Indy 500 Memories

Author: Art Garner
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530313242
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More than 150 drivers, fans, celebrities and others share their personal stories and remembrances of the world's most famous auto race. Twenty different race winners representing more than 40 victories are among those sharing memories, including the greatest names in the sport: Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Rutherford, Cheever, Mears, Sullivan, Rahal, Montoya, Castroneves and Kanaan. Others include Gurney, Guthrie, Goodyear, Patrick, Power, Stewart, St. James and many more. The book is as much about dreams as it is memories, from A.J. Foyt listening to the 500 in his daddy's garage as young boy, to Bev Patrick bursting into tears as her daughter, Danica, becomes the first woman to lead the 500. There is laughter and tears, triumph and tragedy, ranging from Evi Gurney hiding under a stack of sweaty driver uniforms in the back of a car so she can sneak into Gasoline Alley, to Indy's darkest days in 1964 and 1973. The memories are full of surprises and unbridled honesty. "I felt like I was at the point of an arrow that was being hurled forward by a hurricane," recalled Eddie Cheever. "It was so violent, to control it for 500 miles and finish a race, I thought would be a miracle." Fans and family have always been an integral part of making the event "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and both are well represented in Indy 500 Memories. Whether the stories are about family traditions or secretly spreading a loved one's ashes on the Speedway's grounds, they are often as personal and interesting as those of the drivers. From the first memory by Mario Andretti, to the last one of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indy 500 Memories is sure to invoke surprise, laughter, tears and awe and is a must read for any racing fan.

Indy 500 Recaps

Author: Pat Kennedy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1728348404
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This book started as a self-serving exercise to personally organize the major details and interesting facts of each Indianapolis 500 over the hundred-plus-year history of the greatest race in the world. For many of us passionate racing fans who have attended a multitude of 500s, there is a tendency for the details of the races to (somewhat) blend together. I hope this book will help to provide clarity in this regard as well as educate. During high school, many of us chose to use CliffsNotes to assist in the education process. This book is somewhat patterned after that concept. It falls somewhere between Donald Davidson and Rick Schaffer—the best and by far the most detailed book on the history of the Indianapolis 500—and a multitude of pictorial books with limited information. I hope it will prove to be an easy read with entertaining and educational information.

25 Women Who Dared To Compete

Author: Rebecca Stanborough
Editor: Compass Point Books
ISBN: 0756566150
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Discover 25 women who challenged the stereotypes of what it means to play like a girl. These women worked to even the playing field and steppped up to score points for women all around the world.

The Indianapolis 500

Author: J. Craig Reinhardt
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 1684350751
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Known as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indy 500 humbly began in 1911. Labeled as the first speedway, this two-and-a-half-mile oval is now home to many of today's top races, including the Brickyard 400, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and its most famous race, the Indianapolis 500. In The Indianapolis 500: Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, speedway tour guide and racing aficionado James Craig Reinhardt shares what makes the legendary racetrack special. He reveals the speedway's unbelievable history, fast-flying action, notorious moments, and its secrets, including facts about the beginning of the brickyard, why the drivers kiss the finish line, how milk became the drink of choice, and much more. The perfect gift for the veteran or rookie, The Indianapolis 500 is a must-have for all race fans.

The Curse Of The Indy 500

Author: Stan Sutton
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 1684350026
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On May 30, 1958, thousands of racing fans poured into the infield at dawn to claim the best seats of the Indianapolis 500, unaware that they were going to witness one of the most notorious wrecks in racing history. Seconds after the green flag, a game of chicken spiraled out of control into a fiery 16-car pile-up that claimed the life of 29-year-old Indiana native and rising star Pat O’Connor. The other drivers escaped death, but the tragic 1958 Indy 500 seemed to leave its mark on them: the surviving drivers were hounded by accidents and terrible crashes, and most would die at tracks around the country. But the tragedy also prompted new regulations and safety precautions like roll bars that would ultimately save hundreds of lives. In The Curse of Indy 500: 1958’s Tragic Legacy, veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton profiles the ill-fated race and the careers of the drivers involved, highlighting their lives in the dangerous world of auto racing.

The Indianapolis 500

Author: George Butch Welsch
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Win From The Back Memoirs Of A Racecar Mechanic

Author: Lew; Jeff; Carla; Chad Parks
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1463452497
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This is a mechanics story. Lew has worked on a variety or cars and racecars though out his career. This is also the story of a little boy who used to listen to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio in his little hometown in Pennsylvania and dream about going there. This is the story of a man who’s dream came true when he walked through the gates of the Indianapolis Speedway for the first time in 1970. It is also the story of a family, their friends and a lifestyle. Lew’s wife Joan always said, “Life with Lew has been interesting, I never knew what to expect.” That is the truth.

Cleveland Summertime Memories

Author: Gail Ghetia Bellamy
Editor: Gray & Company, Publishers
ISBN: 1938441508
File Size: 63,87 MB
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What made the summertime special to a Cleveland kid? Building sandcastles in your clam diggers at Edgewater Park. Pulling up to Manners Big Boy in your parents' car for a burger and a Big Ghoulardi. An ornate sundae at Boukair's. Watching the Indians lose (again) at Municipal Stadium. Being terrified by Laughing Sal at Euclid Beach Park. And more!

