Stock Image

AMERICAN ZOOM Stock Car Racing-From the Dirt Tracks to Daytona

Golenbock, Peter

24 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0025446150 / ISBN 13: 9780025446151
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, 1993
Used Hardcover
From Rare Book Cellar (Pomona, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 24, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 27.95 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Small bump to jacket at front panel. ; 1.5 x 9.4 x 6.4 Inches; 520 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 67358

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: AMERICAN ZOOM Stock Car Racing-From the Dirt...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of Balls and Personal Fouls now offers a celebration of NASCAR and the history of stock car racing, tracing the evolution of the sport from the days when good ol' boys souped up their Chevys to run moonshine to today's multimillion-dollar Winston Cup circuit. Photos.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Golenbock, best known for baseball histories (Fenway, 1992; The Forever Boys, 1991, etc.), now turns his diligent attention to stock-car racing--a sport he calls ``chess on wheels.'' In what's primarily an oral history patched together with generous helpings of his own commentary, Golenbock enthusiastically examines the history, personalities, and ins-and-outs of NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit. The circuit's 29 races, starting with ``opening day'' at the Daytona 500 (``the Super Bowl, the World Series'' of racing) in February, comprise a spectator sport ``every bit as great...and as much fun to follow as major league baseball.'' NASCAR, we learn, was the brainchild of Bill France, who organized a December 1947 meeting to set standards, rules, and policy for a circuit that would feature ``standard street stock cars'' that ``ordinary working people'' could identify with. Noting that the early drivers were ``the real Dukes of Hazzard,'' Golenbock traces the origins of stock-car racing back to the days of southern bootleggers--but at $85 per ticket, ``the days of the redneck, fried-chicken-and beer crowd [are] a distant memory.'' The sport boomed into a multibillion-dollar industry in the early 1970's when nonautomotive sponsors like R.J. Reynolds got involved, and its early heroes--like Junior Johnson, who won 50 races and is now a top owner; Glenn ``Fireball'' Roberts, the ``first superstar'' of racing, who was killed in a 1964 crash at Charlotte; and Richard ``The King'' Petty, who raced for over 30 years, from 1958 to 1992, and won an incredible 200 times--are to racing what Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth are to baseball. Not for casual readers--but sure to get stock-car enthusiasts' engines running. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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

Store Description

Specializing in Modern First Editions, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We Accept all Major Credit Cards through ABE and PayPal.com. Money Orders, Cashiers Checks and Personal Checks are also accepted. All Items are shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If mailing payment please contact us beforehand so we can put the title on hold for you. All Domestic and International orders are shipped through United States Postal Service. Overnight shipping is available for an extra fee.
Seller Info.
Benjamin Moss
4 Fox Hollow Rd
Pomona NY 10970
USA
845-512-8229
Rarebo...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal