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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.
The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017 by Tara. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Western Connecticut consists of a rich mixture of culture, history, sport, ingenuity and agriculture and the Danbury Fair drank deeply from its roots. Under the unique influence of John W. Leahy, the last owner and general manager of the Fair, it grew into much more, while remaining true to its unique heritage. His story is captivating, as shared here by those who knew him best.
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.
America's Highways: History from 1776 to Modern Times: Early Turnpike Era, Roads, Canals, Motor Age, Scientific Roadbuilding, Federal Aid, National Defense, Interstate System, Bridges, Construction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 328,870. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Highway & Traffic, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
This book has been written for a widely diversified audience—those interested in the general history of our Nation's highways and those whose interest might be more narrowly confined to matters relating to the technical aspects of highway transportation.
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.
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.
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.