Foggy Memories

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Editor: Memoirs Foundation
ISBN: 0987060015
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Seasons And Memories

Author: Stanley Evans Abbott
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543411592
File Size: 17,68 MB
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My autobiography begins in 1939. It illustrates a rather exciting journey. However, writing this in my seventies, some events and parts of my life have been forgotten or just plain omitted due to the fact that I thought them either boring or unnecessary. As you read through these memoirs, you may discover a new awareness that every person has their own individual journeys and quests. May mine have an impact on you! I hope your own journey is as enlightening as mine was. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why (Mark Twain).

Black Noon The Year They Stopped The Indy 500

Author: Art Garner
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250017785
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.

Tales From The Indianapolis 500

Author: Jack Arute
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1613218826
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What’s it like to race across the blacktop of the nation’s most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection of tales takes readers inside the most thrilling race in America. Newly updated, Tales from the Indianapolis 500 captures horrific collisions and sweet victories from drivers past and present. With the 100th race approaching, the excitement and history of the Indy 500 will be on the mind of every racing fan. Author and renowned broadcaster Jack Arute exposes readers to a fast-paced world of high-speed thrills and unbelievable wipeouts. Beginning with his first encounter at the iconic race, along with stories from racing legends like Ray Harroun, and memorable races stretching up to the present day, Arute captures an entire culture of its own. NASCAR fans, whether young or old, will revel in the chance to experience the Indy 500 from within these pages. There’s no doubt readers will feel like they’re actually there! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

Steerage And Amour

Author: Edward L. Divita
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984579223
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A saga of an Italian Family of Immigrants in America during early 1900 The family’s historical living and memoir accountings and historical happenings of legendary events as visualized and extended from the thrust of the first renaissance choosing “Knowledge and Experience” over “Will of Desire!” Steerage and amour affaire d’amour (A Lover Affair) and Affaire de Coeur (Affair of Heart) that demands the pursuit of happiness!

Hood To Coast Memories

Author: Marc B. Spiegel
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984200761
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Hood To Coast Memories features personal recollections from "The Mother of All Relays." Runners, walkers, volunteers, event organizers, and others share their memories from the almost 200-mile relay race across Oregon, from Mt. Hood to the Pacific Coast. The book captures the character, personality and appeal of the race that began in 1982 with eight teams and has grown to more than 1,000 teams and 12,000 competitors, and is the longest running relay race in the U.S.

Taken By Speed

Author: Connie Ann Kirk
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277629
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The number of athletes who have died competing in the sport of motor racing, including amateurs and professionals around the world, stretches into the thousands. Despite the danger, drivers continue to compete day in and day out for the thrill and joy of the race. In Taken by Speed: Fallen Heroes of Motor Sport and Their Legacies, Connie Ann Kirk pays tribute to professional racing drivers who died while competing in the sport they loved. Covering tragedies from 1955 to the present, Kirk carefully reflects on the legacies of the racers and the impact of the tragic events, including on safety regulations, innovations, and on society as a whole. Drivers and incidents covered in this book include the 24 Heures du Mans race of 1955 where over 80 people died; the 1964 crash at the Indianapolis 500 that stopped the race for the first time in history; and the tragic losses of racers Ayrton Senna, Dale Earnhardt, Alberto Ascari, Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren, Gilles Villeneuve, Francois Cevert, Dan Wheldon, Justin Wilson, and Jules Bianchi. Taken by Speed features exclusive interviews with legends of motor sport—Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Sir Stirling Moss, Bobby Rahal, Brian Redman, and Sir Jackie Stewart—who raced in the sport’s most dangerous era. It also includes timelines of safety improvements in the sport and key moments in motor sport history. Using motor sports as its lens, this book explores moving stories of what it means to pursue a life’s passion with unwavering drive, commitment, and courage.

The Memory Bank

Author: Jack Orth
Editor: Bookstand Publishing
ISBN: 1589099362
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THE MEMORY BANK A collection of short stories drawn from the Memory Bank of Jack Orth, born in 1931. Unlike the financial institutions we're all familiar with, the Memory Bank is open 24/7. Even when you're sound asleep you can make a withdrawal in the form of a dream. There are no minimum balances required. The interest rate never takes a hit, and it always remains at a high level. As a matter of fact, the older you get, the more valuable your deposits become as you can rely on them to bring a smile to your heart and a tear of happiness to your eyes. It's also a bank where you can make a withdrawal, but it's only a carbon copy. Years later the original is still in your account for future reference! You'll surely relate to some of the withdrawals in this book, and maybe head to your own Memory Bank to verify the fact that your memories are still there! Enjoy the time you spend in Jack's Memory Bank...and in your own.

The Automobile In American History And Culture

Author: Michael L. Berger
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313245589
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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

The Video Source Book

Author: David J. WEINER
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ISBN: 9780787634117
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Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.