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Great Moments in Speed
Book

A book of 24 historic auto racing events.

By Ross R. Olney.  ©1970 Ross R. Olney.  Published by Prentice Hall, Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 146 pages.

Library of Congress card catalog number 77-95901

Stories include:

  • World's first road race, July 22, 1894
  • 1903 Paris-Madrid Road Race
  • Ralph DePalma/Rupert Jeffkins at the 1912 Indianapolis 500
  • Ralph DePalma/Barney Oldfield at the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup
  • Leon Duray/Ray Keech at Rockingham Speedway in 1927
  • Harry Hartz/Billy Arnold at the 1930 Indianapolis 500
  • Wilbur Shaw at the 1931 Indianapolis 500
  • Billy Arnold/Spider Matlock at the 1931 Indianapolis 500
  • Billy Arnold/Spider Matlock at the 1932 Indianapolis 500
  • Will Overhead at the 1933 Indianapolis 500
  • Wilbur Shaw/Ralph Hepburn at the 1937 Indianapolis 500
  • Wilbur Shaw at the 1941 Indianapolis 500
  • Mauri Rose and Bill Holland at the 1947 Indianapolis 500
  • Rex Mays at Milwaukee in 1948
  • Ted Horn/Johnny Parsons at DuQuoin in 1948
  • Bill Vukovich at the 1952 Indianapolis 500
  • Eddie Sachs at practice for the 1953 Indianapolis 500
  • Allen Heath at Illiana Speedway in 1953 and at the San Bernardino Speedway in 1954
  • Dick Rathmann/Ed Elisian at the 1958 Indianapolis 500
  • Mickey Thompson at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1960
  • Phil Hill/Count Von Trips at Monza in 1961
  • Tony Nancy at Sundusky, Ohio in 1963
  • Craig Breedlove at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1964
  • Bill "Maverick" Golden at Lion's Drag Strip in 1965
  • Ken Miles at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966
  • Parnelli Jones at the 1967 Indianapolis 500
  • 1967 Rex Mays 300
  • Andy Granatelli/Joe Leonard at the 1968 Indianapolis 500
  • 1968 Hanford 250
  • 1968 Rex Mays 300



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