Lost Road Courses: Ghosts of Riverside, Ontario, Bridgehampton and More by CarTech®. In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have. This service manual by Access Tools provides the most comprehensive repair information in paper format available on the market. This manual is produced using the highest quality printer available.
|Format type: Softcover
|Pages: 176 pieces
|Illustration: 358 pieces
|Illustration type: color & b/w photos
|Weight: 1,4 lbs
|Carton type: 18
|Date of publication: 15.07.2016
|Author: Rudow, Martin
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Road racing's enduring legacy is revealed and celebrated as author Martin Rudow recounts the sport's glorious past while visiting more than 16 classic tracks that are now defunct across North America.
Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic racing series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus by Rudow, a road racer and road racing expert. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered.
Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks.
Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices.
Table of contents
- by Bob Ashton, Managing Member, Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
- Augusta International Speedway/Raceway The Legend of Alligator Hollow
- Bridgehampton Raceway America's Daunting Road Course
- Continental Divide Raceway Racing in the Rocky Mountains
- Edmonton International Speedway Racing's Far Northern Outpost
- Green Valley Raceway The Little Road Course of the Lone Star State
- Greenwood Roadway A Track Paved with Passion
- Hilltop Raceway Still Standing After All These Years
- Marlboro Motor Raceway The Grand Lady of the East
- Meadowdale International Raceway The Midwest Monster
- Bahamas Speed Weeks Party Central for the Racing Set
- Ontario Motor Speedway Where Hollywood Glitter Meets Motor Racing
- Riverside International Raceway Multi-Faceted Jewel in the Desert
- Roosevelt Raceway Too Good for Its Own Good
- Stardust International Raceway Dust and Drama in the Desert
- War Bonnet Raceway Park The Future Recreation, Vacation and Racing Destination
- Watkins Glen A Road Course History Not Forgotten
- Westwood Motorsports Park Wet, Wicked and Twisty
Martin Rudow is a lifelong road racing enthusiast, authority, and publisher of Vintage Drift, a vintage road racing magazine in the Pacific Northwest. He has authored two regional sports car racing history books, Weekends of Glory and Long Straights and Hairpin Turns, and has been awarded national and international recognition for them. Rudow has attended numerous regional sports car races in the latter half of the 1950s and first half of the 1960s.
CarTech® provides over 100 titles available for the enthusiast in a wide variety of formats – from print to digital to video. CarTech publishing efforts include its traditional performance "CarTech" titles along with race histories, biographies of industry icons, as well as a number of series that further assist readers with their projects. Many of these books have gained wide recognition as "the bible" of high performance engine design and assembly.