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Ford Racing Century: A Photographic History of Ford Motorsports
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Ford Racing Century: A Photographic History of Ford Motorsports

by Larry Edsall, Mike Teske
 
An incredible array of photographs...hours of satisfaction in turning the pages of this book. Classic MotorsportsThis oversized book is a photo-driven look at Ford's voluminous racing history in America. This rich history begins with the 1901 race in which Henry Ford defeated Alexander Winton in a 10-lap race on a one-mile oval at the Detroit Driving Club and covers

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An incredible array of photographs...hours of satisfaction in turning the pages of this book. Classic MotorsportsThis oversized book is a photo-driven look at Ford's voluminous racing history in America. This rich history begins with the 1901 race in which Henry Ford defeated Alexander Winton in a 10-lap race on a one-mile oval at the Detroit Driving Club and covers racing through today. The book includes great Ford racing stories such as the Miller Ford Indy program, development of the Gurney-Westlake Ford V-8, and the 1962-70 Ford Total Performance program, the Trans-Am racing program, the NASCAR racing program, the rich Ford drag racing history, landspeed record Fords, the Shelby programs, the GT-40, and even a section on sport compact drag racing today.About the Author:Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as a daily newspaper sports editor to become motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine. Before long, he was a full time automotive industry news and motorsports editor. While at AutoWeek, he drove nearly half a million miles evaluating vehicles on four continents.

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SpeedTVBooks.com, August 2007

“Ford Racing Century is a fast-paced read … with just the right blend of insightful text and excellent photographs. I rate it four out of five lug nuts.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760316214
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.12(d)

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From the Publisher
SpeedTVBooks.com, August 2007

“Ford Racing Century is a fast-paced read … with just the right blend of insightful text and excellent photographs. I rate it four out of five lug nuts.”

Meet the Author

Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as the sports editor of a daily newspaper in Michigan to become the motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine, where he spent most of a dozen years as the managing editor. He left Detroit for Phoenix in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website and then launched another, iZoom.com. He is a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, writes regularly for the Detroit News “Drive” section, contributes to the New York Times “Wheels,” and is part of the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Arizona State University. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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