Where can I find out-of-print motorsport books and magazines.
Posted 10 June 2000 - 10:42
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Posted 11 June 2000 - 16:08
Photocopies will do, faxed copies, even emailed copies... all gratefully accepted.
Posted 11 June 2000 - 16:40
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Posted 11 June 2000 - 16:45
"The Yellow Dog Garage"...Bruce Perry...Bradford PA...814-368-3208
ps: gotta get back to work now.;)
Watch your mail this week. Should go out tomorrow.
note to moderator: hope this advert is ok..if not, I'm sorry..delete as neccessary..just don't yell at me.
Posted 11 June 2000 - 17:37
Ray, I have all the 1965 Le Mans articles I need but in this October 1965 issue of Car and Driver, there is a two page Ad by Goodyear of Masten's winning Ferrari. Plus a Driver of the Year ballot form in this mag that lists Masten as one of the drivers. It is pretty cool since it shows a picture of LBJ and states, "How would you like it if Lyndon B. Johnson got elected Driver of the Year?" Then it states, "Don't let the wrong guy win!" and then lists a bunch of drivers like Masten, Jim Clark, Foyt, Andretti, Graham Hill, Dan Gurney, etc. I would like to have an actual copy of the magazine since all I have are black and white photo copies of these.
Posted 11 June 2000 - 23:58
Posted 12 June 2000 - 11:23
Also, if you go to most any large used book dealer, they'll be tied into a national book search service. I picked up The Unfair Advantage by Mark Donohue this way a few years ago and it's probably the most valuable book I have right now.[p][Edited by GaryG on 06-12-2000]
Posted 12 June 2000 - 11:31
Try Kenneth Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail address, he doesn't have a web site).
He has the largest selection of used motoring books in the UK. I have dealt with him for many years with no problems at all. He gives a very good service.
I used to think his prices were high - until I just looked at that collectors-books site, phew!
You can mention my name - it won't help you or I on price, but I like to let him know I appreciate his good service...
Posted 14 June 2000 - 02:33
Posted 14 June 2000 - 16:47
Very good service and prices,great inventory.
Re: C/D, check this out.http://www.vintageautoracing.com/msgthread.cfm?threadid=1096&messages=2
Your lucky day?
Re:"The Cruel Sport" Try and get "Autoweek" April 7/86.
It has a great article about the author and the books
effect since publication. Did you know it was the base
for the film "Grand Prix"?
Posted 15 June 2000 - 06:02
Sorry I didnt read this thread earlier. I got the Oct 1965 C&D right here in front on me. It features a yellow Ferrari 275/GTS with a read head & a cop on the cover. While you cant have mine, I would be happy to make copies of any particular articles you are looking for...
Posted 15 June 2000 - 08:10
It is a colour ad you want, isn't it Joe?
Posted 15 June 2000 - 12:57
Ray, I think I might have anwered your last question above. I have already located a color picture of the 1965 Le Mans winning NART Ferrari but I would like to have this Masten nostalgia type stuff for myself.
Gerr, thanks for finding that Ad. Looks like that guy might be getting an e-mail from me soon. I do remember reading somewhere that "Grand Prix" was based on that book but I had forgotten this.[p][Edited by Joe Fan on 06-15-2000]
Posted 16 June 2000 - 05:02
The LBJ advertisement (only a 3rd collumn on the page) is on Page 81. In addition to the drivers you mentioned, they also suggested "Donna Mae Mims" (a somewhat colourfull SCCA competitor ?)
(I would like to know more about this woman !)
The double page Goodyear ad is in Black & White and features a somewhat poor rendition (grainey) photo of the #21 NART Maston & Rindt Ferrari.
I did see a "Shell" ad featuring Ferrari's very own Maranello Shell gas station (with a Ferrari 250/LM pulled up to the pumps).
While I haven't scoured the issue looking for references to Masten Gregory I didn't see anything obviously featuring him. There is a brief Summary of the Britsh, French & Dutch GPs (Silverstone, Clermount, Zandvoort all won by Clark in a Lotus), a reveiw of a "Lackluster" Reims 12 race (won by a NART Ferrari 265/P2 of Rodriguez/Guichet - I had never heard of "Guichet"); and a review of the Firecracker 400 (Won by Foyt) that features a photo of a very young Cale Yarborough explaining to (Dale?) Dieringer how his engine blew up...
All the Photos of the Competition Ferraris are in Black & White so I can't say for sure but it appears the the NART Ferraris are red (I thought the NART Ferraris were yellow ?)
And just to put your mind at ease this issue of mine is in no way 'perfect condition' (dog-eared edges, Yellowed pages wrinkles & faint smells of mildue, and there is some yellowed former 'scotch tape' sticky-goo on some pages)...
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Posted 22 June 2000 - 22:23
The FIA were understandably miffed at this subterfuge, but found out too late (ie. later than they could expose Ferrari and not lose face), so they were harder when it came to the 250LM. The numbers were there, but at some point Ferrari decided they needed the 3.3 engine and he wanted the homologation to carry through... that is, he wanted to make it look like they were all 275s (275 x 12 = 3275cc, 250 x 12 = 3000cc)... many of the cars may have been upgraded to the bigger engine, but maybe not all of them.
BTW - how many GTOs are there now?
Posted 23 June 2000 - 00:05
It was this incident that led to his handing in his entrant's licence and the F1 cars racing in American colours (NART) at Watkins Geln and Mexico in 1964.
Posted 23 June 2000 - 00:26
The CSI was a clueless organization then and about as proficient as the Three Stooges in runing international racing and nowhere as entertaining as the fore-mentioned gentlemen. BTW, the GTO was allowed in under the CSI rules (as far anyone could tell...) since it was development of the 250GT series.... I don't have my 250GT books with me, but the numbers 36 or 38 seem to be the total of 250GTOs produced. Henry N. Manney III owned one, a possession he never hesitated to express his regrets about...
Donna Mae Mims, the Think Lady who won the SCCA NAtional Championship for H Production in a livid pink Sprite... And she could actually race pretty darn good since no one cut her any slack. SCCA production racing was a cut-throat business and Donna Mae was not going to be tossed any gimmes.
Posted 18 October 2000 - 06:11
I believe the top six stores are your best bet to find out of print books.
Posted 18 October 2000 - 16:54
Try my second web site, it is the same as yours. Funny!
Posted 22 October 2000 - 02:16
Two good sources for old magazines and out of print books are:
Disclaimer: No direct or indirect endorsement or
relationship with GT Action Photo.
Ferrari 250 LeMans s/n 5893 GT
1965 LeMans 24 Hr.Winning Car
At the Indianapolis Speedway Museum
Photo: GT Action Photo
Donna Mae Mims (Think Pink)
Austin-Healey Sprite (SCCA HP Class)
Road America June Sprints
1963 SCCA National Champ
Photo: GT Action Photo
Donna Mae was one tough racer that hung with the Yenko crowd.Note the air horns between the headlights.
With kind regards,