Sports Car Racing in the South - Texas to Florida 1957-1958



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The history of sports car racing in the Southern United States featuring the top echelon of European sports cars has long been unexplored territory. With the exception of the Sebring 12 Hours, the meets were largely ignored by the national press, and no comprehensive research material is available for the numerous events organized between Texas and Florida, when amateur competition surged in the late 1950s. Yet, the South offers a rich road racing history, often fueled by wealthy oilmen from Texas and Oklahoma.

Many of the events were hosted on airport courses where late-model Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars, Porsches, OSCAs and Climax-engined cars such as Lotus, Cooper and Elva did battle with American V8-powered vehicles, both Corvettes and homebuilt Specials. This book, the first of a series of three, offers a race-by-race account of all 1957 and 1958 Southern events, from Novice Races to the weekend-ending Features competition.

Auteur Willem Oosthoek
Éditeur Dalton Watson
Date de parution 2011
Format 24 x 33 cm
ISBN 978-1854432469
Illustration Many BW & Colour Photos
Nombre de page 264
Langue English
Condition Second hand good condition
Binding Hardbound with dust jacket

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