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Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Auto Racing books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

You Suck at Racing: A crash course for the novice driver (2016)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionA lot of books on driving are written by professional racers who assume you too want to be a professional racer. Not this book. It’s written by a hobbyist who suggests you keep your day job. Besides, it’s much more fun being an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional (just ask someone in the sex industry). This book is designed to help the average driver make the transition from commuter to safe road racer in as few pages as possible.
Author(s): Ian Korf

Brick by Brick: The Story of Auto Racing Pioneer Joie Ray (2008)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionBrick by Brick by Patrick Sullivan – Joie Ray was a pioneering racing driver from Louisville, Ky. who in 1948 was the first African American racer to earn a AAA license. Over the next decade Joie raced with MDTRA, IMCA, AAA, MARC (now ARCA), and USAC. Patrick Sullivan brilliantly captures the rough-and-tumble era in which Joie made history.
Author(s): Patrick Sullivan

Auto Racing in the Shadow of the Great War: Streamlined Specials and a New Generation of Drivers on American Speedways, 1915-1922 (2019)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionFrom 1915 through the early 1920s, American auto racing experienced rapid and exciting change. Competition by European vehicles forced American car manufacturers to incorporate new features, resulting in legendary engineering triumphs (and, essentially, works of art). Some of the greatest drivers in racing history were active during this time–Ralph DePalma, Dario Resta, Eddie Rickenbacker, the Chevrolet brothers, Jimmy Murphy.
Author(s): Robert Dick

Making it FASTER II: The Indianapolis and Grand Prix Cars (2018)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionMaking it FASTER II, The Indianapolis and Grand Prix Cars is the sequel to the #1 best selling book, Making it FASTER, Tales from the Endless Search for Speed. These are the stories of discovery by three generations of racers and designers who changed the state of the art forever.
Author(s): Norm DeWitt, Robin Miller

Williams: A Different Kind of Life (2017)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionFrank Williams’ team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down. The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash that left him a quadriplegic.
Author(s): Virginia Williams, Pamela Cockerill

Motor Racing in the 70’s: Pivoting from Romantic to Organized (2018)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionMotor Racing in the 70s is a non-pictorial, reference book on global motor racing activities in the 1970’s which strives to provide much obscure information, analysis and data on single seater, touring car, GT and sports car circuit racing and hill climbs during the decade.
Author(s): De Paula, Carlos A.

God’s Answers for Your Life (1988)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: C & D International (Dallas TX) for Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn (Minneapolis MN) (1988) ASIN: B005Y2L292 Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,880,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Author(s): C & D International

Crystal Clear (1973)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionMass Market Paperback: 202 pages Publisher: Bantam Books; Unknown edition (1973) Language: English ASIN: B000NQ1JS8 Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,034,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Elizabeth Cadell

Testament of the Weekend Warrior (1997)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionChampion stock car drivers — Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, John Andretti, the Allisons, Dale Earnhardt and others — relate inspirational moments or acknowledgments that occurred at various times in their careers of living life on the edge. In Testament of the Weekend Warrior, Fr.
Author(s): Dale Grubba

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel (2018)

 Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your AttentionNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
Author(s): Garth Stein

Best Auto Racing Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some auto racing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Brown Bullet: Rajo Jack's Drive to Integrate Auto Racing

Author(s): Bill Poehler
ID: 3599276, Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

The Nuts and bolts of NASCAR: the definitive viewers' guide to big-time stock car auto racing

Author(s): Engle, Greg
ID: 2570017, Publisher: Sports Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

The Indy Car wars: the 30-year fight for control of American open-wheel racing

Author(s): Championship Auto Racing Teams (Organization); Whitaker, Sigur E
ID: 2841704, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Year: 2015, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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