The Golden Age of the American Racing Car

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SAE International, 1998 - Transportation - 367 pages
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Covering the period from the 1910s to the 1930's, recounts the historical development of race car technology, race courses, designers, builders, drivers, and events. First published in 1966 and here customized with subsequent research and a 16-page color photograph section showing recreations of cla

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Griffith Borgeson, born in 1918, was an influential American racecar historian, described by the Society of Automotive Engineers as one of the world's preeminent automotive historians. His most well-known work, The Golden Age of the American Racing Car, almost single-handedly rescued the memory of an entire era of brilliant racecar work in the United States. Borgeson was editor-in-chief of Motor Trend magazine; he also wrote for Sports Car Illustrated magazine (now Car and Driver), and Automobile Quarterly. He was the recipient of several writing awards, including the "best book of the year" award from the Society of Automotive Historians, Cugnot Award.

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