Runways & Racers
Sports Car Races held on Military Airfields in America 1952-1954
Format: Hardcover, 208 Pages
Illustrations: 160 color & b/w ill
Size: 10.0 x 10.0 x .25
Weight: 2.875 lb.
Published: July 1st 2011
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.