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James Dean's Killer Porsche, NASCAR's Fastest Monkey, Bonnie and Clyde's
Getaway Car, and More Matt Stone, ... With team owner Dick Barbour and
German ace Rolf Stommelen, he finished a fighting second overall, and first in
Author: Matt Stone
DIVRumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago./div DIVDid you know that after James Dean’s death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, parts of the car were sold off, and said parts then cursed their new owners? Or did they?Did you know Bonnie and Clyde stole Ford V-8s almost exclusively as getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day? Or that Clyde Barrow wrote Henry Ford a “thank-you” note for building the cars that made escaping his bank heists so successful? NASCAR has been the source of countless myths and legends. Did you know, for example, that a monkey by the name of Jocko Flocko once won a Grand National race? (Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock helped.) Or that one of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR lore—a Chevelle built by legendary rules-bender Smokey Yunick—never actually turned a lap on a racetrack?Did you ever hear the one about the 1964 Impala that flew into a cliff—at 350 miles per hour—in the Arizona desert, thereby winning the inaugural Darwin Award? How about the Ford Pinto that flew like a bird? Or the 68-horsepower Hyundai Excel that maxed out at 115 miles per hour while speeding Rodney King to a rendezvous that would eventually lead to the L.A. Riots?What was the first car to break the sound barrier? Who won the first Indy 500? What kind of car was dancer Isadora Duncan in when she was killed? What car performed the most spectacular stunt in the James Bond movie oeuvre? In all of these cases, the answers may not be what you think./div DIVThese are just a few of the automotive world’s crazy stories, mysteries, myths, and legends. History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing to automakers, crime to pop culture, and historical to modern day. Read it and be amazed!/div
Darren drove for, and managed, racing teams before starting his own in 2007.
Darren is the owner and manager of Australia's most successful Top Fuel motor racing team. The team has taken out three consecutive Top Fuel Championships
Author: Chris Christoff
Publisher: Global Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Realistic goal setting made easy. Finally, a book about setting and achieving goals that eliminates the frustration and failure. International author, engineer, IT project manager and property entrepreneur, Chris Christoff, shares achievement secrets from years of both successful projects and goal setting failures. Turning goal setting and achievement on its head, this book teaches you techniques to achieve with clarity, certainty, confidence and courage. Retune your brain to see opportunities to accelerate your progress, to follow a path to success that stops the fear and procrastination, allowing you to achieve your goals and dreams. You'll learn:- Breakthrough systems for setting and achieving your goals- Quick techniques to overcoming fear and procrastination- How to use the Nisi system to be your own personal mentor- Systematic methods to reduce stress and frustration and excite your goal setting process- Easy steps to condition your mind to achieve and keep the wealth and success you deserve- Proven steps to navigating the path from where you are now to where you want to be- Tools and techniques to develop goals with clarity This book will help you develop the skills to achieve any goal you set.
He decided to finish on the ragged tires rather than risk losing the race to Elliott
by stopping to change them. ... Jimmy Murphy, Eddie Hearne, Art Klein, Earl
Cooper and R.C. Cliff Durant, the team owner and famous patron of the racing
Author: Robert Dick
From 1915 through the early 1920s, American auto racing experienced rapid and exciting change. Competition by European vehicles forced American car manufacturers to incorporate new features, resulting in legendary engineering triumphs (and, essentially, works of art). Some of the greatest drivers in racing history were active during this time—Ralph DePalma, Dario Resta, Eddie Rickenbacker, the Chevrolet brothers, Jimmy Murphy. Presenting dozens of races in detail and a wealth of engineering specs, this history recalls the era’s cigar-shaped speedway specials and monumental board tracks, the heavy-footed drivers, fearless mechanics, gifted engineers and enthusiastic backers.
Author: Dave Friedman Lowell C. PaddockPublish On:
One thing voting Mecom was able to do was get involved with motor racing — as
a team owner. In mid-1962, at age twenty-one, Mecom bought his first car and set
about creating a top-notch team. To ensure success, he hired top drivers such ...
Auto racing is known around the world for its high speeds and long races.
Author: Heather Moore Niver
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Auto racing is known around the world for its high speeds and long races. Readers discover the drivers who’ve gone the fastest and won the most races as they learn about this sport’s most famous records. They’re introduced to different styles of auto racing, including open-wheel racing and stock car racing, with colorful photographs of cars and drivers. Stat boxes allow readers to compare information about the best drivers of the past and present using math skills. The best drivers are also discussed in informative sidebar biographies.
Forty-two drivers have died attempting the 500. Speed Kings tells the story of the Australian and New Zealand drivers, team owners, engineers, even commentators who've made the Brickyard their quest.
Author: John Smailes
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Sports & Recreation
Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded: Scott Dixon in 2008 and Will Power in 2018. Rupert Jeffkins, Australia's original speed king, entered the first Indy 500 and on his second attempt in 1912 came within five kilometres of victory. He and Italian Ralph De Palma created legend when they pushed their car to the finish line after it blew up while leading. Speed Kings tells Jeffkins' full story for the first time. The lure of the Brickyard, paved with 3.2 million bricks, has drawn champions from both sides of the Tasman. Sir Jack Brabham, his son Geoffrey and grandson Matthew have each tried to win. So have the 'big three' of New Zealand motor racing: Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon. Now Scott McLaughlin looks set to become the next driver from down under to chase American motor racing's greatest prize. Indy doesn't offer up victory lightly. Blinding speed - nudging 380 km/h and averaging 280 km/h over 500 miles - makes the Brickyard one of the most precarious racetracks in the world. Forty-two drivers have died attempting the 500. Speed Kings tells the story of the Australian and New Zealand drivers, team owners, engineers, even commentators who've made the Brickyard their quest.
