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The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
REVISED EDITION - First of five book series examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
A definitive history of the Toyota Supra, written by award-winning automotive historian Aaron Severson, with a forward by Tom Blackman of Olathe Toyota Parts Center. The book documents the development of each generation of the US-spec Supra, and includes original photos and technical specs.
One Hit Wonders: The Story of One Off Grand Prix Winners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Stanhope Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
A look at the drivers and teams who have won only one World Championship Grand Prix, since the formation of the championship in 1950. Updated for 2013 with all the latested information and statistics, plus photographs.
Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
In the wake of the recent accomplishments of the Hyundai Motor Group and respectively the Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors brands a question is often raised, “What makes Hyundai so successful?” The objective for Hyundai Way: Hyundai Speed is simply to share insights into the Hyundai Motor Group—a unique inside view of a unique corporate culture.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) tells how Ford Motor Company and Team Lotus joined to conquer the Indianapolis 500, inaugurating the modern era of higher automotive technology supported by corporate money - especially the opening shots of the infamous tire wars between Firestone and Goodyear. Speeds climbed quickly until tragedy struck in turn four in 1964.
The Nearly Men
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Stanhope Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Over 400 drivers have taken part in World Championship Grand Prix racing, since it's inception in 1950. Some have won championships, others just races. Then there are those who sat on edge of greatness. Those who stood on the podium but cannot claim a victory to their name. This is their story.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Three: Watson’s Wonders (1959 – 1962)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Volume Three: Watson's Wonders (1959 – 1962) tells the story of the how the racing creations of A.J. Watson came to dominate this era at the Speedway, to then be challenged by the rear engine creations of the Coopers and Mickey Thompson. Each year features an epic "500", with Speedway legends Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt and Rodger Ward (twice) the victors.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Stopping speeders by throwing logs in front of their car? Having a man walk in front of the car waving a red flag, to warn it is coming? Putting the initials of the driver on a piece of metal to act as his license plate? Giving a driver's license to anyone who has the use of both arms? These are but a few examples from this book of the first laws dealing with new-fangled automobiles.
Chevrolet Corvair Design And Engineering Flawed From Its Inception
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
Ralph Nader was a critic of the Chevrolet Corvair. A book he wrote cited the rear-engine car's tendency to roll over, even at slow speeds. Nader was vocal at Senate hearings regarding Corvair's most egregious flaw. This was a seepage of carbon dioxide into the car's passenger compartment. My ebook looks at GM's consistent denials of any problems despite numerous deaths among Corvair owners.
Alberto Ascari
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Some racing fans recall Alberto Ascari primarily for his wreck at the harbor during the 1955 Grand Prix of Monaco. His Lancia went into the water and fortunately he escaped unscathed following the accident. Alberto was a racer's racer. He won back to back world Formula 1 titles that were sandwiched between his appearance in the 1952 Indy 500. Unfortunately he became a victim of the sport he loved.
Masten Gregory Formula One And Indy Driver From Kansas, U.S.A.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Masten Gregory's greatest triumph came in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Endurance Race. Teamed with rookie, and future F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt, he drove a Ferrari that was an underdog at the beginning of the race. At Indianapolis Masten drove one of Mickey Thompson's cars, a small speedster. Gregory defied predictions that he would be killed imminently because of his aggressive driving style.
Jo Siffert
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Jo Siffert is among the fastest F1 and sports car drivers to ever compete internationally. He went very far with a sparse amount of quality automotive equipment during a short but very successful career. His 1968 British Grand Prix victory in a Rob Walker entered BRM remains the last independent entry to win a Formula One race. Had Jo lived he would likely have joined a factory team in Formula 1.
Alan Stacey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Alan Stacey was among the talented drivers who drove for Lotus in the late 1950s and 1960s. The most famous of these was Jim Clark of Scotland. Stacey overcame a great handicap that left him without a lower right leg after a motorcycle accident at 17. His cars were equipped with a special throttle to compensate for this. Stacey's promising career was ended in a fatal wreck at Spa in June 1960.
Piers Courage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Piers Courage might have won many races in Formula 1 had he joined Scuderia Ferrari, the famous team which courted him to drive for them in 1970. Yet he elected to stay with Frank Williams and De Tomaso, and he soon met a frightful end. My e-book discusses Piers' career from the time he met Williams at Mallory Park in 1961. The text was written from news clippings and various other sources.
Peter Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Peter Collins was the son of a garage owner who began racing after being suspended from school. He apprenticed with his father and started entering cars in local events. By 1956 he was racing works Ferraris for Enzo Ferrari. Peter's new home was a villa across from the Ferrari factory in Modena. In two years time he had won multiple sports car races and 3 F1 events at Reims, Silverstone and Spa.
Giancarlo Baghetti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Giancarlo Baghetti raced neck and neck with American driver Dan Gurney's Porsche at the Formula 1 Reims Grand Prix in 1961. Finally, on the penultimate lap Gurney pulled ahead, only to be repassed by Giancarlo's Ferrari in the final yards of the event. Baghetti became one of three drivers to win his first World Championship race. Giancarlo proved that he could defeat his most skilled competitors.
Andre Pilette
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Andre Pilette might be considered a footnote in Formula 1 history, as he entered a fair number of races for which he failed to qualify, especially later in his career. During the mid 1950s the Belgian racer was an important members of Team Gordini along with his countryman Paul Frere. Andre's final races were run for Equipe Scirocco Belge. The Scirocco 02 was fitted with a Climax V8 engine.
Dick Hutcherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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.
Dewayne Tiny Lund
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Jose Froilan Gonzalez was like a meteor that flashed in the sport of international racing in the 1950s. The Buenos Aires native competed for 11 years. He won the British Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954. The former race was especially important in his career. It was the first victory for Ferrari in Formula1. Gonzalez began grand prix racing as a Maserati driver, switching to Ferrari soon after, in 1951

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