THE INDY CAR WARS

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The Indy Car Wars

Author : Sigur E. Whitaker
ISBN : 9781476619804
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The world of Champ Car auto racing was changing in the 1970s. As cars became more sophisticated, the cost of supporting a team had skyrocketed, making things difficult for team owners. In an effort to increase purses paid by racing promoters and win lucrative television contracts, a group of owners formed Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in 1978. Soon after, CART split from its sanctioning body, the United States Auto Club (USAC). Though Champ Cars ran on numerous tracks, the Indianapolis 500 was the payday that supported most teams through the season. From the beginning, CART had most of the successful teams and popular drivers, and they focused on driving a wedge between the track owners and the USAC. Over the next 30 years, the tension between CART and USAC ebbed and flowed until all parties realized that reunification was needed for the sake of the sport. This book details the fight over control of Champ Car racing before reunification in 2008.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Indianapolis Automobile Industry

Author : Sigur E. Whitaker
ISBN : 9781476666914
Genre : Transportation
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In 1893, Indianapolis carriage maker Charles Black created a rudimentary car--perhaps the first designed and built in America. Within 15 years, Indianapolis was a major automobile industry center rivaling Detroit, and known for quality manufacturing and innovation--the aluminum engine, disc brakes, aerodynamics, superchargers, and the rear view mirror were first developed there. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, hometown manufacturers dominated the track--Marmon, Stutz and Duesenberg. The author covers their histories, along with less well known contributors to the industry, including National, American, Premier, Marion, Cole, Empire, LaFayette, Knight-Lyons and Hassler.
Category: Transportation

Smokin Muscle Cars

Author : Bob Woods
ISBN : 9781622850945
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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America's love affair with cars is most passionate when it comes to the fastest, most powerful, and coolest-looking models on the nation's roads. Author Bob Woods takes readers through the history of flashy "muscle" cars, such as the Pontiac GTO, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Charger, and Chevy Corvette.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Winning Cars Of The Indianapolis 500

Author : James Craig Reinhardt
ISBN : 9781684350728
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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At speeds of over 230 miles per hour, the Indy open-wheel race cars set the bar for American Championship car racing. For over 100 years, the Indy cars and their drivers have drawn hundreds of thousands of spectators to Speedway, Indiana, with another 6 million people watching the race on television or by live stream. In The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500, James Craig Reinhardt, author and official tour guide for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, details the history of the famous race and how the open-wheel race cars have evolved over the last century. Starting in 1911 with the first running of the Indy 500, Reinhardt profiles each race and car, including the starting position, engine, tires, race speed, margin of victory, and much more. Featuring nearly 200 images of the automobiles and individuals who make the race renowned, this book showcases the top drivers and how racing has changed through two world wars, the Great Depression, and unforgettable accidents. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Road And Track

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ISBN : UOM:39015065054622
Genre : Automobiles, Racing
File Size : 86.34 MB
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Category: Automobiles, Racing

Car And Driver

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ISBN : UOM:39015036226473
Genre : Automobile drivers
File Size : 46.86 MB
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Category: Automobile drivers

New Encyclopedia Of Sports

Author : Ralph Hickok
ISBN : UOM:49015002860196
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 43.39 MB
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Trans Am

Author : Dave Friedman
ISBN : 0760309434
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 55.56 MB
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The SCCA Trans-Am series was one of the most intriguing and exciting in motorsport history, and one which signified the golden age of the pony muscle car. This photohistory follows Trans-Am from its inception through the climactic the 1971 season, when drastic rules changes forced the withdrawal of American manufacturers. Readers witness a veritable "who's who" of Indy, NASCAR, Can-Am, and F1 race legends -- Foyt, Petty, Ickx, Donohue, Gurney, Jones, Hall, and others -- dicing it out on the greatest road courses in America behind the wheels of musclebound Mustangs, Camaros, 'Cudas, Challengers, and Javelins, as well a sleek Datsuns, Porsches, Alfa Romeos, and BMWs. Guaranteed to appeal to vintage-race aficionados and muscle-car enthusiasts alike.
Category: Transportation

Automotive Literature Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015047345031
Genre : Automobiles
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Vol. for 1947-76 indexes: Car and driver, Motor trend, and Road & track; 1977-81 indexes 15 American automotive journals.
Category: Automobiles

Indiana

Author : Corona Brezina
ISBN : 1448800412
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Indiana, as well as general facts about the state.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction