as a racer and rodder, building a powerhouse company—Speedway Motors—in the process.

Jan Opperman and Doug Wolfgang…’40 Fords and Smitty mufflers…Lloyd Beckman and Tiny Lund…McCullough Superchargers and fast, fast rides…Speedy teams up with acclaimed author Dave Argabright to bring to life the compelling characters and events that shaped racing and all corners of automotive performance.

Hard cover, 352 pp, 32 pp of B&W photos.

Foreword by Ken Schrader, introduction by Dick Berggren.


 


 

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THE LAST LAP: JIMMY MOSTELLER
 - 60 Years of Precious Memories

by Gerald Hodges

The biography of "The Voice of Dixie," who for 60-plus years has announced at short tracks across Georgia.

From his earliest years as a cigar peddler, he rose to Senior Vice President of Hav-A-Tampa and was ultimately responsible for the company’s sponsorship of the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series.

A member of the National Dirt Racing Hall of Fame and a Living Legends of Auto Racing Award winner, Mosteller is a true American original.

256 pp, 140 B&W photos.




 



 



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Let 'Em All Go!

by Chris Economaki

with Dave Argabright

Chris Economaki is the world’s best-known reporter of the auto racing scene. No man, with either the written or electronic word, has had an effect on auto racing like Economaki.

The most powerful leaders of the sport take great care to cultivate a favorable relationship; drivers and mechanics listen carefully to his honest, revealing, direct questions; and the everyman hurries to read Chris’s take on what’s happening in the sport of Auto racing.

Now, with award winning author and columnist Dave Argabright, Economaki tells the story of the sport from the perspective of the man who was there for all to see.

Hard cover, 8 5/8” x 5 1/2 “, 352 pages,
32 pages of black & white and color photos.