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Speedway The Greatest Moments

Author : John Chaplin
ISBN : 0857042017
Genre : Speedway motorcycle racing
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John Chaplin and John Somerville have set out on a remarkable odyssey to reveal, as only they can, the entire speedway spectrum - from the simple idolatry of the humble fan to the high drama that has created speedway's moments of greatest sporting endeavour.

Speedway Legends

Author : John Chaplin
ISBN : 0857042718
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Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the third in their highly praised trilogy about the world's most exciting sport. 'Speedway Legends' deals with their lifelong passion for speedway racing and their admiration for the men who, over almost ten decades, have by their skill, daring and bravery, made it what it is. It honours the many personalities they particularly admire and is designed to make speedway enthusiasts aware of how their contribution to the development of the sport has made it what it is today.

Speedway At Full Throttle

Author : John Chaplin
ISBN : 0857043072
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Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville haveteamed up again to produce the fourth in their highly praised series about theworld¿s most exciting sport. As you turn the pages you can almost smell themethanol and burning Castrol R racing oil, as Chaplin and Somerville delve intoSpeedway¿s exciting past, revelling in events and personalities that have won itlegions of diehard fans. All of the romance, drama, heroism, glamour andbravery of the sport can be found in this journey back through Speedway history,recalling its famous and not-so-famous characters, and the excitement of its daysof glory.Speedway at Full Throttle is the latest in their successful series to followSpeedway Superheroes, Speedway: The Greatest Moments, and SpeedwayLegends. All the books featured illustrations of outstanding quality, many datingfrom the sport¿s pioneer years of the 1920s, and the latest Chaplin / Somervilleepic continues their championship-winning high standards.

The 100 Greatest Moments In St Louis Sports

Author : Bob Broeg
ISBN : 1883982316
Genre : History
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The 1904 Olympics, the man who created tennis's Davis Cup, a record-smashing seventy home runs in one season, a man named Stan, the first forward pass in football, and the richest collection of soccer talent in North America: Hall of Fame journalist Bob Broeg recounts these tales and others in The One Hundred Greatest Moments in St. Louis Sports. Originally scripted for KFNS radio as part of a series read by Bob Costas, Broeg's vignettes cover the people and events of fourteen different St. Louis sports. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, the author highlights legendary feats and the untold stories that surrounded them. Discover how the St. Louis Stars' "Cool Papa" Bell, the renowned speedster of the Negro Leagues, once scored from first base on a bunt; and how trainers stimulated Thomas J. Hicks, the winner of the marathon at the 1904 Olympics, with doses of strychnine, brandy, and egg whites during the race. Broeg's descriptive storytelling and anecdotal style are accompanied by lavish illustrations. In a 1993 article in U.S. News and World Report, Harrison Rainie wrote, "If there is a common language in socially atomized, economically stressful, morally wandering America, it revolves around sports." Athletics is a defining factor for a region's identity, and for St. Louis, it has always played a significant role in the city's economic and social life. Broeg describes not only the lure and legacy of these sports moments, but also how they contribute to a shared identity for the city.

Great Moments In American Auto Racing

Author : Matt Christopher
ISBN : 9780316175104
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The history of auto racing is chock-full of famous moments, with big-name drivers like Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon. The histories of the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races are rich with legendary drivers, family dynasties, rivalries, and tragedies. Fans of this sport are truly loyal and fanatical, and readers will eat up all the descriptions of nail-biting moments of tension. Packed with facts and action, this is a book young NASCAR fans will reach for again and again -- and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.

Nascar S Greatest Moments

Author : Matt Doeden
ISBN : 1429600861
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes some of the greatest moments in NASCAR history, including photo finishes, wild wrecks, and intense rivalries between drivers"--Provided by publisher.

Wembley And Beyond

Author : Barry Briggs
ISBN : 9781405516488
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It started on a cold, frosty morning in 1951 in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a seventeen-year-old-boy, a crate of sheeps' kidneys and a dream. The boss of the city's Belfast meatworks, had arrived an hour early to set up for the day, when he noticed one of his workers packing up a crate on the countertop. The young lad was battling to move it so the boss went over to help. When asked what time he'd started, the boy replied 'Five o'clock this morning'. Stunned, and amused, the boss told him he'd be earning a good bonus at the end of the week, and wondered aloud what he'd spend it on. But the boy knew, and immediately replied, 'I'm going to race speedway in England.' And he did. That boy was Barry Briggs, and it was just the start of his great adventure. Little did he know he was soon to become the legendary speedway racer more commonly known as Briggo, and later as Barry Briggs MBE. From dangerous encounters in the jungles of Liberia to teaching Steve McQueen to slide a speedway bike, Briggo's incredible story is one of strength, determination and a life lived firmly in the fast lane.

Great Moments In Nascar Racing

Author : Sally Ganchy
ISBN : 140421397X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the most unique, interesting aspects and greatest moments in NASCAR racing.

Great Moments In Speed

Author : Ross R. Olney
ISBN : 0133641902
Genre : Automobile racing
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Chronicles the author's favorite motor racing moments over a twenty-five-year span including impossible wins, defeats, deaths, and danger.

Vanderbilt Cup Races Of Long Island

Author : Howard Kroplick
ISBN : 9781439636190
Genre : Photography
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“Chain your dogs and lock up your fowls!” heralded posters announcing the first international road race in the United States and the first of the six William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910. These races were the most prestigious sporting events of their day, drawing huge crowds from 25,000 to over 250,000 spectators. The Vanderbilt Cup Races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways and are a testament to the early racing spirit and drama. The rare images in this book, many published for the first time, have been selected from the archives of major museums, libraries, and private collectors.

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