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Scherer, Peter 50 Years of British Grand Prix Drivers
TFM Publishing Ltd., 1999 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition So Stated. 234 pages. Covers the first 50 years of Formula One competition from a season-by-season perspective of various well known individual drivers. Unique in this regard, and a useful addition to any Grand Prix bookshelf. ISBN #0953005283. Book #B31077. *

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Vehorn, Frank A Farewell to the King
Down Home Press, NC 1992 SB. VG+. 139 pages. Subtitled: "A Personal Look Back at the Career of Richard Petty, Stock Car Racing's Winningest and Most Popular Driver". ISBN #187808612X. Book #B30659. *


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Keyser, Michael with Williams, Jonathan A French Kiss With Death: Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans
Robert Bentley Cambridge, MA 1999 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. 463 pages. Subtitled: "Steve McQueen and the making of Le Mans. The Man - The Race - The Cars - The Movie." A massive, high quality volume. Special presentation copy (Watkins Glen Research Library - Brumos Daytona Continental Historics 1999). Signed by Michael Keyser. ISBN #0837602343. Book #B31678. *


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Hobbs, Fred A Life with HWM from Aston to Facel Vega
Haynes (Foulis) Publishing, UK 1990 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. First Edition. 203 pages. A broad ranging biography of a 1930's - 1950's sportscar driver which is as much a manufacturer's history of various makes. Contains interesting insignt into variouis prewar and postwar models ranging from Aston to Facel Vega. ISBN #0854297189. Book #B22251. *


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Gibbs, Anthony A Passion for Cars
Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1974 HB/DJ. VG+/VG. First Edition So Stated. 202 pages. Anyone with patience, a typewriter (or the ability to dictate) and the wherewithall to pay a good editor can write a book. Herein lies the proof in one man's nostalgic remembrances of prewar Rolls Royces, Daimlers and Delanges. There is a nice laid-in free review copy note from the Publisher still resting on the flyleaf of this virtually unread copy. Book #B17471. *


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Moss, Stirling A Turn at the Wheel
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY. 1961 HB/DJ. VG+/VG. First US Edition So Stated. Signed by Author. 239 pgs. One of the most popular Moss biographies, which also gives a unique insight into the driving abilities and personalities of Juan Fangio, Jack Brabham, Peter Collins and others. Book #B32241D. *


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Foyt, A.J. A.J. The Life of America's Greatest Race Car Driver
Times Books, NY 1983 HB/DJ. VG-/Near Fine. Signed by Author. 234 pages. Learn why AJ thinks that he is greater than all the rest. This copy signed by AJ on the title page. Unfortunately, someone has torn out the flyleaf. ISBN #081291077X. Book #B32377. *


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Fitch, John and Nolan, William W.F. Adventure on Wheels
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY. 1959 HB/NDJ. VG+. Signed by John Fitch. 284 pages. One of the all time best racing biographies - from the last of the gentlemen professionals. This copy signed and inscribed by John Fitch. The correct edition color photocopy dust jacket is supplied. Book #B32135D. *

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Bardsley, Gillian Alec Issigonis : The Man Who Made the Mini
Icon Books, Limited 2005 HB/DJ. VG/VG. 468 Pages. This is the delightful story of the designer of both the Morris Minor and the Mini. Gives great insight into both marques. ISBN #1840466871. Book #B31518. *


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Ireland, Innes All Arms and Elbows
Transport Bookman Publications, UK 1994 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. 160 pages. The updated, revised version completed just before Innes' death in 1993. One of the best racing biographies written . ISBN #0851840507. Book #B30123D. *

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Ireland, Innes All Arms and Elbows
Pelham Books Ltd., London, UK. 1967 HB/DJ. VG/VG. First Edition. 189 pages. The incomparable Innes at his very best. Book #B32158. *

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Moss, Stirling and Purdy, Ken All But My Life
William Kimber and Co. Ltd. London, UK 1963 HB/DJ. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 239 pages. Perhaps the best-known and most popular Moss biography and as always one of the '60's racing cult classics. Very ususual to find a copy in this pristine condition. Book #B32202. *


