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Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida 1959-1960

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de Willem Oosthoek, Dalton Watson Mars 2013, 454 pages 24 x 33 cm, 1 volume couverture rigide sous jaquette et coffret, 571 photos et illustrations couleur et NB, texte anglais.

This is the second volume in a series of three exploring the history of sports car racing in the Southern United States. 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 and featured the top echelon of European sports cars. Late-model Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars, Listers, 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 offers a race-by-race account of all 1959 and 1960 Southern events, from Novice Races to the weekend-ending Features competition.
The author has scoured local newspapers of the period for race reports and results and interviewed many of the drivers, mechanics and owners that were involved in the competitions. He provides an exhaustive report of the time, vividly illustrated by period photographs, many from the archives of Bob Jackson, the acclaimed
press photographer.
 
Residing in Weddington, North Carolina, Willem Oosthoek is a retired international banker and a lifelong Maserati aficionado. As historian of The Maserati Club in the US he has written numerous articles for its magazine Il Tridente. His articles have also been published in Vintage Motorsport, VintageRacecar, Journal, Motor Sport, Prancing Horse, Cavallino, Forza, Der Dreizack and Sports Car International. Oosthoek’s 2004 book Birdcage to Supercage, and the 2008, The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages, written with Michel Bolleé, are the defining history of the Maserati Birdcage racing cars. He is a recognized authority on the subject of competition Maseratis, often consulted by private owners, museums and auction houses. Volume I of Sports Car Racing in the South was awarded the 2012 Cugnot Award by the Society of Automotive Historians.
Auteur Willem Oosthoek
Éditeur Dalton Watson
Date de parution March 2013
Format 24 x 33 cm
ISBN 978-1854432575
Illustration 571 BW,and color photos, illustrations
Nombre de page 454
Langue English
Condition New
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