Archive for Items Categorized 'Racing, Rally', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Caesars Palace Grand Prix

by Randall Cannon

Las Vegas may be popular with gamblers but it wasn’t with racing drivers. The circuit was boring and flat as a parking lot, in fact it was a parking lot. And run counter-clockwise, and, oh, that heat. There is always talk of bringing racing back to Vegas—and this time without the Mob! The Mob?

The Racers: The Personal Scrapbook of Al Satterwhite

by Al Satterwhite

A scrapbook is not a museum show or a historical treatise so calibrate your expectations accordingly. Neither the era nor the photographer need any explanation/justification: expect to discover cool things.

Herbert Müller – “…alles zu langsam!”

by Födisch and Roßbach

If you followed racing in the hairy 1960–80 era you could not have failed to notice this Swiss driver. This biography is deep in the best sense. The reason it was written is to commemorate the saddest of occasions.

Porsche 904

by Jürgen Lewandowski and Stefan Bogner

Produced for just two short years, the 904 broke new ground, did its job very well, and looked supremely good. This book is an homage in mostly pictures and it too does its job very well and looks supremely good.

Sam’s Scrapbook: My Motorsports Memories

by Sam Posey with John Posey

Pictures no one has seen and stories no one has heard” says the press release, and it’s mostly true. Pro racer for 17 seasons, broadcaster, raconteur, painter Sam “the Mouth” Posey holds forth once more. He’s 77 and still tearing around his property on his Hammerhead dune buggy. Expect to be entertained.

Driven: The Men Who Made Formula One

by Kevin Eason

A colorful look by a long-time observer at the forces that turned a sport into a circus in which staggering amounts of money are to be made by those few who already have money—or genius or luck or connections—to even get a seat at the table.

Deadly Driver

by J.K. Kelly

As if being an F1 driver isn’t dangerous and difficult enough. How about being a CIA agent too, at the same time? The “endearingly flawed protagonist” of this novel goes places where even Bond, James Bond would be out of his element.

The Soul of a Modified, Lenny Boehler’s Ole Blue

by Lew Boyd

How did a souped-up old junker built on a shoestring in a converted chicken coop garage spawn a racing dynasty and attract serious drivers? It’s the stuff of legend. And the author would know, because he was there.

Horst H. Baumann – Lichtjahre / Light Years

Once internationally renowned, Baumann is remembered, if at all, mostly for his pioneering work with lasers and light sculpture. But once upon a time, if only for a mere five years, he turned his artistic mind to motorsports photography, and was among the first to do it in color.

Quality Point Rating System (QPRS): F1 Grand Prix Racing by the Numbers (1950–2019)

by Clyde P. Berryman

What the dry title doesn’t say is that this book also contains hundreds of motorsports drawings/paintings. But that’s really not what it’s about: who’s “the best”, and why, and would he be if he drove a different car or in a different era. A veritable minefield, no?

Racing in Daytona Beach, Sunshine, Sand & Speed

by Robert Redd

From land speed records to NASCAR, a lot happed at The Daytona Beach and Road Course before it closed in 1958 and racing moved to the Daytona International Speedway. A local historian tracks the path from hard-packed sand to superspeedway.

Bonneville’s Women of Land Speed Racing

by “Landspeed” Louise Ann Noeth

Unlike other forms of motorsports, gender doesn’t seem to be an inherently restrictive factor on the salt. Over 200 women have stepped up to the starting line, and dozen of them have set records. Many more work the event behind the scenes, and then there are the engineers and builders.