My Motorsports Memories
by Sam Posey with John 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.
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.
an unusual and engaging memoir by one of America’s best-loved racing
heroes and will appeal to all motorsports enthusiasts.
cover, 160 pp. 250 B&W photos.
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
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
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.
cover, 300 pages.
by Art Evans
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.
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
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.
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.
cover, 126 pages.
Auto Racing, I
Gave You the Best Years
of My Life
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
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.
CELLINI OF CHROME:
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.
BULLITT: The Cars
and People Behind Steve McQueen
by Matt Stone
A complete behind-the-scenes view of arguably the most iconic
automotive movie, car, and scene in history.
Foreward by Chad McQueen
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.
fifth-highest-grossing film for 1968, it was well-received by
critics, and the chase scene won an Oscar for editing.
cover, 192 pp., 300+ color/B&W photos.
The Cars of
Vel Miletich and Parnelli Jones
by Jim Dilamarter and Ren Wicks, Jr.
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.
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
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
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
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).
Mickey Thompson: The Lost Story of the Original
Speed King in His Own Words
by Tom Madigan
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.
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.
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
Hard cover, 240 pages.
Ford vs Ferrari - The
Supremacy at Le Mans 1966
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.
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.
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.
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
Hard cover, 224 pages, heavily illustrated with B&W
and color photos.
My inside story as a motor racing life-saver
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
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
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.
cover, 312 pages, B&W and color photos.
From Senna To Earnhardt
How the HANS Device Helped Save Racing
by Jonathan Ingram
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.
with Dr. Robert
and Jim Downing
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.
Defeat: Stories of hardship and hope from motor
racing’s finest heroes
by Will Buxton
artwork by Giuseppe Camuncoli
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,
Original Price: $59.95
LOVE TO MAKE
THE DIRT FLY
A Biography of Carl G. Fisher
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
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
“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.
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
Soft cover, 250 pages, 106 vintage
Justice: An American Family Story
by Tom Madigan with Ed Justice Jr.
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
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.
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.
includes first-person interviews with automotive and racing icons
and a foreword by Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones, both longtime
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.
HOT SHOE! A
Checkered Past: My Story
by Gary Balough with Bones Bourcier
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
cover, 272 pages, 144 B&W and color photos.
Enzo Ferrari: Power,
Politics, and the
Making of an Automotive Empire
by Luca Dal Monte
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.
cover, 968 pages,100 B&W and 33 color photos.
THE SAGA OF
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+
Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Specialty
Vehicle Activity Program
by Charlie Henry
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.
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,
Hard cover, 192 pages, 332
color and B&W photos.
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
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.
BACK IN STOCK!
Maestro: Karl Kainhofer and the History of
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.
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.
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
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.
cover, 348 pages, 24 pages of B&W photos.
RAY CRAWFORD -
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
Hard cover, 206 pp, coffee table.
Techniques and the Stories Behind the
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.
gift for any automotive or art fan.
History of Auto Racing in New England
- A Project of the North
Motor Sports Museum
There has never
been a book like this one, a carefully researched and written
biography of automobile racing in New England.
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
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.
As a matter of fact, I am
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
Soft cover, 288 pp, B&W and color photos.
Swamp Yankee: The Racing Life
by Walt Scadden
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
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.
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
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.
THE LAST LAP:
- 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
256 pp, 140 B&W photos.
Original Price: $29.95
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.