The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 - 1958)

The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 - 1958)

by Brian G. Boettcher
     
 

Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich headed for his third straight Indianapolis victory, the development of laydown roadsters, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, and the intriguing

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Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich headed for his third straight Indianapolis victory, the development of laydown roadsters, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, and the intriguing "Race of Two Worlds" when American championship racers twice took on the best Europeans at the legendary high-banked Monza Autodromo in Italy. Plus, details of each 500-Mile race from 1954 through 1958, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend. With illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045066471
Publisher:
Brian G. Boettcher
Publication date:
11/03/2012
Series:
Indianapolis 500 - A History , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
878,214
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Boettcher developed his motorsports interest in the Milwaukee Mile’s south bleachers, and has a lifelong fascination with going fast, on two wheels or four. The History of the Indianapolis 500 series reflects his love of history and writing. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Brian graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His career has taken him to living in New Mexico, Germany, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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