Eddie Sachs: The Clown Prince of Racing: The Life And Times Of The World's Greatest Race Driver

4.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9781420848946: Eddie Sachs: The Clown Prince of Racing: The Life And Times Of The World's Greatest Race Driver

EDDIE SACHS--THE CLOWN PRINCE OF RACING is a thoroughly researched biography of the "self-proclaimed" World's Greatest Race Car Driver. In the books introduction, the author states that just like there will never be another Bob Hope or John Wayne or Billy Graham, there will never be another Eddie Sachs. No race driver, past or present, can match the flamboyancy, zeal and zaniness of the Clown Prince of Racing. Sachs was also a great orator who could hold audiences spellbound. He would have his audiences pleading for more racing stories. Eddie captured the prestigious pole position for the Indianapolis 500 in 1960 and 1961. He was leading the 1961 500 Mile Race until he pitted to change a badly worn tire with just three laps to go. He wound up second to A.J. Foyt by 8 seconds. The following year he charged from 27th to finish 3rd. The story of Eddie Sachs can serve as an inspiration to all youth. When Eddie began his racing career, he was one of the worst drivers to ever compete. However, by sure determination and persistence, he would go on to become a member of the Indy 500 Hall of Fame! Many times Eddie would state, "If you can't win, be spectacular!" He lived that creed to the very end. On May 30, 1964 both Eddie and rookie driver Dave MacDonald died in a fiery crash at the start of the 500 Mile Race. It was by far the most spectacular accident in the history of the Indianapolis 500.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Author Denny Miller grew up in rural the Indiana town of Boswell located 30 miles northwest of LaFayette. During his high school years he wrote the sorts column "Miller Sport Mill" for the Boswell Enterprise. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he majored in radio/TV and minored in journalism. On three occasions Denny served as the color commentator/Indy 500 historian for the Indy 500 Time Trials. He teamed with veteran '500' broadcaster Darrell Wible on WTHI-AM and WAAC-AM in Terre Haute, Indiana. Denny currently resides in Redondo Beach, California and he owns Gipper Productions. He is also an authority on the history of the Academy Awards. He has given numerous speeches about "Oscars" Greatest Moments and the Film Career of Ronald Reagan. Racing fans may contact him at www.eddiesachs.com

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Miller, Dennis
Published by Authorhouse (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Authorhouse, 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Miller, Dennis
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 2091861

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AuthorHouse (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 223 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AuthorHouse 2005-05 (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse 2005-05, 2005. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06924651

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 223 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Miller, Dennis
Published by Authorhouse (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Authorhouse, 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AuthorHouse
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1420848941 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781420848946

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AuthorHouse (2005)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1420848941

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Miller, Dennis
Published by AuthorHouse (2016)
ISBN 10: 1420848941 ISBN 13: 9781420848946
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781420848946_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book