The Fabulous Fifties: Sports Car Races in Southern California

 
9780970507310: The Fabulous Fifties: Sports Car Races in Southern California

The decade of the fifties is remembered by racing enthusiasts as an era of creativity as well as virtual non-stop action in Southern California. Some of its flavor has been captured in this new book. There is a chapter for every venue: there were 22 including such legendary sites as Torrey Pines, Palm Springs and Paramount Ranch. There are course diagrams, maps and photographs of each. Every race is covered. The book is packed with photographs and loaded with stories.

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About the Author:

Art Evans is the author of ten books about photography plus a number on different subjects. He has written numerous articles for photography and automotive magazines as well as professional journals. Evans was born in 1934 in Santa Barbara, CA. He served in the Army during Korea. He drove a number of cars during the fifties including an MG, Jaguars and the famous Devin SS. He was an assistant professor and department chair at Orange Coast College and then worked at Paramount Pictures. He has many awards for films and photographs including the George Washington Medal from the Freedoms Founcation. His still photographs have been featured in numerous shows includign a solo exhibition at the Lincoln Center in NYC. He lives in Redondo Beach.

Review:

Anyone who remembers racing at (these) sports car venues from that era will enjoy the book. -- Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2002

Art Evans has put together a fascinating book about sports-car racing. The title is The Fabulous Fifties. -- Road & Track, February 2002

Evans has chronicled them in this entertaining volume covering the growth of the sport in that era. Grab this one! -- Vintage Motor Sports, Jan/Feb 2002

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