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Andretti, Mario Andretti
Collins Publishers, CA 1994 SB. VG+. First Edition. 120 pages. A large oversized softbound coffee table type book of extended captioned photos of Mario's storied career. ISBN #0006383025. Book #B22843. *


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Libby, Bill Andretti
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, NY 1970 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 196 pgs. Subtitled: "The candid story of auto-racing's toughest, most versatile and courageous driver". A nice look at Mario's early grassroots career before he went Hollywood. Book #B27789. *

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Katz, Frederic Art Arfons Fastest man on Wheels
Thomas Nelson & Sons, NY 1965 HB/NDJ. VG+. 127 pages. The first biography on Art written at the peak of his career as he was chasing Craig Breedlove for the World LSR in a then exotic jet powered car. Book #B23898. *


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Montville, Leigh At the Altar of Speed
Doubleday & Co., NY 2001 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 203 pages. Subtitled, "The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt." Takes a close look behind the scenes of Earnhardt's celebrated life from his earliest days of dirt tracks through two marriages, many pitfalls, and his eventual multiple NASCAR Championships. ISBN #0385503636. Book #B26062. *


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Hilton, Christopher Ayrton Senna The Legend Grows
Patrick Stephens Ltd. Cambridge, UK 1996 SB. VG+. First Edition. 160 pages. An all-new book featuring interviews with Senna's friends and colleagues who have never before spoken publicly about insights into this intensely private Champion. ISBN #1852605278. Book #B30858D. *


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Gibbons, Billy F. With Vickers, Tom Billy F Gibbons Rock + Roll Gearhead
Motorbooks International, MN 2005 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 192 pages. Offers a great look at the favorite cars of this bearded ZZ Top auto collector. ISBN #0760322694. Book #B32098. *


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Kirby, Gordon Bobby Rahal The Graceful Champion
David Bull Publishing, AZ 1999 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed, VT Special. 256 pages. Foreword by Nigel Roebuck, Introduction by David Letterman.. From Sebring to Indy - Bobby won it all. Although not always gracefully. This copy signed by Bobby Rahal. No dust jacket, priced accordingly. ISBN #096497228X. Book #B31717D. *


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Stevens, Bugs and Bourcier, Bones Bugsy!
Coastal 181, MA 2002 SB. Near Fine. First Printing So Stated. Signed by Author. 232 pages. The story of three-time NASCAR National Modified Champion Bugs Stevens. This copy dual-signed by both Bones Bourcier and Bugs Stevens. ISBN #0970985436. Book #B31758. *


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Kenyon, Mel Burned to Life
Dimension Books, MN 1976 PBK. VG. Signed By Author. 128 pages. The true and dramatic story of the only five time National Midget Champion and his life changing conversion to Christ after being nearly burned to death on the track. ISBN #0871230445. Book #B31731. *


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Yarborough, Cale with Neely, William Cale
Times Books, NY 1986 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition So Stated. 246 pages. Subtitled: "The Hazardous Life and Times of the World's Greatest Stock Car Driver." Back when the sport was still pure "good 'ol boy" Cale was top of the pack. A great nostalgic look at a more simple time in motorsports. ISBN #0812912616. Book #B30562. *


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Bryant, Peter Can-Am Challenger
David Bull Publishing, AZ 2007 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 384 pages. Subtitled: The Cockney F1 Mechanic Who Designed and Built America's Best Can-Am Cars". A previously little-known and now well-told story from racing's greatest unlimited formula era. Recommended. ISBN #1893618862. Book #B31020. *


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Ryder, Julian Carl Fogarty
Haynes Publishing, UK 1999 HB/Pictorial Cover. Near Fine. 159 pages. Subtitled, "The Complete Racer." This story of four time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty charts his progress from young charger to top gun. Excellent photography throughout, with many competition riding tricks and insights. Appears as an unused copy. ISBN #1859606415. Book #B15505. *


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Orefici, Oscar Carlo Chiti The Roaring Sinfonia
Autocritica Edizioni, Italy 1991 HB/DJ. Near Fine/Near Fine. 207 pages. Bi-lingual in Italian and English text. The story of a giant in Itlalian motorsport who was highly influential to both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. ISBN #8885817025. Book #B30160. *

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