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The Last Lap, The Mysterious Demise of Pete Kreis at the Indianapolis 500

by William T. Walker Jr.

On the one hand it was called “the strangest death in all racing history” because no observable causes were found. On the other hand, unobservable forces may/did/could have put so much agony into a man’s soul that going over the edge, flying into the sky, crashing into a tree, was the only sure way to find peace.

24 HOURS, 100 Years of Le Mans 

by Richard Williams

How far can you go, nowadays, pretty much nonstop, in 24 hours? Oh, about 3200 miles—an inconceivable number a hundred years ago when this epic endurance race was first held.

Racing With Roger Penske, A History of a Motorsport Dynasty

by Sigur E. Whitaker

Dynasty implies succession but The Captain, after several years as a race car driver, built his empire from scratch and is still involved in many of its aspects. “Most successful” describes most his accomplishments, and this book seems much too small to do them justice.

Jim Crawford, Lessons in Courage

by Kevin Guthrie

A team boss of his once called him the bravest driver he ever knew. Also a wonderful human being. What, you never heard of the Scot who loved the Indy 500?? Here’s a book to fix that.

Boost! Roger Bailey’s Extraordinary Motor Racing Career

by Gordon Kirby

Bailey’s professional life spanned more than five decades and included such a variety of positions—mechanic, team boss, official, administrator—that you think you’re dealing with more than one person. No wonder his nickname was Boost!

Porsche Special Editions

by Matt Stone

The subtitle covers all the bases: “Includes 930 Turbo Flachbau, GT1, RUF, Singer Vehicle Design, IROC RSR, Club and Anniversary Specials, and More.” The factory alone has brought out over two dozen 911-based Specials and several more are in the works right now—and a book may well be the only place you’ll see one.

Rick Mears—Thanks: The Story of Rick Mears and the Mears Gang

by Gordon Kirby

Few drivers have won the Indy 500 four times. Mears has—and more than once did he get within reach of another win. He spent his entire 15-year career with one team, and remained there longer than that after his retirement. What makes him so unusual?

Auto America, Car Culture 1950s–1970s

by Linda, Greg and Darryl Zimmerman

Despite the “car culture” part of the title, this book casts a wider net. You’ll probably be surprised by how many of the images you recognize from period magazines and advertising without knowing anything about the photographer’s whole, wide-ranging body of work.

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.

North Eastern Motorsport: A Century of Memories

by Larry Carter

The North East of England has spawned many great racers over the years. Some of them, as well as the venues they raced at are already long forgotten so this book puts a necessary marker on the map. (Too bad there’s not an actual map, for the enlightenment of poor colonials.)

The Big Book of TINY CARS

by Russell Hayes

In the US they’ve never amounted to more than a curiosity but in other countries they were legit transportation, and pretty much right from the beginning of the automobile. Nowadays, classics command prices that are anything but tiny and this book discusses over a hundred.