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 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.

Ed Swart – From Zandvoort to Daytona

by Ed Swart with Johnnie Tipler

Racing driver, team owner, clerk of the course, race-club founder . . . is there anything motorsports-related that Ed Swart has not done? A 200-page book seems hardly enough to cover it all.

Full Circle: A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO

by Larry Perkins & Petra Perkins

Not a scholarly treatise on a legendary car but a snapshot-style memoir of half a century of crossing paths with the first 250 GTO.

Porsche at Le Mans: 70 Years

by Glen Smale

Porsches have won Le Mans outright more times than any other marque, and for a very long, long time. This author has written about Porsche for a very long, long time so follow his lead with confidence.

Lime Rock Park: The Early Years 1955–1975

by Terry O’Neil 

One of America’s oldest continuously operated road courses, Lime Rock has seen more strife and discord in the local community and in its own ranks, and legal wranglings and financial crises to shut it down a dozen times over. But it still operates. It has taken 680 pages to cover just the first 20 years.

A Race With Infamy, The Lance Macklin Story

by Jack Barlow

He was active on the pro scene for only a few years, winning no poles, points, let alone podiums. That he is not entirely forgotten by racers is due to the “infamy” the title alludes to.

Shelby American

by Preston Lerner

Surprise: Even after 60 years of tending the Shelby American orchard there remains unpicked fruit—long untold or misunderstood stories, and even stories that are firmly, and rightly embedded into the canon but had only been known in the version Shelby flogged.

50 First Victories, NASCAR Drivers’ Breakthrough Wins

by Al Pearce and Mike Hembree

There are plenty of good drivers who have good cars and work with good teams yet they just don’t catch a break and win. This books samples almost 70 years of US motorsports activity to relive that elusive first competition win.

F1: The Pinnacle, The Pivotal Events That Made F1 the Greatest Motorsport Series

by Tony Dodgins and Simon Arron

From technical and regulatory issues to people and places, this book connects those dots in time whose influence were not fleeting but gave form to what the sport is now and, more importantly, will be tomorrow.

Lost In Time – Formula 5000 in North America

by John Zimmermann

Even right now, today, Formula 1 is asking itself if there really is an audience for open-wheel single seaters in the US. The F5000 managers in the 1970s thought not and pulled the plug on an otherwise fully functioning racing series. By now, some people may have forgotten it ever existed.

Holman-Moody: The Legendary Race Team

by Tom Cotter and Al Pearce

If Shelby American is the only association you make with Ford racing then this book will expand your horizon. Holman-Moody was active at the same time but a much, much, much bigger player.