Runways & Racers

Sports Car Races held on Military Airfields in America 1952-1954

Runways & Racers
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Author:

Terry O'Neil

Format: Hardcover, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842550
Specs
Illustrations: 160 color & b/w ill
Size: 10.0 x 10.0 x .25
Weight: 2.875 lb.
Published: Jul. 1, 2011
DC: AE
Price: $39.95
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Runways and Racers focuses on the various aspects that contributed to sports car races being held at military installations throughout America in the early 1950s. It was a marriage of convenience for the Sports Car Club of America and the Strategic Air Command, with both parties gaining advantages from the arrangement as well as providing contributions towards it. The thorn in the side turned out to be a Congressman whose own aspirations exceeded his standing, but who found himself in a position to be able to influence the outcome of events.
Terry O’Neil is an active member of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain, and holds the role of Archivist for the Club. He has written two books about the Bahamas Speed Weeks, and has a book about sports car racing in Northeast America during the 1950s scheduled for publication. He has written numerous articles for the Ferrari magazine, and has contributed articles to Cavallino, Healey Marque and Vintage Racecar Journal. Terry has plans to follow up this book with a title on famous, and not-so-famous hill climbs in 1950s America.
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