Nissan: The GTP & Group C Racecars 1984 - 1993: Lightning Speed (Veloce Classic Reprint)
When Don Devendorf and John Knepp got together to form Electramotive Engineering of E1 Segundo, California, little did they realize that they were setting in motion a train of events which would sooner, rather than later, bring to them and the mighty Nissan GTP cars that they promoted, developed and raced, no less than four IMSA Camel GT Championships. Here, for the first time, is the story of Nissan in racing from 1984 to 1993, the GTP era. Nissan The GTP & Group C Racecars 1984 - 1993 tells the full story of Electramotive and NPTI, with interviews with Don Devendorf, John Knepp, Geoff Brabham, Trevor Harris, Kas Kastner, Ashley Page, and many others of the crew that won the IMSA Camel GT Championship from 1988 to 1991. The story of the European Group C Nissans, using chassis from Marches to Lolas from 1985 to 1992 is also told. Interviewed are many of the drivers and technicians, such as Mark Blundell, Julian Bailey, Dave Price and Bob Bell. Arguably the fastest of the Group C cars of this golden era, a Nissan Group C car still holds the qualifying pole position record at Le Mans from 1990.
In 1974, Mark Donohue took a year off from driving at the height of his racing career to write "The Unfair Advantage," a candid and revealing book about his journey through the world of auto racing -- from amateur SCCA races in his own '57 Corvette to winning the Indy 500 in Roger Penske's McLaren M16. This new edition contains over 60 additional photographs and comments from people who worked and raced with Donohue during the 1960s and early 1970s.
The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness
In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him…Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school's first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were: harassed and bullied and beaten. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus—and the nation—reached its peak, Greg left Georgia.Forty-one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening.The Class of '65 is more than a heartbreaking story from the segregated South. It is also about four of Greg's classmates—David Morgan, Joseph Logan, Deanie Dudley, and Celia Harvey—who came to reconsider the attitudes they grew up with. How did they change? Why, half a lifetime later, did reaching out to the most despised boy in school matter to them? This noble book reminds us that while ordinary people may a...
Jackie Stewart's Principles of Performance Driving
From Library Journal Stewart's ability behind the wheel of a Formula I racing machine is legendary, so anything he has to say about competition driving is bound to be interesting. Add to that his sense of humor and a reputation for independent thinking and you have essential reading for auto-racing buffs. Neither a "how to drive a race car" manual, nor a recounting of "my greatest races" Stewart's book is about what it takes to succeed as a race driver, about his philosophy, about preparation and discipline as the basis for success. Stewart talks about techniques, control, and common sense; about the politics of motor sport, the cars and their builders, safety, and pressures on and off the track. Anyone with an interest in motor sports should read this. Illustrations not seen. Susan Ebershoff-Coles, Indianapolis-Marion Cty. P.L. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Flat Out and Half Turned Over: Tales from Pit Road with Buddy Baker (Tales from the Team)
In Flat Out and Half Turned Over, driving phenomenon Buddy Baker details the most hilarious collection of racing stories, memories, and anecdotes ever published. Read about the bumps and brawls; the blood, sweat, and tears; and the practical jokes that happen behind the scenes from the very drivers, owners, crew chiefs, and pit crew that make up the heart and soul of stock car racing. In this book, readers will find names like Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough, and Tiny Lund, along with racing icons Petty and Earnhardt. Flat Out and Half Turned Over is a must-read for racing buffs of all kind!
“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.). As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she’s willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares. Meridian draws from Walker’s own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing
When people think of NASCAR, many think of cars racing around a track. But those with a more intimate knowledge of the sport understand that there is much more to it. The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR uncovers everything you need to know to properly watch and enjoy the sport. Author Greg Engle uncovers the history of the sport, as well as an explanation of the rules, flags, and key terms. He reveals the best practices for watching it on TV, how to experience a NASCAR race in person, and much more. Along the way, he weaves in interviews with key figures from the NASCAR community to offer insiders’ perspectives on the ins and outs of NASCAR. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:•What does NASCAR stand for?•How did it get to where it is today?•What goes on at a pit stop?•What is it like to race 400 or 500 miles in just a few hours?•What is a wedge?•What is the best way to meet a driver?•How do you best enjoy a race in person?•And all the other things a new fan needs to know to understand and enjoy America's fastest sport, NASCAR!
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