Vroom!: Motoring into the Wild World of Racing

Vroom!: Motoring into the Wild World of Racing

by Tim Miller
     
 

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Whether it’s Formula One, NASCAR, rallying, or karting, this highly illustrated primer, written by motorsport journalist Tim Miller, explains the exciting international world of auto racing.

Full of action photos and explanations of the technical and safety aspects of cars and tracks, this book puts young readers behind the wheel of almost every machine that

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Overview

Whether it’s Formula One, NASCAR, rallying, or karting, this highly illustrated primer, written by motorsport journalist Tim Miller, explains the exciting international world of auto racing.

Full of action photos and explanations of the technical and safety aspects of cars and tracks, this book puts young readers behind the wheel of almost every machine that has been adapted for racing — from go-karts and stock cars to dragsters and Formula-One cars.

Fascinating factoids and trivia pepper the pages with information about the past, present, and future of the sport, with profiles of young kart racers to add peer appeal. So buckle up and tighten that helmet strap. We’re racing!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Tim Miller’s previous book, NASCAR Now:

“The must-have players’ guide.” The book combines action photographs with descriptive dialogue geared towards the newest fans.”
School Library Journal

“Well written and well researched... a fine book.”
The Toronto Star

VOYA - Dawn Talbott
In this eye-pleasing selection, Miller takes readers under the hood and into the world of auto racing, including road racing, oval track racing, and drag racing. One of the greatest aspects of this book is the abundance of lively colors. The illustrations include many great photographs, but there are also a lot of colors used in borders and backgrounds, making each page visually appealing. One area that could be a little stronger, however, is the size of the photographs. Although a handful of photographs take up nearly half a page, most are smaller, and some details are difficult to discern. A photo of the cockpit and dashboard of a NASCAR stock car shows many switches and gauges, but readers would be able to appreciate the complexity of the setting that surrounds drivers if the photo was larger. The writing style is pretty straightforward, although some passages that describe technical aspects of the sport are a little difficult to understand, especially if the reader does not have prior knowledge regarding cars or auto racing. Mentions of particular makes and models of cars are nearly moot points for readers not familiar with those listed. The depth of coverage is good for basic introductory information. Sidebars offer interesting tidbits of extra information that readers will enjoy. Younger readers will take pleasure in features that focus on a youth who is successfully competing in an area of auto racing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887767555
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tim Miller has been a motorhead all his life. He has been a motorsport writer for the Hamilton Spectator for more than twenty years, and contributes regularly to several racing media. He also writes for a number of car-related publications including Hemmings Motor News, Cars and Parts, and Inside Track Motorsport News. Tim Miller spends his days as the administrator of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in Toronto, where he brings the collections and exhibits to life for school groups. His first book was called NASCAR Now and was published in 2004. Vroom! is Tim’s first book for children. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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