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Second to One: All But For Indy

by Gordon Kirby & Joseph Freeman

Winning the Indy 500 makes you a household name. Well, in some households. For a while. The ones who don’t win, no matter how long the list of their accomplishments here or elsewhere, get no love. Here’s their story.

The Indy Car Wars

by Sigur E. Whitaker

As motorsports go, Indy racing draws the most eyeballs in the US but the sport’s troubled history remains a polarizing topic. This book takes a stab at unraveling the complicated and often unsavory backstory.

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

by Art Garner

It looked as if the entire grandstand was on fire. A.J. Foyt likened it to an atomic bomb going off. Chaos, chaos everywhere. A lot has been written about that day but this is the one book that the folks who were there say you ought to read.

INDY: Racing Before the 500

by D. Bruce Scott

So you’re an Indy fan, are you? Bet this book contains a lot you don’t know about those poorly documented early days.

Izod IndyCar Series 2013 Historical Record Book

by Tim Sullivan

Seems like an eminently useful book. Hard data as provided by the official record keeper. You’ll think this is a book you ought to have. Well . . . read the review first!

Izod IndyCar Series 2012 Historical Record Book

by Steve Shunck and Tim Sullivan

Indy cars have a long, and therefore convoluted, history. A book that finally gathers all the records and untangles the history seems a fine thing—except that it is plagued with sins of omission and commission.

Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy 500

by Charles Leerhsen

As that first race at Indianapolis in 1911 unfolded, the scoring became ever more confused. A winner was declared—and awarded a tidy purse. But was he the winner?

First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth OBE

by Norman Burr

He was behind the most successful engines in racing history, and his company, Cosworth, became a major player. He had the complex personality that seems inseparable from such overachievement, and this book, at last, tells the story.

Mickey Thompson, The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in his Own Words

The first American to break the 400-mph barrier and holder of more speed and endurance records than any other man in automotive history died by—bicycle. On which the killers sent by a former business partner had ridden to his house to shoot him!

Carlo Demand In Motion and Color: Automobile Racing 1895–1956

by Gary D Doyle

The German artist Carlo Demand (1921–2000) illustrated more books than any other artist, yet his name is not nearly as well known as that of many of his contemporaries or as the quality of his work would indicate.

Jim McGee, Crew Chief of Champions

by Gordon Kirby 

He cut his teeth working on a private Indy entry cobbled together in a backyard garage and rose to run some of the big-league outfits of his day. An important book about an important man.

Richie Ginther, Motor Racing’s Free Thinker

by Richard Jenkins

I hate to see anything broken” is a strong candidate for the most unlikely quotation ever attributed to a Grand Prix driver. But Richie Ginther was no ordinary driver, and no ordinary man. Here is the first-ever authorized biography.