Front and rear cover of Sportscar racing in the South: From Texas to Florida
Price: USD $125, GBP 80
Estimated availability: the end of April
Available from: www.daltonwatson.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to publishing house Dalton Watson, another persistent black hole in motor racing history will soon be filled: sports car racing in the southern states of the U.S.
The first of a planned series of three books, Sports Car Racing in the South, from Texas to Florida, will cover the years 1957 and 1958, when competition began to surge in that part of the country.
Author Willem Oosthoek offers detailed coverage of 52 events hosted from Texas [Fort Worth, Galveston Island, Hondo, Midland and Lubbock] to Florida [New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa-Titusville, Fort Pierce, Boca Raton, Opa Locka, Sebring, Venice and Dunnellon], plus everything held in between: Oklahoma [Stillwater and Oklahoma City], Louisiana [Mansfield and Hammond], Alabama [Courtland and Dothan], Georgia [Gainesville and St. Simons Island] and South Carolina [Chester and Walterboro]. Since many execs of the SCCA's Rio Grande Region resided in Texas, the Fort Sumner events in New Mexico are included as well.
The book contains 265 pages and 450-plus photos. The majority of the images were taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Bob Jackson. The private photo collections of race participants such as Bob Schroeder, Ed Rahal, Bill Kimberly, Lonnie Rix, Roy Schechter, E.D. Martin, Bill Janowski, Richard Macon, Lucky Casner, Joe Sheppard and Nedra Ware were major assets for those events not covered by Bob Jackson.
Edited by Jerry Entin, 27 February 2011 - 02:12.