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The Great Savannah Races

Author : Sr. Julian K. Quattlebaum
ISBN : 9780820338132
Genre : History
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While automobile races had been held in Europe earlier, it was not until after 1900 that organized races were held in the United States. These contests took the form of road races--usually over a series of connected links of the best roads available. The most important of the early races were held on Long Island, New York. As a result of the efforts of the Savannah Automobile Club, the International Grand Prize Race of the Automobile Club of America was held in Savannah, Georgia, for the first time in November of 1908 and was enormously successful. In 1910 and again in 1911 the most famous drivers and the finest racing cars from all over the world returned to the city for the Grand Prize Race. The 1911 event attracted thousands more who came to witness the famous Vanderbilt Cup Race, the fastest race of this length up to that time (291 miles in 3 hours and 56 minutes). Julian K. Quattlebaum was among those who lined the Savannah race course for a glimpse of the big Fiats, Loziers, and Mercedes that roared around the turns, across the finish line, and into autoracing history. He has written a new introduction to this edition and has gone through his collection of early photographs of the cars, the drivers, and the races to add to the generous selection of illustrations in the original edition.
Category: History

The First American Grand Prix

Author : Tanya A. Bailey
ISBN : 9781476615226
Genre : Transportation
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This book provides an in-depth look at the great motor races that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in the golden era of early road racing: the Grand Prize of the Automobile Club of America and the Vanderbilt Cup. By examining Savannah’s earlier fame in national bicycle racing competitions and its ties to the powerful dynasties who controlled the racing world, the book explains how and why Savannah was chosen. It details the construction of the course, reveals why the races and course were considered “America’s greatest” by international racing experts of the period and includes many biographies of the drivers who came to Savannah. Finally, the book explores the theories and complexities of why Savannah’s races and road racing in general came to an end.
Category: Transportation

The Savannah Races

Author : Frank T. Wheeler
ISBN : 0738568600
Genre : History
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Mention Savannah, and most people will think of moss-draped oaks, genteel Southern charm, excellent cooking, and beautiful scenery. Not many would associate Savannah with goggle-clad, helmetless race car drivers roaring past crowds of nattily dressed onlookers from the early 1900s. Yet, from 1908 to 1911, the wonderful landscape, architecture, and atmosphere of Savannah was home to the predecessor of the most famous race in the world, the Indianapolis 500. The wonderfully quirky early race cars of those years sped past onlookers, old graveyards, and Southern mansions. Their drivers hobnobbed with the upper crust of Savannah society, as well as movers and shakers in the world of politics. In all, the races represented a fascinating time of change in Savannah's history.
Category: History

The Antique Automobile

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ISBN : UOM:39015019902926
Genre : Antique and classic cars
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Includes a tenth anniversary issue, dated Nov. 1945.
Category: Antique and classic cars


Author : Margaret Wayt DeBolt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036758881
Genre : History
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Category: History

Motor Racing Heroes

Author : Robert Newman
ISBN : 9781845847487
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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100 heroes from almost 100 years of motor sport are covered in this book. Revealing the determination, heroism, raw courage, skill at the wheel – and just plain humanity – that has elevated men and women into the special, rarified atmosphere of heroism.
Category: Sports & Recreation

American Automobile Racing

Author : Albert R. Bochroch
ISBN : 0140044175
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59.5 MB
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Motor World Wholesale

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015080109187
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 32.85 MB
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Category: Automobiles

The Motor World

Author :
ISBN : NYPL:33433107852828
Genre : Automobile dealers
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Category: Automobile dealers