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Indy 500 Bound: Travel tips for race fans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
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.
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.
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.
Four Days in May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Are you a race fan with a passion for science fiction? Then, strap yourself into the cockpit and follow along as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on four hot laps around the Indy 500's past and future.
The Worst Year in Racing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
The true story of the most tragic year in auto racing in the US. NASCAR, USAC, NHRA, and local tracks and drag strips were not immune from the horrors.
Three Days in May, the Greatest Spectacle in Science Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Strap yourself into the cockpit as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on three laps around the Indy 500′s past and future. This volume includes: Speeding — A famous director returns to 1964 to record the most horrific accident in Indy history. Oh-oh! — Shape-shifting aliens try to rig the 1969 500. The Day the Track Stood Still — Future 500s may have more on the line than a bottle of milk.
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 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.
Ricky Wills It: A Rock Opera in the Key of Johnny Cougar
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Speedway, Indiana native Ricky Wills is a hotshot racecar driver with chip on his shoulder. As one of the brightest rising stars in the racing world, Ricky competes for a chance to race in the legendary Indianapolis 500, and struggles to maintain his small-town identity as he is swept up by industry fame and the charms of big-city celebrities.
Back Home Again in Indiana
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Four men of a certain age make an all-night drive to attend the 2011 Indianapolis 500. This short story provided for your quick reading entertainment by J. Conrad Guest, author of the detective novel series, "One Hot January" and "January's Thaw", and the romantic baseball novel "Backstop, A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings".