American road racing began just after World War II and quickly blossomed into a movement. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC), clubs that became fierce rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, were the principal race promoters. Race tracks popped up everywhere, at first on city streets, then at airports and U.S. Air Force bases, and finally at purpose-built circuits like Road America and Laguna Seca.Although most of the cars that competed in American road racing were built in Europe, an underground movement sprang up of "special builders" who constructed their racers in home garages and small-town machine shops. Some were so homely and slow that only the builders could love them. Others trounced every Ferrari in sight and are now on the wish lists of wealthy collectors the world over.Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970 is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car.About the AuthorHarold Pace's writing and photography has appeared in such magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Class & Sportscar, Excellence, Sports Car International, Vintage Racecar Journal, and others. He lives in Weatherford, Texas. Mark Brinker is a vintage race car enthusiast who has raced at the Monterey Historics. He is a doctor with three published medical textbooks and 70+ published scientific papers. He hails from Houston, Texas.
A Hands-on Guide to Buying, Tuning, and Racing Your Vintage Sports Car
Author: Terry Jackson
Publisher: Bentley Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
The variety of cars, colors and the sense of history come to life makes vintage racing one of the most thrilling and popular forms of motorsport competition. As Stirling Moss observes, It has to be a very blase person who doesn't feel their adrenaline rising when the starter's flag fails.Author Terry Jackson has interviewed racers, tuners, and race organizers to create the most comprehensive, authoritative guide to vintage racing. His book takes you marque-by-marque through the exciting -- and still relatively affordable -- British sports cars. Jackson tells you how to select and buy a car that's best for your budget, with tips such as where you need to look for characteristic problems like rot on the Morgan's wooden frame or chassis damage on a Lotus 7. You will then learn how to expertly prepare your car for the track, even if you've never raced before.This is the only book that offers race-proven preparation tips and modifications for each model, modifications that improve power, handling and reliability. For example, how to build an Austin-Healey 3000 engine to factory rally specifications that produces over 200 horsepower, or the way to rework an AC Bristol's front leaf spring for more cornering grip.The book is richly illustrated with 225 photographs, including fascinating historical shots of designers like Jaguar's Sir William Lyons and Lotus' Colin Chapman, factory race teams, and cars in competition. This is the essential book for all vintage racers and British car enthusiasts, and for those who want to prepare a high performance street car.The author has done much research, picked the brains of hundreds of people, and gleaned an enormous amount of hard-earnedexpertise. I thought I had quite a few answers, but I must admit that it taught me quite a bit! This is a book you can learn from and enjoy. -- Stirling MossOne heck of an effort...a step-by-step guide for the enthusiast who wants to race an AC, Aston, Healey, Mini, Jag, Lotus, MG, Morgan, Sunbeam, or Triumph. -- Vintage Motorsport
This book takes an in-depth look at more than 50 race car manufacturers and more than 100 racing specials. Many of these have never before been covered in book form. "Vintage American Road Racing Cars takes an encyclopedic approach, providing vintage and modern photography, specifications, and a narrative history for each car or manufacturer. Knockout photos of period-appropriate memorabilia, tools, etc., add to the nostalgic feel of this high-quality book. Vintage racing is gaining in popularity every year. According to "Victory Lane magazine, vintage races are attended by about 1.5 million people in the U.S. each year. Around 5,500 people own a vintage race car in the U.S., but, including crew and workers, about 22,000 Americans participate in vintage racing at some level. Another 20,000 participants live in Europe and Asia.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
In this ebook, you'll find helpful tips on the basics of vintage car troubleshooting, determing vintage car prices, finding the right rubber floor for vintage cars, vintage car insurance and more. GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire parkland, it has always been a favorite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time. Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferraris, Lotii and, of course, Chevrons in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC’s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.
Shelby Mustang details the entire story of these fantastic cars, from the early prototypes built in Shelby's Los Angeles shop to today's Ford-engineered high-tech performers. Written by one of the world's foremost authorities on Shelby automobiles, critically acclaimed author Colin Comer, and with a foreword by Lee Iacocca, the American automobile executive credited with the successful development of the Mustang, this is the definitive account of the Shelby. When Ford wanted to toughen up its super-successful new Mustang, they approached Carroll Shelby to give it the performance image it so sorely lacked. Beginning with a 1965 "K-Code" 289-cubic-inch-powered Mustang fastback, Shelby applied the same formula that had made his Cobra sports cars such devastating performers both on and off the track: more horsepower, less weight, balanced handling. The GT350 quickly established itself as a bonafide force in SCCA B-Production racing, twisting back roads, and boulevards alike—setting the course for future Shelby Mustangs, like the big-block GT500. Though those original Shelby Mustangs were done by 1970, Ford dusted off its Shelby relationship in 2006 and has been producing high-performance Ford Mustang Shelbys ever since. This is a must-have read for any fan of American performance cars, whether you're a muscle-era original or a 21st-century stormer.
Celebrate America’s premier performance car! From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today’s 700-plus horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. have defined high-performance with their Shelby Mustangs. Shelby built his Mustangs from 1965 until 1970, at a time when it seemed that the muscle car was a dying breed. Then an odd thing happened—people began to realize the classic nature of the car almost as soon as Shelby stopped building them and prices began to climb. By the end of the decade, the Shelby Mustang had become one of the first muscle cars to attain classic status, along with the price hike that went along with that recognition. Prices continued to rise into the next century; a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fetched $451,000 at auction in 2006, at which time production of new Shelby Mustangs began for the first time in 36 years. Since then prices have cooled a bit, but not nearly as much as they have for other muscle cars; Shelby Mustangs still occupy the top slot at most auctions and Shelby continues to build the popular modern versions of the Mustang today. Shelby Mustang: Fifty Years, lavishly illustrated with rare historic photography and modern color images, tells the story of these amazing cars, from the initial collaboration with Ford to today’s record-setting high-tech muscle cars.
Originally published in 1949 by Floyd Clymer, this edition was republished in 2010 by VelocePress. This comprehensive and informative book, written in easy to understand language, puts the capability of designing and building a 1950's era midget racing car or a three-quarter (dirt track) car within reach of the home-based enthusiast. The fundamental principles described in this book may also be applied to the construction of a 50's track roadster or even a custom built hot rod. Highly technical terminology and engineering terms have been avoided, as the aim of this book is to define the construction process in clear and understandable terms, regardless of the reader's technical background or training. The principles it contains are just as relevant today as they were some 50 years ago when this book was first written. The design process is clearly explained, the raw materials required are described, and the construction process is presented in an easy-to-follow step by step procedure. Obviously, this book would also be a valuable reference for anyone contemplating repairing, refurbishing or restoring a vintage racing car. This edition also includes a 38 page bonus section featuring a reproduction of an appropriate Offenhauser Speed Equipment catalog. Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all those vintage automotive race car builders and enthusiasts worldwide.
Vintage Racing Car Protectors Grace Diagnostic Protector Deodorizer Ceiling Car Notebook Journal Notebook Blank Lined Ruled 6x9 100 Pages
Author: Necyber Bodxor
Start the adventure and create wonderful memories with family and friends on camping trips using this beautiful camping journal, logbook and planner. Whether camping in a tent, cabin, RV, 5th wheel or motorhome, this camping journal is a great way to organize and document camping adventures. Pages to record campground reservation information and details of each campground Separate checklists for supplies, packing, hiking and campground amenities Shopping lists and weekly meal planner pages Supply lists Camper journal pages to record camping memories and activities Fishing expedition pages Space for photographs or sketches 6 inches wide x 9 inches high 150 guided pages with prompts Glossy softcover This camping journal makes a great camper gift, road trip planner, RVing gift or gift for camping enthusiasts. This camping logbook provides all the space needed to collect precious memories and organize camping trips.
This nostalgic history looks back at vehicles, tracks, packaging and racing memorabilia from such popular slot-car manufacturers as Aurora/AFX, Tyco, Scalectrix, Strombecker and Cox, as well as dozens of smaller toymakers.
Race Car Livery Cover Vintage Colors with 3 Race Number 2021, World Champion Team, 7. 5 X 9. 6 Size 110 College Ruled Page (55 Sheet) Suitable for Homework, Notes, Composition, Journal, Car Maintenance Schedule Log, Birthday Gift
Author: L'Enfant Books
Size: 7.5" x 9.6" inch Paper: 90gsm White Layout: College Ruled Maintenance Car Schedule printed at the end Weekly Schedule Plan on the last page Pages: 110 pages (55 sheets) Cover: Soft Matte Cover With L'Enfant Prodige Design Paper Suitable for Pencil, Crayons, Pen and Gel Ink Here is another beautiful Racing Driver Cover Design and RICC 3 Race Number, which is the perfect Gift for Racing Lovers Dad, Kids or Teens Boys. This notebook is perfect for homework, journaling, taking notes, performance and car tuning notes and is also perfect to carry around as a planner companion and will fit the glove compartment in your car. Check out a sample of the notebook by clicking on the "Look inside" feature Please Check out for other Liveries Designs Liveries and Drivers Racing Numbers on the author page. Ideas for your notebook Car Maintenance Log Race car development and tuning Gamer Log Diary Note taking for your online classes Everyday carry Inbox for your planner system Catch-All notebook Homework for school Write down all your daily routines Blog post ideas and social media planner Gifts for your loved ones Teacher's gifts Dad's Gift