The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 – 1958)
By Brian G. Boettcher
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Published: Nov. 03, 2012
Words: 44,465 (approximate)
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich, USAC's formation, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, the "Race of Two Worlds" at Monza, Italy, plus details of each 500-mile race from 1954 through 1958.
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich headed for his third straight Indianapolis victory, the development of laydown roadsters, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, and the intriguing "Race of Two Worlds" when American championship racers twice took on the best Europeans at the legendary high-banked Monza Autodromo in Italy. Plus, details of each 500-Mile race from 1954 through 1958, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend. With illustrations.
, aj foyt
, motor sports usac aaa indy 500 indianapolis 500 auto racing carl fisher novi speedway indy car tony hulman bill vukovich indianapolis motor speedway jimmy bryan
, rodger ward
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