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Cliff Allison British Ferrari Driver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Cliff Allison is an important figure in Formula 1 and sports cars despite having an abbreviated racing career. He began racing Cooper Formula 3 cars at Charterhall, Scotland in 1952. It took three years to gain the attention of Lotus boss Colin Chapman. By 1958 he joined Lotus as Graham Hill's teammate. In 1959 Cliff was recruited as a factory works driver by Enzo Ferrari. He drove F1 until 1961.
Giorgio Scarlatti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports
A wealthy Roman, Giorgio Scarlatti's career spanned the 1950s. His sports car career began in '50 and by late he was racing Formula 1 cars. Despite successful results with Maserati in 1957 the Italian car maker opted to get out of racing after the season. Giorgio also drove an Alfa Romeo and various F1 autos fielded by Scuderia Centro Sud. He and Lorenzo Bandini won a key race at Pescara in 1961.
Maria Teresa de Filippis First Woman in Formula 1 Racing
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Maria Teresa de Filippis was a daredevil type of driver who had no fear of speed. Racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio took her under his wing. He worried that the diminutive young Italian woman was taking too many risks. She entered her Maserati 250F in the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1958. Failing to qualify she remained unperturbed. Maria raced in grands prix at Spa, Oporto & Monza in the '58 season.
Andrea de Cesaris
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Andrea de Cesaris had a lengthy Formula 1 race career and also drove sports cars in endurance races. He started with Alfa Romeo and McLaren and later drove for the fledgling Jordan team in the early 1990s. He earned five podiums and flirted with victory at Spa-Francorchamps on one occasion. The closest de Cesaris came to winning was at Monaco in 1982. His Alfa gave out of gas on the final lap.
Indy 500 Bound: Travel tips for race fans
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Veteran of more than a dozen Indy 500 races, Television Sports Producer David Turner shares his tips and tricks to make it easy for you to get to the Indy 500 and have the best time there. How to buy your tickets, find the best air fares, suffer the least jet lag, rent a car, find a hotel, go to pre-race events, how much to tip and when, what to take with you on race day and what not to take.
The Mystique of Indy: The Brickyard
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 19,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
A veteran of more than a dozen Indy500 races as a media journalist David Turner details in this lavishly illustrated book all the pain, power and glory of the biggest, oldest most thrilling IndyCar race of them all. Included are dollops of history, Indy traditions, driver spotlights, modern developments and hints of the excitement of the approaching running of the 100th race.
Bill Vukovich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Bill Vukovich considered auto racing a hobby and thought that his true livelihood was the grape farm he cultivated in Fresno, California. If it was merely a pastime to him Bill's racing career was certainly more than successful. He won the Indianapolis 500 successively in 1953 and 1954. He was bidding to win it once more in 1955 when he was caught up in a spectacular crash that ended his life.
Dick Hutcherson
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Dick Hutcherson's specialty was dirt track racing. He got his first experience on the short tracks in the midwest before joining the NASCAR circuit in 1964. Hutcherson won the 1967 Dixie 500 and was among the top money winners in the three years that he raced in the Grand National division. He retired in 1968 to take a management job with Holman-Moody. He later went into business for himself.
Marshall Teague
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Marshall Teague was killed at Daytona International Motor Speedway in 1959 while testing an Indy type car built in Terre Haute, Indiana. NASCAR President Bill France used Teague's trial run to gain publicity. The car began veering, crashed and broke in pieces that scattered as far apart as five football fields. Teague was clocked as fast as 160 on the last lap he completed before he crashed.
Glenn Fireball Roberts
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Glenn Fireball Roberts was a frequent winner of stock car races and one of NASCAR's early heroes. He was voted most popular driver in the late 1950s by fans and was a good interview for reporters. His life ended after he was burned in a stock car race at Charlotte in 1964. My book reveals why it was easier for Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett to survive the wreck than it was for Fireball Roberts.
Fred Lorenzen
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My e-book was researched from Associated Press clippings of races that Fred Lorenzen competed in during the 1960s. Lorenzen, from Elmhurst, Illinois, was a different type of driver than the good ol boys on the NASCAR circuit. Racing weighed on his nerves and he later retired because of an ulcer. His dominance of supers speedway races was phenomenal. He retired in 1967 and became a crew chief.
Dewayne Tiny Lund
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Tiny Lund was most successful as a driver in NASCAR's Grand American Series. He won 41 races overall as a driver in this division. In four different years Tiny won the Grand American Series overall title. His Grand National Division cars were largely underfunded although he drove for some elite owners like Bud Moore, Buck Baker and Lee Petty. Lund was killed tragically in a 1975 race at Talladega.
Dusseldorf Toni Ulmen Formula Two Champion
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Toni Ulmen was among the German race drivers like Hans Stuck who competed in Germany. Ulmen was especially good racing Formula Two cars, a division in which he won a world championship. He also excelled at racing sports cars in the late 1940s and 1950s. The Dusseldorf driver was at his best driving a German Veritas car that he drove in numerous competitions in Germany and Europe.
Piero Carini Ferrari Driver From Genoa
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Piero Carini was a multi-talented driver for Ferrari in the 1950s, one who caught the attention of the Ferrari executives in Modena. It was in 1953 that Carini joined the works Ferrari team in what was essentially a back up role to top driver Umberto Maglioli. He moved on to Alfa Romeo in 1954, Carini was driving a Ferrari Testa Rosa in a St. Etienne sports car race when he was killed.
Paco Godia Spain's First Formula One Driver
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Paco Godia was a works Maserati driver and later entered private Maseratis when the factory broke ties with him. Godia was not a major player in Grand Prix racing, entering his first race, the '51 Spanish Grand Prix and his last, the 1958 French Grand Prix at Reims, within a span of seven seasons. Godia also raced sports cars until '68. Among his best finishes was a 4th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Henry Taylor British Formula One and Rally Racer
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Henry Taylor raced Ford Cortinas after he stopped Grand Prix racing in the early 1960s. The Ford Cortina was a quentisential British car that appeared in rallys and meets like Goodwood and Silverstone. Pleurisy ended his life at his home in the south of France following years of decline. Taylor's greatest contribution to racing in my opinion was his versatility as a racer and business executive.
Sergio Mantovani Maserati Formula 1 Racer
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Sergio Mantovani had a bright future in Grand Prix racing it was thought in the mid-1950s. Then circumstances and fate intervened and Mantovani's career ended abruptly the same season he began to race Formula 1 cars. He was part of a contingent of fine Italian drivers who were extended contracts by Maserati in 1953. Among the others was Luigi Musso who was later killed at a very young age.
Too Young To Die Chris Bristow English Racer
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Chris Bristow impressed numerous people in his short career, among them mechanics who attest to his potential greatness had he lived. Bristow was a Cooper marque driver in only his fourth grand prix race when he died tragically at Spa in 1960. I have written my short bio of him with a combination of newspaper accounts and interviews with those who attest to his great potential.
Fred Wacker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Part of my book is an interview with Fred Wacker who comments on his racing accomplishments, the people he met in racing and the friendships he formed. Of particular interest is his bond with Amedee Gordini, the head of Gordini cars. The 1950s were a time when few Americans took part in what was considered a largely European sport. Fred's contributions to sports car racing are noteworthy.
Umberto Maglioli
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Umberto Maglioli was an Italian driver who specialized in sports car racing in locales like Mexico, Le Mans, and Sebring, Florida. Maglioli competed in the most well-known international sports car races like Le Mans and Sebring International. He never had the success as a Formula 1 driver as he found as a lead footed driver of Ferraris and other marque sports cars.

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