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

Trans Am

Author : Dave Friedman
ISBN : 0760309434
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 26.5 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

California Oil And Gas A Business Of Sports And Economy

Author : Jimmy Hindle
ISBN : 9781514409497
Genre : Business & Economics
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An expert craftsmanship of sports journalism and a powerful statement about the business of sports and economy. Certain character depictions are fictitious to convey the utter seriousness of a sport's specification where the ownerships of Champcar waged a boycott against IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Otherwise, "oil and gas" is a tightening up of economic realities, the real people on the verge of a financial takeover and how such economies work in relation to Major Leagues Sports in historically speaking the most productive times in U.S. economy. The Heists are back and Phil Elmach driving for James Sedgwick. Only in "oil and gas," Elmach joins Jake Coote and the experts in the Sunshine State. Turbochargers made the stealthiest cars, and successively IndyCar's resolution of a sport's escalation costs. To the supercops, the top outfits in the Champcar-IndyCar merger war pose a threat in a downturn economy and the owner-teams recognize that tires aren't the only switch-ups, but teams transferring into IndyCar. In the shuffle of cash, egos, and clashes, everyone gets caught to the comic drama of staying steps ahead of a supercop. In the chase, the story distinguishes myth from the legendary figures. Miles Deere's epic battles fit the grand schemes. Ground effects sold on American March know-how was a version of Desert Storm on neighboring Area 51 and runs open wheel cars in excess of constructor rules. The Heists have nabbed the technology, or at least former American March Jake Coote as advisor-teammate to Elmach's own answers.
Category: Business & Economics

Pocono Nascar S Northern Invasion

Author : Joe Miegoc
ISBN : 1456877275
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Pocono: NASCAR's Northern Invasion," by author Joe Miegoc, is the story of how NASCAR stepped into the breach created by the Indy car war of the late 1970s, saved Pocono Raceway from extinction and gave it an expanded national identity. In the late 1970s, NASCAR's northern races were few. One was at Pocono, a unique three-turn track caught in the middle in the CART-USAC war which was about to send Indy car racing's popularity into history's ashbin. As Pocono teetered on bankruptcy, NASCAR founder Bill France convinced Pocono owner Dr. Joe Mattioli to try it one last time. France knew Pocono's strategic value, rewarding Pocono with a second Winston Cup race in the process. Hall of Fame drivers and NASCAR insiders tell how Pocono gave NASCAR expanded exposure to 30 million people in a 300-mile radius of the track. "Pocono: NASCAR's Northern Invasion" tells the story of the third-largest rock festival of the 1970s drawing 200,000 fans, of where Janet Guthrie became the first woman to drive in a 500-mile Indy car race, where Tim Richmond flashed onto the stock-car scene and where Bobby Allison's career ended on a Father's Day afternoon.
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

The British At Indianapolis

Author : Ian Wagstaff
ISBN : 9781845842468
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A history of the British influence on the Indianapolis 500, including not only the drivers and cars, but the many others – mechanics, designers, and officials – who have been involved. The story is set out in a series of stand-alone chapters, with a wide variety of informative sidebars, and goes back 100 years to the early days of the race, through the British-led, rear-engined revolution of the 1960s to the present day.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Design Development Of The Indy Car

Author : Roger Huntington
ISBN : CORNELL:31924060307471
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 83.52 MB
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A detailed look at the evolution of the high performance racers used in the Indianapolis 500 focuses on the mechanical improvements made in engines, braking systems, and chassis
Category: Technology & Engineering

Official Program

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ISBN : UOM:39015071258969
Genre : Automobile racing
File Size : 59.43 MB
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Category: Automobile racing

Popular Science

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ISBN : UOM:39015047322030
Genre : Science
File Size : 44.62 MB
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Category: Science

The Video Source Book

Author : David J. WEINER
ISBN : 0787634115
Genre : Video recordings
File Size : 38.25 MB
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Category: Video recordings

Automotive Literature Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015047345031
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 43.37 MB
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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

Video Source Book

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787638579
Genre : Video recordings
File Size : 50.34 MB
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A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Category: Video recordings

Video Source Book

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ISBN : 1414406290
Genre : Video recordings
File Size : 78.17 MB
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A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Category: Video recordings

Usa Today Index

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ISBN : IND:30000025509351
Genre : USA today (Arlington, Va.)
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Category: USA today (Arlington, Va.)

Video Sourcebook

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 1414400993
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 39.46 MB
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Category: Performing Arts

The Winning Cars Of The Indianapolis 500

Author : J. Craig Reinhardt
ISBN : 9781684350711
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

Automobile

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924090510151
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 56.45 MB
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Category: Automobiles

Canadian Periodical Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066398937
Genre : Canadian periodicals
File Size : 67.92 MB
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Category: Canadian periodicals

Indiana

Author : Corona Brezina
ISBN : 9781448800414
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

Mustang

Author : Gary L. Witzenburg
ISBN : UOM:39015013843035
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 81.49 MB
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Offers a detailed study of the design, production, technology, and impact of Ford Mustang models built since 1964
Category: Technology & Engineering