We are adding two great biographies to our book selection next week:
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by Parnelli Jones with Bones Bourcier
The name Parnelli Jones is synonymous with speed. His rise from dirt-track jalopy battles to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 is the stuff of American motorsports legend.
Now, at long last, Parnelli tells the story of his incredible racing life. It's all here: the hungry days as a traveling Sprint Car driver, the danger and glamour of Indy Car racing's Championship Trail, the thrilling NASCAR victories, the Trans-Am road-racing titles, the bumpy rides to Baja 1000 glory, the magnificent triumphs and searing tragedies he witnessed along the way.
From winning Indianapolis aboard his Ol' Calhoun roadster to losing it with the famous STP turbine car .... From Oklahoma Dustbowl roots to a richly appointed businessman's office in Los Angeles ... From scuffling for rides to owning American racing's first "Superteam" ... Parnelli has been there and won that. Come along for the ride as he steers you through his amazing journey.
Hardbound | 288 pages | $39.95 - Order HERE
NEW SOFT COVER EDITION!
RACING IN THE RAIN
My Years with Brilliant Drivers, Legendary Sports Cars, and a Dedicated Team
by John Horsman
Gulf-Wyer team engineer John Horsman provides a vivid, intensely detailed account of the famous blue-and-orange cars and one of the most successful teams in racing.
Few can claim that their racing careers spanned the greatest decades in sports-car competition -the 1960s and 1970s - and then extended into the 1980s. Fewer still were consistently successful. John Horsman is one of the fortunate few. The blue-and-orange Gulf-sponsored Ford GT40s, Mirages, and Porsche 917s prepared by Horsman and his team are among the most famous race cars ever produced. The all-star driver lineup that competed in his cars includes Derek Bell, Mike Hailwood, David Hobbs, Jacky Ickx, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, Vern Schuppan, and Jo Siffert.
The team excelled everywhere, winning Le Mans three times and the World Championship three times, and was particularly adept in wet-weather conditions where competitors struggled to match their pace. Some records achieved by Horsman's team still stand forty years later.
Softbound | 452 pages | 250+ B&W and 50 color photos | Order HERE
Pictured above is the new 1/24 scale Duesenberg SJ Speedster 'Mormon Meteor', produced in a Limited Edition of 599 hand-numbered models by Automodello. This model represents a new line of 1:24 scale fine quality models combining state of the art resin casting technology with old world craftsmanship. This new line was designed and developed by legendary automobile designer in real and miniature Raffi Minasian exclusively for Automodello.
The Duesenberg SJ Speedster is one of the most elegant and revolutionary automobile designs of the twentieth century. The 'Mormon Meteor' is perhaps the most famous Duesenberg racing car in history. With Ab Jenkins at the wheel, it established numerous land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the 1930s, including an amazing 153.823 mph for 24 hours and 148.641 mph for 48 hours set back in 1936! An amazing model of a legendary racing car. $299.95. Order HERE.
Rising from the ashes: Real Art Replicas is back and is building additional examples of two of their most popular 1/8 scale high-detail creations, with additional subjects in 1/8 and 1/12 scale coming soon. Click on the links below to view photo sets of these spectacular models.
1/8 scale Real Art Replicas Ferrari 330 P4
1/8 scale Real Art Replica Lowenbrau Porsche 962
Have a great weekend!