... Sports Car Championship for Mercedes-Benz But between 1957 and 1959
Maria Teresa lost some of her greatest friends ... race on 1 August 1959 But her team owner Jean Behra decided to take the drive himself and flew over the top of
Author: Robert Newman
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
100 heroes from almost 100 years of motor sport are covered in this book. Revealing the determination, heroism, raw courage, skill at the wheel – and just plain humanity – that has elevated men and women into the special, rarified atmosphere of heroism.
Owners of most of the top Indy-type cars have deserted the U. S. Auto Club (
USAC), long the sanctioning body for major races. The rebel owners call their
organization Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART). They have a combined
... and the owners of the most powerful racing teams who came to be known as
CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams), ... In 1981, Indy was still a very big
deal, or as the Speedway was fond of saying, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Author: John Birchard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
Jock Around the Clock takes you back three decades to a time when satellite broadcasting and the concept of all sports all the time were brand-new. Its the story of how ESPN founders Bill and Scott Rasmussen, having been forced out of their TV sports network, turned to radio and gave birth to the all-sports network, Enterprise Radio. The story features names familiar to American sports fans as they gather to launch the network that would flash across the sky for a brief few months, then flame out, leaving behind the blueprint so many others have copied since.
Phototgraphs accompany allok at the history of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup from 1966 to 1974.
Author: George Levy
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Category: Sports & Recreation
Forget the rule book and relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a misshapen human or a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to its end in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most technologically advanced and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists such as McLaren, Chaparral, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Ickx, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, and John Surtees competed on tracks across the US and Canada, taking time off from Formula One schedules to drive in Can-Am. Can-Am 50th Anniversary offers a heavily illustrated look back at what is arguably the greatest race series ever. Photographer Pete Biro followed the series throughout its glory era from 1966-74, his images appearing in Road & Track, Car and Driver and Sports Illustrated. Many of the book's images are unpublished or long out of circulation. Biro brings his unique perspective and his close relationship with the drivers, team owners, and constructors to bear on the captions while former Autoweek motorsports editor George Levy provides text reflecting the thrill of Can-Am racing. Relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary.
maxx ' 91 In auto racing , even team owners get their own trading cards . Rick
Hendrick ' s cars had two wins and 19 Top 5 finishes the year this card was
issued . NORICK owner Technically , it only helps to determine starting positions
in the ...
Author: Mark Stewart
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Offers the biography of this celebrated driver through a review of his earliest accomplishments at the age of six to his present day victories in the NASCAR series, complete with index, chronology, photos, and more. Simultaneous.
Lockhart wanted to fit an intercooler on the supercharger of his Miller, causing
conflict between him and team owner Harry Miller. Lockhart bought the car and
left the team. He converted it for land speed record attempts. His top run at the ...
Author: J.A. Martin
As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat--publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald--sponsored what was hailed as the "Race of the Century," a 54-mile race from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today's 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.
This racing team competed in NASCAR until the late 2000s, winning one Winston
Cup Series in 1999. ... The Yates family, one of NASCAR's top team owners,
were well known for their construction of racing engines even before they bought
Author: Linda E. Swayne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Business & Economics
This four-volume set introduces, on the management side, principles and procedures of economics, budgeting and finance; leadership; governance; communication; business law and ethics; and human resources practices; all in the sports context. On the marketing side this reference resource explores two broad streams: marketing of sport and of sport-related products (promoting a particular team or selling team- and sport-related merchandise, for example), and using sports as a platform for marketing non-sports products, such as celebrity endorsements of a particular brand of watch or the corporate sponsorship of a tennis tournament. Together, these four volumes offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the state of sports management and marketing today, providing an invaluable print or online resource for student researchers.
All of NHRA's major series receive television coverage from NHRA's exclusive
multimedia partner , ESPN Inc. A sample of the active official ... AAA introduced
the first championship for racing cars as early as in 1905 , but it was cancelled
after a couple of serious incidents . ... bodies , USAC and CART ( Championship Auto Racing Teams ) , which was a body formed by most of the existing team - owners .
The dates are October 6-9 for practice , qualifying , and racing for competitors in
Trans - Am and NASCAR West ... Indy calls them " the greatest spectacle in
racing . ... And not the least interesting of the participants are the team owners .
If you have ever been to a race track, you will most likely have arrived and taken
your seat before the cars ever come onto the track to practice or race. ...
Spectators, drivers, team owners and organizers of the Savannah races did
exactly the same thing more than 100 years ago. ... on the postcards for the
November race, proclaiming Savannah's course to be “America's Greatest Automobile Course.”1 The ...
Author: Tanya A. Bailey
This book provides an in-depth look at the great motor races that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in the golden era of early road racing: the Grand Prize of the Automobile Club of America and the Vanderbilt Cup. By examining Savannah's earlier fame in national bicycle racing competitions and its ties to the powerful dynasties who controlled the racing world, the book explains how and why Savannah was chosen. It details the construction of the course, reveals why the races and course were considered "America's greatest" by international racing experts of the period and includes many biographies of the drivers who came to Savannah. Finally, the book explores the theories and complexities of why Savannah's races and road racing in general came to an end.
drove for several car owners including John Mecom , the Texas millionaire , and
the late Dan Blocker , “ Hoss Cartwright " of the “ Bonanza ... He formed his own racing team , but came to consider it a good season when he broke even .
Author: Frank Orr
Publisher: New York : Random House
Category: Automobile racing
Tales of dramatic triumphs and failures in such automobile racing events as the Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, and Le Mans.