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Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958
€116,50  
The history of sports car racing in the Southern United States featuring the top echelon of European sports cars has long been unexplored territory. With the exception of the Sebring 12 Hours, the meets were largely ignored by the national press, and no comprehensive research material is available for the numerous events organized between Texas and Florida, when amateur competition surged in the late 1950s. Yet, the South offers a rich road racing history, often fueled by wealthy oilmen from Texas and Oklahoma.

Many of the events were hosted on airport courses where late-model Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars, Porsches, OSCAs and Climax-engined cars such as Lotus, Cooper and Elva did battle with American V8-powered vehicles, both Corvettes and homebuilt Specials. This book, the first of a series of three, offers a race-by-race account of all 1957 and 1958 Southern events, from Novice Races to the weekend-ending Features competition.

The author has scoured local newspapers of the period for race reports and results and interviewed many of the drivers, mechanics and owners that were involved in the competitions. He provides an exhaustive report of the time, vividly illustrated by period photographs, many from the archives of Bob Jackson, the acclaimed press photographer.

Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958
Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958

OndertitelFlorida to Texas, 1957-1958
Auteur(s)Willem OOSTHOEK
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After a 25-year career in international banking based in Amsterdam, San Francisco and New York, Willem Oosthoek is now residing in Weddington, North Carolina with his wife, Laurie.
Willem Oosthoek is a lifelong Maserati aficionado. As historian of The Maserati Club in the US he has written numerous articles for its magazine Il Tridente. His articles have also been published in Vintage Motorsport, VintageRacecar Journal, Motor Sport, Prancing Horse, Forza, Cavallino, Der Dreizack and Sports Car International. Oosthoek’s article on Lucky Casner received the 2006 Carl Benz Award from the Society of Automotive Historians [SAH].
He also wrote four books about competition Maseratis, three co-authored with French enthusiast Michel Bollée. Oosthoek’s 2004 book Birdcage to Supercage: The Rear-engined Tipo 63, 64 and 65 Maseratis., and the 2008, Maserati Tipo 60 and 61; The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages, written with Michel Bolleé, are the defining history of the Maserati Birdcage racing cars. His book on Sports Car Racing in the South, won the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award in 2012.

Willem Oosthoek is a recognized authority on the subject of competition Maseratis and is often consulted by private owners, museums and auction houses.

His latest book which was published in early 2013 is Sports Car Racing in the South, 1959-1960.

Publicatie datum2011
SerieSports Car Racing in the South
EAN9781854432469
ISBN1854432469
SoortBooks
TaalEngels | English
BindingGebonden, met stofomslag | Hardbound, with dustwrapper
Pagina's264
Kleur121
Zwart/Wit343
Afmetingen240 x 330 mm
Conditie
Gewicht2.260
VoorraadNiet op voorraad, wel bestelbaar.






     


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