Two new books available from Coastal 181:
Text copied from Coastal 181. The McKee book was previously announced by ensign14 in this thread on Jan 23, 2009.
The Man Who Would Not Die:
The Remarkable Story of
“Lucky” Herschel McKee
by Stephen Olvey
Herschel McKee’s remarkable life story reads like that of a comic-book hero. A daredevil, a leader of men and, above all, a survivor, McKee fought in both World Wars, suffering numerous skirmishes with death. His colorful life included spells as a Foreign Legion soldier, fighter-pilot ace with the elite Lafayette Flying Corps, prisoner-of-war escapee, race car driver, WWII bomber-wing commander and test pilot.
His amazing resilience led to him being nicknamed ‘The Man Who Would Not Die’ while he was still alive. Written in a lively, engaging style, here is the true story of an extraordinary man.
Hard cover, 272 pages., $37.95
Big Car Thunder - More Sprint Cars
on America’s Fair Circuits, Vol. ll
By Bob Mays
If you are a person who can still remember the way a 270 Offy would shake the grandstand on a qualifying run; if you can remember the glitz and glamour of the state fair when the big cars were making their annual run; if you can remember the smell of cotton candy and methanol mixed together – then you need Big Car Thunder Volume II!
The long-awaited sequel to Big Car Thunder Volume I is out, with even more sprint cars from America’s Fair circuits. All the great stars including: Bobby Adamson, Chuck Amati, Buzz Barton, Tom Bigelow, Jerry Blundy, Shane Carson, Rick Ferkel, Ray Lee Goodwin, Tim Green, Larry Kirkpatrick, Ed Leavitt, Harold Leep, Jan Opperman, Jerry Richert, Joe Saldana, Randy Smith, Bill Utz, Earl Wagner, Gordon Woolley and many, many more are here.
If you are into the old touring clubs such as the Mississippi Valley Championship Circuit; International Motor Contest Association and the National Speedways Contest Association, you will love this book. Plus, as an added bonus, the IMCA Compact Sprint circuit is covered from beginning to end!
Over 330 pages, 640 photos, deluxe hardcover binding and two sections of color photographs make Big Car Thunder Volume II a must have!