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October 2010 Issue
 
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The Winners Book : A Comprehensive Listing of Motor Racing Events 1895-2009
By James O'Keefe, 2010
Published by Racemakers Press
 

The ultimate international automotive racing reference book has now been published. It is an opportunity to expand on your current interest into all aspects of auto and motorcycle racing or to magnify the knowledge of your favorite racing subjects. While most racing books are oriented on a particular race track, a winning driver or car, you now have the ability to connect all of these facets of racing together to expose the big picture.

This book is intended both as a tool for serious research in the field of automotive racing history and as a volume to be enjoyed by the racing enthusiast. Listings of the location, date and winner of every major automobile race and many other minor races are included. Each page shows the date of the race, the race title, the track, the number of laps, the distance in miles, the winner's time, the average miles per hour and the winning speed. All races which were part of a particular championship series are marked with an asterisk.

The book is divided into nine sections. They are 1) Grand Prix - Formula 1 races, 2) American Championship races, 3) Major races held to various national rules such as the Tasman Championship, Australian Gold Star, New Zealand Gold Star, South African Drivers Championship, South American Formula Libre races and North American and British events held in Formula 5000 and other specifications, 4) Formula races of secondary importance such as voiturettes, Formula 2, Formula 3000, GP2, ARS, Indy Lights and various European, Japanese and other Asian events, 5) More formula races of secondary importance such as Formula B, Formula Atlantic-Pacific, 6) Sports cars, 7) Stock cars, 8) Trans-Am, IROC and touring cars and 9) Motorcycles. Several categories, particularly international Formula Junior, Formula 3, sprint cars and midget records are not included. The multitude of these less significant races would easily quadruple the size of this book and the records are difficult to obtain.

In brief, O'Keefe has compiled over 570 pages from 40 years of research to present the basic facts of over 22,000 races throughout the world. The book is illustrated and complete with a bibliography of books, periodicals, newspapers and a very helpful list of web sites useful for historical content and current races. The index, while most useful, will soon be supplemented by a DVD available through the publisher.

 
Please contact the publishers, 'Racemaker Press' directly with purchase enquiries.
Book price: $65. Shipping: $6 Media Mail; $14.00 Priority Mail (within the U.S.)
The Automotive Chronicles readers are being offered author-signed volumes.

Click here to visit the Racemaker Press website.You may call 617 723-6533 or e-mail Maria Writesel of Racemaker Press for more information.
 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, October 2010
 
 
 
 
 
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