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Chevrolet Corvette Design, Safety and Wrecks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
Pre-1968 Corvettes had a fatal flaw. The cars could quickly become an inferno or flaming torch if they were hit in their rear ends by another auto traveling at a moderate rate of speed. The text of my work recounts the effort of a Sacramento, California attorney to prove that General Motors was partially responsible for a horrific wreck which killed two men and left a woman disfigured for life.
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
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.
Marshall Teague
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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
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.
Dusseldorf Toni Ulmen Formula Two Champion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Henry Taylor British Formula One and Rally Racer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Mike Parkes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Mike Parkes was injured severely in 1967 when his Ferrari slipped on oil laid down by a BRM driven by Jackie Stewart. Parkes never recovered fully but he did return to racing in 1970. He worked as an engineer for Ferrari and Lancia before he was killed in Turin, Italy when his Lancia car ran into a lorry. He began his racing career and had many great runs at Silverstone, Goodwood, etc.
Willy Kamikaze Mairesse
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Williy Mairesse drove a works Ferrari as a sports car racer and Formula 1 driver beginning in 1960. He sustained injuries in a wreck at the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, France in 1968. Race observers believe the severity of his injuries may have caused his suicide the following year. Mairesse ended his life in an Osten Belgium hotel room. His legacy is one of versatility and steely determination.
Ludovico Scarfiotti
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Ludovico Scarfiotti was a talented mid 20th century Formula 1 and sports car driver from Lodi, Italy. He ran Le Mans, Sebring, the Grand Prix circuit and was an excellent hill climber in Europe. Unfortunately his early demise occurred while he was participating in the European hill climbing championship near Berchtesgaden, Germany. He also raced NASCAR including the Rockingham 500 race of 1963.
Jo Bonnier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Jo Bonnier was a versatile driver who began racing motorcycles when he was only seventeen. In sports car and F1 events Jo drove Lolas, BRMs, Porsches (beginning in 1961) and Coopers. Considered an athlete before his time because of his leadership in driver/constructors affairs, he also raced ubiquitously over three decades. It is unfortunate for the racing world that his life was so very short.
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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